Search Results: "Leo Landry"


BOOK REVIEW

WHAT'S UP, CHUCK? by Leo Landry
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"It's a kindhearted beginning chapter book, but second-graders may wish it had some vomit jokes. (Early reader. 5-8)"
Based on the title, readers might expect a book of gross humor. Instead they'll find a sweet story of friendship and competition in which everyone can be "best of the forest." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FAT BAT AND SWOOP by Leo Landry
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"A funny tale for newly fledged Easy Reader graduates, with more dialogue than description and illustrated with lots of small cartoon figures in ink-and-wash rural scenes. (Fiction. 7-9)"
A not-so-wise owl and his chubby buddy make both mischief and a new friend one night in this tale of "clothes" encounters. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EAT YOUR PEAS, IVY LOUISE! by Leo Landry
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2005

"EWSLUGp1989 and like ap-pea-ling fare and a perfectly timed complement to Little Pea (see below). (Picture book. 2-5)"
A toddler finds better things to do with an approaching spoonful of peas than merely chowing down. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LEO by Mac Barnett
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"Dazzling. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Leo, like any child, hopes for acceptance, but it's hard to find friendship when one is a ghost. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GRIN AND BEAR IT by Leo Landry
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2011

"Everyone—Bear, friends and readers—will laugh in the end. (Early reader. 5-8)"
Bear's dreams of being a standup comedian are stymied by his stage fright in this chapter book for new readers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TRICK OR TREAT by Leo Landry
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"Landry has carefully crafted a seemingly simple tale about graciousness, generosity and openness to new friendships and packaged it into what is sure to be a perennial Halloween favorite. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Oliver the ghost is all prepared for his Halloween party after delivering invitations to his scariest friends—but what will he do when two young trick-or-treaters show up unexpectedly at his door? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SPACE BOY by Leo Landry
by Leo Landry, illustrated by Leo Landry
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Sept. 24, 2007

"This has all the elements of a far-out bedtime read, including an understanding of the need to delay the inevitable (bedtime), buoyantly combined with space travel and moon walks. (Picture book. 3-7)"
When the cacophony of the household becomes too much for sleepy Nicholas, he spaces out, aboard a rocket ship to the moon. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SEA SURPRISE by Leo Landry
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2005

"Eel's presence notwithstanding, the general level of silliness doesn't quite have the wattage of Denys Cazet's or Deborah Cronin's barnyard tales, but young readers willing to take the plunge will be amused. (Fiction. 8-10)"
In this unusually cast undersea tale for recent Easy Reader graduates, friends help out when Eel wakes up one morning without his electric zing. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LANDRY PARK by Bethany Hagen
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"Regency romances can combine well with science fiction (Lois McMaster Bujold's accessible adult novel A Civil Campaign (1999) does so brilliantly), but this awkward merger of the two will convince few. (Science fiction. 12-14)"
Regency romance sits uneasily in a dystopian throwback future. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STELLA LANDRY by Robin McCorquodale
Released: Aug. 27, 1992

"Tillie Olsen feminist readership."
Here, the author reins in the stylistic excesses of her heavy- breathing Dansville (1985) and settles in to plain-speaking—for a raw-boned confession of a woman who barely survives a near-lifetime of abuse. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LEO POLITI by Ann Stalcup
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Dec. 1, 2004

"Closing with a timeline and an annotated bibliography, this perceptive portrait should go far toward rekindling interest in an artist and writer whose reputation, outside his customary haunts at least, has faded considerably. (Biography. 10-12)"
Stalcup bases her biography, the first ever, of Politi, largely on interviews and personal memories—and rather than shape it as a conventional tally of travels and awards, she focuses on this Caldecott-winner's character, artistic development, and favorite themes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FRIENDS AND PALS AND BROTHERS, TOO by Sarah Wilson
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2008

"Point taken: Make your own Eden, play hard, get dirty—why squabble when the alternative is to mud your brother's hair? (Picture book. 3-6)"
This is a dear piece of work, not least because it fosters congenial relations between brothers. Read full book review >