Search Results: "Kim Norman"


BOOK REVIEW

STILL A GORILLA! by Kim Norman
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 26, 2016

"A must. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Why would adorable Willy want to be anything other than the gorilla he is? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CROCODADDY by Kim Norman
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2009

"Even at 32 pages, it's still a spread or two too long to maintain interest. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A little boy and his father indulge in some splashy imaginative play. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PUDDLE PUG by Kim Norman
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"Sweet and muddy—err, sunny. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Are the pigs' digs big enough for both a porcine family and a mud-loving pug? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THIS OLD VAN by Kim Norman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"This intergenerational romp filled with sight gags and puns will keep readers humming as they pore over each detail-packed page. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A flower-power VW bus races cross-country along crowded dirt lanes and city freeways to the tune of "This Old Man." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IF IT'S SNOWY AND YOU KNOW IT, CLAP YOUR PAWS! by Kim Norman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"Consistently entertaining and engaging. All together now! (Picture book. 3-6)"
A wintry riff on the popular participation song, with a cast of appropriate cold-climate animals. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CITY BIRDS by Dean Norman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 31, 2015

"While Norman's book is pleasing and upbeat, it is only a cursory glance, lacking any real substance. (Graphic nonfiction. 6-10)"
A graphic novel tells the story of two urban falcons raising their young high upon a Midwestern edifice. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SPOOK THE HALLOWEEN CAT by Dean Norman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 31, 2015

"A well-meaning narrative fail. (Graphic fiction. 7-10)"
On Halloween, a series of events leads to a young girl, a helpful man, a lost cat, a friendly witch, and an excitable dog crossing paths with mixed results. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LAND OF NEVERBELIEVE by Norman Messenger
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 4, 2012

"For young would-be tourists as well as students of nature's more fanciful imaginary reaches, the next best thing to an actual visit. (Picture book. 7-10)"
Free-floating imagination meets artistic expertise in this visual record of the exotic flora, fauna and (more or less) human residents encountered on an unexpected visit to an elusive island. Read full book review >