Search Results: "John Manders"


BOOK REVIEW

SEÑOR DON GATO by John Manders
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"Song notes are included. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Love can hurt real bad. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE PERFECT NEST by Catherine Friend
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2007

"Perfect fine-feathered fun. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Jack the cat is building the perfect nest, bound to attract the perfect chicken that will lay the perfect egg to make the perfect omelet. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

QUIET NIGHT by Marilyn Singer
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: April 22, 2002

"Great fun for reading and laughing out loud, or even for a choral recitation. (Picture book. 3-5)"
What starts out as a quiet night with only one frog bar-rumming soon turns into a raucous cacophony as two owls, three geese, four fish, and a host of other creatures yowl, scratch, and honk. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE NAVY'S NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS by Trish Holland
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"Young readers who like ships and planes will be drawn to this setting, and anyone with a connection to the U.S. Navy would be pleased to find this under the Christmas tree. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Following a previous military-themed Christmas parody, The Soldiers' Night Before Christmas (2006), this sequel offers a similar celebration, set this time aboard a U.S. Navy ship.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SOLDIERS’ NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS by Trish Holland
FICTION
Released: Sept. 12, 2006

"This will be popular with children who like brash superheroes, as well as with families and friends of those serving in the military. (Picture book. 5+)"
Using the familiar structure of the classic Christmas poem, Holland and Ford offer a witty parody that serves up a unique vision of a Santa who is very different from the traditional St. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE REALLY AWFUL MUSICIANS by John Manders
ANIMALS
Released: Dec. 20, 2011

"Undeniably a lesson, it is delivered with a sense of fun; a helpful author's note describes each instrument. (Picture book. 3-6) "
When all the bands in the kingdom sound horrible, the king takes drastic action. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PRANCING DANCING LILY by Marsha Diane Arnold
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 15, 2013

"Keep plugging, follow your muse, find your right fit in the world. Fine sentiments, though they might need a little more nerve than Lily is willing to give. (iPad storybook app. 5-8)"
Arnold's story app of a cow trying to find her calling is minimalist in every way, except some handsome artwork from Manders. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PETE’S DISAPPEARING ACT by Jenny Tripp
ADVENTURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"Lightweight fun. (Fantasy. 9-11)"
In a reverse Wizard of Oz effect, a twister takes circus pooch Pierre Le Chien to Kansas in this amusing sequel to Pete and Fremont (2007). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HENRY AND THE CRAZED CHICKEN PIRATES by Carolyn Crimi
ADVENTURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2009

"Fans of Giles Andreae's Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs, illustrated by Russell Ayto (2005), and its piratical ilk will yo-ho-ho. (Picture book. 6-8)"
The bookish young hero of Henry and the Buccaneer Bunnies (2005) again saves the flop-eared, fun-loving crew of the pirate ship Salty Carrot. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2010

"Pleasant but, perhaps, ultimately inconsequential. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Nethery includes both fact and fancy in her account of a stray cat's elevation to celebrity status in 1890s Venice. Read full book review >