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

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SNIFFLES FOR BEAR by Bonny Becker
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Bear and Mouse are the 21st-century Damon and Pythias—kids who haven't met them yet will be happy they've encountered them now. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Bear is sure no one could possibly be as sick as he is. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TWO HOMES by Claire Masurel
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2001

"An extremely positive take on an often-painful subject. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Rising above the standard fare in this genre, with their deadly prose and workaday illustrations, this offering is not afraid to state the obvious: Alex's mommy and daddy don't live together. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

REALMS OF GOLD by Ann Pilling
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1993

"An attractive volume for pleasure reading as well as classroom use. (Nonfiction. 6-11)"
An excellent introduction to mythology, with 14 graceful retellings—pourquoi tales like the opener, a West African legend explaining why the Earth Mother's children are so many different colors; stories of love and tragedy (Persephone, the willow pattern story); legendary heroes and fools (Midas, Finn MacCool, Perseus). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A VISITOR FOR BEAR by Bonny Becker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"Kids will giggle each time the mouse reappears and grin with satisfaction when big and little become friends. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The sign on Bear's front door declares "NO VISITORS ALLOWED"—and the curmudgeon means it. 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 >