Search Results: "Hazel Hutchins"


BOOK REVIEW

WHAT THE SNAKES WROTE by Hazel Hutchins
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2013

"Strictly for reptile fans; Hutchins' one-note tale and Holdcroft's illustrations are both rough and unsubtle. Two appended pages of interesting snake facts are the highlights here. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Garter snakes use spelling skills to enlist lifesaving help. Who knew? Read full book review >

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SNAP! by Hazel Hutchins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"A beautifully humorous ode to both pragmatism and imagination. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Evan learns a lot about life in general and colors in particular as his new set of crayons ages. Read full book review >

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DOG COMES TOO by Hazel Hutchins
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"In the end, while Cat is cute enough, it's Dog who has an interesting tale to tell. (Board book. 18 mos.-3)"
A little puppy faces some big challenges while out on a hike with its owner. Read full book review >

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TOGETHER by Hazel Hutchins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2009

"Undoubtedly, there are many valuable lessons to be learned from this story, but perhaps the most important is the idea that a hug is what keeps a family together when they're apart—'one when we leave…and one when we're all back together again.' (Picture book. 2-5)"
From buttons to zippers to hugs, young children will learn the meaning of "together" in everyday life. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2007

"An excellent read-aloud and a great choice for any child learning about time. (Picture book. 4-7)"
How long is a second? Read full book review >

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ONE DUCK by Hazel Hutchins
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"It's a fleeting episode, engrossingly tense, laced with a little natural history, and finished off by a not entirely predictable outcome. (Picture book. 6-8)"
One Duck (32 pp.; $18.95; $6.95 paper; Sept.; 1-55037-561-X; paper 1-55037-560-1): A mother duck nestles down in a field atop twelve eggs, a farmer fires up the tractor, ready for a day's plowing, and the stage is set for a sudden, potentially tragic encounter. Read full book review >

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BELIEVING SOPHIE by Hazel Hutchins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"This book gets all the nuances right and serves forth a story that readers will mine for gold. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Sophie's on the wrong end of a bad rap. Read full book review >

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UP DOG by Hazel Hutchins
by Hazel Hutchins, illustrated by Fanny
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2012

"This little pooch's up-and-down antics charm. (Board book. 18 mos.-3)"
Though he earns a stint in the doghouse, this little dog is one endearing pet. Read full book review >

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ONE DARK NIGHT by Hazel Hutchins
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2001

"With suspense, compassion, kittens, and safety all rolled into one brief, comforting story, this is more than likely to become a popular bedtime choice—especially on stormy nights. (Picture book. 5-7)"
As a thunderstorm draws closer and closer, pajama-clad Jonathan opens the door to a stray cat with something in her mouth. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE PINK PIG by Pat Hutchins
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1994

"Just right. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Each time Little Pink Pig's mother calls him, he's too busy (in a barrel of apples, knocking over a milk can, etc.) to hear; each time she and the growing band of animals that she asks to help give up and move on, he calls ``Wait for me!'' and they don't hear him. Read full book review >

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BUMPETY BUMP! by Pat Hutchins
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2006

"Good enough to make the stomach start rumbling. (Picture book. 3-5)"
The simple verse that accompanies a wheelbarrow-borne boy ("bumpety bumpety bump") and his burly grandfather as they harvest a garden is background music to Hutchins's trademark art. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WE’RE GOING ON A PICNIC! by Pat Hutchins
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2002

"Hutchins's deceptively simple tale simply delights. (Picture book. 3-7)"
In Hutchins's (Ten Red Apples, 2000, etc.) latest, Hen, Duck, and Goose are going on a picnic. Read full book review >