Search Results: "Jan Jutte"


BOOK REVIEW

OLD ROBERT AND THE SEA-SILLY CATS by Barbara Joose
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 12, 2012

"An entertaining voyage of imagination with engaging, eccentric companions. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Appealing illustrations and a cheerful, rhythmic text turn a (potentially) slight oddity into a quirky charmer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ROAWR!  by Barbara Joosse
by Barbara Joosse, illustrated by Jan Jutte
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2009

"Liam's unconscious is a distinctly more fearful place than Max's, marking this as not for the easily frightened. (Picture book. 4-6)"
"One dark and snarly night" Liam, whose father is away, attempts to fend off the bear he imagines is threatening his sleeping mother. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SLEEPOVER AT GRAMMA’S HOUSE by Barbara Joosse
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: May 1, 2010

"A sweet theme, but the gentle rhymes and less-frenetic pace of Mary Ann Hoberman's I'm Going to Grandma's, illustrated by Tiphanie Beeke (2007), may be more suitable for younger listeners. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A young elephant child says goodbye to all that is familiar and "in the regular place" and sets off to Gramma's. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SWAN’S CHILD by Sjoerd Kuyper
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2006

"Meant to comfort and present readers with the image of the circle of life, this confusing tale is simply maudlin. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Jonathan Livingston Seagull meets greeting-card platitudes in this import. Read full book review >

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THE TURNIP by Jan Brett
by Jan Brett, illustrated by Jan Brett
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"Another Brett winner to add to the shelf. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A classic Russian tale gets Brett's signature artwork and a twist ending. Read full book review >

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THE LITTLE RECYCLER by Jan Gerardi
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 22, 2013

"A well-meant miss. (Board book. 2-3)"
A little boy takes an active role in recycling and reusing in this lift-the-flap tale. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LITTLE GARDENER by Jan Gerardi
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 24, 2012

"Put on those gardening gloves; the fruits of this labor beckon. (Board book. 18 mos.-3)"
A young girl watches her garden grow. Read full book review >

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OVER IN THE MEADOW by Jan Thornhill
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"Leave the song to Marianne Berkes, the seek-and-find to Joan Steiner and the team of Walter Wick and Jean Marzollo. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The traditional song gets an unsuccessful seek-and-find makeover. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MOSSY by Jan Brett
by Jan Brett, illustrated by Jan Brett
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"A quirky and very satisfying tale of nature and home. (Picture book. 5-9)"
A turtle with a garden on her shell? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MARTHA IN THE MIDDLE by Jan Fearnley
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2008

"Pair it with Angela McAllister and Nick Maland's A Place for Middle (2007) and Brigitte Meninger's Davy in the Middle (2004). (Picture book. 3-7)"
Martha the mouse is fed up with being in the middle. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RHYMING DUST BUNNIES by Jan Thomas
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 6, 2009

"Put away your cleaning supplies for a little messy fun. (Picture book. 3-6)"
This dynamic quartet of dust bunnies, Ed, Ned, Ted and Bob, have quite the flair for rhyming words—except for anxious Bob, who is wisely more concerned about their perilous surroundings. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MILO ARMADILLO by Jan Fearnley
ANIMALS
Released: Dec. 1, 2009

"Appreciating what you have is not a new story, yet Fearnley has knit together a sweet yarn of selfless love in the unlikely person of a sweet stuffed armadillo. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Tallulah wants a pink fluffy rabbit, just like all her friends. Read full book review >