Search Results: "Henry Cole"


BOOK REVIEW

I TOOK A WALK by Henry Cole
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1998

"Still, the book conveys the notion of community and coexistence, in artwork that is delightfully fresh. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Cole's book is like a quick visit to the natural-history museum; each of four triple-page spreads resembles a diorama of old—a snapshot of a particular environment and the creatures it hosts. Read full book review >

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EDDIE THE BULLY by Henry Cole
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"Not a single, perfect solution to the complicated problem of bullying but a reminder that there are a few bullies who can actually be disarmed. (author's note) (Picture book. 3-6)"
A young bully gets a second chance. Read full book review >

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BIG BUG by Henry Cole
by Henry Cole, illustrated by Henry Cole
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 6, 2014

"Visually lovely and appealing. (Picture book. 3-7)"
What is big and what is little? It's an enormous question, especially for young children who are just beginning to acquire a tentative understanding of their place in the physical world. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BRAMBLEHEART by Henry Cole
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 9, 2016

"Nestled in a small trim size, this is an appealing and accessible genre blend. (Fantasy. 6-10)"
A young chipmunk finds his path. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NELLY MAY HAS HER SAY by Cynthia DeFelice
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 19, 2013

"Jocular and sparking with energy, an old tale gets a new turn. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A playful remake of the English folktale "Master of All Masters." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIG CHICKENS FLY THE COOP by Leslie Helakoski
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"Pairing Margie Palatini-like wordplay to comical cartoon illustrations of plump, bug-eyed fowl egging each other on, this crowd-pleaser begs to be read aloud and will certainly set off gales of giggles. (Picture book. 5-8)"
The feathered flibbertigibbets introduced in Big Chickens (2006) waddle out of the henhouse once again—this time with a hankering to find the farmhouse. Read full book review >

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VICTOR VITO AND FREDDIE VASCO by Laurie Berkner
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2004

"The repetitive and rhythmic song lyrics serve as predictable text, but the words really need to be sung to enjoy the work to its fullest flavor. (The music is included.) (Picture book. 4-8)"
A food-themed children's song recorded by Berkner is served up as the story's text in this saga of two traveling polar bears, Victor and Freddie. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BAD BOYS by Margie Palatini
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

It's a close shave—literally—for two big bad wolves in Palatini's latest hilariously re-spun folktale that's full of punishly good humor. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NAUGHTY LITTLE MONKEYS by Jim Aylesworth
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"Not to fear, they simply go off to the zoo in the morning, just as young readers go to school. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Exuberantly naughty monkeys abound in this energetic alphabet book. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THREE HENS AND A PEACOCK by Lester L. Laminack
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2011

"Good farm fun. (Picture book. 4-8)"
All is calm on the Tuckers' farm. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JACK AND JILL’S TREEHOUSE by Pamela Duncan Edwards
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2008

"Cole's artwork, however, should keep readers' eyes dancing, from the scene-setting, page-and-a-half, pastel-fresh spreads, with their diverting incidental activities, to the natty, pen-and-ink rebus-like images that follow upon each cumulative line. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The Jack and Jill of Edwards's cumulative tale fetch not a pail of water but lumber; they are building a tree house. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE PRINCESS PIGTORIA AND THE PEA by Pamela Duncan Edwards
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"More like Dinorella (1997) than Four Famished Foxes and Fosdyke (1995) in its alliterative abundance, the device often takes over the story, making this an extra purchase. (Picture book/fairy tale. 5-8)"
Edwards presents another alliterative version of a classic fairy tale. Read full book review >