Search Results: "Jim Aylesworth"


BOOK REVIEW

MY GRANDFATHER'S COAT by Jim Aylesworth
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 28, 2014

"Sweet and tender and joyful. (author's note, illustrator's note) (Picture book. 4-9)"
An immigrant tailor passes the American dream on to new generations, one stitch at a time. Read full book review >

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COCK-A-DOODLE DOO, CREAK, POP-POP, MOO by Jim Aylesworth
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"A snapshot of country life full of sounds and sentiment. (Picture book. 2-5)"
What can you hear on a farm? Read full book review >

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AUNT PITTY PATTY'S PIGGY by Jim Aylesworth
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"McClintock emphasizes expression over action, and employs the same dainty brown line and soft watercolor wash of this team's previous book. (Picture book/folklore. 3-7)"
Aylesworth and McClintock (The Gingerbread Man, 1998) tackle the story of the old woman whose pig won't go over the stile, hindering her from going home. Read full book review >

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THE FULL BELLY BOWL by Jim Aylesworth
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"The magic is gone, but the regrets are few in this thoroughly realized, easy-to-cherish tale. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A concise and covertly cautionary original folktale is complemented by precise and charming colored-pencil illustrations in this wholly delightful book. Read full book review >

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OUR ABE LINCOLN by Jim Aylesworth
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"A charming tribute. (Picture book/poetry. 6-8)"
Adapted from an old song and presented as a children's pantomime, this picture-book survey of the life of the 16th president is well suited for classroom use with early elementary students. Read full book review >

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THE CAT AND THE FIDDLE AND MORE by Jim Aylesworth
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 1992

"Good fun. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Beginning with the familiar rhyme, Aylesworth adds a dozen or so similar verses, all equally silly: ``Hey gravy gravy!/The ram joined the navy,/The skunk sprayed French perfume;/The little hen laughed/To see such sport,/And the mop ran away with the broom.'' None has the mystery or simplicity of the original, but kids will enjoy chuckling over them and will want to make up their own—an activity that'll lure them into examining the verse's form and logic. Read full book review >

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THE MITTEN by Jim Aylesworth
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"Fresh. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A little boy goes out to play in the snow with the mittens his grandmother knitted him, but comes back with only one. Read full book review >

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GOLDILOCKS AND THE THREE BEARS by Jim Aylesworth
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

Though not straying as far from standard versions as Diane Stanley's Goldie and the Three Bears (p. 1024), this new rendition gives the classic tale a fresh shot of charm. Read full book review >

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THE BURGER AND THE HOT DOG by Jim Aylesworth
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"258, etc.) has cooked up a batch of humorous, mixed-media illustrations in a loose, washy style, using coffee for the brown tones for additional thematic flavor. (Poetry. 5-9)"
Kids who devour poems by Silverstein and Prelutsky will sink their teeth into this collection of poetry featuring a banquet of fanciful food characters. Read full book review >

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OLD BLACK FLY by Jim Aylesworth
Released: April 10, 1992

"Sheer delight for eyes, ears, and funny-bones. (Picture book. 3+)"
"Old black fly's been/buzzin' around...And he's had a very/busy bad day," begins this alphabetical litany of misdemeanors ("He frolicked on the Eggs/for the birthday cake./He licked up the Frosting,/ for goodness sake./Shoo fly!/Shoo fly!/Shooo"). Read full book review >

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THE TALE OF TRICKY FOX by Jim Aylesworth
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

"Source note. (Picture book/folktale. 6-8)"
A veteran educator, Aylesworth slips young would-be tricksters a friendly warning in this trippingly retold folktale. Read full book review >