Search Results: "John Clement"


BOOK REVIEW

THE CAT SITTER AND THE CANARY by John Clement
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 20, 2016

"The Clements' blending of accessible procedural facts with their heroine's love of animals and the cozy small-town setting makes their latest a fun and breezy read."
A cop-turned-catsitter can't help but investigate when she finds a body at her newest client's place. Read full book review >

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THE CAT SITTER'S CRADLE by Blaize Clement
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 9, 2013

"Clement, a veteran of seven pet sitter mysteries (The Cat Sitter's Pajamas, 2012, etc.), is joined by her son John for this eighth, which supplements its roster of suspects with animal lore and a touch of romance."
Who knew pet-sitting could be such a dangerous job? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1992

"An outstandingly handsome, eye-catching book—one that's likely to be especially useful to storytellers and teachers. (Folklore. 3-9)"
Nine pourquoi stories drawn from named sources such as Bulfinch, The Journal of American Folklore, and the work of various anthropologists. Read full book review >

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CROW AND HAWK by Michael Rosen
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1995

"Everything is in motion in these dynamic pictures, in this dynamic book. (Picture book/folklore. 3-8)"
Rosen, Michael CROW AND HAWK A traditional Pueblo Indian tale, spectacularly illustrated with cut-paper collages—assemblages of sharp shapes, set against blue and clay-red backgrounds that are crammed with details to pore over. Read full book review >

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HOW GIRAFFE GOT SUCH A LONG NECK...AND WHY RHINO IS SO GRUMPY by Michael Rosen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"Briskly, simply told and illustrated with humor and an outstanding use of graphic design, an entertaining tale that makes a natural lead-in to Kipling's explanation for the rhinoceros's notorious bad temper. (Folklore/Picture book. 4-8)"
The publisher notes that ``Versions of this story are told in many parts of East Africa,'' crediting a printed source and adding that ``the artist has based his depiction of Man on early Masai tribesmen''—an auspicious introduction to another handsome collaboration by the creators of How the Animals Got Their Colors (1992). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SWIMMING, SWIMMING by Gary Clement
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 12, 2015

"Friendship and a pool: the perfect summer combination, here captured to a T. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A quartet of friends—three boys and one girl—revel in the watery joys afforded by the local public pool. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DRIVE by Nathan Clement
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"Indeed, in its strong, steady lines and depiction of a deeply pastoral Midwest, this offering could well be seen as the Great American Truck Book. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Striking graphics accompany a child's narration of a truck-driving dad's day at work, from his departure before dawn to his arrival home at the end of the day. Read full book review >

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CURIOSITY KILLED THE CAT SITTER by Blaize Clement
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 9, 2006

"An entertaining debut. Dixie is a complex, well-conceived character and the plot fast-moving and believable."
Sarasota, Fla., is a peaceful spot for a pet sitter until her job leads to murder. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TWENTY QUESTIONS by Alison Clement
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 11, 2006

"Although Clement (Pretty Is as Pretty Does, 2001) can get preachy about the oppressed poor and the evils of war, she wrestles eloquently with some meaty issues: lies, responsibility, chance."
An Oregon woman's life unravels as she grapples with the possibility that another woman was murdered because she was not. Read full book review >

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ROAD TRIPPIN’ IT WITH JOHN BURNINGHAM
by Julie Danielson

The holidays are nigh. I wrote this time last year about my favorite holiday picture book of all time – John Burningham’s Harvey Slumfenburger’s Christmas Present, originally published back in 1993.

I’m a big Burningham fan. (If you are, too, and you’ve not yet read this, run to your nearest bookstore or library.) And in thinking about Harvey, I was ...


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BOOK REVIEW

TEN OLD MEN AND A MOUSE by Cary Fagan
ANIMALS
Released: March 13, 2007

"So share it, already. (Picture book. 7-9)"
The discovery of a mouse in the synagogue signals a break from the routine for the ten old men who gather there every night. Read full book review >

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TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS by XIMAD
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 8, 2011

"For nostalgic and literary purposes this app fits the bill, but beyond that there's nothing that warrants labeling it a 'must-read.' (iPad storybook app. 3-8)"
A handsomely illustrated, moderately interactive portrayal of the famous poem. Read full book review >