Search Results: "Kendahl Jan Jubb"


BOOK REVIEW

BIG CATS by Dorothy Hinshaw Patent
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"An explanation of the endangered status of these animals will be confusing to readers who don't know the categories and makes a disappointingly limp conclusion to an otherwise interesting book. (Nonfiction. 6-10)"
This competent introduction to big cats of the world begins with an eye-catching cover. Read full book review >

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COLORFUL CAPTIVATING CORAL REEFS by Dorothy Hinshaw Patent
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"A fine addition to a library looking for a basic work on the subject, but not good enough to supplant what one already has. (Nonfiction. 6-10)"
Patent's latest nature foray contains a lot of information; unfortunately, it's often disorganized and pedantic, sometimes confusing. Read full book review >

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FABULOUS FLUTTERING TROPICAL BUTTERFLIES by Dorothy Hinshaw Patent
ANIMALS
Released: March 15, 2003

"This introduction covers well-traveled territory, but casual browsers as well as budding lepidopterists will be riveted. (index, map) (Picture book/nonfiction. 7-9)"
Morphos, longwings, birdwings, swallowtails, and other gorgeously caparisoned insects flutter in eye-filling profusion across both natural tropical scenes, and the artificial ones in constructed butterfly houses, in this follow up to Slinky, Scaly, Slithery Snakes (2000) and its predecessors. Read full book review >

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SLINKY, SCALY, SLITHERY SNAKES by Dorothy Hinshaw Patent
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"Young readers will need to look elsewhere for a field guide, but this is a good introduction and attractive for browsing. (Nonfiction. 8-10)"
Striking graphics and a spare, readable text will have young readers snatching up this snake book by this prolific and talented science writer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

Zebras, penguins, and pandas come to mind, but Patent (Homesteading, p. 1193, etc.) finds many other animals that have this "flashy color combo" in a book that's black and white and certain to be read all over. Read full book review >

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FLASHY FANTASTIC RAINFOREST FROGS by Dorothy Hinshaw Patent
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1997

"While the book is without scientific names, sizes, and range information, and is not conventionally organized, it's a beautiful and concise look at a surprisingly varied subject. (index) (Picture book/nonfiction. 7-12)"
Patent (Prairies, 1996, etc.) describes the unusual adaptations of many types of tree frogs, including those that live on the forest floor and others that never venture to the ground, gliding between branches on webbed feet. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHAT IF YOU MET A COWBOY? by Jan Adkins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 27, 2014

"As Wild Bill Hickok 'says' in his blurb: 'Factual as far as it goes.' (glossary, further reading, index) (Nonfiction. 8-10)"
Following other books in the What if You Met…(a Pirate, 2004; a Knight, 2006) series, this title somewhat less successfully tackles the subject of cowboys. Read full book review >

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A BIRTHDAY FOR COW! by Jan Thomas
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2008

"From the calendar countdown on the front endpapers (Cow's birthday is October 17th, if you're curious) to a closing joke on the rear ones about using turnips as toothbrushes, this riotous read-aloud is guaranteed to have them rolling in the aisles. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Thomas scores again after What Will Fat Cat Sit On? (2007) with another droll crowd-pleaser for the OshKosh B'Gosh set. Read full book review >

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BROTHER WILLIAM'S YEAR by Jan Pancheri
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Further notes are given briefly at the end in Brother William's wry and sweet voice. (Picture book. 7-10)"
Pancheri has been the gardener at Westminster Abbey in London for five years, and she draws on her experience to create a visual and verbal treat. Read full book review >

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MR. WOLF AND THE ENORMOUS TURNIP by Jan Fearnley
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2006

"A sure antidote to the traditional fairy tale. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A stuck-fast turnip stands in the way of Mr. Wolf and a bowl of turnip stew. Read full book review >

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MISS MOUSE’S DAY by Jan Ormerod
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 28, 2001

"However, for the full effect, this is best shared one-on-one so little ones can spend their time poring over the illustrations. (Picture book. 2-5)"
In a tell-all exposé, Miss Mouse describes a typical day in her life with her toddler companion. Read full book review >