Search Results: "Leslie Ann Clark"


BOOK REVIEW

PEEPSQUEAK WANTS A FRIEND! by Leslie Ann Clark
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2013

"While young readers will welcome Peepsqueak back, parents may miss the emphasis on hard work and practice that made him such a standout character. (Picture book. 2-5)"
In his second outing, Peepsqueak remains the same plucky and determined chick, but this tale lacks that certain something that made the first special. Read full book review >

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PEEPSQUEAK! by Leslie Ann Clark
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"Hard work, determination and practice do have their benefits; readers will hope to see Peepsqueak demonstrate this again in future outings. (Picturebook. 2-5)"
Clark's debut introduces readers to a plucky little chick whose determination helps him achieve his dream, no matter how impossible it might seem. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE DESERT BENEATH THE SEA by Ann McGovern
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"Both common and scientific names of animals are given in a pronouncing index, but there are no size references. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Author McGovern teams up with marine biologist Clark (``the shark lady'') to scuba dive in the Caribbean and record the strange, beautiful creatures that inhabit the shallow, sandy- bottomed ``desert beneath the sea.'' Despite the tedious ``You are there'' technique (``You look carefully at this desert beneath the sea. Read full book review >

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Don't Forget the Baby by Grandpappy Joe
Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"A sweetly illustrated story about childhood anxiety and family ties."
Parents pack for a trip to Grandma and Grandpa's house in Weidler's (Ogs and the Oggie Joggie, 2011) children's picture book. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TOO TIRED by Ann Turnbull
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1994

"An entertaining tale with an unobtrusive subtext and delectable art. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The sloths are on Noah's list but can't be bothered to come: ``Tomorrow,'' they mumble, going back to sleep. Read full book review >

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SECRET OF THE ANDES by Ann Nolan Clark
Released: March 7, 1952

"Miss Clark's skill as a story teller, as interpreter of Indian feelings, mountain feelings, dramatic contrasts between the age of Inca civilization and the newness of the modern world, are put to much better use at this age level than at the younger, though her marked immersion in the genre, the interpolation of Incan songs and myths, the whole idyllic quality, may still be a bit hard to take."
The Inca boy, Cusi, and his search for a family are portrayed in a story that is crystal clear as the cold mountain waters, as ethereally expressed as the morning air that softens the tips of the Andes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PRINCESS WANNABE by Leslie Lammle
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2014

"Despite the can't-miss lesson, it's nice that storytime is such a big deal, even in the castle, and children will enjoy seeing all the familiar characters gathered here. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A frothy bit of storytelling and soft, squiggly art full of easily recognized folk from other tales. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALBERT'S PLAY by Leslie Tryon
ANIMALS
Released: March 31, 1992

"Any school would be fortunate to have the unflappable Albert—and every child should have a chance to meet him. (Picture book. 5-9)"
The second book from this talented author-illustrator is as delightfully fresh and innovative as Albert's Alphabet (1991). Read full book review >

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ALBERT'S FIELD TRIP by Leslie Tryon
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 30, 1993

"The book makes a fine introduction to apple farms—or to class trips—but best is following the entrancing animal individuals through the colorful, beautifully designed illustrations. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Albert's third is not quite the imaginative extravaganza of his first two (Albert's Alphabet, 1991, ALA Notable, and ...Play, 1992); it's a fairly straightforward trip to an apple farm, with the amiable duck driving the school bus. Read full book review >

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SPRING CLEANING, AWESOME READING
by Bobbi Dumas

Are you a Spring Cleaner? Is this the time you go through closets and boxes, wash windows and pack away clothes?

The weather in Wisconsin has been a little erratic the past couple of months, so I’m hesitant to put away any warm clothes just yet. However my awesome husband has had some time off this month and has decided ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE THINGS YOU KISS GOODBYE by Leslie Connor
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 24, 2014

"Romance fans who happen upon this will find an absorbing portrait of abuse and recovery. (Fiction. 14-18)"
A shy, overprotected girl is the focus of this character study of a victim of physical abuse. Read full book review >