Search Results: "Jane Clarke"


BOOK REVIEW

I SAW ANACONDA by Jane Clarke
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"A less-gothic alternative to classic versions. (Pop-up picture book. 4-6)"
An Amazonian variation on "I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly," with flaps and pop-ups. Read full book review >

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STUCK IN THE MUD by Jane Clarke
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2008

"The puddle doesn't look all that gooey in the pictures, but this will still make a splash, both with groups and audiences of one. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Fine fare for children who think grown-ups are big sillies, this cumulative barnyard tale features a chick in a mud puddle and a lengthening string of helpful animals who get stuck trying to pull him out. Read full book review >

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GILBERT THE HERO by Jane Clarke
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2011

"This fish story smells stale already. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Big brother shark thinks quickly and saves the day. Read full book review >

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GILBERT THE GREAT by Jane Clarke
ANIMALS
Released: June 5, 2005

"Youngsters will sympathize with Gilbert, and take comfort in the outcome of Clarke's sweet story, which she manages to tell with sensitivity and humor. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When his best friend Raymond moves away, Gilbert, a great white shark, is terribly sad. Read full book review >

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WHO WOKE THE BABY? by Jane Clarke
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 8, 2016

"A playful anti-bedtime book—and a whimsically literal introduction to the 'butterfly effect.' (Picture book. 3-5)"
Cumulative verse and bold art define this picture book. Read full book review >

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POSY THE PUPPY by Jane Clarke
by Jane Clarke, illustrated by Dynamo
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 29, 2016

"It's twee, but it will have its audience. (Fantasy. 6-9)"
Cuddly animals everywhere are lucky to have Dr. KittyCat on call. Read full book review >

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DANCING WITH THE DINOSAURS by Jane Clarke
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"Appealing enough, but adds little to the substantial dinosaur subgenre. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Each dinosaur has his favorite dance and really knows how to shake it! Read full book review >

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OLD MACDONALD'S THINGS THAT GO by Jane Clarke
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"A great singalong that proves that Old MacDonald still has new tricks. (Picture book. 2-8)"
Turns out there's more than a moo-moo here and a moo-moo there on Old MacDonald's farm. Read full book review >

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BETTY’S NOT WELL TODAY by Gus Clarke
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 15, 2003

"This first American edition is well worth the price of a sturdy paperback. (Picture book. 2-7)"
A girl and her doll are sick in bed. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

E I E I O by Gus Clarke
adapted by Gus Clarke, illustrated by Gus Clarke
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 1993

"Good fun. (Folklore/Picture book. 2-7)"
Any new edition of ``Old MacDonald'' needs a compelling novelty to justify its existence; here, the author-illustrator of Eddie and Teddy (1991) comes up with an elaborate scheme of incorporating the animals' ``quacks,'' ``moos,'' etc., in cartoon-style balloons that are cleverly integrated into the text on the verso pages where they are first introduced; on the rectos, the animals assemble in their increasing numbers to issue a comical cacophony for new readers to sort out. Read full book review >

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TEN GREEN MONSTERS by Gus Clarke
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1994

"After he gets his just deserts, young readers are sure to go back to the beginning to check out the preceding byplay once again; fortunately, the sturdy pages and binding should withstand plenty of rereadings. (Picture book. 3-7)"
An unusually appealing book with a number of surefire features, not least of which are the eponymous monsters ``standing on the wall'' who, one by one, ``accidentally fall'' in the classic tradition—as revealed by opening a broad flap on each spread. Read full book review >

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SCRATCH `N' SNIFF by Gus Clarke
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 15, 1998

"Clarke's dry wit is evident in every line of this wry tale; his humorous illustrations of the bumbling but lovable Sniff and the crafty but harmless Scratch enliven an already comical text. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A clever plot masterminded by a shrewd feline is the basis of this engaging olfactory mystery by Clarke (Ten Green Monsters, 1994, etc.). Read full book review >