Search Results: "Jan Brett"


BOOK REVIEW

BRETT McCARTHY by Maria Padian
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 11, 2008

"The pacing is smooth and the actions build to a sad, if realistic, ending. (Fiction. 11-14)"
Bigmouth Brett has two great loves: vocabulary words and soccer. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1996

"Too painful to be a comfort to other parents and lovers, this is—as it seems meant to be—a tribute to the richness and vitality of a young woman who fought to make every dying day count for life."
The dramatic, sad story of a young woman's prolonged death from cancer, as told by her devastated father. Read full book review >

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THREE LITTLE DASSIES by Jan Brett
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Beguiling. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Mashing up the ever-popular English story of "The Three Little Pigs" with her Namibian experiences, Brett uses her magical watercolor-and-gouache paintings to create a distinctive visual world. Read full book review >

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ON NOAH’S ARK by Jan Brett
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Striking in its simplicity of telling, the watercolor and gouache artwork of birds, insects, and mammals breathes life into this apocryphal tale. (Picture book/nonfiction. 4-8)"
Bushels of interpretations of this Bible story exist, from humorous spins to wooden stylized images to an endangered animals slant, but Brett applies her familiar, appealing style and creates a child-friendly, beautifully crafted version. Read full book review >

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THE ANIMALS' SANTA by Jan Brett
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 21, 2014

"Brett excels at snowy settings, and her legions of fans will enjoy this well-told tale accompanied by her usual highly detailed watercolor illustrations and skillfully integrated secondary story. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Brett's latest holiday offering is set in northern Canada, featuring a cast of forest animals who celebrate Christmas together with handmade gifts left by their own special Santa. Read full book review >

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THE THREE SNOW BEARS by Jan Brett
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Children and adults alike will pore over each page, relishing the richness of Brett's artwork. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Brett sets the familiar story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears in the Arctic, replacing Goldilocks with Aloo-ki, an Inuit girl who stumbles upon the snow bears' igloo while hunting for her lost dog team. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE UMBRELLA by Jan Brett
by Jan Brett, illustrated by Jan Brett
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Indeed, Brett surpasses herself in this handsomely designed and beautifully executed appreciation of so different a setting. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Carlos makes an umbrella from shiny, green fronds to go into the cloud forest, hoping to see many animals. Read full book review >

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DAISY COMES HOME by Jan Brett
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"The lesson of standing up for oneself is very gently etched in a read-aloud that will reward lots of poring over pictures. (Picture book. 4-8)"
This popular author visits Asia for a charming tale of a plucky hen. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FOR OUR CHILDREN by Jan Brett
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 23, 1991

"Most useful as an adjunct to the recently issued musical album of the same title, featuring popular rock and pop performers, and as a sampling of the artists' work. (Nonfiction. 2-10)*justify no*"
Subtitled A Book to Benefit the Pediatric AIDS Foundation, an eclectic group of 19 songs—nursery, folk, popular—with music included for just five, and illustrations (mostly new) contributed by 24 well-known children's illustrators. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE EASTER EGG by Jan Brett
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"Luscious. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Brett is in rare visual form in this tale of a bunny who hopes to win a prized opportunity to help the Easter Rabbit. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BERLIOZ THE BEAR by Jan Brett
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 11, 1991

"A book to pore over for its wealth of visual pleasures. (Picture book. 4-8)"
On the way to a village ball with his orchestra (six bears), Berlioz forgets his concern about the mysterious buzz in his double bass when his bandwagon's wheel falls into a pothole—and when the mule goes on a sitdown strike from which a long series of helpful animals fails to dislodge him. Read full book review >