Search Results: "Janet Lawler"


BOOK REVIEW

RAIN FOREST COLORS by Janet Lawler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 11, 2014

"Readers will not only practice their colors, they'll get an inkling of what a colorful and wonderful world we live in. (Informational picture book. 2-8)"
Stunning animal photos introduce children to 10 basic colors in this latest from National Geographic Kids. Read full book review >

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LOOKING FOR A LULLABY by Janet Lawler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"Readers unfamiliar with the TV series may be left scratching their heads, and even for those who are fans, Tiny's dilemma feels overlong. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A British stop-motion animated series makes the jump across the pond to print. Read full book review >

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A MOTHER’S SONG by Janet Lawler
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2010

"There's no question this mother-daughter pair is enjoying each other's company, but this is far from the only book with such a portrayal. (Picture book. 3-5)"
From spring through winter a mother celebrates her bond with her daughter in syrupy, limping doggerel. Read full book review >

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THE PREHISTORIC GAMES by Janet Lawler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2016

"For athletic dino action, stick with the Dino-Sports series by Lisa Wheeler and Barry Gott. (glossary, pronunciation guide) (Picture book. 4-7)"
Though the ancient Greeks hadn't yet invented the Olympics, this is what they might have looked like had the dinosaurs participated in the contests. Read full book review >

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OCEAN COUNTING by Janet Lawler
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 14, 2013

"A great counting and learning combination. (Informational picture book. 3-5)"
Gorgeous photographs and straightforward counting offer preschoolers a few facts about some ocean animals. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TYRANNOCLAUS by Janet Lawler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"Young dino devotees will enjoy the rhyming text and the dramatic combination of Christmas, dinosaurs and steaming hot lava. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Tyrannoclaus is the Santa of the dinosaur world, and he's having a bad Christmas Eve. Read full book review >

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IF KISSES WERE COLORS by Janet Lawler
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2003

"A distant and not as wittily composed cousin to Baby Hearts and Baby Flowers (2001), but the pictures repay reading and rereading. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Jay's brilliant imagination and artistry make this rather pedestrian, baby love song shine. Read full book review >

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SNOWZILLA by Janet Lawler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"Ultimately like Snowzilla—fluff. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Community dissension and compromise are brought down to a kid's level in this tale of a giant snowman. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 2, 2014

"A splendid book full of obsessive travel and research in history, mythology, archaeology, biology, literature and religion."
The title tells all in this comprehensive account of how an anti-social south Asian fowl became the world's favorite food. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE DELICIOUS BUG by Janet Perlman
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Bright and appealing. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A deadlock between two chameleons disrupts the forest. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A HONEY OF A DAY by Janet Marshall
ANIMALS
Released: March 31, 2000

"A clever idea, but one that is unsuccessfully executed. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A host of wild animals attends the wedding of two bears set among the abundant wildflowers that have inspired this story. Read full book review >