Search Results: "Jonathan Shipton"


BOOK REVIEW

NO BITING, HORRIBLE CROCODILE! by Jonathan Shipton
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"1991) leaves readers with a simplistic (not to mention inhumane), cut-and-dried solution that is unlikely to make an impression (so to speak) on either the biters or the bittenstick with Barbara Bottner's toothier Bootsie Barker Bites (1992). (Picture book. 4-6)"
Flora, the class biter, is shocked out of her habit when she sinks her teeth into a plush monkey's arm, and it rips off. Read full book review >

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BABY BABY BLAH BLAH BLAH! by Jonathan Shipton
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2009

"One baby's a handful, but two may be double trouble. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Emily has a serious case of the baby blues. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BUSY! BUSY! BUSY! by Jonathan Shipton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"A touching vignette. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A wide-eyed preschooler explains that Mom is in a bad mood; she has so much to do that she can't read with him, or play— she's ``chained to the kitchen sink.'' Left on his own, the child decides to tidy up his own belongings, depicted in creative disarray in Foreman's colorful watercolors. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MIGHTY SKINK by Paul Shipton
ANIMALS
Released: May 31, 2000

"Still, in his satirical fiction debut, Shipton makes telling points about our lordly attitudes toward animals and nature in general. (Fiction. 10-13)"
After a brief fling in the outside world, a captive rhesus monkey concludes that there's no place like home. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SINGING by Alyn Shipton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"Glossary; index (subjects only—no names). (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
While it's gratifying that the Exploring Music series on musical instruments includes both the voice and keyboards as separate entities, its brevity and cost ($83.88 for the 6v set) will limit its use to large circulating collections that require separate volumes for the instrumental families. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HI-DE-HO by Alyn Shipton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"Readers get the scat but not the whole cat."
Jive-spouting bandleader gets a long-overdue first full-length biography. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Complete with footnotes, glossary for barbarians and a priceless further reading list, this one's not to be missed. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Gryllus, former human/current pig, returns with young prophetess Sybil and teen epic poet Homer for another romp through the pantheon of ancient Greece. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GROOVIN' HIGH by Alyn Shipton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 1999

"Torn between the morally upright educated music book and the more sensationalistic material of his subject's life, Shipton ends up with an unbalanced portrait that fails to satisfy."
London Times jazz writer Shipton tenders a new look at the life of legendary trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie. 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 >