Search Results: "Holly Hobbie"


BOOK REVIEW

HOLLY by Ruth Brown
by Ruth Brown, illustrated by Ruth Brown
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2000

"As a paean to a cat, it is sweet; as a Christmas gift for a cat lover, it is lovely; as a child's book, it misses the mark. (Picture book. 3-6)"
This slight holiday offering presents Holly, a kitten adopted at Christmastime (hence her name), and follows her as she overcomes an initial shyness and establishes herself firmly in the family's affections. Read full book review >

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HOLLY by Albert French
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1995

"An inconsequential, though honest, tale of love and life in race-conscious America."
Illicit love of the most explosive kind for a small town in 1940s North Carolina is the theme of French's second novel— following his acclaimed debut, Billy (1993)—but this would-be sizzler fizzles, defused by pointless heaps of girl talk and basic teen turbulence. Read full book review >

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GEM by Holly Hobbie
Kirkus Star
by Holly Hobbie, illustrated by Holly Hobbie
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 3, 2012

"A stunning gem indeed. (notes about toads) (Picture book. 2-5)"
Hobbie explores the wonders of spring through the eyes of a toad that survives the perils and pleasures of its trek to a country garden, where he encounters the author's granddaughter, Hope. Read full book review >

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TOP OF THE WORLD by Holly Hobbie
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"In Holly Hobbie's world, 'whim' rhymes with 'friend' and readers will forgive her this whim and remain her friend, still eagerly awaiting the next Toot & Puddle adventure. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Every new Toot & Puddle adventure is an eagerly awaited event, and while this one arrives on many levels, it takes a wrong turn somewhere and leaves someone at the station. Read full book review >

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CHARMING OPAL by Holly Hobbie
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Children will be comforted by this warmly humorous take on a familiar dilemma. (Picture book. 4-7)"
"Charming" truly is the word for both story and art in this latest Toot and Puddle installment. Read full book review >

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PUDDLE'S ABC by Holly Hobbie
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"Irresistible. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Hobbie's porkers in play clothes return for a fourth episode, just as winning as the previous three. Read full book review >

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WISH YOU WERE HERE by Holly Hobbie
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Hobbie has once again illustrated her story with exquisite attention to detail in her peerless watercolors. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Toot is bitten by more than the travel bug in this addition to the series. Read full book review >

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THE NEW FRIEND by Holly Hobbie
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2004

"They will tickle you pink. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A marvelous addition to the Toot & Puddle series. Read full book review >

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TOOT & PUDDLE by Holly Hobbie
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

The activities of a homebody and an enthusiastic world traveler are contrasted in illustrations brimming with humor. Read full book review >

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FANNY & ANNABELLE by Holly Hobbie
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"This lighthearted endeavor is a welcome addition to her repertoire. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Hobbie's newest characters, the irrepressible Fanny and her homemade doll, Annabelle, return for another adventure (Fanny, 2008). Read full book review >

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LET IT SNOW by Holly Hobbie
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Four paper Christmas ornaments are included with the volume, showing Toot, Puddle and Opal engaging in winter activities. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Popular pigs Toot and Puddle celebrate Christmas together in Woodcock Pocket, the second Christmas story in Hobbie's enduring series. Read full book review >

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HOLLY by Jeff Outlaw
Released: July 16, 2014

"An amusing, somewhat peculiar story about secret government agencies, conspiracies and the bond of friendship formed in a crisis."
In Outlaw's illustrated YA/conspiracy novel, a cash-strapped college student befriends a young woman claiming to be a top-secret government spy on the run from the law. Read full book review >