Search Results: "Helen Whybrow"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2002

"Readers willing to contend with often elliptical 19th-century prose will be rewarded by multiple evocations of a challenging and untamed world."
Dense, comprehensive collection of 32 pieces on travel through the 19th century's formidable wilds. Read full book review >

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THE UNVISIBLES by Ian Whybrow
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2006

"The action-packed plot even comes with a car chase, but it's the protagonists' inner changes that are likely to leave the deepest impression on readers. (Fantasy. 10-12)"
A British-style farce with some serious undercurrents, this features a pair of classmates with very different characters, who form an unlikely alliance when one turns himself invisible. Read full book review >

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HARRY AND THE SNOW KING by Ian Whybrow
Released: May 1, 1999

"Reynolds's illustrations recall the works of Charlotte Voake and Bob Graham, with the tilt of a head or dash of an eyebrow conveying weighty emotions indeed. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A sidelong fantasy from Whybrow with great charm, not the least of which are Reynolds's poignant illustrations of a boy, the first snowfall, and the tiny snow king he creates. Read full book review >

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SAMMY AND THE DINOSAURS by Ian Whybrow
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"8216;' This is a beautiful, cheering story full of offbeat charm. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The utterly winsome Sammy (and his crabby, TV-narcotized sister) is featured in a fine little story from Whybrow (The Snow King, p. 806, etc.) about the pleasures of friends who happen to be of a different species. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 5, 1999

"Plenty of blots, scratch-outs and simple pen-and-ink drawings give Little Wolf's letters a suitably disheveled look; readers afflicted with delicate sensitivities need not apply, but fans of Dav Pilkey's Captain Underpants will be heartily amused by this broad British farce. (Fiction. 9-11)"
Having actually brushed his teeth and shown other signs of being a "goodie-4-paws," Little Wolf is dispatched by his concerned parents to Uncle Bigbad's Cunning College For Brute Beasts ("Our Motto: The Badder the Better") to learn the Nine Rules of Badness. Read full book review >

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LITTLE WOLF, FOREST DETECTIVE by Ian Whybrow
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Readers unfamiliar with this import's first three installments may trip over a few continuing plot threads, but there's plenty of noodleheaded humor, plus healthy doses of deduction and derring-do, to keep the howls coming. (Fiction. 8-10)"
From Frettnin Forest, Beastshire, the orthographically challenged correspondent introduced in Little Wolf's Book of Badness (1999) again reports nefarious doings and silly misadventures to his unsympathetic parents. Read full book review >

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HARRY AND THE DINOSAURS AT THE MUSEUM by Ian Whybrow
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 14, 2005

"A bucketful of fun. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Harry takes his bucketful of dinosaurs on another adventure, this time to visit the natural-history museum where everyone discovers a little bit of the past and comes face to face with their ancestors. Read full book review >

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WISH, CHANGE, FRIEND by Ian Whybrow
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2002

"Few readers will be able resist this gentle invitation to gather, and to arrange, the words that are most important to them. (Picture book. 5-7)"
A simple homily to the evocative power of words. Read full book review >

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THE NOISY WAY TO BED by Ian Whybrow
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2004

"Sweet dreams. (Picture book. 1-5)"
A sleepy little boy in pajamas of blue leads readers on a gentle ramble through field and farmyard as he wends his way home and, finally, to bed. Read full book review >

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SISSY BUTTONS TAKES CHARGE by Ian Whybrow
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2002

"Humorously executed, this clever tale has the added benefit of possibly inspiring little ones to clean up around the house. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Cecelia Beaton, better known as Sissy Buttons, is one feisty young lady. Read full book review >

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LITTLE WOLF’S HAUNTED HALL FOR SMALL HORRORS by Ian Whybrow
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 4, 2000

"Ross scatters inkblots and line drawings liberally across the pages of Little Wolf's letters home, capturing the combination of low-level-foolery and creative orthography that characterizes this farcical import. (Fiction. 8-10)"
The spelling-challenged correspondent of Little Wolf's Book of Badness (1999) and Little Wolf's Diary of Daring Deeds (p.641) turns from would-be schoolmaster to a new vocation in this heavily illustrated eyeroller. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 12, 1997

"But for those already familiar with the subject, Whybrow's presentation offers a deeper understanding of, along with a humane and wise approach to, these very troubling illnesses."
The most thorough and wide-ranging discussion for lay readers about the interplay of the physical and emotional elements of depression and manic-depression. Read full book review >