Search Results: "Henrietta Stickland"


BOOK REVIEW

THE CHRISTMAS BEAR by Henrietta Stickland
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"An inviting book that satisfies to the end, when Cub curls up cozily with his parents and his new treasure. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Alice-like, the polar bear cub slips into a hole in the snow—and falls down, down into Santa's book-lined, toy-bedecked office. Read full book review >

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DINOSAUR ROAR! by Paul Stickland
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"Crafty details like these transform what might otherwise be just another look at the oldest cast of characters in children's literature into a visual extravaganza. (Book-of-the-Month Club main selection) (Fiction/Picture book. 3-6)"
They're going to discover Barney soon enough, if they haven't already, so parents may want to head them off at the pass with this cast of dinosaurs who are as diverse and rife with character as Barney is, well, purple. Read full book review >

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ONE BEAR, ONE DOG by Paul Stickland
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 1997

"A good idea sabotaged by poor design. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Stickland (Dinosaur Stomp!, 1996, etc.) has produced a counting/animal-naming rhyme, with a small Mylar mirror mounted on the last page so that readers can get a peek of themselves at the end of the parade of cheerful animals that prance across the pages: ``One bear, one dog, one mouse, one frog.'' A charming, simple notion, useful to accustom youngsters to left-to-right sequencing (each new animal appears at the right of the spread), but some pages are so carelessly laid out that there are large areas of white space on the left, while the animals are crowded into the righthand page (viewers never see more than the head and forefeet of the moose, eighth in line). Read full book review >

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ONE BEAR, ONE DOG by Paul Stickland
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2002

"Sturdy enough for small hands and short enough for repeated bedtime readings. (Board book. 1-4)"
Animals enter one by one to join the parade as they march, jump, and creep their way across the pages of this sturdy board book. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BEARS! by Paul Stickland
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2001

"A little odd, but pretty funny. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A bouncily surreal rhyming tale, drenched in golden-brown bearish hues. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AN ANCIENT HOPE by Caroline Stickland
Released: May 16, 1994

"A graceful, unhurried romance and domestic drama."
Mid-19th-century Dorset again, with the author of The Darkness of Corn (1992), etc., featuring once more an attractive heroine chafing against gender-imposed idleness. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE DARKENING LEAF by Caroline Stickland
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 12, 1996

"A surprise-free zone with all the twists and turns of a yardstick, but Philobeth and some of the secondary characters (Philobeth's offbeat father, for example, and the wily Mahala) lend a refreshing, original note."
Once again, British writer Stickland (The Standing Hills, 1986, not reviewed) tackles 19th-century Dorset and spunky heroines—in this cookie-cutter (but reasonably likable) tale of love lost and love regained. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE DARKNESS OF CORN by Caroline Stickland
Released: May 23, 1991

"Strickland writes with the sinewy simplicity and chimney-corner warmth of a riveting storyteller."
Strickland (The Standing Hills, 1987) offers another fine English rural village tale of the 19th century—a time when marriage for some women could be a vise, forever set in place by the ancient taboos and mores of an isolated society. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SIX CHICKS by Henrietta Branford
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 15, 2005

"A gentle countdown to bedtime. (Picture book. 3-5)"
It's bedtime for six little chicks, but the world is too interesting to allow them to sleep. Read full book review >

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LITTLE PIG FIGWORT CAN’T GET TO SLEEP by Henrietta Branford
ANIMALS
Released: March 18, 2002

"Young readers will surely predict what's next: the last series of vignettes shows the once-perky porker as he finally settles down to sleep. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Struggling to sleep, the late Branford's (The Fated Sky, not reviewed, etc.) porcine star embarks on a series of adventures in this satisfying bedtime fantasy. Read full book review >