Search Results: "Jack Foreman"


BOOK REVIEW

SAY HELLO by Jack Foreman
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2008

"Guidance counselors, primary teachers and art teachers will all find a spot for this one on their shelves. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A beautiful pairing of son's sparse rhyming text with father's simple drawings says it all in this poignant debut about including others and making friends. Read full book review >

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THE LITTLEST DINOSAUR’S BIG ADVENTURE by Michael Foreman
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2009

"EWSLUGp1998 or Martin Waddell's Tiny's Big Adventure, illustrated by John Lawrence (2004), this will at least give very young audiences an easy-to-follow emotional track. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Just the dish for pre-readers who prefer their story fare bland, this prehistoric outing follows the young ceratopsid introduced in Littlest Dinosaur (2008) on a happy ramble through a sunny meadow, then into a dark forest where he quickly overcomes his growing anxiety by helping a lost baby pteranodon find its mother—earning a free flight back to his own parents. Read full book review >

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A CHILD'S GARDEN by Michael Foreman
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2009

Foreman specifies no locale for his brief parable, but there's a Middle-Eastern look to the buildings in the background (although the characters are all pale-skinned). Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2006

"Telling the story with an underlying tone of respect rather than outrage or pity, and expertly capturing the Andean setting and characters, Foreman will leave readers impressed by the resourcefulness of Mia and her community, and hoping along with them for a brighter future. (Picture book. 7-9)"
Mixing small, intimate drawings captioned in pencil with larger-scale landscape watercolors, Foreman crafts a sketchy, touching original tale inspired by a family he met in a Chilean waste dump. Read full book review >

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MICHAEL FOREMAN’S PLAYTIME RHYMES by Michael Foreman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"A perfect companion to Michael Forman's Mother Goose (1991). (Nonfiction. 2-6)"
A comprehensive anthology of favorite children's activity rhymes that is sure to have children building churches with their fingers; celebrating all the animals on Old Macdonald's farm; and rowing their boat gently down the stream. Read full book review >

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TUFTY by Michael Foreman
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2016

"A satisfying story with the feel of a classic, well told and beautifully illustrated. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The miracle of bird migration is told by seasoned British author/illustrator Foreman in this warm, sympathetic story of a young duck who loses his family but gains a mate. Read full book review >

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THE SEEDS OF FRIENDSHIP by Michael Foreman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"An immigrant story without angst and with lots of love and hope. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A small, brown boy named Adam loves his new home, a tall building in a big city, but he misses the warmth of the place he is from. Read full book review >

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OH, IF ONLY... by Michael Foreman
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"A blithe romp. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Take one playful dog, add a red ball, and the result is mischief. Read full book review >

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FRIENDS by Michael Foreman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"A warm, welcoming book with a taste and tone of its very own. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The time-honored odd-couple pairing of predator and prey does a star turn in this sweet tale of friendship. Read full book review >

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SAVING SINBAD! by Michael Foreman
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Some youngsters might be drowning with excitement here, but for others, this might be nothing but foam. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Everyone works in an English fishing village and everyone volunteers for life-saving duty, even the carpenter's canine. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BOY WHO SAILED WITH COLUMBUS by Michael Foreman
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 2, 1992

"Columbus's accomplishments and attitudes are getting plenty of scrutiny; though Foreman's story is only loosely based on the historical record, and has more action than analysis, it should set readers thinking. (Fiction. 9-11)"
The New and Old Worlds exchange captives in a tale of a ship's boy who is left behind by Columbus and grows up to be a respected sage and healer. Read full book review >