Search Results: "Jan Peck"


BOOK REVIEW

PECK, PECK, PECK by Lucy Cousins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"From the sunny, see-through cover to the final bedtime snuggle, this day in the life of an overachiever (naughty by human standards) is sure to generate chortles and great interest. (Picture book. 2-4)"
The young woodpecker featured in this tale is a quick study: After one lesson from his daddy, he's ready to practice pecking on his own. Read full book review >

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NURSE JAN by Ann Jasper
Released: Jan. 4, 2013

"A predictable story that's enjoyable enough for readers interested in medicine."
A fictionalized account of the author's experiences in nursing school during the 1950s. Read full book review >

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GREGORY PECK by Lynn Haney
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 2004

"A perspective-setting biography: gracious, but pulling no punches. (16 pp. b&w photos)"
The movie actor's career—and careerism—get generous scrutiny from a veteran pop biographer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IGGY PECK, ARCHITECT by Andrea Beaty
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Another John Lithgow she is not, nor is Iggy another Remarkable Farkle McBride (2000), but it's always salutary to see young talent vindicated. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A repressive teacher almost ruins second grade for a prodigy in this amusing, if overwritten, tale. Read full book review >

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PECK SLITHER AND SLIDE by Suse MacDonald
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1997

"A glossary of facts on all ten animals, too difficult for the picture-book audience, will be useful to adults sharing the book with children. (Picture book/nonfiction. 2-4)"
From MacDonald (with Bill Oakes, Once Upon Another, 1990, etc.), ten action verbs provide the setting for this guessing-game animal adventure for the very young. Read full book review >

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WAY DOWN DEEP IN THE DEEP BLUE SEA by Jan Peck
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2004

"Dive on in, the water's fine. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A familiar premise feels unexpectedly fresh in this engaging underwater adventure. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GIANT CARROT by Jan Peck
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1998

"A recipe for carrot pudding tops off this frolicsome adaptation of an old tale. (Picture book. 3-8)"
``It grew and it grew and it grew'' is a familiar chant among readers who know the classic Russian folktale of the giant turnip. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

14 PECK SLIP by Ed Dee
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 1994

"For a novice, Dee manipulates the entangled plots of this police procedural with a surprisingly sure hand."
In a terrific debut for retired New York policeman Dee, two detectives investigating mob activities mistakenly fish the wrong cement-filled barrel out of the East River. Read full book review >

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WAY FAR AWAY ON A WILD SAFARI by Jan Peck
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2006

"Preschoolers and emerging readers will enjoy picking up their binoculars for a far away wild safari search. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A round-eyed inquisitive little boy bravely takes a safari trip in search of a wild lion. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WAY UP HIGH IN A TALL GREEN TREE by Jan Peck
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2005

"Petrone uses a bold touch in her digitally produced illustrations, placing bright animals and splashes of jungle-green leaves against a starry sky. (Picture book. 3-6)"
In this sequel to Way Down Deep in the Deep Blue Sea (2004), a little girl with a huge head and bulgy eyes climbs up a tree at night, greeting various rain forest animals. Read full book review >

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JAN ORMEROD'S TO BABY WITH LOVE by Jan Ormerod
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1994

"A feast of bright yet subtle color and bold design, just right for introducing the youngest to some familiar animals while tickling their ears with contagious rhymes and their minds with a few simple concepts. (Picture book. 1-5)"
An artist known especially for her exquisite draughtsmanship visualizes five familiar nursery pieces in vibrant paint set off by brilliant white. Read full book review >