Search Results: "Lee Caleron"


BOOK REVIEW

THERE WAS AN ODD PRINCESS WHO SWALLOWED A PEA by Jennifer Ward
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"In the end, though, while princesses-in-training may enjoy this the first time round, it is ultimately forgettable. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The familiar song gets a princess makeover in this second of its like from Ward (There Was an Old Monkey Who Swallowed a Frog, 2010; illustrated by Steve Gray). Read full book review >

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SOME SUNNY READING FOR A STRANGE SPRING
by Bobbi Dumas

Is spring a little wiggy for you this year? In Wisconsin, it really can’t figure out what it wants to do. A week or so ago it was a sunny eighty degrees and now it’s cool and rainy, hovering around fifty. Thankfully there are so many bright books releasing these days that we can find sun in their pages, if ...


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THE SECRET'S OUT
by Leila Roy

While there’s no explicit rule against romantic relationships, our colonial ancestor jinxed them in her Last Word: “Beware ye aromateur; lay your traps of love, but do not yourself get caught.” Fall in love and, like Aunt Bryony, lose your supersniffer. It’s why Mother chose my father from a list of donors she got in the mail like a ...

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BOOK REVIEW

POOL by JiHyeon Lee
by JiHyeon Lee, illustrated by JiHyeon Lee
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 5, 2015

"While the contrast between the slender explorers and the fat intruders is unfortunate, Lee's control of palette and pacing makes this Korean import otherwise a delight. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Two children with phenomenal lung capacity have an astonishing adventure in the neighborhood pool. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PI-RAT! by Maxine Lee
by Maxine Lee, illustrated by Maxine Lee
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"Good piratical fun. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A pirate rat and his fearless crew sail the seas—until a "monster" ends the voyage. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE EMPEROR'S COOL CLOTHES by Lee Harper
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"The visual humor makes this a winner, and adults will appreciate the easy segue into conversations about honesty and what defines 'cool' that are sure to follow. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-8)"
Andersen's classic tale gets a humorously "cool" update in an imaginary land in which emperor penguins, polar bears, seals, walruses and albatross coexist. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SNOW! SNOW! SNOW! by Lee Harper
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 20, 2009

"Again!' (Picture book. 2-5)"
The morning after a snowfall a dog family heads out to the "best sledding hill in the / whole / wide / world." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ZOO by Suzy Lee
by Suzy Lee, illustrated by Suzy Lee
ADVENTURE
Released: March 1, 2007

"Lee's pictures, both color and grisaille, are wonderfully detailed, patterned and angular, with much to look at with delight. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A small girl's visit to the zoo is very different from the one her parents experience in this witty tale of few words. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GARBAGE NIGHT by Jen Lee
Kirkus Star
by Jen Lee, illustrated by Jen Lee
Released: June 13, 2017

"Grim, deeply affecting, and timely. (Graphic fantasy. 10-18)"
Three starving animals, a ragtag pack consisting of Simon (an abandoned dog), Cliff (a raccoon), and Reynard (a deer), ramble across a rusted-out, dilapidated world, scavenging to survive. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CHURCHILLS by Celia Lee
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"Admirers of Churchill and collectors of the considerable literature surrounding his life will find plenty to chew on in this all-too-lively life."
Curiously organized but highly readable biography of Winston Churchill (1874-1965), closely focusing on his youth and family life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MIRROR by Suzy Lee
by Suzy Lee, illustrated by Suzy Lee
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2010

"The ensuing conversation holds the key. (Picture book. 9-12)"
A Rorschach-like inkblot—darling in one glance, malignant in the next—patterns the yellow endpapers of this haunting, wordless story, a precursor of what's to come. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SHADOW by Suzy Lee
by Suzy Lee, illustrated by Suzy Lee
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"One hopes, however, she will explore new emotional and narrative ground in her next book. (Picture book. 4-8)"
An ingenious girl plays with shadows in the attic. Read full book review >