Search Results: "Lynn Munsinger"


BOOK REVIEW

LOTS OF LAMBS by Laura Numeroff
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 6, 2012

"A possibility for bedtime use, considering the soporific verse and routine (at best) 'enhancements.' (Novelty. 2-5)"
This insipid ovine litany pairs a monotonous, uninspired rhyme with poorly designed extras and bland scenes of clothed sheep at play. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHAT PUPPIES DO BEST by Laura Numeroff
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 7, 2011

"Utterly adorable. (Picture book. 3-6)"
What's cuter than a puppy? Puppies with children, as this book effectively demonstrates. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BATTER UP WOMBAT by Helen Lester
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 21, 2006

"Comically absurd wordplay and Munsinger's typically goofy art make this an unbeatable combination. (Picture book. 4-8)"
"The Champs weren't," writes Lester, introducing Munsinger's hairy, delightful baseballers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TACKY AND THE HAUNTED IGLOO by Helen Lester
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 21, 2015

"Halloween has not been as shivery, silly, and satisfying as in this polar romp. (Picture book. 4-8)"
While his friends busy themselves getting the igloo ready for Halloween, Tacky the Penguin is less than helpful. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NIGHTY-NIGHT, COOPER by Laura Numeroff
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"As lullabies go, the familiar tunes with the new lyrics may just keep sleepyheads entertained enough for a few go-rounds, and sleep can wait. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Despite his mama's inviting, warm pouch, Cooper, a young kangaroo, is having trouble falling asleep. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WODNEY WAT'S WOBOT by Helen Lester
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 3, 2011

"This sequel will be embraced by youngsters who struggle with their speech and need some hints on how to handle the capybaras in their lives. (Picture book. 4-9)"
Wodney Wat, the lovable rodent who cannot pronounce the r sound, receives a remarkable robot as a birthday present (Hooway forWodney Wat, 1999). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SHEEP IN WOLF’S CLOTHING by Helen Lester
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 24, 2007

"But the book fails to gel, and why any of this should result in Ewetopia's acceptance of her own true self is a mystery. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Ewetopia lives among a flock of the humorless and uptight. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BABYSITTING FOR BENJAMIN by Valiska Gregory
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1993

"This wholesome message is appealingly packaged with amusingly wry dialogue and disarming illustrations of the irrepressible little rabbit—not only bigger than the mice but once, in a cross section of their cozy two-story home, literally everywhere at once. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Nice old mouse couple Frances and Ralph scurry about preparing for their charge—the bunny's just a baby, but bigger than they are; and though they've ``baby-proofed,'' Benjamin's leaps and ``PLAY!'' cause mayhem. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GINNY LOUISE AND THE SCHOOL SHOWDOWN by Tammi Sauer
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 16, 2015

"Never underestimate the power of good, especially when it's wrapped up in as sweet a package as Ginny Louise. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A classroom's three terrors don't know what's hit them when new student Ginny Louise arrives in town. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHAT GRANDMAS DO BEST/WHAT GRANDPAS DO BEST by Laura Numeroff
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"Grandparents (and their offspring) will love this one. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Numeroff's grandmas and grandpas are lots of fun to be with in this charming flip-flop book—grandmas on one side, grandpas on the other. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WANTED: BEST FRIEND by A.M. Monson
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 1997

"Best friend'' means the friend Cat can best tolerate in a field of rejects. (Picture book. 4-8)"
After being repeatedly thrashed at checkers, Mouse suggests to Cat a game of crazy eights. Read full book review >