Search Results: "John Bendall-Brunello"


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

MY BARNYARD! by Betty Schwartz
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 30, 2015

"Part book, part puzzle, all fun. (Board book. 1-3)"
Little ones are invited to piece together a farm. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OTTER OUT OF WATER by Kathy-jo Wargin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 2, 2014

"Stick with Numeroff for her if-then tales, and look to Eric Pinder and Marc Brown's If All the Animals Came Inside and Judi Barrett's romps for more animals-acting-like-people humor. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The age-old trope of an animal following someone home is taken to new levels in this look at an otter out of water. 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

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

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 >