Search Results: "John Burningham"


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JOHN BURNINGHAM'S ABC by John Burningham
Released: May 31, 1967

"Great looking, good learning."
Down Fall, up Burningham: a first alphabet book of familiar objects, the letter in upper and lower case, the word underneath on the left, the full-page, full-color illustration on the right; a big beautiful alphabet book, John Burningham at his fresh, funny best. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 1, 1987

"And why?"
The latest picture book by this celebrated author-illustrator is full of mordant humor and interesting ideas. Read full book review >

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THE WAY TO THE ZOO by John Burningham
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2014

"As in so many of his other books, Burningham's appeal lies in his ability to invent a fantasy scenario available only to young children, accomplishing it again here with consummate grace.(Picture book. 2-5)"
What could be more exciting than discovering a hidden door in your bedroom that opens to a secret passageway to the zoo? Read full book review >

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PICNIC by John Burningham
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 13, 2014

"A very good 'good night.' (Picture book. 2-5)"
A picture-book master presents an engaging feast of a bedtime book. Read full book review >

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MOTOR MILES by John Burningham
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"No one does whimsy like Burningham; no one. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Miles, a dog, learns to drive his own car, and everything changes. Read full book review >

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TUG-OF-WAR by John Burningham
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"Young audiences will relish the outcome of this simple trickster tale and likely be startled into laughter by its edgy language. The little runts. (no source note) (Picture book/folktale. 5-8)"
Burningham charges up selected and rearranged illustrations from one of his early works with a new text that adds considerable bite. Read full book review >

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IT’S A SECRET! by John Burningham
ADVENTURE
Released: June 1, 2009

"Bruce Ingman's Night on the Tiles (1999) offers a similar (if busier and more urbane) revelation, but the simpler plot and bigger pictures here will reveal the secret to larger and younger audiences. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Do cats sleep all day because they go somewhere at night? Read full book review >

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THE MAGIC BED by John Burningham
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 9, 2003

"However, one is never sure where it's coming from. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Georgie outgrows his crib and goes shopping for a bigger bed. Read full book review >

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HUSHABYE by John Burningham
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Oct. 9, 2001

"Sleep tight. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Gently changing rhythms and drifting into and out of rhyme, the author of countless toddler favorites enjoins pajama-clad tots to follow a trio of kittens, a drowsy baby, three tired bears, and other weary creatures down to slumberland. Read full book review >

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COURTNEY by John Burningham
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1994

"Witty, well told, and superbly illustrated. (Picture book. 4-8)"
One of Britain's most thoughtful and creative picture-book makers gives a familiar scenario his own inimitable spin. Read full book review >

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THE SHOPPING BASKET by John Burningham
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 1996

"The ending is abrupt, but the trip is worthwhile, marked by sure pacing, quirky humor, and an airy style of illustration that belies its sophistication. (Picture Book. 3-7)"
Burningham (Courtney, 1994, etc.) adds a winner to the rest of his collection of light gems. Read full book review >

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ALDO by John Burningham
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1992

"Unusually perceptive, unsentimental treatment of a familiar theme. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The creator of several outstanding books that explore children's imaginative inner lives (Come Away from the Water, Shirley, 1977, etc.) takes a more direct approach than usual in a touching portrait of a solitary child with an imaginary friend, Aldo, a rabbit just about her size. Read full book review >