Search Results: "Holly Meade"


BOOK REVIEW

GOOSE’S STORY by Cari Best
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2002

"Quietly joyful, satisfyingly optimistic. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Early one spring, a girl is delighted when a flock of Canada geese arrive in her yard, but she is stricken when she realizes one of the geese has an injured foot. Read full book review >

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AND THEN COMES HALLOWEEN by Tom Brenner
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2009

"The way Halloween should be. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A present-tense evocation of the season leads ineluctably to Halloween: "WHEN neighbors rake fallen leaves into piles, / and the sky is that certain deep blue, / and bins of pumpkins arrive at the grocery store… / THEN bring one home and scoop and carve…." Read full book review >

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ON MORNING WINGS by Reeve Lindbergh
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"There is a certain heaviness to the beat of the couplet format, but that is mitigated somewhat by pictorial clarity and sincere reverence. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Lindbergh first recast Psalm 139 in simple, rhymed couplets in her anthology In Every Tiny Grain of Sand (2000). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ON THE FARM by David Elliott
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2008

"Farmyard books are a dime a dozen, but this one is a worthwhile addition, for those poems that reach beyond the ordinary and for the good-natured illustrations that complement them. (Picture book/poetry. 2-5)"
Energetic woodcuts accompany playfully simple poems as they give young readers an engaging tour of the barnyard. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

VIRGINNIE’S HAT by Dori Chaconas
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2007

"A cryin' shame. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Illustrations outshine text in this tale of thwarted predation. Read full book review >

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PEEK! by Minfong Ho
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Young readers will delight in finding the little girl and her umbrella hiding in each luscious, sun-drenched scene. (Picture book. 3-6)"
From the Caldecott Honor-winning team of Hush! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JOHN WILLY AND FREDDY McGEE by Holly  Meade
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Particularly remarkable is how Meade, through impressive cut-paper pictures, captures the guinea pigs in their vacant, caged stage, and then, with little anthropomorphization, fashions two personable adventurers, full of brio. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Meade (Minfong Ho's Hush!, 1996, etc.) solos for this fine adventure about John Willy and Freddy McGee, guinea pigs whose caged existence is boring. Read full book review >

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IF I NEVER FOREVER ENDEAVOR by Holly  Meade
ADVENTURE
Released: April 11, 2011

"An irresistible invitation to test those wings and fly. (Picture book. 4-8)"
To fly or not to fly is the question for a little bird weighing the pros and cons of launching into the unknown. Read full book review >

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INSIDE, INSIDE, INSIDE by Holly  Meade
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2005

"Truly a book caught betwixt and between, this is hard put to be placed inside any category. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Stilted text and a convoluted concept cause this latest effort from Meade to flounder. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A PLACE TO SLEEP by Holly  Meade
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"An interesting experiment that doesn't succeed. (Picture book/poetry. 3-6)"
An assortment of animals and two children choose where to snooze in this colorful, oversized picture book. Read full book review >

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NAAMAH AND THE ARK AT NIGHT by Susan Campbell Bartoletti
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"This captivating interpretation creates a remarkable partner for Noah, who uses her special talent in a memorable way. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The animals march along two by two in most Noah's Ark stories, but Noah's partner is often missing altogether. In this unusual interpretation of one of the most popular Bible stories, it's Noah's wife who is the star as she sings the arkful of animals to sleep. Read full book review >

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PIE'S IN THE OVEN by Betty G. Birney
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"Meade's sky-blue outlined collages are childlike and appealing, as bright as hand- painted pottery and just as welcoming as the text. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A sweet celebration of family and friends. Read full book review >