Search Results: "Laura Godwin"


BOOK REVIEW

THE DOLL PEOPLE SET SAIL by Ann M. Martin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"Readers are guaranteed very smooth sailing. (not all final art seen) (Fantasy. 8-12)"
The Doll and Funcraft families are back—and the ocean's got 'em. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CENTRAL PARK SERENADE by Laura Godwin
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2002

"Very inviting. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Catchy couplets and luscious full-bleed illustrations combine in this joyous celebration of a Central Park summer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FOREST by Laura Godwin
ANIMALS
Released: April 30, 1998

"Coupled with Schuett's warm and softly drawn illustrations'some of the finest she's done—this gentle tale delights. (Picture book. 5-9)"
PLB 0-06-056667-8 This heartwarming I Can Read provides a deft balance between the basic wording required for beginning readers and a realistic scenario about a girl's awakening to nature. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE RING BEARER by Laura Godwin
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2006

"Never has the phrase, 'buy where needed' been more apt. (Picture book. 4-7)"
An inevitable pendant to The Flower Girl (2001), this harmless rhymed ditty alerts little boys in that role to how it will go; there is even a dedication page for "a very special ring bearer" and a place to write in the name. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THIS IS THE FIREFIGHTER by Laura Godwin
ADVENTURE
Released: March 17, 2009

"His artwork is detailed enough to satisfy, but stops well short of scaring the intended audience with excessive realism. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Yet another firefighting tale that emphasizes the rescue of a pet. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OWL SEES OWL by Laura Godwin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"A perfectly paced, holistically rendered home-away-home story. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Leaving the tree trunk where family slumbers, a fledgling owl explores the night world. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ONE MOON, TWO CATS by Laura Godwin
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 30, 2011

"Overall, though, cat fans will enjoy this sleeping and waking tale that starts and finishes on the end papers. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A city cat and a country cat prowl beneath the same dusky moon. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HAPPY CHRISTMAS, HONEY! by Laura Godwin
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

Godwin and Chapman (The Best Fall of All, not reviewed, etc.) reunite for their third beginning reader about the team of a big dog named Happy and a mischievous kitten named Honey. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHAT THE BABY HEARS by Laura Godwin
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2001

"Toddlers will delight in the sounds that this selection will encourage. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Babies, whether kittens, owlets, joeys, or tadpoles, hear different sounds from burps to purrs; this sweet story has them all. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE WHITE DOG by Laura Godwin
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 1998

"Details, such as the black cat's extremely long shadow, and the little white dog's trail of black footprints, are evidence of fine-tuning on an already well-synchronized concept. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Yaccarino's illustrations create a memorable visual puzzle to accompany Godwin's text, recalling such titles as Ann Jonas's Round Trip (1983) and Charles Shaw's It Looked Like Spilt Milk (1947). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE RUNAWAY DOLLS by Ann M. Martin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 7, 2008

"Hmmm, the dolls visit Dollywood? (Fantasy. 8-11)"
Fans of the first two Doll People stories will be thrilled with number three. Read full book review >