Search Results: "Helen Cowcher"


BOOK REVIEW

JAGUAR by Helen Cowcher
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 1997

"Central and South American hunters. (Picture book. 5-8)"
When the cover is spread to its full width, two huge eyes stare from behind broad green leaves, perhaps the most striking painting in this entry from Cowcher (Tigress, 1991, etc.), who continues to address the issue of coexistence between humans and nature. Read full book review >

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DESERT ELEPHANTS by Helen Cowcher
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 30, 2011

"Visually appealing, but more likely to puzzle than inform. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Desert-dwelling elephants journey south through the "Elephant's Doorway" toward Burkina Faso when the dry season begins in Mali. Read full book review >

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WHISTLING THORN by Helen Cowcher
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"An intriguing bit of natural history, emblematic of nature's intricate, delicate balance. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 4-8)"
Again, an outstandingly beautiful offering from Cowcher (Tigress, 1991), this time in a simple, fascinating explanation of the acacia's symbiotic adaptation—which allows it to survive despite the giraffe's fondness for its leaves—that is almost a pourquoi tale: Long ago, both giraffes and rhinos enjoyed the acacia, but rhinos didn't damage the trees as did the giraffes, which reached even the highest branches. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TIGRESS by Helen Cowcher
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 23, 1991

"Still, a stunningly beautiful book that addresses an important issue with compassion—and with more balance and subtlety than its predecessors. (Picture book. 4+)"
Cowcher continues to present environmental concerns (Rain Forest, 1989, etc.)—here, with a tigress that comes out of a forest sanctuary to kill a bullock, and later a camel. Read full book review >

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WILLIAM & THE MISSING MASTERPIECE by Helen Hancocks
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 28, 2015

"As with Hancocks' memorable debut, Penguin in Peril (2014), this will not fail to both enchant and engage. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Lovers of art, runny cheese and cats will be drawn to this adventure featuring William, "international cat of mystery." Read full book review >

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PENGUIN IN PERIL by Helen Hancocks
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2014

"The penguin in peril prevails in this fresh and funny English import. (Picture book. 4-7)"
It is a truth universally acknowledged that cats in possession of a penguin must be in want of fish. Read full book review >

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DELICIOUS! by Helen Cooper
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 18, 2007

"Recipe for Pink Soup included. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Cat, Duck and Squirrel from Pumpkin Soup (1999) and A Pipkin of Pepper (2005), return in another culinary adventure. Read full book review >

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I SEE THE MOON, AND THE MOON SEES ME... by Helen Craig
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 30, 1993

The illustrator of the Angelina Ballerina series brings her whimsical, charmingly detailed style to 54 favorite nursery rhymes, interpreting some with frames combined into decorative, rhythmic pages and creatively varying her designs with full spreads that illustrate more than one rhyme, insets, cutaways, and more. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AUTHOR by Helen Lester
BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 1, 1997

"Easy to read and reassuringly realistic. (Picture book. 7-10)"
A breezy look at the trials and triumphs of authorship from Lester (Princess Penelope's Parrot, 1996). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TOM AND PIPPO ON THE BEACH by Helen Oxenbury
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1993

"As always, Oxenbury's warm, skillfully drafted sketches and beautifully observed watercolors are perfection. (Picture book. 1-5)"
It's grand to have the toddler and his toy monkey back for another visit. Read full book review >

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WILLIAM HEADS TO HOLLYWOOD by Helen Hancocks
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 8, 2016

"The cat's out of the bag, and it's no mystery that plenty of readers will enjoy this book. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A dapper dandy of the feline variety solves a crime in the land of the stars. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DO YOU SEE WHAT I SEE? by Helen Borten
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 16, 1959

"The simple descriptive text, coupled with the author's persuasive colored drawings, presents the world of familiar objects in its true dimension, a world of light, color, and meaningful forms, a treasure at the child's disposal."
Helen Borten, who was mentioned as one of the ten best illustrators of 1956, now combines her visual talent with a verbal one. Read full book review >