Search Results: "Laura J. Bryant"


BOOK REVIEW

THE BEAR HUG by Sean Callahan
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2006

"A good gift for the Grandpa Bear in your life. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Every Sunday, Cubby Bear visits Grandpa Bear. Read full book review >

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JO MACDONALD SAW A POND by Mary Quattlebaum
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Sure to inspire a rousing storytime, this is also likely to encourage readers to explore the world around them. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A sing-along inspired by the sights and sounds of a pond. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MAMA'S DAY WITH LITTLE GRAY by Aimee Reid
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 25, 2014

"A nice addition in places where the animal-child-and-mother herd is a little thin. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A cozy tale about a young elephant imagining what things would be like if he were grown. Read full book review >

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JO MACDONALD HIKED IN THE WOODS by Mary Quattlebaum
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"The weakest of Jo's three adventures; still, this could be a good checklist for young children to use on their own animal-spotting, or -listening, hike. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Quattlebaum and Bryant continue their nature-themed sing-along books with one focused on the sounds of the forest animals. Read full book review >

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JO MACDONALD HAD A GARDEN by Mary Quattlebaum
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"Get out the seed catalogs. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Quattlebaum and Bryant follow up their successful Jo MacDonald Saw a Pond (2011) with new lyrics to the same song, while keeping the nature focus. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GOD GAVE US ANGELS by Lisa Tawn Bergren
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 16, 2014

"Though not all Papa's answers will satisfy those of every Christian denomination, the Bible basics are here, and adults can tweak the text to suit the faith they want to pass on to their own lap-sitters. (Picture book/religion. 2-5)"
Polar bears Papa and Little Cub have an important talk about angels—who and where they are, what they do, and what role they play in our lives—as they explore their Arctic habitat. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PATTI CAKE AND HER NEW DOLL by Patricia Reilly Giff
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2014

"Books on moving to a bigger bed abound; this title does little to set itself apart. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Giff's rather wordy text about a little girl moving to a new room and a big bed may fail to keep young readers engaged, but Bryant's watercolor-and-colored-pencil illustrations add a touch of sweet humor. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TRACTOR DAY by Candice F. Ransom
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"This beautiful and stirring celebration has jubilantly detailed illustrations depicting a bucolic farm life that is lingering—and perhaps fading—from our landscape. (Picture book. 2-5)"
More than the sum of its parts, this gentle rhyme hums the cadence of a rural family's day on the farm. Read full book review >

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GOD FOUND US YOU  by Lisa Tawn Bergren
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2009

"Bryant's appealing watercolor illustrations show the tender love between mother and child against soft-focus backgrounds of a cozy forest and with borders of twining vines. (Religion/picture book. 2-5)"
Bergren and Bryant continue their popular God Gave Us series with this entry that addresses adoption from a religious perspective. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GOD GAVE US EASTER by Lisa Tawn Bergren
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 15, 2013

"Fans of this popular series will find this a rewarding addition to family Easter celebrations. (Religion/picture book. 3-6)"
Bergren and Bryant attempt to explain Easter to young children in a gentle, nonthreatening manner, with partial success. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2011

"The patterned, rhyming text will be welcomed by little ones at their own bedtime, but as an addition to rather than a substitute for the bedtime canon. (Picture book. 2-4)"
The bedtime routine for this little kitty is filled with all the excuses she can think of, fueled by her reluctance to accept the end of the day. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Adequate but uninspired. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Charming and forgettable, this slight collaboration has undeniable appeal but little real substance. Read full book review >