Search Results: "Jonathan London"


BOOK REVIEW

WHO BOP? by Jonathan London
Released: Feb. 29, 2000

"Working in confident, vivid colors, Cole sets out a playful visual introduction to musical instruments; the scenes are fairly bursting with joyful dancers who are so engaging that joining the hip-hop hoppin' may be the only way to go. (Picture book. 3-6)"
PLB 0-06-027918-4 In a tongue-tangling word-romp, London (Hip Cat, 1993, etc.) invites children to "jump right in, to swirl and spin" with the animal-attendees of his sock hop. Read full book review >

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FROGGY PLAYS SOCCER by Jonathan London
Released: March 1, 1999

"Remkiewicz's illustrations have charm; it is in their appeal that this book will find its audience. (Picture book. 2-6)"
This latest Froggy title (Froggy Goes to School, 1996, etc.) is utterly unfocused, with the star careening from soccer dolt to Mr. Superkick. Read full book review >

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GRIZZLY PEAK by Jonathan London
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"Nail-biting journey with a heart. (Adventure. 8-11)"
An adventure trip in British Columbia's Cariboo Mountains may be the best chance for a father and son to reconnect. Read full book review >

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PUP THE SEA OTTER by Jonathan London
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"Aimed at a slightly younger audience than author London's river otter book, this provides an agreeable introduction. (Informational picture book. 2-6)"
A sea otter pup grows up. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HIPPOS ARE HUGE! by Jonathan London
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 10, 2015

"The combined effect is a playful, clever introduction to the hippo that works for read-alouds or independent study. (index, author's note) (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
Hippos are huge, graceful and dangerous, as depicted in this colorful, informative book for the youngest naturalists. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HERE COMES FIREFIGHTER HIPPO  by Jonathan London
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"What job will Little Hippo tackle next? Readers will be there for it. (Picture book. 2-6)"
The imaginative Little Hippo is back, this time as a pint-sized firefighter. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY BIG RIG by Jonathan London
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2007

"The big rig is even better. (Picture book. 3-6)"
In a merry head trip, London takes a young trucker on a transcontinental voyage in a big rig. Read full book review >

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FROGGY GETS A DOGGY by Jonathan London
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 6, 2014

"Die-hard Froggy fans may enjoy his latest small adventure, but this doesn't offer anything new in the crowded let's-get-a-dog pack. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Froggy returns for another minor adventure in his well-documented life with this 23rd outing. Read full book review >

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FROGGY'S WORST PLAYDATE by Jonathan London
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 7, 2013

"Not the most smoothly transitioned of Froggy fare, but endearing nevertheless. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Fans expect a flop flop flop in every Froggy adventure, but in this latest work, Froggy's emotions flip-flop more than his webbed feet ever do. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FROGGY'S BIRTHDAY WISH by Jonathan London
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 10, 2015

"Predictable fare to be sure, but series fans will likely follow Froggy wherever he goes. (Picture book. 3-6)"
In his 24th adventure, Froggy finally celebrates a birthday. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE LOST TIGER by Jonathan London
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2012

"A beautifully written episode with a strong conservation message. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In lyrical free verse, nature-writer London gives readers a tiny peek into the lives of a Siberian tiger cub and his mother. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HERE COMES DOCTOR HIPPO by Jonathan London
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"Sweet but not filling. (Picture book. 3-5)"
London's newest character, Little Hippo, is big on imagination, even if he is a pint-sized pretend doctor. Read full book review >