Search Results: "Linda Bronson"


BOOK REVIEW

HEY, DIDDLE, DIDDLE by LInda Bronson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2003

"Nursery rhymes are perennial favorites: this compendium is more complete and more charmingly illustrated than most. (Picture book. 2-7)"
This collection of nursery rhymes amazes in its comprehensiveness; favorites like the title rhyme and "London Bridge Is Falling Down" as well as relative unknowns are included here, all illustrated in fascinating three-dimensional collage incorporating paint, clay, and other items. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SLEIGH BELLS AND SNOWFLAKES by LInda Bronson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"The poems and songs may be old chestnuts, but Bronson's art is as fresh and surprising as an unexpected snowfall. (Poetry. 2-6)"
Bronson (Just Think, 2001, etc.) selected 19 poems, including 11 traditional Christmas carols or well-known songs such as "Silver Bells" and "Jolly Old Saint Nicholas," each serving as a springboard for her unusual illustrations. Read full book review >

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THE CIRCUS ALPHABET by LInda Bronson
ABC BOOKS
Released: May 1, 2001

"The bright colors and eccentric forms command attention, and if children skip the text, they won't miss much. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Bronson earns high marks for dazzling visuals in her solo debut, even if the rhymed captions don't always measure up. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE STORY OF HALLOWEEN by Carol Greene
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"It's Bronson's motion-filled, Miró-esque art of purples, oranges, yellows, and greens that's the treat. (Picture book/nonfiction. 7-10)"
Bonfires and full moons cast elongated, autumnal contact shadows in the glowing, curvy, stylized pictures that decorate this simple history of Halloween and its revelers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALL YEAR LONG by Kathleen Deady
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2004

"It's pretty—but the singsong text and natural detail that is stylized rather than accurately rendered, make this read-aloud more a bonbon than an intellectually or emotionally nourishing introduction to the annual round. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A cycle of seasons, illustrated in candy-heart-colored collages and observed through a child's eyes: "I know it's Spring when robins sing / and tulips give a nod, / When grass grows green / and bass are seen on Daddy's fishing rod." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TEATIME WITH EMMA BUTTERSNAP by Lindsey Tate
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"The book can be read Ö la carte, with individual sections on preparing finger sandwiches and setting the table, or full service, where children can cozy up to Emma's story about her aunt's birthday, complete with a tea party fit for a queen. (Picture book. 4-8)"
There are many manuals on tea and tea parties, but Tate steps out of the lacy tablecloth variety to serve up a tea party within a story, told by the plucky young Emma Buttersnap. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THINK COOL THOUGHTS by Elizabeth Perry
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 27, 2005

"Readers will be counting ice cubes along with Angel, and feeling the same sense of refreshment. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Rich in subtle expressions of feeling and character, this visit to tar beach vividly conveys both the oppressive heat of summer and the warmth within an urban family. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MOE MCTOOTH by Eileen Spinelli
ANIMALS
Released: April 21, 2003

"Spinelli's spare, heartfelt language captures the essence of what's important in life, and Bronson's offbeat, curvy oils are as warm and fuzzy as Moe himself. (Picture book. 3-7)"
In this very sweet tale, Moe McTooth's an outdoor cat, and life is good . . . that is, until winter comes and he turns into a shivering, "hungry fur sack of a cat." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JUST THINK! by Bette Killion
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Useful as the last book read at a storytime or at bedtime as the little girl's fulfilling day comes to an end on a winter night. (Picture book. 3-4)"
Stylized art captures the life and seasons of a young teddy-bear-toting girl. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Let There Be Linda by Rich Leder
FICTION & LITERATURE

"An irreverent novel that gleefully spins the plot into preposterousness."
Estranged brothers have a chance to reconcile when pursued by a ruthless loan shark and faced with caring for their mother, just back from the dead, in Leder's (Juggler, Porn Star, Monkey Wrench, 2014, etc.) comic thriller. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

F IS FOR FIREFLIES by Kathy-jo Wargin
ABC BOOKS
Released: April 1, 2011

"A sunny celebration. (Picture book/religion. 2-5)"
Wargin continues her series of seasonal alphabet books (K Is for Kite: God's Springtime Alphabet, 2010, etc.) with this exploration of summertime delights interwoven with a religious message. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHO ARE YOU, LINDA CONDRICK? by Patricia Carlon
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"A vintage 1962 whodunit: clever, understated, and altogether expert, though its did-she-or-didn't-she dynamic lacks the edge marking the best of the eight mysteries by Carlon (Death by Demonstration, 2001, etc.) already to reach American shores."
For years, the Forst family, sheepherders in the Australian outback's remote Leumah Valley, have depended on the bounty of matriarchal Ella Forst. Read full book review >