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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LITTLE BITTY MOUSIE by Jim Aylesworth
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Additionally, the lilting verse and sing-song refrain make this a treasure of the genre. (Picture book. 2-6)"
In this outstanding alphabet rhyme, a wee, purple-frocked mouse goes "Tip-tip tippy tippy" through a lovingly detailed house, going "Sniff-sniff sniffy sniffy" all the way along. Read full book review >

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THROUGH THE NIGHT by Jim Aylesworth
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: April 1, 1998

"The artist's use of perspective assigns the red car of the traveler a personality—it has a character all its own, dwarfed by city skyscrapers or stationed in a driveway, mirroring moonlight in its glass. (Picture book. 3-6)"
In a lullaby to night, readers settle in with a lonely father on a long drive through a landscape of hills and highways; he is longing to reach home, where his children and wife wait. Read full book review >

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MY SISTER'S RUSTY BIKE by Jim Aylesworth
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"A quirky and wonderful journey. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Aylesworth (Wake Up, Little Children, p. 856, etc.) has again teamed up with Hull (his collaborator on The Cat and The Fiddle and More, 1992, etc.) for a wild ride through the country: ``I once rode around America/On my sister's rusty bike./I found some crazy places and/Some folks I think you'll like.'' A visit to Massachusetts yields cats with purple fur, West Virginia features pink pet sheep, Indiana has blue-spotted cows, and Oklahoma has a horse who loves TV. 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 >