Search Results: "Judi Abbot"


BOOK REVIEW

TRAIN! by Judi Abbot
by Judi Abbot, illustrated by Judi Abbot
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 4, 2014

"While this isn't guaranteed to lessen readers' own obsessions, it sure is fun to read aloud. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A train ride is a mind-opening experience for a young train lover. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY GRANDPARENTS LOVE ME by Claire Freedman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 30, 2016

"Sweet and appealing for the preschool set and a winning gift purchase for the grandparent crowd. (Picture book. 3-5)"
The extraordinary bond a young child enjoys with a grandparent is expressed through a series of activities they share. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I LOVE MOM by Joanna Walsh
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 16, 2014

"Books about moms and their appreciative children abound. Pass on this lackluster offering. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A mother tiger and her two cubs show their love for each other in this slim tale. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I LOVE DAD by Joanna Walsh
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 12, 2016

"Better books about loving fathers and the things they do for their children abound. (Picture book. 4-7)"
I Love Mom (2014) gets its companion title from Walsh and Abbot. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I LOVE YOU, BABY! by Claire Freedman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 29, 2017

"Sure to find love on the baby-shower circuit. (Picture book. 1-3)"
A love song of sorts from parent to child, illustrated with animal families and a surfeit of snuggles. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BIGGEST KISS by Joanna Walsh
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 20, 2011

"Although a bit on the slight side, this offering is infused with a warm, light humor just right for cuddling up with a young tyke or sharing with a gathering for storytime. (Picture book. 2-5)"
This title previously published in the U.K. takes a cozy look at all kinds of kisses. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GLITTER by Stella J. Jones
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2017

"For little artists eager to spread some cheer with their glitter pens—on paper, of course. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Gloria, a little rhino, loves to spread "glittery happiness" in all her ventures. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AXE FOR AN ABBOT by Elizabeth Eyre
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 8, 1996

"A little breathing room is called for, but the main man is incisive and the action nonstop- -enough for a mildly engrossing romp through history."
Yet another chronicle of evil doings in olden days, and a fifth outing for quietly macho Renaissance man Sigismondo Da Rocca and his servant Benno—an appealing young man who appears dim- witted but misses nothing (Poison for the Prince, 1994, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 9, 1992

"Glossary; chronology; bibliography; index. (Nonfiction. 12+)"
The heroic efforts of the International Crane Foundation to preserve a severely endangered species through education, a multinational breeding program, and an airlift of eggs from Siberia to central Wisconsin. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FAT AND FURIOUS by Judi Hollis
NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1994

"Hollis offers the usual self-help lingo, realistically, if sometimes simplistically, examining issues of power and gender to offer a slightly different approach to eating disorders. (Author tour)"
Hollis (Fat is a Family Affair, not reviewed) maps the journey of self-examination that women must take to heal food obsessions She contends that we are seeing epidemic levels of compulsive eating, anorexia, and bulimia, and that these eating disorders stem from rage toward the ``mother-daughter wound'' as mothers, not knowing any better, pass on lies, pain, and disappointment to their daughters. Read full book review >