Search Results: "Ian Williams"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Rambunctious, rollicking history, sodden with tasty lore."
All about the distilled spirit that fueled the slave trade and sparked the American Revolution. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DON’T SPILL THE BEANS! by Ian Schoenherr
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2010

"Great for storytimes on secrets or as a special birthday gift. (Picture book. 1-4)"
"What's THAT, Bear? / Don't spill the beans! / Don't let it slip! / Don't give it away! / Just button your lip!" Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CURIOSITY CABINET by Ian Wallace
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"Graphite wizardry notwithstanding, a showcase or keepsake with more personal than general meaning. (introduction) (Picture book. 6-8)"
In a series of atmospheric tableaux, the distinguished Canadian author/illustrator portrays mementos and images from visits to each province and territory over his long career. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OLIVIA AND THE FAIRY PRINCESSES by Ian Falconer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 28, 2012

"Not a whole lot of plot here, but panache aplenty. (Picture book. 4-7)"
In this latest, delightfully droll episode, readers find their precocious pig suffering from an identity crisis. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OLIVIA HELPS WITH CHRISTMAS by Ian Falconer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 2, 2007

"The overall effect has neither Christmas cheer nor the satisfying, saucy humor of previous Olivia adventures. (Picture book. 3-6)"

BOOK REVIEW

CAT & MOUSE by Ian Schoenherr
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"To be worried or teased'—before playtime becomes dinnertime. (Picture book. 2-4)"
"So I won't pull her tail / Nor drive her away, / But Kitty and I / Very gently will play…" The "I" in Schoenherr's free adaptation of three nursery rhymes is a sportive, mischievous mouse that Kitty pretends to ignore until making a quick feint to grab the wee beasty. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OLIVIA’S OPPOSITES by Ian Falconer
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2002

"Quite the opposite. (Board book. 2-4)"
She's up; she's down. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OLIVIA COUNTS by Ian Falconer
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2002

"This simple but satisfying work can serve as an introduction for younger preschoolers to the two longer Olivia stories, and Olivia's adoring fans of all ages will give three cheers for any new Olivia tale, long or short. (Board book. 2-4)"
You can count on Falconer (Olivia's Opposites, below, etc.) to keep adding droll, imaginative appearances for his precocious porcine protagonist, the inimitable Olivia. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OLIVIA FORMS A BAND by Ian Falconer
ANIMALS
Released: June 6, 2006

"So consummately consistent are Falconer's characterizations and so perceptive are Olivia's constant fans, that every deft facial nuance will be met with squeals of approval for the most popular pig in America—and her long-suffering mother. (Picture book. 4+)"
Falconer adds a new color for this fourth offering in readers' long-standing love affair with the inimitable Olivia—and she still rules. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE NAKED LADY by Ian Wallace
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"This haunting story, beautifully written and illustrated, will be of interest primarily to those interested in exploring art and the sources of inspiration for those who create it. (Picture book. 5-9)"
This quietly reminiscent autobiographical story of the author-illustrator's early inspiration to become an artist is dedicated to his first art teacher. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TEDDY’S SNOWY DAY by Ian Beck
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"The snowboarding sequence (also shown on the cover) will attract children who are interested in that winter sport, and Beck's charming teddy bear is an appealing character who seems destined for further episodes of getting lost. (Picture book. 2-5)"
In this sequel to his previous story about a little girl named Lily and her bear named Teddy (Home Before Dark, not reviewed), Beck again follows a basic teddy bear lost-and-found plot line. Read full book review >