Search Results: "Helen Peppe"


BOOK REVIEW

PIGS CAN'T SWIM by Helen Peppe
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"Unsentimental in its character portrayals and forthright yet humorous in its depiction of devastated innocence and family dysfunction, Peppe's book is a celebration of difference, resilience and the healing power of love."
A writer and photographer's wry but poignant account of her hardscrabble childhood and adolescence in rural New England. Read full book review >

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BOOK REVIEW

UNWITTING WISDOM by Helen Ward
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Turning the perfectly simple into the ostentatious, Ward has forgotten that 'fine feathers do not make fine birds.' (Picture book/folktales. 7-12)"
The title of this overblown exercise is just wrong: whoever Aesop was, that teller was deeply aware of the wisdom in the fables. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BOY WHO WOULDN'T GO TO BED by Helen Cooper
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: June 1, 1997

"As always, Cooper's artwork can't be faulted: The sumptuous, imaginative watercolors are replete with dreamy intent. (Picture book. 3-7)"
After a promising start, this bedtime book from Cooper (Little Monster Did It!, 1996, etc.) runs out of gas. Read full book review >

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >