Search Results: "Judy Horacek"


BOOK REVIEW

YELLOW IS MY COLOR STAR by Judy Horacek
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"Somewhat inconsistent, but when highlighting a single color, sunny as yellow. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A bright and breezy appreciation of yellow (and other colors too). Read full book review >

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THE STORY OF GROWL by Judy Horacek
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"A book to read over and over. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Poor Growl—she is forbidden from doing the one thing she loves most to do. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHERE IS THE GREEN SHEEP? by Mem Fox
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: April 1, 2004

"Ideally easy and well-designed. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Fox's latest is a participation story filled with a variety of sheep. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GOOD NIGHT, SLEEP TIGHT by Mem Fox
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2013

"Sure to be requested and welcome for lapsits and reciting together any time of day. (Picture book. 1-5)"
Bedtime diversions and traditional rhymes are a winning combination here. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THIS & THAT by Mem Fox
by Mem Fox, illustrated by Judy Horacek
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 31, 2017

"A master of the bedtime hush, Fox shines. (Picture book. 2-5)"
An adult mouse spins tales to lull a young mouse to sleep. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DUCKS AWAY! by Mem Fox
by Mem Fox, illustrated by Judy Horacek
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 30, 2018

"Straightforward illustrations, a spirited refrain, and engaging number play add up to a delightful read. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A duck family encounters a surprise detour as they attempt to cross a bridge. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DEWEY BOB by Judy Schachner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"An undisciplined mess. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The creator of Skippyjon Jones leaves behind, at least temporarily, her bestselling Siamese kitten's Frito Bandito-speak for pure corn pone in her new story of a little hoarder raccoon. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SKIPPYJON JONES IN THE DOGHOUSE by Judy Schachner
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2005

"Más, por favor. (CD read by the author) (Picture book. 4-7)"
Holy Jalapeño! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SKIPPYJON JONES CLASS ACTION by Judy Schachner
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2011

"Children will find much to laugh at in Skippyjon's latest adventure, and although much of the wordplay will go over kids' heads, adults who are asked for repeated readings will appreciate it. (Picture book. 5-8)"
That irrepressible, big-eared Siamese cat with an identity complex is back, this time desperate to go to school just like the dogs. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALL AROUND THE BLOCK by Judy Pelikan
ABC BOOKS
Released: Sept. 4, 2008

"The absence of story line and its compact format makes this more an object of intimate contemplation than anything else, and repeated examination will reap dividends. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Effective use of color intensifies the intricate illustrations featured in Pelikan's diminutive alphabet. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SKIPPYJON JONES IN MUMMY TROUBLE by Judy Schachner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"A bonus is the CD read by the author. (Picture book. 4-7)"
When Skippyjon Jones, the Siamese boy kitty who thinks he's a Chihuahua, reads about cat mummies in National Leographic ("thinking outside the [litter] box"), his overactive imagination whisks him off to Egypt (via his closet). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BOW WOW by Judy Reinen
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"An author's note describes the specific breeds in each photograph. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Reinen is an award-winning animal photographer who uses her amusing photos of dressed-up dogs to illustrate her first children's book in the style of William Wegman. Read full book review >