Search Results: "Leo Timmers"


BOOK REVIEW

ALL THROUGH MY TOWN by Jean Reidy
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 5, 2013

"Neatly encapsulates the three-ring circus that is a little tyke's world and gives children an opportunity to practice all kinds of skills. (Picture book. 1-5)"
Richard Scarry has some competition in this effort, which follows a toddler-age bunny and his mother around town on their errands. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BANG by Leo Timmers
by Leo Timmers, illustrated by Leo Timmers
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"A cautionary tale on the hazards of distracted driving? If anything, just the opposite, but it's sure a lot of fun. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Silly results turn a multivehicle accident into a street party in this onomatopoeic import. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CROW by Leo Timmers
by Leo Timmers, illustrated by Leo Timmers
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"Timmer's 12 double-page spread illustrations, done in acrylic paints, are evocative and beautifully composed, with a wise use of white space— genuine works of art. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Everyone avoids pitch-black Crow. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHO IS DRIVING? by Leo Timmers
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"A must for any preschool group studying community helpers and careers. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Young children will relish matching each vehicle with the appropriately costumed driver in this latest from Timmers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GUS'S GARAGE by Leo Timmers
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2017

"Supersaturated hues and maximum automotive whimsy make this one to pore over. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Animal drivers in wacky vehicles visit the titular garage for special repairs. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FRANKY by Leo Timmers
by Leo Timmers, illustrated by Leo Timmers, translated by Bill Nagelkerke
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2016

"An imaginative and visual pleasure as well as confirmation that spaceships don't beep and blink but sound like spring cleaning. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Young Sam knows that robots live on their own planet in outer space. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MAGICAL LIFE OF MR. RENNY by Leo Timmers
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"Kids won't recognize the homage to René Magritte or the elements of King Midas and 'The Fisherman and His Wife,' they'll just be busy giggling over the animated images. (Picture book. 5-7)"
What painter wouldn't be thrilled if everything he painted became real? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BUSY BUILDERS, BUSY WEEK! by Jean Reidy
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 14, 2016

"The lively text supports the joy, but in this case, the delight is in the details. (Picture book. 2-6)"
An animal construction crew works each day of the week to complete a fun surprise for the neighborhood. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANCIENT THUNDER by Leo Yerxa
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"The glorious art, however, will pull readers in and hold them. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The love of wild horses, their mythic qualities and their significance for the native people of the Great Plains resonates in this unusual and gorgeously illustrated work. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A BUSY YEAR by Leo Lionni
by Leo Lionni, illustrated by Leo Lionni
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1992

"Still, nice. (Picture book. 3-8)"
This tall, thin book opens to nearly square spreads that nicely accommodate collages of two mice and their friend, a fruit tree that talks. Read full book review >

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 >