Search Results: "Linda S. Wingerter"


BOOK REVIEW

WHAT COULD BE BETTER THAN THIS? by Linda Ashman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2006

"While this is an idealized depiction of family life, youngsters will find nothing but comfort in these pages. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Romantic, stylized paintings surrounded by gilt-edged borders illustrate a rhyming fairy tale that details one couple's journey to domesticity. Read full book review >

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TALES ALIVE! by Susan Milord
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 17, 1998

"A collection not to be devoured in one sitting, but savored section by section. (index) (Folklore. 4-8)"
Luminous artwork, activities, and stories from around the world combine for an ethereal collection of avian folklore. Read full book review >

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ONE RIDDLE, ONE ANSWER by Lauren Thompson
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

"Taken down to its bare bones, the book's marriage plot is as old as the hills, but Aziza's intelligence and the lovely illustrations make it a pleasing example thereof. (Picture book. 6-9)"
A math-loving sultana challenges her suitors to solve a riddle in an original tale that puts an appealingly independent young woman in charge of a traditional fairytale-style "beauty contest." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: April 21, 2003

"The swirling texture of the images makes the sensations of the New England scenes nearly tangible. (author's note) (Picture book. 5-8)"
This poignant story of the magical gift a girl shares with her grandfather is a gem. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ONE GRAIN OF SAND by Pete Seeger
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"Human and animal parents in emotionally resonant settings (peering out of nighttime windows, tucking children into bed, a gallop of horses young and old racing in the rain) illuminate the simple lyrics beautifully, making a lovely bedtime read-aloud whether sung or spoken. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Folksinger Seeger's gentle lullaby, made up for his youngest daughter nearly 50 years ago, is brought to life in a different way by Wingerter's rich and warm acrylics. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SOME ENCHANTED MURDER by Linda S. Reilly
Released: Feb. 15, 2013

"Reilly's debut uses her expertise in title searches to create a pleasing mystery with some interesting twists. First of a planned series."
A paralegal and her realtor aunt find sleuthing a dangerous hobby. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 14, 1991

"Much that is obvious, then, but with enough fresh insights to keep the reader involved."
An exhaustive study of the changes that have occurred in prime-time TV from the mid-1950's to the mid-1980's. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MIAMI-NANNY STORIES by Linda Milstein
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"Everyone will love Miami-Nanny, with her big, wet kisses, chocolate-chip mandelbread, and shopping bags full of presents and memories. (Fiction/Picture book. 5+)"
Miami-Nanny is more than a grandmother to Joey and his little sister, Sophie. Read full book review >

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LITTLE BIRD AND THE MOON SANDWICH by Linda Berkowitz
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 1998

"Although this is similar to Ivan Gantschev's Where the Moon Lives (p. 403), Berkowitz's book is more endearing; her nighttime illustrations include just the right combination of watery splash and comforting, downy fluff. (Picture book. 1-4)"
Gazing into the sky, Alfonse (Alfonse, Where are You?, 1996) and Little Bird spy the silver orb of the full moon. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MOUSE BRIDE by Linda Allen
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 25, 1992

"A charming story with an appealingly self-reliant little heroine. (Folklore/Picture book. 4-10)"
Allen heard this Finnish tale as a child; as acknowledged here, it also appears as ``The Forest Bride'' in Parker Fillmore's Mighty Mikko (1922). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHAT'S IN MY TRAIN? by Linda Bleck
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"Confirmed train fans should check out true informational train books at 625.2; for toddlers, stick with age-appropriate classics by Donald Crews or Byron Barton. (Board book. 2-4)"
Fans of Thomas the Tank Engine may be tempted by this busy, lift-the-flap board book. Read full book review >