Search Results: "Kady MacDonald Denton"


BOOK REVIEW

A LIBRARY BOOK FOR BEAR by Bonny Becker
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 22, 2014

"Team Becker and Denton has again succeeded in creating a book that keeps the attention of young readers and makes them smile. (Picture book. 3-6)"
In a series of scenes both silly and gently humorous, the ever persistent Mouse works hard to persuade gruff-but-lovable bear to become a library user. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GOOD-PIE PARTY by Liz Garton Scanlon
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"A must for every child who has to move away and for teachers and parents who want to help children through these times. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Posy Peyton does not want to move away from her secret clubhouse, her books, her bird feeder or her friends. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AMBER WAITING by Nan Gregory
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2003

"This is just the sort of episode that children should insist on sharing with similarly dilatory caregivers. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Gregory (Wild Girl and Gran, not reviewed, etc.) sends an oblique but pointed message to parents: Amber enjoys everything about Kindergarten except having to wait to be picked up. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE STORY OF LITTLE QUACK by Betty Gibson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1991

"A warm story about friendship, growing, and self- reliance; in her perceptive, impressionistic illustrations, Denton observes the lonely child and his animal friends with amused affection. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In a fine picture-book debut, Gibson neatly weaves insights about a child's development into the stock plot of a beloved pet turning up with young after a mysterious disappearance. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE QUEEN OF FRANCE by Tim Wadham
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2011

"Illustrated in creamy, pink-hued watercolors that lend a glow to Rose's cheery home, this sweet tale demonstrates that, with the right attitude and outfit, imagination reigns supreme. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Rose awakens one morning in a majestic mood. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

YOU'RE MEAN, LILY JEAN! by Frieda Wishinsky
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2011

"A fresh twist on the classic motif of the odd man, or girl, out. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Small in stature but armed with a monstrous attitude, Lily Jean rides into the neighborhood atop an armchair her moving men are unloading. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A SEA-WISHING DAY by Robert Heidbreder
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2007

"Denton's gouache illustrations are similarly pitch-perfect, fun and funny without descending into camp. (Picture book. 4-8)"
An imaginative boy and his dog Skipper take an impromptu voyage. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A BIRTHDAY FOR BEAR by Bonny Becker
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Meanwhile, the energetic ink-and-watercolor illustrations brim with humor while firmly establishing Mouse and Bear as friends new readers will enjoy visiting time and again. (Early reader. 6-8)"
Fans of the 2008 picture book A Visitor for Bear will delight in this second offering from Becker and Denton about curmudgeonly Bear and his intrepidly friendly—not to mention "small and gray and bright-eyed"—visitor, Mouse. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I GAVE MY MOM A CASTLE by Jean Little
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2004

"Quite enjoyable. (Poetry. 9-12)"
This is an engaging package: small poems, most about giving and receiving, with the immediacy of a movie and the energy of a random conversation. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SNOW by Joan Clark
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"Mixed-media watercolor-ink-oil-charcoal paintings in soft wintry blues illuminate a lackluster story of a young child's playful fantasy and way of coping with a long dormant frosty season. (Picture book. 3-5)"
It has been snowing continuously for a whole month. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TOES ARE TO TICKLE by Shen Roddie
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 16, 1997

"Chipper colors add to the free-spirited frolic found in the pages of this early concept book. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A takeoff of the Ruth Krauss and Maurice Sendak classic A Hole Is to Dig (1952) that revives the same snappy childlike style of defining words that so charmed generations of early listeners. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2007

"An excellent read-aloud and a great choice for any child learning about time. (Picture book. 4-7)"
How long is a second? Read full book review >