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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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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 >

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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

SKY SWEEPER by Phillis Gershator
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 9, 2007

"Includes an explanatory note on Japanese gardens. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Young Takeboki takes a job as a Flower Keeper. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BLUE BOWL DOWN by C.M. Millen
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: May 1, 2004

"Sweet and wonderful to read aloud. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A mother speaks rhythmically to her small child, using repetition and old-fashioned phrasing: "Lift your arms up, little baby. . . . Read full book review >