Search Results: "John Bendall-Brunello"


BOOK REVIEW

HUSHABYE LILY by Claire Freedman
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"A bedtime treat for the ears. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A noisy farmyard is keeping Lily awake, but Mother Rabbit solves the problem by taking her on a tour of the grounds, allowing her to see for herself how all of the animals are preparing for bed. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIG PIG by Malachy Doyle
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 15, 2006

"Young readers will be comforted to know that they can always waddle home, even when they've grown to be big critters themselves, and the world out there seems cold and lonely. (Picture book. 3-6)"
There comes a time in every life when it's appropriate to pull up stakes and move from the family home. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SNORE, DINOSAUR, SNORE! by John Bendall-Brunello
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"EWSLUGp2003 for broader humor and more developed plotlines. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Bendall-Brunello plasters sound words ("snore snore SNORE") over busy watercolor scenes in which three small, orange dinos unsuccessfully try to wake up their much larger mother. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2005

"This tale is a pleasant, but odd duck. (Fiction. 7-9)"
Nine-year-old Henry is a girl who's bored with her family's quiet life, but her request for a baby or a pet is turned down until the day her father brings home a baby duckling that imprints on her. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MOUSE, MOLE, AND THE FALLING STAR by A.H. benjamin
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2002

"A cautionary tale that hits its mark gently and accurately. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Mole and Mouse are best friends. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE TALE OF WAGMORE GENTLY by Linda Ashman
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

Wagmore Gently is the spotted, long-tailed pet of the Gently family in this original tall tale from Ashman (Can You Make a Piggy Giggle?, p. 560, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FOX AND FLUFF by Shutta Crum
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Still, though no replacement for Lynn Reiser's Surprise Family (1994), this too will nudge readers toward the idea that outer form is not the most important element in familial relationships. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Nurture overcomes nature when a tough-talking fox and a newly hatched chick cross paths. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHEN I GROW BIGGER by Trish Cooke
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Aug. 1, 1994

"A muddled, unsatisfying tale that is ultimately not redeemed by the spirited illustrations. (Picture book. 3+)"
Natalie, Leanne, and Sam all like to tease Thomas because he is just a little tiny baby while they are such big kids. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY DINOSAURS! by Betty Schwartz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"While removable dinosaur pieces connected with ribbons might seem like a good idea in theory, in practice, readers wind up with one big dinosaur knot and some thwarted tots. (Board book. 2-5)"
Rhyming couplets present basic information about Tyrannosaurus rex, Stegosaurus, Triceratops and more in this novelty item featuring removable dinosaurs. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

100 DAYS OF COOL by Stuart J. Murphy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

"Bendall-Brunello does his best with watercolor-and-pencil illustrations that attempt to make the multi-ethnic group of kids lively and peppy, but this effort remains lukewarm. (author's note) (Picture book/nonfiction. 6-8)"
Murphy's latest entry in his popular MathStart series of easy-to-read math concept stories focuses on the 100th day of school celebration often observed in elementary school classrooms. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL  by Larry Dane Brimner
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 18, 2017

"Fits the bill for readers whose own best buds have been lost to school. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Exuberant Puppy and bored Bear meet one day under the gnarled oak, and from then on, they are the best of friends. But will school put an end to their friendship? Read full book review >