Search Results: "Gillian Tyler"


BOOK REVIEW

FROGGY WENT A-COURTIN’ by Gillian Tyler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2005

"Um-hum. (source note) (Picture book. 6-8)"
Tyler highlights the romance in this frilly version of the folk song, following Froggy and Miss Mousie from courtship to honeymoon in pale, finely brushed outdoor scenes captioned in elegant, if low-contrast, gold ink. Read full book review >

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JULIA GILLIAN by Alison McGhee
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2008

"A fresh, winsome heroine learns a lesson about facing her fears in this first of an anticipated series. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Nine-year-old Julia Gillian goes out of her way to avoid unhappy endings. Read full book review >

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TYLER MAKES SPAGHETTI! by Tyler Florence
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2013

"Florence's purpose is clear: 'Good food can save the day!' A worthy message, drawn perfectly by Frazier, whose illustrations could work without the words. (recipe, additional information) (Picture book. 4-8)"
Florence and Frazier are back (Tyler Makes Pancakes!, 2012), this time with dinner as young Tyler learns about spaghetti—how to cook it and where its ingredients come from—in this masterfully illustrated story. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TYLER MAKES PANCAKES! by Tyler Florence
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2012

"A strong choice for foodies and all curious children. (recipe, informational page) (Picture book. 4-8)"
Do pancakes come from a box? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HURRY DOWN TO DERRY FAIR by Dori Chaconas
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2011

"These pictures are more likely to stick in their heads than any of the couplets. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Just how long can it take to get ready to go to the fair? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BUS IS FOR US by Michael Rosen
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2015

"A lovely treatment of a perennially popular topic. (Picture book. 2-5) "
There are so many ways to ride; some are flights of imagination. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TREASURE HUNT by Allan Ahlberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"A cozy companion for such similar explorations of family ritual as Ezra Jack Keats's Peter's Chair (1967) and Vera Williams's 'More, More, More,' Said the Baby (1990). (Picture book. 3-5)"
Ahlberg and Tyler (Snail House, 2001) celebrate the playful games that deepen family ties; each morning brings a succession of treasure hunts, as Tilly's mother hides her breakfast banana in the kitchen, her father hides her sock rabbit in the garage—and where has the cat gone off? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SNAIL HOUSE by Allan Ahlberg
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2001

"The author and illustrator both keep the boundaries between the real world and that of the imagination distinct but easily bridgeable, and the children's experiences always seem more exhilarating than perilous. (Picture book. 5-8)"
This homespun tale, heard at Grandma's knee, will transport readers just as it does her young listeners. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TYLER LEARNS TO DO TRICKS! by Treasuree Cash
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 14, 2013

"A useful picture book on friendship that succeeds because of, not despite, its simplicity."
A fish learns how to identify a good friend—and how to become one himself—in this deceptively simple story geared toward preschoolers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TYLER MAKES A BIRTHDAY CAKE! by Tyler Florence
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 22, 2014

"Like most desserts, sweet and enjoyable but not essential. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Food Network star chef Florence and esteemed graphic artist Frazier serve up a third entry about cooking and food origins. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JULIA GILLIAN (AND THE QUEST FOR JOY)  by Alison McGhee
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2009

"Kozjan's energetic pencil-and-ink drawings reveal details of Julia Gillian's troubled but ultimately victorious quest for joy. (Fiction. 9-12)"
In this stand-alone sequel to Julia Gillian (and the Art of Knowing) (2008), the eponymous heroine pretends all is well while her fifth-grade world totters. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2012

"A visually polished print debut—with a teaser on the front flap for the app version in place of a blurb. Unsurprisingly, also in development as a film. (Picture book. 7-9)"
Hypercool paintings featuring alien school kids and elaborately detailed planetscapes juice up this weakly plotted tale of a young tinkerer transported to a galactic academy. Read full book review >