Search Results: "Jonathan Meres"


BOOK REVIEW

THE BIG BAD RUMOR by Jonathan Meres
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"An exuberant read-aloud that's sure to generate gales of giggles. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A dash of Chicken Little combined with a pinch of that classic childhood game Telephone is a recipe for success in this boisterous tale of miscommunication. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TRUE HEROES by Jonathan Diaz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"Broad streaks of sentimentality, particularly in the pictures, but the worthy purpose shines through. (Short stories. 8-12)"
In this unusual pro bono gathering, 21 children struck by cancer are worked into elaborately staged photographs and then into matching stories created by as many Utah authors. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIG SNOW by Jonathan Bean
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 24, 2013

"Winter's chills, rituals and resulting familial closeness, rendered in simple, surprisingly poignant drawings, make this a perennial read at first frost. (Picture book. 2-6)"
David tries to help his mother with Christmas housecleaning, but his mind swirls with thoughts of the big snow predicted to fall that afternoon. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LEIF'S SAGA by Jonathan Hunt
BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 1, 1996

"A striking, confident introduction to Leif's story. (bibliography) (Picture book. 5-10)"
A Norse shipbuilder tells his daughter the story of Leif Eiriksson's famous voyage, in this straightforward account based on the Icelandic sagas and current research. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ABC BOOKS
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

In this companion to Hunt's Illuminations, fearful horrors mix with benevolent beasts, populating an alphabet book that should provide many hours of discovery. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHO'S AT THE DOOR? by Jonathan Allen
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1993

"A winning and funny variation on an old theme. (Picture book. 3-8)"
It's the shifty-eyed wolf at the pigs' door, but neither his several disguises (a blowzy old lady; a policeman) nor the mendacious reasons he offers for coming in (``I've locked myself out...Can I...use your phone?''; ``There's a suspicious old lady in the area'') deceive the three pigs; once they've had enough, they concoct their own disguise and frighten the wolf away with a satisfyingly clever role reversal. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PLANKTON IS PUSHY by Jonathan Fenske
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 25, 2017

"An enjoyable comeuppance. Just don't turn the last page. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A pesky plankton discovers the secret to being a mussel in Fenske's salute to learning when to clam up. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FARM by Jonathan Litton
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2015

"A cheery, interactive offering that serves tots well by bringing a selection of interesting sensations right to their eager little fingertips. (Board book. 1-3)"
This rhyming, tactile title introduces little ones to life on a farm. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"Raise the roof for this picture book. It's something special. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Bean sets aside the urban setting of his Boston Globe-Horn Book Award winner, At Night (2007), in this homage to his back-to-the-land parents, who built his childhood home in the 1970s. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DON'T COPY ME! by Jonathan Allen
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"Young children acquainted with the pleasure of conspiring to annoy an older child and those who've suffered the indignity of being made fun of will enjoy seeing just who outsmarts whom. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Here's Little Puffin, minding his own business and enjoying a walk when a trio of impish gull chicks turn up and start mimicking his every move. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

“I’M NOT SANTA!” by Jonathan Allen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 23, 2008

"Allen's simple but effective illustrations, with their heavily outlined characters, are a perfect match to his simple but effective story, and he has toddler sensibilities down to a T. Carry on, Baby Owl, and tell us what else you're not. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Allen continues his amusing series about the ridiculously cute Baby Owl who in previous outings has declared himself "not cute!" and "not scared!" Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"This is silly slapstick for the ears, assured by its engineering to be popular. (Pop-up. 4-8)"
This variation on the Sleeping Beauty story uses sound and motion to good effect—such good effect, in fact, that it may be too raucous for quieter institutional settings. Read full book review >