Search Results: "John Butler"


BOOK REVIEW

BEDTIME IN THE JUNGLE by John Butler
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Easily fitting the original tune, this is sure to send many little ones off to dreamland. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Following the format of the familiar "Over in the Meadow," this gently illustrated book is a calmer version of those that have recently been published. Read full book review >

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WHOSE BABY AM I? by John Butler
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2001

"Ideal for the smallest explorer, Butler's book of cuddlesome creatures is enchanting. (Picture book. 1-4)"
Simple text introduces young children to an array of animal babies. Read full book review >

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HUSH, LITTLE ONES by John Butler
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Butler intensifies the coziness of it all even further by giving every joey, colt, chick, cub, and pup a subtle smile; children will be smiling too as they drift off to dreamland on the wings of this sonorous beddy-bye rhyme. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Never has the power of suggestion been more irresistible, as Butler (Whose Baby Am I?, 2001, etc.) offers a series of drowsy animal parents and their young nestling down together for the night. Read full book review >

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TEN IN THE DEN by John Butler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"A familiar song made into an enchanting tale of friendship. (Picture book. 2-6)"
This adorable offering remakes the traditional counting song, but with a new twist on the ending. Read full book review >

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PI-SHU by John Butler
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2001

It's difficult to resist the universal appeal of pandas, and this slight tale of a young one and his mother is no exception. Read full book review >

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IF YOU SEE A KITTEN by John Butler
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2003

"Perfect for preschoolers and younger, Butler's tale easily lends itself to group read aloud settings, with each successive reading sure to become more riotous as the children become familiar with their responses. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Butler (Hush, Little Ones, 2002, etc.) leads young readers on an alliterative tour of creatures. Read full book review >

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WEE LITTLE BUNNY by Lauren Thompson
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 26, 2010

"But there's no question author and illustrator know their audience: As with the other titles it's just the ticket for urging recent graduates of toddlerdom to check out their world's boundaries and then coaxing them back into the fold and mama's lap. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Joining Wee Little Chick (2008) and Wee Little Lamb (2009), a fuzzy bunny "all brand new" exuberantly hops out to explore a grassy meadow until Mama's call ("Story time!") brings him hurtling back home for a cozy recap of the day's small adventures. Read full book review >

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WEE LITTLE LAMB by Lauren Thompson
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 27, 2009

"Yes, let the wild rumpus start. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Oozing verbal and visual glucose on every page, this parent-child episode will draw timorous toddlers like flies to marshmallow creme—just make sure they brush their teeth afterward. Read full book review >

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APES by Tess Lemmon
by Tess Lemmon, illustrated by John Butler
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 1993

"An endpaper world map shows the apes' limited ranges. (Nonfiction. 7- 10)"
In handsome oversize format, a look at gibbons, gorillas, chimpanzees, and orangutans. Read full book review >

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GOOD NIGHT, LITTLE BUNNY by Emily Hawkins
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"Sweet but far from essential. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Soft-focus illustrations in acrylic and colored pencil introduce Little Bunny as he and his young animal friends play at night in the forest. Read full book review >

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WHEN ANJU LOVED BEING AN ELEPHANT by Wendy Henrichs
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"This heartfelt, humane vignette provides just the right details to appeal to animal-loving children. (Picture book. 5-9)"
An elephant's lifelong journey from the island of Sumatra to an American traveling circus, a zoo and finally a sanctuary is recounted in this graceful and poignant story. Read full book review >

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BASHI, ELEPHANT BABY by Theresa Radcliffe
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 1998

"Butler's highly delineated wildlife studies lend a realism to each scene leading up to the rescue of Bashi, who is soon enveloped again in the comforting protection of the herd. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Characteristic of this British team's earlier collaborations (The Snow Leopard, 1994, not reviewed, etc.), danger in the wild lurks in the form of predators until safety can be restored, but this time a slight story takes a backseat to lifelike, illustrated, natural-history dioramas about an endangered baby elephant. Read full book review >