Search Results: "Kate Hosford"


BOOK REVIEW

FEEDING THE FLYING FANELLIS by Kate Hosford
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2015

"Enjoy a ringside seat and be enthralled by a circus that's like no other. (Picture book/poetry. 5-9)"
Everyone needs to eat, even circus acts! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

INFINITY AND ME by Kate Hosford
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"A stellar artistic vision of the infinite power of intergenerational love. (author's note) (Picture book. 5-8)"
Uma's struggle with the meaning of infinity offers readers a playful, gorgeous introduction to the mathematical concept. Read full book review >

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HOW THE QUEEN FOUND THE PERFECT CUP OF TEA by Kate Hosford
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2017

"Droll entertainment that calls out for an international tea party. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-7)"
A very proper queen goes on a world tour, visiting children who know both how to make tea and how to entice a royal to come out of her protective shell. Read full book review >

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BIG BOUFFANT by Kate Hosford
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2011

"Nonetheless, Clifton-Brown's whimsical illustrations manage to give the story a joyful spirit and will no doubt elicit some giggles and inspire a number of new bouffants, the bigger the better. (Picture book. 6-10)"
What seems to be a paean to originality finds itself in a snarl by the end. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIG BIRTHDAY by Kate Hosford
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"While the illustrations maintain a harmonious duet with the story, the language stalls instead of soars. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Annabelle's wish for an out-of-this-world birthday party crash-lands in Hosford's spirited, if slightly off-meter, book. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 28, 2015

"A ray of sunshine for those with similar struggles."
The odds for a positive outcome from pregnancy while battling cancer might seem improbably long, but Hosford's hopeful debut memoir proves that, with a little bit of luck and lots of grit, it is entirely possible. Read full book review >

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KATE GLEESON'S BEST FRIENDS by Kate Gleeson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"Next to Sandra Boynton's board-book apps, this diaper needs changing. (iPad toddler app. 6 mos.-18 mos.)"
Several promising ideas gone wrong or buggy mar this digital version of a 1998 board book. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WINGS ON THE WIND by Kate  Kiesler
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 18, 2002

"This is the only anthology of collected bird poems currently in print, although Douglas Florian's On the Wing: Bird Poems and Paintings (1996) and Jane Yolen's Bird Watch: A Book of Bird Poetry (1999) cover similar avian territory from single authors. (Poetry. 4-9)"
This beautifully designed and illustrated anthology offers 23 poems about birds of many types engaged in many sorts of behavior. Read full book review >

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ONE GUINEA PIG IS NOT ENOUGH by Kate Duke
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1998

"The numerals appear as big as life in the middle of the scenes, in a book that is warm and playful from beginning to end. (Picture book. 3-7)"
This is not a counting book, but an adding book; Duke (Archaeologists Dig for Clues, 1997, etc.) uses number-driven events to introduce simple addition, thereby reinforcing the learning of numbers, and in the process creating an interesting story that shows off the personality of each character. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MERMAIDS' LULLABY by Kate Spohn
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1998

"To all this Spohn adds a judicious icing of golden glitter that, for once, is less a gimmick and more a suggestion of the sparkle of light. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Spohn's mermaid babies and their mer-parents flatter the lilt of the text, and bring an engrossing otherworldliness to each page of this lullaby. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TWENTY IS TOO MANY by Kate Duke
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2000

"Duke doesn't disappoint, characteristically lavishing the book with her carefree and fun-filled watercolors of irresistibly cute critters in whimsical situations that can't but inspire chuckles while teaching a thing or two. (Picture book. 3-7)"
In this sequel to One Guinea Pig is Not Enough (1998), Duke serves up a romp with subtraction instead of addition concepts. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BROKEN UMBRELLAS by Kate Spohn
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"But there's an elemental lesson in humanity here. (Fiction/Picture book. 3-8)"
A gem of a book about the gradual transformation of an intelligent professor into an intelligent homeless woman. Read full book review >