Search Results: "Leslie Tryon"


BOOK REVIEW

LESLIE by Omar Tyree
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 6, 2002

"Implausibly melodramatic portrait of a killer whose actions evoke horror rather than sympathy."
Tyree (Just Say No!, 2001, etc.), whose grim tales of life in the 'hood usually offer moments of grace or wisdom, tells a horrifying and essentially nasty story of a woman who murders those who get in her way. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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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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 BALLGAME by Leslie Tryon
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1996

"Still, as long as baseball continues as the national pastime, this delightful offering should have a life on the shelves. (Picture book. 5-8)"
The assortment of squirrels, kangaroos, monkeys, and ostriches running the bases is not to be confused with replacement players for major leaguers on strike. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PATSY SAYS by Leslie Tryon
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"Now if only the story made a lick of sense. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Tryon's latest is a disjointed tale of a compulsive pig named Patsy, who volunteers her time to a first-grade class. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Few readers will. (Picture book. 5-8)"
When 18 pumpkins go missing from Patsy Pig's Pleasant Valley Pumpkin Patch, it is up to detectives Miss Maple, Shamrock Homes, Sam Slade, and Chief Inspector Albert—a pig, a monkey, a raccoon, and a duck, respectively—to find the wayward squash, in this entertaining mystery from Tryon (Albert's Ballgame, 1996, etc.). Read full book review >

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ALBERT'S THANKSGIVING by Leslie Tryon
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"Nothing can save this story, nothing should. (Fiction/Picture book. 5-8)"
Albert (Albert's Field Trip, 1993, etc.), the witless fowl, is out in the garden readying for the harvest. Read full book review >

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ONE GAPING WIDE-MOUTHED HOPPING FROG by Leslie Tryon
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 31, 1993

"Again, Tryon's good- humored caricatures have a wit and charm that should endear them to generations of readers. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The talented illustrator who debuted with Albert's Alphabet (ALA Notable, 1991) sports with numbers in a cumulative look at a community where the eponymous frog delivers mail to ``3 monkeys dancing the clog, 4 ostriches who like to jog,'' and so on. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2004

"However, awkward word choice makes this average fare for new chapter-book readers. (Fiction. 6-9)"
Harriet Pig and her friends team up for four sweetie-pie adventures. Read full book review >

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EXTRA! EXTRA! by Alma Flor Ada
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 10, 2007

"A must for every fairy-tale collection. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Ada's latest is a continuation of the Hidden Forest series of fairy-tale adventures, but this time, several editions of the Hidden Forest News newspaper replace the letters of the previous books. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DEAR PETER RABBIT by Alma Flor Ada
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1994

"Also available in Spanish (ISBN: 0-689-31915-0). (Picture book. 5-9)"
The events in four familiar tales are cleverly intertwined and reported in a dozen letters. ``Pig One'' invites Peter Rabbit to a housewarming, but he can't go because he's in bed sipping camomile; Baby Bear wants his new friend Goldilocks McGregor to visit; Pigs One and Two report that they're now safely with Pig Three; Peter gets an unexpected invitation from Goldilocks and compliments the three pigs on the wolf's-tail soup served at the housewarming they finally managed to celebrate; the wolf orders a new tail and swears off pigs and little girls. Read full book review >