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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Released: Feb. 26, 1964

"The freely stylized illustrations in bold lines and appropriate, vivid colors are many and strong."
Borka, like the ugly duckling, was laughed into an inferiority complex. 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 >

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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 >