Search Results: "Holly Keller"


BOOK REVIEW

SOPHIE’S WINDOW by Holly Keller
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2005

"Simple and understated in both visuals and narrative, yet the blended message of trying one's wings and being disparate friends regardless of size and genus will ring with young listeners. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Caruso is a young bird who's afraid to fly, thinking only of the mishaps that could occur. Read full book review >

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ROSATA by Holly Keller
by Holly Keller, illustrated by Holly Keller
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"Wistful, evocativeand perhaps best for sharing. (Picture book. 4+)"
Camilla comes into the possession of an old hat bedecked with a small bird made of real feathers. Read full book review >

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MERRY CHRISTMAS, GERALDINE by Holly Keller
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"In guileless illustrations and text, Keller (Geraldine First, 1996, etc.) accurately targets toddlers' tastes, but among holiday tales, this one is more heart than plot, and may be overshadowed by flashier Santas, Grinches, and reindeers with red noses. (Picture book. 5-7)"
A shaggy-dog tale about the journey of the biggest Christmas tree on the lot to Geraldine's home. Read full book review >

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HELP! by Holly Keller
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Touches like the rosy blush on Mouse's face when he realizes that Snake has rescued him give the somewhat stylized figures the necessary spark of life. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A predictable story with a clear moral lesson. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GERALDINE FIRST by Holly Keller
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1996

"Keller (Rosata, 1995, etc.) conveys through her cheerful illustrations not only the many moods of her young heroine, but also a subplot involving Mama and Papa's own reactions to the bickering siblings. (Picture book. 4+)"
Geraldine is back and this time her little brother, Willie, trails after her, saying everything she says and doing everything she does. ``Stop copying me, Willie,'' snaps Geraldine. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BRAVE HORACE by Holly Keller
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1998

"He's not original—the rascal who summons the courage to do the right thing—but he is charming. (Picture book. 4-9)"
Keller (Merry Christmas, Geraldine, 1997, etc.) brings the young leopard, Horace, back to the page, this time as the invitee to a monster-movie party. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE NEW BOY by Holly Keller
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 19, 1991

"Schwartz's Camper of the Week (below) provides a subtler, more perceptive treatment of similar themes. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Relations with his fellow kindergartners go from bad to worse after mouse Milton's unfortunate opening gambit: he sticks out his tongue. Read full book review >

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MIRANDA’S BEACH DAY by Holly Keller
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2009

"Recommended for all collections. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Prolific author/illustrator Keller presents a lovely picture book that incorporates a tiny bit of science into a comforting theme of belonging. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GERALDINE AND MRS. DUFFY by Holly Keller
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 31, 2000

"As Mrs. Duffy would say, 'Yes, yes, yes.' (Picture book. 5-8)"
Two mischievous pigs, a timid baby-sitter, and an iguana on the loose make for merry mayhem in this lively tale. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NOSY ROSIE by Holly Keller
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"Keller's lovely story is a sure pick to share with any youngster struggling with peer issues. (Picture Book. 4-7)"
A wee fox's knack for locating lost items earns her an undesirable moniker in this sensitive tale from Keller. Read full book review >

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CECIL’S GARDEN by Holly Keller
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2002

"And at this level, she's right. (Picture book. 3-6)"
All it takes is listening to someone else's foolish arguing to put your own such behavior into perspective. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GERALDINE'S BABY BROTHER by Holly Keller
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Aug. 1, 1994

"A wise, funny, accepting little book. (Picture book. 4+)"
From the author of Geraldine's Blanket (1984) and Geraldine's Big Snow (1988), comes another story featuring the little piglet and her new baby brother. Read full book review >