Search Results: "Lynn Rowe Reed"


BOOK REVIEW

OLIVER, THE SPACESHIP, AND ME by Lynn Rowe Reed
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2009

"When Carter chooses Oliver for the inaugural flight (though he'd kinda-sorta promised that to his generous helpmates, but forgot there were only two seats), it's a nice gesture, but doesn't exactly—or even remotely—have anything meaningful to say about friendship. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Carter is miffed when his best friend, Oliver, chooses someone else to go to the planetarium on his birthday. Read full book review >

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PLEASE DON’T UPSET P.U. ZORILLA! by Lynn Rowe Reed
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 10, 2006

"Comical, stylized paint-and-collage illustrations accompany the clever text, resulting in a most malodorous treat. (Picture book. 3-7)"
P.U. Zorilla needs a new home. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 13, 2005

"And what better lagniappe than a pair of sugary recipes at the end? (Picture book. 6-8)"
All of the other turkeys on Felicia Ferguson's farm have disappeared, and Thanksgiving being just around the corner, it's time for chubby Thelonius to fret—especially considering the way Felicia keeps feeding him and plucking his tail feathers. Read full book review >

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FIREMAN FRED  by Lynn Rowe Reed
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"While the vocabulary is certainly easy and limited (alone and chief are the two hardest words), beginning readers will have heard enough stories about firefighters to spot the problems. (Early reader. 4-6)"
A title for beginning readers, this entry in the I Like to Read series follows Fireman Fred from the firehouse, out on a call and back again. Read full book review >

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ROSCOE AND THE PELICAN RESCUE by Lynn Rowe Reed
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 18, 2011

"Way too short: This object lesson needs perhaps a little sting, something to ensure remembrance of the dirty deed, whose long-term consequences won't be known for years. (Picture book. 5-8)"
It's time now for picture books to start weighing in on the Deepwater Horizon debacle. Read full book review >

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PEDRO, HIS PERRO, AND THE ALPHABET SOMBRERO by Lynn Rowe Reed
ABC BOOKS
Released: April 24, 1995

"Many of these are sharp and eye-filling, others are abstract—the llave (key) looks more like indigo lava—and so less informative. (glossary) (Picture book. 4-8)"
Pedro gets a dog (perro) and a hat (sombrero) for his birthday. Read full book review >

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BASIL’S BIRDS by Lynn Rowe Reed
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2010

"The bright colors and over-the-top situation are sure to keep attention from flagging. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Little does Perch Elementary's janitor know that a spring day of chasing the birds away from the school's nesting spots will end with one of those birds finding the best spot of all—his bald head. Read full book review >

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JULIUS ANTEATER, MISUNDERSTOOD by Lynn Rowe Reed
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2005

"Anyone with a healthy appetite for nonsense (if not ants) will relish this rhyming madcap adventure. (Picture book. 4-7)"
No wonder Julius Anteater is misunderstood. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ME FIRST! by Robin Pulver
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2016

"Not as strong as either Pulver and Reed's others or Brian P. Cleary and Martin Goneau's Pre- and Re-, Mis- and Dis- (2013). (Informational picture book. 6-10)"
Once again looking in on the doings in Mr. Wright's classroom, Pulver and Reed continue their language arts series with a look at prefixes. Read full book review >

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HAPPY ENDINGS by Robin Pulver
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2011

"While this may not be as strong as the previous titles from this duo, still it is a good addition to their language-arts series. (Picture book. 6-8)"
The team that taught students about nouns and verbs, punctuation and silent letters now tackles suffixes…almost literally. Read full book review >

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NOUNS AND VERBS HAVE A FIELD DAY by Robin Pulver
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2006

"This playful introduction to words recalls Ruth Heller's Kites Sail High (1998) and Merry-Go-Round (1990) for liveliness, and closes with several simple exercises and games to get children into the act. (Picture book. 6-8)"
The creators of Punctuation Takes a Vacation (2003) sentence readers to a good time with this follow-up. Read full book review >