Search Results: "John Wallace"


BOOK REVIEW

BUILDING A HOUSE WITH MR. BUMBLE by John Wallace
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1997

"A second book, Dressing Up With Mr. Bumble (ISBN: 0-7636-0075-X), makes the same amiable game of costume choices. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Mr. Bumble is an egg-shaped bee whose black sweater over his yellow body accounts for his stripes (he lacks the most off-putting aspect of a bee—the stinger). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MONSTER TODDLER by John Wallace
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2003

"Sure to entertain other Monster Toddlers. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A kind and gentle little boy turns into a destructive toddler when he dons his monster suit. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOLES IN THEIR HEARTS by John Wallace
Released: May 5, 2011

"An uplifting story of love set within a framework of Christian sensibilities, but will prove too light for those who desire more substantial intellectual fare."
In this Christian love story, good and bad angels vie for the souls of four lonely adults and one lonely child as unexpected circumstances bring them together to form new bonds of friendship and family. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE RING BEARER by Laura Godwin
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2006

"Never has the phrase, 'buy where needed' been more apt. (Picture book. 4-7)"
An inevitable pendant to The Flower Girl (2001), this harmless rhymed ditty alerts little boys in that role to how it will go; there is even a dedication page for "a very special ring bearer" and a place to write in the name. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANYTHING FOR YOU by John Wallace
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2004

"Sweet and cozy. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Little Charlie has been working hard all day to help his mother do chores around the house. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BABY LOVE by Hope Vestergaard
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2002

"Unfortunately, the rest of this collection is pure pablum. (Poetry. 2-5)"
A former teacher and nanny, Vestergaard crafts more than 20 odes to babies in her debut for children. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SNOW by Marion Dane Bauer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2003

"First- and second-grade teachers will find this useful in the classroom for science as well as for the easy reader shelves. (author's note) (Easy reader. 5-8)"
Bauer provides a simple explanation of snow in this beginning level easy reader, the second in a series of weather-themed volumes from this team. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ONE...TWO...THREE... SASSAFRAS! by Stuart J. Murphy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Though Wallace puts more of a scowl on Uncle Howie's face than might be warranted, his cartoon art has a pleasurably unruly character that fits the story well. (short bibliography) (Picture book/nonfiction. 3-5)"
Murphy sets up this beginning-level, math-concept outing to give readers a sense of numerical order, leading them down the road to place value. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GRUMP by Janet S. Wong
by Janet S. Wong, illustrated by John Wallace
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

"An enjoyable romp for little ones and a compassionate reassurance for their exhausted parents. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A weary mom and her tireless tot are the subject of Wong's (This Next New Year, 2000, etc.) humorous and poignant tale. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I IS FOR INUKSUK by Mary Wallace
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"A stimulating look at an oft-overlooked culture. (Picture book. 5-10)"
Wallace once again pays tribute to the Inuit people and their Arctic home (The Inuksuk Book, 1999, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE NAKED LADY by Ian Wallace
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"This haunting story, beautifully written and illustrated, will be of interest primarily to those interested in exploring art and the sources of inspiration for those who create it. (Picture book. 5-9)"
This quietly reminiscent autobiographical story of the author-illustrator's early inspiration to become an artist is dedicated to his first art teacher. Read full book review >