Search Results: "Linda Skeers"


BOOK REVIEW

TUTUS AREN’T MY STYLE by Linda Skeers
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"If the message is a little heavy handed, leaping cats, a peripatetic garden gnome and the red-cowboy-booted Emma's irrepressible bounce lift it up. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Emma, whose immediate literary ancestors include Pippi Longstocking and Eloise, is flamboozled when the mailman brings a package from Uncle Leo and it's a ballerina outfit. Read full book review >

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THE IMPOSSIBLE PATRIOTISM PROJECT by Linda Skeers
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2007

"Not a must-have, but a conversation-starter—of particular interest to service families and their communities. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Caleb wishes his dad were home to help with his Parents' Night/President's Day patriotism project, but right now dad is far away—in military service. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WOMEN WHO DARED by Linda Skeers
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"Unvarnished but nevertheless valuable for fishing so many admirably nonconformist women from obscurity. (index) (Collective biography. 10-14)"
A populous gallery of courageous, independent women from (fairly) recent times. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

SAY HELLO! by Linda Davick
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"An upbeat if not essential celebration of a common courtesy. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A cheerful crew demonstrates some of the ways we can greet each other. Read full book review >

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WHAT'S IN MY TRUCK? by Linda Bleck
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"This convoy is sure to please the toddler set and beyond. (Board book. 2-4)"
Readers can explore the cargoes of five different trucks by lifting 30-plus flaps. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SANTA'S HAT by Linda Bleck
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"Not particularly hilarious or inventive, but a simple and satisfying enough story for the season. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Santa can't find his hat on Christmas Eve, so he tries on lots of other types of headwear until Mrs. Claus and the elves solve his problem. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2011

"Precious in the very best sense of the word, these sophisticated, delicate images repay repeated examination, as well as sending the sweet message that girls are thought as beautiful as flowers all over the world. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The opening spread is breathtakingly lovely: "Flora, Florica, Kukka, Lore, Hana and Zvetana mean flower." 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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >