Search Results: "Jim Latimer"


BOOK REVIEW

MOOSE AND FRIENDS by Jim Latimer
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 30, 1993

"Whatever the reason, this ingenuous, peculiarly American whimsy—with Ewing's affectionate watercolor characterizations as the perfect complement—continues to delight. (Young reader. 6- 10)"
It's hard to explain the charm of Latimer's stories about Moose (this is the third collection). Read full book review >

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SNAIL AND BUFFALO by Jim Latimer
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"Definitely on the idiosyncratic side, but a refreshing gambol. (Picture book. 4-8)"
What could have been mere instruction on the concepts of little and big becomes poetically resonant in the hands of Latimer (James Bear and the Goose Gathering, 1994, etc.) and Curry, who makes his debut. Read full book review >

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THE IRISH PIPER by Jim Latimer
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 30, 1991

In a humorously laconic voice, Latimer puts a fresh spin on the ancient story of the Pied Piper. Read full book review >

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JAMES BEAR AND THE GOOSE GATHERING by Jim Latimer
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1994

"This one might be profitably compared with MacLachlan's The Facts and Fictions of Minna Pratt (1988); it will be fun to discover what younger children make of it. (Picture book. 5-10)"
The endearing, honey-colored hero of James Bear's Pie (1992), ``a rugby player, a singer, and a vegetarian,'' plays a gentle game with the crickets and caterpillars when he's not munching the grasses they inhabit and enjoys singing in ``the Trout and Cricket Choir.'' His friend Skunk, skeptical about the trout (they sing ``quietly,'' Bear explains), makes him promise not to trick the gullible geese with his stories. Read full book review >

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JAMES BEAR'S PIE by Jim Latimer
ANIMALS
Released: March 31, 1992

"A winning combination of tall-tale humor and whimsical wordplay; a charming readaloud. (Fiction/Picture book. 5-10)"
Weary of alfalfa, Bear takes friend Skunk's advice and goes to Crow's house to borrow his cookbook and oven to bake a raisin- and-soybean pie. Read full book review >

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PIG AND SMALL by Alex Latimer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"It's a fine message, but it lacks a certain pizzazz. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Can a pig and a bug become friends, or will the matter of size get in their way? Read full book review >

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STAY! by Alex Latimer
by Alex Latimer, illustrated by Alex Latimer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Kid-friendly and full of action and gentle suspense, this selection will be a favorite of dog lovers and reluctant readers alike—and it comes with value-added dog-training tips. (Picture book. 4-8)"
What if your dog just won't? Read full book review >

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DEAR PANDA by Miriam Latimer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 2014

"Latimer's story flirts with fantasy, and while Flo's solution won't help children living in reality, maybe they can use her tale to recall something just as remarkable (though true) to share with their own classes. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The new girl in town worries about making friends at her new school, but a panda from the zoo next door eases her fears. Read full book review >

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PENGUIN'S HIDDEN TALENT by Alex Latimer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"Quirky, with a side of self-esteem. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Everybody has some kind of talent. Read full book review >

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THE BOY WHO CRIED NINJA by Alex Latimer
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2011

"Hip and trendy but with a timeless theme, this is one enjoyable read. (Picture book. 4-8)"
No one believes Tim. Read full book review >

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LION VS. RABBIT by Alex Latimer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2013

"A droll, nonthreatening tale of bullying in the guise of a modern fable. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Lion's a real bully, but he may have met his match when wily Rabbit takes him on. Read full book review >