Search Results: "Holly LaMora"


BOOK REVIEW

FINDING BADGER by Holly LaMora
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 11, 2011

"An intriguing science fiction adventure with a message that becomes heavy-handed at times."
In LaMora's didactic science fiction thriller, an aimless peace officer on a mission to rescue two children from a war-torn planet finds himself on a journey of personal transformation. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: March 10, 2012

"A broadly appealing mix of the tragic and droll, comforting, disturbing, exotic and universal, with nary a clinker in the bunch. (glossary) (Short stories. 11-13)"
A big but consistently engaging pro bono anthology of authors with direct or indirect Japanese "heritage or experience." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GUINEA PIG PARTY by Holly Surplice
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 14, 2012

"Countdown to the next rereading. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Comical, partying guinea pigs who encounter one mishap after another allow readers to count down from 10 to one. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

A PRESENT FOR TOOT by Holly Hobbie
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"The storyline has too many gaps, but Hobbie's watercolors are delightful, and Puddle's search for the perfect present is endearing. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Hobbie's porcine characters (Toot and Puddle, 1997) are back in a sweet but disjointed effort. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >