Search Results: "Gillian Tyler"


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 >

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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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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 >

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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 >

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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

METAPATTERNS by Tyler Volk
NON-FICTION
Released: June 15, 1995

"But does it? (photos, not seen, and illustrations) (Book-of-the-Month Club selection)"
A vision of nature through eyes looking for patterns in space and time. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 6, 2016

"An invaluable handbook to surviving, thriving, and controlling one's image online."
A comprehensive guide to managing one's Web presence. Read full book review >

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NOAH’S COMPASS by Anne Tyler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 2, 2009

"And so will be the reader."
Instead of the measured critical commentary typically found here, let's consider this column a mash note. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 18, 2016

"An endlessly fascinating kaleidoscope of American history. A fantastic historical resource."
From the Dutch to the British, featuring a concentration on the waves of Irish and German in the late 19th century, this thoroughgoing work offers a host of immigrant sagas that were integral to the creation of the New York City cauldron. Read full book review >

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TILLY'S STAYCATION by Gillian Hibbs
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2014

"There's no place like home, as Dorothy would say. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Although initially disappointed about not getting to travel the way her friends do, Tilly comes to appreciate adventures close to home. Read full book review >

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JANITORS by Tyler  Whitesides
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 3, 2011

"An implausible but entertaining ruckus: Squeamish readers may never touch a school water fountain again. (Fantasy. 10-13)"
With both cleanliness and educational function at stake, a government agency and a rebel faction duke it out in the halls, restrooms and classrooms of an Idaho elementary school. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BLUE GLASS by Sandra Tyler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 15, 1992

"A promising beginning."
An unpretentious but accomplished first novel about the bittersweet relationship between a mother and a daughter, refreshingly free of either anger or sentimentality. Read full book review >