Search Results: "Loren Long"


BOOK REVIEW

OTIS AND THE SCARECROW by Loren Long
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"Fans will enjoy this more cerebral Otis and might build a little empathy along the way. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Otis the retro tractor is back in the fifth installment of the popular series. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE TREE by Loren Long
by Loren Long, illustrated by Loren Long
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 22, 2015

"Tender and gentle and altogether lovely. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Little Tree loves his leaves so much that he refuses to let them go. Read full book review >

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OTIS AND THE PUPPY by Loren Long
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 12, 2013

"Fans of Otis will not be disappointed with the satisfying ending that results in a creative solution and a most happy reunion. Seek this out—'game on!' (Picture book. 4-7)"
Lovable Otis the tractor is back for a third adventure, in which he overcomes his fear to help out a new canine friend. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GOOD DAY, GOOD NIGHT by Margaret Wise Brown
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"With pleasing echoes of Brown's famous classic, including bookends of a cow jumping over a moon, this bedtime story will entice families back again and again. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A new potential classic just right for bedtime, on the 70th anniversary of Goodnight Moon. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OTIS by Loren Long
by Loren Long, illustrated by Loren Long
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Considering the author's track record and influences, it may find a welcome from younger audiences too. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Continuing to find inspiration in the work of Virginia Lee Burton, Munro Leaf and other illustrators of the past, Long (The Little Engine That Could, 2005) offers an aw-shucks friendship tale that features a small but hardworking tractor ("putt puff puttedy chuff") with a Little Toot-style face and a big-eared young descendant of Ferdinand the bull who gets stuck in deep, gooey mud. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OTIS AND THE KITTENS by Loren Long
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"Keep on puffin', Otis! (Picture book. 4-8)"
When there's an emergency on the farm, can friendly tractor Otis save the day? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RACE FROM A TO Z by Jon Scieszka
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 21, 2014

"Clever fun, swooshing with motion and energy, this latest in the series will keep readers racing their engines for more. (Alphabet picture book. 4-8)"
Another in Scieszka's Trucktown series, this one features a boisterous truck race from A to Z. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DRUMMER BOY by Loren Long
by Loren Long, illustrated by Loren Long
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 2, 2008

"The Steadfast Tin Soldier" meets "The Little Drummer Boy" in this original, sentimental tale that carries a wistful tone unusual in Christmas stories. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OTIS AND THE TORNADO by Loren Long
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 8, 2011

"Technically accomplished art plus uncomplicated characters, plot and theme (depressingly timely) add up to a likely crowd pleaser. (Picture book. 5-7)"
The Little Tractor That Could introduced in Otis (2009) gets another chance to shine when a violent weather event requires a daring rescue. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NIGHTSONG by Ari Berk
Kirkus Star
by Ari Berk, illustrated by Loren Long
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 25, 2012

"Young ones will relate to Chiro and cheer as he gains confidence with his newfound skill and will be deeply satisfied flying along on his sensory-rich journey. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Exquisite design coupled with evocative illustrations enrich this charming tale of a little bat taking his first solo flight and how he learns to "see" with his "goodsense," otherwise known as echolocation. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHEN I HEARD THE LEARN’D ASTRONOMER by Walt Whitman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2004

"Adults may appreciate this more than children, but it's a lovely tribute to Whitman's poem nonetheless. (Picture book. 8-10)"
Einstein stated, "We should take care not to make the intellect our god; it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality." Read full book review >