Search Results: "Jill Esbaum"


BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE KIDS FIRST BIG BOOK OF HOW by Jill Esbaum
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 8, 2016

"A scattershot assortment, easy on the eyes if only fitfully valuable for giving young inquiring minds the straight dope. (bibliography, index, parent tips) (Nonfiction. 6-8)"
From how a hair dryer works to how cheese, chocolate, and ice cream are made, Esbaum offers simple answers to over 50 common questions. Read full book review >

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HONEY BEES by Jill Esbaum
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2017

"Serviceable text is lifted by thrilling photography. (Informational early reader. 4-8)"
A colorful introduction to the honeybee. Read full book review >

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I AM COW, HEAR ME MOO! by Jill Esbaum
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2014

"Forget Helen Reddy. Nadine is a poster cow for self-mortification. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Esbaum presents a wobbly story about a cow of wobbly confidence (though no shortness of bluster). Read full book review >

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I HATCHED! by Jill Esbaum
by Jill Esbaum, illustrated by Jen Corace
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 23, 2014

"Invigorating and ebullient. (Picture book. 2-4)"
A killdeer chick bursts from its egg raring to go. Read full book review >

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FINDING JILL by Jill Kraft Thompson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 16, 2013

"A memoir that gives hope to those suffering from loss as well as guideposts on the road to recovery, as tenuous as it may be."
Kraft Thompson's debut memoir recounts the horrific deaths of the five people she loved most and her long road to recovery. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2009

"Includes information on foundations that provide treatment for illness in companion animals. (Informational picture book. 6-10)"
In this true story some may find familiar from morning television, Jack begins as an abandoned puppy, newly adopted by his human mother Jill (an entertainment correspondent/animal-rights reporter) and ready to learn how to fit in and play with his canine siblings. Read full book review >

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TEENY TINY TOADY by Jill Esbaum
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2016

"A triumphant reaffirmation of the truth that large hearts can beat in small chests, told in playful verse that gallops along with nary a stumble. (Picture book. 6-8)"
When her mom and all her brothers are trapped in a bucket, it's time for Teeny Tiny Toady to screw her courage to the sticking place and hop to the rescue. Read full book review >

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ELWOOD BIGFOOT by Jill Esbaum
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Bright, enticing cartoon illustrations and a character many can identify with will hook storytimers and new readers. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Elwood Bigfoot is lonely…won't any birdie be his friend? Read full book review >

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STE-E-E-E-EAMBOAT A-COMIN’! by Jill Esbaum
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 8, 2005

"The Story of Captain Blanche Leathers (2000), illus by Holly Meade, though its content is closer to William Anderson's comparatively restrained River Boy (2003), illus by Dan Andreasen. (afterword, map) (Picture book. 7-9)"
Inspired by a passage from Mark Twain's Life on the Mississippi, Esbaum captures the bustle and commotion attending a steam packet's arrival in a small river town: "Rubberneckers, / pounding boots, / whiskered geezers, big galoots. / Wheels a-clatter, / choking cloud, / yapping dog, excited crowd." Read full book review >

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STINK SOUP by Jill Esbaum
by Jill Esbaum, illustrated by Roger Roth
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 8, 2004

"Amusing. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Spending a week at Granny's is not Annabelle's idea of fun for two reasons: she has to be in charge of making her little brother, Willie, behave and she has to help Granny put up mountains of tomatoes. Read full book review >

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TOM'S TWEET by Jill Esbaum
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 8, 2011

"Totally tweet-rific. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A tweet's anything but a tasty treat for fat Tom cat when his big heart gets him in trouble. Read full book review >

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TO THE BIG TOP by Jill Esbaum
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 10, 2008

Early 20th century, early morning, a train-whistle blows: The circus is coming to town. Read full book review >