Search Results: "Lisa Wheeler"


BOOK REVIEW

POETRY
Released: March 8, 2011

"Gorey kids. (Picture book/poetry. 8 & up)"
Delectably satiric nursery rhymes play with naughtiness and punishment. Read full book review >

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WHERE, OH WHERE, IS SANTA CLAUS? by Lisa Wheeler
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"A surefire success for Santa storytimes. (Picture book. 2-7)"
Where, oh where, is there a delightfully fresh Christmas story? Read full book review >

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MAMMOTHS ON THE MOVE by Lisa Wheeler
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2006

With mountainous dignity, mammoths lumber across wide prehistoric landscapes as Wheeler traces their ancient annual round in verse: "Come colder days, those mammoth herds / migrated south, just like the birds. / Their menu had to be improved, / so mammoths packed their trunks and moved." Read full book review >

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ONE DARK NIGHT by Lisa Wheeler
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2003

"Bates's (Do Like a Duck Does, 2002, etc.) watercolors, with their touches of waxy tactility, move with surety and character between tension and sweet resolution. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The circumstances are fraught with trepidation as a few citizens of the forest, at opposite ends of the food chain, meet one another in the dark of the night. Read full book review >

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PORCUPINING by Lisa Wheeler
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"Amusing watercolor and pastel illustrations perfectly accompany this silky smooth romance. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A banjo-strumming, blues-singing porcupine (named Cushion) searches for someone who does not find him too prickly to love. Read full book review >

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DINO-HOCKEY by Lisa Wheeler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"There's many a tale featuring dinosaurs playing, being pets and even dancing, but here's an activity far better suited to their red-in-tooth-and-claw natures. (Picture book. 6-8)"
It's prehistoric pandemonium on ice as the toothy Meat-Eaters (in red jerseys) and the tough Veggiesaurs (in green) face off in a wild championship game. Read full book review >

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TE AMO, BEBÉ, LITTLE ONE by Lisa Wheeler
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2004

"A highly enjoyable tribute to mothers and babies everywhere. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A mother's love for her baby is beautifully expressed in Wheeler's lyrical narrative with a Spanish influence. Read full book review >

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CASTAWAY CATS by Lisa Wheeler
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2006

"The story starts on the cover, and cat fans will beg to start again each time the book is closed. (Picture book. 2-7)"
"On an island / in the ocean / near the land of Singapore, / midst a storm of great proportion, / fifteen cats were washed ashore." Read full book review >

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FARMER DALE’S RED PICKUP TRUCK by Lisa Wheeler
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Luckily, this is one ride readers will look forward to taking over and over, allowing them to extract every bit of fun from the trip. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Plenty of wordplay and a rollicking rhythm turn a predictable plot into a practically perfect read-aloud. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BOOGIE KNIGHTS by Lisa Wheeler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 5, 2008

"Siegel's tinted charcoal-and-pencil illustrations are charming and fun, and the energetic design is as movin' and groovin' as a Madcap Monster Ball should be. (Picture book. 4-8)"
"It is midnight, / and the moonlight's / shining down upon the moors / while the rascals / in the castle / jangle chains and rattle doors." Read full book review >

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SAILOR MOO by Lisa Wheeler
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2002

"The naturalistic accuracy of Goembel's illustration adds to the humor of this most unusual situation, especially in the end, when a closing cameo zeroes in on Moo, Angus, and their calf Half-'n'-Half, enjoying ice-cream cones on the Jersey shore. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A land-locked cow follows her dream—and finds lasting happiness—in Wheeler's (Sixteen Cows, p. 348, etc.) humorous outing. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

UGLY PIE by Lisa Wheeler
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2010

"Complete with its own ugly pie recipe, this yummy read-aloud will have readers itching to visit loved ones, play outside and make their own delectable dessert. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Craving some ugly pie, brown Ol' Bear traipses across the countryside, visiting friends. Read full book review >