Search Results: "John Schindel"


BOOK REVIEW

THE BABIES AND DOGGIES BOOK by John Schindel
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 3, 2015

"No new territory here, but the combination of charming kids and adorable dogs creates an appealing board book for little ones. (Board book. 1-4)"
Photographs of babies and toddlers in a variety of activities are juxtaposed with similar shots of puppies and older dogs in this sturdy board book. Read full book review >

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BUSY CHICKENS by John Schindel
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2009

"A barnyard winner. (1-2)"
"Busy, busy chickens. What are they doing?" Read full book review >

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BUSY BIRDIES by John Schindel
ANIMALS
Released: April 13, 2010

"A list of species pictured is available on the publisher's website. (Board book. 1-2)"
Spectacular photographs combine with tight participle couplets to present a variety of bird behaviors. Read full book review >

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WHAT'S FOR LUNCH? by John Schindel
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 1994

"O'Malley's brash cartoon-style illustrations add substantially to the humor of this simple, repetitive tale, which will be as much fun for beginning readers as for the preschoolsers who are its more obvious audience. (Picture book. 2-7)"
Sidney, a mouse thinking about his own lunch, is unperturbed when a cat declares that ``I'm going to eat you.'' Noticing a bounding dog, he rejoins, ``I don't think so.'' The dog pants, ``I'm going to chase you, cat.'' Again, not so: A goose plans to bite the dog's tail, but a fox sneaks up on the goose, and so on until an elephant proposes to sit on the lion before it can ``paw'' the goat that was going to butt the fox, and Sidney's friend Shirley, arriving with their lunch in a basket, shouts ``Boooo!'' All the other animals run home in a fright, but the two mice settle down to an elegant picnic. Read full book review >

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'WHO ARE YOU?' by John Schindel
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 30, 1991

"A nicely perceptive tale with humorous dialogue and warmly appealing illustrations. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Despite his creative attempts to prove otherwise, Brown Bear's parents assure him that he is too small and too young to come to their grown-up party; they put him to bed. 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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JOHN NEWMAN
by Rhett Morgan

In 1992, John Newman prepared to celebrate finishing his Ph.D., securing a book deal with Warner Books for the release of his dissertation, JFK and Vietnam, and having worked directly with Oliver Stone as consultant on the film JFK. But a brief call from the National Security Agency put all of that in jeopardy. Newman was warned that his ...


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JOHN T. EDGE
by Megan Labrise

John T. Edge’s The Potlikker Papers: A Food History of the Modern South is no mere paean to peanuts, homage to hominy, and laudation to lard. Like the nutritive broth for which it’s named, this title is more substantive than it appears at a glance.

“One the primary aims of my book,” says Edge, a native Georgian who lives ...


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BOOK REVIEW

A CAT NAMED TIM AND OTHER STORIES by John Martz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"Visual learners and younger children alike will pore delightedly over these nearly wordless sequences. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Four whimsical cartoon outings feature an overlapping cast of small anthropomorphic animals artfully placed to lead eyes up, down, around and past page turns to mishaps and surprises. Read full book review >

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TALES OF BUNJITSU BUNNY by John Himmelman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"Nonviolence (mostly), the bunjitsu way. (Fantasy. 6-9)"
Martial arts high jinks with Bunjitsu Bunny. Read full book review >

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LOOK...LOOK AGAIN! by John O'Brien
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"If the laughs come a tad unevenly, come they do: good, absurdist fun with sly, existential winks. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Renaissance guy O'Brien (who, in addition to penning New Yorker cartoons and illustrating prolifically for children, plays banjo and lifeguards in North Wildwood, N.J.) delivers wacky vignettes riffing on six professional tropes: farmer, chef, woodsman, knight, doorman and clown. Read full book review >