Search Results: "Lee Wildish"


BOOK REVIEW

HOW TO SURPRISE A DAD by Jean Reagan
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 24, 2015

"It's an obvious choice for Father's Day, with year-round surprise applicability. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The successful team behind How to Babysit a Grandma (2014) returns to create a quick how-to title for those wanting to seriously surprise their father. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOW TO CATCH SANTA by Jean Reagan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 20, 2015

"Maybe these kids should try babysitting Santa. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The creators of the bestselling How to Babysit a Grandpa (2012) and How to Babysit a Grandma (2014) continue their series with this story about a brother and sister who want to capture Santa on his annual visit to their home.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOW TO BABYSIT A GRANDMA by Jean Reagan
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 25, 2014

"This silly take on role reversal will have preschoolers and early-elementary children plotting their own babysitting jobs. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Reagan and Wildish create a humorous follow-up how-to tale in this companion to How to Babysit a Grandpa (2012). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DANCING WITH THE DINOSAURS by Jane Clarke
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"Appealing enough, but adds little to the substantial dinosaur subgenre. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Each dinosaur has his favorite dance and really knows how to shake it! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"It's always good to have a support group, but even very young readers are likely to wonder whether it'll be around for the next encounter. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Animal allies drive off a bully in this unconvincing British import. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE KNITWITS MAKE A MOVE! by Abigail  Tabby
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 27, 2013

"This may get a few chuckles, but for true laughs that have stood the test of time, stick with the original literal-thinker: Amelia Bedelia. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A combination of the Dumb Bunnies and Amelia Bedelia, the KnitWits will surely appeal to juvenile humor. Parents? Not so much. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOW TO BABYSIT A GRANDPA by Jean Reagan
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 10, 2012

"A good choice for just those days when Mom and Dad do go away and leave their children in charge of Grandpa. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Reagan's second outing is a tongue-in-cheek reversal of roles as a young boy instructs readers on how best to entertain and care for a grandpa while Mom and Dad are away. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THOMAS AND THE DRAGON QUEEN by Shutta Crum
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 13, 2010

"Fans of Gerald Morris's similar tales of knightly morality will find this one disappointingly thin. (Fantasy. 10-12)"
A teenage knight sets out to rescue a princess kidnapped by a dragon and discovers that compromise will (sometimes) solve more problems than violence. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DRAGON STEW by Steve Smallman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"The ending's a bit of a letdown, but readers both young and old should laugh at the resemblance of these ragtag Vikings to resourceful kids battling boredom in the backyard. (Picture book. 4-7)"
"Five bored Vikings went out hiking," looking for adventure...or just something to do. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WILLIAM AND THE WITCH'S RIDDLE by Shutta Crum
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"An exciting, neatly crafted adventure. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
There is more to the tale of "Sleeping Beauty" than has been told through the centuries. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RUNAWAY BOOGER by Matt Richtel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 10, 2017

"Gourmets of all things gross will sniff at this. (Picture book. 6-8)"
While Mom's away, Dad and the kids will play. Read full book review >