Search Results: "Jonathan Emmett"


BOOK REVIEW

THIS WAY, RUBY! by Jonathan Emmett
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"Harry's palette of lavender, blue, green and fuzzy, yummy yellow is perfect for her charmingly bedraggled little duckies and their friendly lakeside surroundings, and Emmett's musical, alliterative language (occasionally typeset to reflect the text) is gentle and engaging. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Darling duckling Ruby, from Ruby in Her Own Time (2004), is still the littlest of the clutch, content to take things in her own time. Read full book review >

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THROUGH THE HEART OF THE JUNGLE by Jonathan Emmett
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2003

"Good for story hour and group read-alouds. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Illustrated in warm bold colors, a cumulative rhyming poem tells of a chain reaction of individual animal actions. Read full book review >

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I LOVE YOU ALWAYS AND FOREVER by Jonathan Emmett
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2007

"Like others in this style, this has the potential to begin a loving tradition in any young family. (Picture book. 2-8)"
Father and daughter mice beautifully illustrate the special bond between parent and child in Emmett's latest. Read full book review >

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SHE’LL BE COMING ’ROUND THE MOUNTAIN by Jonathan Emmett
ANIMALS
Released: April 10, 2007

"Yee-Ha! (Picture book. 4-7)"
Sing along, dance along and follow the adventures of rootin' tootin' frontier Babe. Read full book review >

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RUBY IN HER OWN TIME by Jonathan Emmett
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2004

"This message is not new, yet has a freshness and life all its own. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Reminiscent of a well-known tale, Ruby, the youngest of five ducklings, in her own time, learns what her siblings learn first: hatch, eat, swim, and take wing. Read full book review >

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SOMEONE BIGGER by Jonathan Emmett
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 22, 2004

"Bravo, Sam, and a decided nod to Reynolds's art, too, with its buoyant, serene tomfoolery full of round-mouthed, dot-eyed whimsy. (Picture book. 3-6)"
This fun outing has three things going for it: the story, the writing, and the art—a triple threat in the picture-book department. Read full book review >

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WHAT FRIENDS DO BEST by Jonathan Emmett
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2006

"A gentle, upbeat fable that should delight very young audiences and the adults who read it to them. (Picture book. 3-6)"
An industrious cat learns valuable lessons about friendship and teamwork. Read full book review >

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BRINGING DOWN THE MOON by Jonathan Emmett
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"A sweet lesson in not getting what you want, yet getting what you need. (Picture book. 2-5)"
There is no denying the sleep-inducing qualities of Emmett's (Ten Little Monsters, not reviewed) bedtime tale, so tender and delicate it could be the Platonic ideal for gentleness, while Cabban's (Down in the Woods at Sleepy Time, 2000, etc.) illustrations add the softness of a night warmed by moonlight. Read full book review >

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PRINCE RIBBIT by Jonathan Emmett
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2017

"An entertaining effort with a disappointing denouement. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Three pink-cheeked, white princesses meet a conniving frog in this amusing metafictional parody of "The Frog Prince." Read full book review >

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NO PLACE LIKE HOME by Jonathan Emmett
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2005

"Such similar but more adventuresome quests as Eric Carle's House For Hermit Crab (1987) or Liesel Moak Skorpen's We Were Tired Of Living In A House, illustrated by Joe Cepeda (1999), have far more to offer readers than this bland, superficial outing. (Picture books. 4-6)"
Taking full advantage of the fact that even the most trite sentiments will be new to young children, Emmett and Cabban send the mole introduced in Bringing Down the Moon (2001) off to find a new home that's "BIG and BRIGHT and BEAUTIFUL." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DINOSAURS AFTER DARK by Jonathan Emmett
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: March 1, 2001

"He cites Where the Wild Things Are as his inspiration, but when it comes to emotional or psychological depth, he misses the boat there too. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Spotting a passing dinosaur from his bedroom window one night, young Bobby follows it to a square surrounded by tall, dark office buildings where a host of dinos has gathered for a wild rumpus. Read full book review >