Search Results: "Lauren Stringer"


BOOK REVIEW

WHEN STRAVINSKY MET NIJINSKY by Lauren  Stringer
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 5, 2013

"Music and dance made entertaining and joyous. (author's note, sources) (Picture book. 5-8)"
A composer and a choreographer collaborate on a 20th-century masterpiece and cause a riot. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DEER DANCER by Mary Lyn Ray
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 6, 2014

"An ode to joyous dance. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A young ballerina finds her muse in a woodland creature. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WINTER IS THE WARMEST SEASON by Lauren  Stringer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Prolific illustrator Stringer's first try at text is slight and unexceptional, but the pictures, many on double-page spreads, in gorgeous glowing acrylics on watercolor paper, capture the warmth and vibrancy of her unique premise. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A child rhapsodizes over winter's warmth. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

YELLOW TIME by Lauren Stringer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"Lovely, indeed. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Autumnal bliss is at the heart of this poetic celebration of yellow foliage. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE PRINCESS AND HER PANTHER by Wendy Orr
ANIMALS
Released: July 6, 2010

"A warm and cozy tale of sisterly joy and sweet imagination. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A little girl and her younger sister have a great adventure in the backyard. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SNOW by Cynthia Rylant
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"Stringer's illustrations are distinguished by lush, pillowy lines, the white edged with blues and pinks, and center the narrative on a child and her grandmother in sync with the snow. (Picture book. 3-6)"
"The best snow is the snow that comes softly in the night, like a shy friend afraid to knock …." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SCARECROW by Cynthia Rylant
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1998

"The art captures the scarecrow's point of view, from the sweeping panorama of rolling hills and wide sky, to the close-up details: a morning glory twining around his feet and a mouse building a nest in his hat. (Picture book. 6-12)"
A scarecrow with a friendliness toward birds takes the long view on what constitutes a satisfying experience. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CASTLES, CAVES, AND HONEYCOMBS by Linda Ashman
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2001

"The message may be an arguable one (especially considering that the 'honeycomb' in one picture has just been discovered by a bear), but except perhaps for Mary Ann Hoberman's classic A House Is a House For Me (1978), it has never been better conveyed. (Picture book. 5-8)"
"Many places make a home—a heap of twigs. / A honeycomb. / A castle with a tower or two. / An aerie with a bird's-eye view. . . ." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SHAPE OF THE WORLD by K.L. Going
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"A lovely introduction to the impact that a creative mind can have on the world. (author's note, illustrator's note, sources, key to works depicted) (Picture book/biography. 4-8)"
A whimsical look at the life of one of the best-known American architects. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TELL ME ABOUT YOUR DAY TODAY by Mem Fox
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"A lovely, gentle story for bedtime sharing. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A little boy loves to cuddle and chat with his stuffed-animal friends at bedtime. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OUR FAMILY TREE by Lisa Westberg Peters
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2003

"Source notes from author and illustrator cap a lyrical, carefully researched look into our deep past that will give young readers a firm sense of their place within the long history of life on this planet. (Picture book/nonfiction. 8-10)"
Luminous, eye-filling paintings accompany a poetic disquisition on our ancestors, from primordial single-celled creatures to dexterous, big-brained walkers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FOLD ME A POEM by Kristine O'Connell George
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2005

Accurately rendered origami animals and other models made from an array of brilliantly patterned papers parade across a young folder's table and around a thematic set of short, pithy poems: "Folding a snake? / Need advice? / Be precissssssse." Read full book review >