Search Results: "Helen Craig"


BOOK REVIEW

ANGELINA'S CINDERELLA by Katharine Holabird
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"It's one more satisfying adventure for Angelina and her many followers. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The ballerina mouse and her friends take their show on the road. Read full book review >

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ANGELINA'S BIG CITY BALLET by Katharine Holabird
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 16, 2014

"Fans of Angelina and dance will enjoy this very sweet story. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The ever popular mouse ballerina returns for her multi-eth adventure. Read full book review >

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SNOWY SUNDAY by Phyllis Root
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"The simple storylines will make Bonnie Bumble seem like a friend to preschoolers, who no doubt will want to start the week all over again. (Picture book. 3-5)"
This seventh and final tale about Bonnie Bumble completes the series of one story for each day of the week (Thirsty Thursday, 2009, etc.).Read full book review >

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THIRSTY THURSDAY by Phyllis Root
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2009

"As perky as a freshly watered daisy. (Picture book. 3-5)"
It's Thursday on Bonnie Bumble's farm, and everyone is thirsty—especially the flowers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CRUMBLING CASTLE by Sarah Hayes
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"A good step up for readers who've enjoyed Coombs's Dorrie books. (Fiction. 7-11)"
Three related stories take place in an intriguing setting: a castle originally inhabited by an ogre who, already nervous about its mysterious cracks and rumblings, moved out when ``the third bell tower fell.'' Next, an irascible wizard inhabits the lower regions with his crow, whose dream of grandeur is to be a raven. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE TOWN MOUSE AND THE COUNTRY MOUSE by Helen Craig
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"Tyler'' are charming; in the meantime, there are some splendidly dramatic takes, especially during Charlie's encounter with the cat, while the tiny protagonists are delightfully individual and appealing—as is this well-worn tale in its fresh new garb. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A spirited retelling with lively dialogue and many colorful embellishments, plus enchantingly detailed illustrations in cleverly varied frames and spreads. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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

THE BUNNY WHO FOUND EASTER by Charlotte Zolotow
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"The text overcomes any small flaws with its mood, and its appeal to the sensibilities of a tender age. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A rite of spring is glorified again in a newly illustrated edition of an old-fashioned, childlike book that was first published in 1959. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TURNOVER TUESDAY by Phyllis Root
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Craig's drawings give this companion to One Windy Wednesday (1996, not reviewed) a real boost, although she turns the adultish Bonnie Bumble (who bakes) of the text into a child-age character, capable of those flips. (Picture book. 3-6)"
paper 0-7636-0445-0 Five plum tarts baked for breakfast make Bonnie Bumble turn over—literally! Read full book review >

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THIS IS THE BEAR AND THE SCARY NIGHT by Sarah Hayes
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1992

In a third book about the appealing toy who debuted in This Is the Bear (1986), the bear has an alarming adventure after his boy absent-mindedly leaves him in the park. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ROSY’S VISITORS by Judy Hindley
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2001

"Young readers will be captivated by this visually intriguing and marvelously imaginative tale. (Picture book. 3-7)"
An intrepid tot with a yen for independence sets out to establish an abode of her own. Read full book review >

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THE PUMPKIN MAN AND THE CRAFTY CREEPER by Margaret Mahy
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 27, 1991

"Wickedly pointed; thoroughly amusing. (Picture book. 4-10)"
Concocted with Mahy's usual incisive wit, a tall-tale concerning the sort of character that charmingly insinuates itself on the unwary, then makes life miserable with demands and threats. Read full book review >