Search Results: "Helena Clare Pittman"


BOOK REVIEW

UNCLE PHIL'S DINER by Helena Clare Pittman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 3, 1998

"A charming reminiscence. (Picture book. 5-7)"
On a wintry Sunday morning, Ruthie and her papa set out to walk nine blocks through a snow storm to have breakfast at Uncle Phil's diner. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SUNRISE by Helena Clare Pittman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Enticing on many levels, this book offers an edifying blend of entertainment and instruction. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Effectively joining text and art, this book provides an abundance of repetition to reinforce the concept of numbers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STILL-LIFE STEW by Helena Clare Pittman
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1998

"Of course, this ought to be paired with Lois Ehlert's Growing Vegetable Soup (1987) or her Eating the Alphabet (1989) for a story-hour vegetable course. (Picture book. 3-9)"
A book that begins and ends with vegetables, with an art lesson in between. Read full book review >

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THE SNOWMAN’S PATH by Helena Clare Pittman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"Readers will wish they too lived along that alley. (Picture book. 8-10)"
An air of magical realism hangs about this childhood fantasy strongly echoed in Colón's combed, golden-toned winter scenes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE DIAMOND MYSTERY by Martin Widmark
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 31, 2014

"Nicely paced, with just the right number of red herrings to keep readers thinking; they will hope the number 1 on the spine indicates that this is the first of many Maya and Jerry mysteries. (Mystery. 7-9)"
Jerry and Maya, classmates and friends, spend their spare time solving mysteries in their hometown of Pleasant Valley in this Swedish import. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ARABELLA MILLER’S TINY CATERPILLAR by Clare Jarrett
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"Pleasing and useful, for storytimes as well as one-on-one sharing. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Expanding a familiar preschool finger rhyme, Jarrett delivers an appealing (and singable) confection capped with a double spread of facts about the life cycle of the butterfly. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JAMIE by Clare Jarrett
by Clare Jarrett, illustrated by Clare Jarrett
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2002

"A particularly affectionate tale, full of tenderness and caring for its quaintly absurd bird and her caregivers. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The surprise of caring for a strange animal is jovially chronicled in this sweet intergenerational offering. Read full book review >

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CATHERINE AND THE LION by Clare Jarrett
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 2, 1997

"The change in the household—and the child's adaptation to that change—is expertly handled. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Jarrett's first book shows great understanding of children as she treats the arrival of a new sibling in a positive way. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MOTHER GOOSE REMEMBERS by Clare  Beaton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"A foreword includes a rather esoteric introduction from the publisher regaling interested adults with an abbreviated history of Mother Goose, from her roots in an ancient Hindu goddess to her first published appearance in 1697. (contents list, index) (Picture book. 2-8)"
Arresting artwork combined with a playful challenge of seek-and-find offers readers a fresh alternative to more traditional Mother Goose collections. Read full book review >