Search Results: "Lynne Berry"


BOOK REVIEW

PIG AND PUG by Lynne Berry
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 2, 2015

"New readers will find two new frenemies to love here. Bravo, Pig and Pug! (Picture book. 3-8)"
How do two tiny critters get to be friends? Sometimes it takes a bit of an effort. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DUCK DUNKS by Lynne Berry
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2008

"After a read or three, listeners will chant right along, hoping there are more outings planned for this ducky family. (Picture book. 2-5)"
"Ducks in swimsuits. One with a float / One with a kite and cakes in a tote. / Five with towels—one towel each! / Five little ducks on their way to the beach." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SQUID KID THE MAGNIFICENT by Lynne Berry
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 2, 2015

"Delightful brother-and-sister snark in squid form—yes, really. (Picture book. 4-7)"
In supersaturated oceanic color, squidling Oliver, purple and with top hat and wand, becomes Squid Kid the Magnificent after saying the magic words: "smelly yellow jellyfish." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DUCK SKATES by Lynne Berry
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Storytimers will have just one word for you when you finish this: AGAIN! (Picture book. 3-5)"
Five ducklings could not be more excited over the hefty snowfall outside their windows. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHAT FLOATS IN A MOAT? by Lynne Berry
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 9, 2013

"A goofy romp that will fit right in with elementary school science lessons. (author's note) (Picture book. 5-8)"
Silly meets science in this title inspired by Archimedes' principle. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CURIOUS DEMISE OF A CONTRARY CAT by Lynne Berry
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2006

"No pussyfooting around, this is an out-and-out outlandish, original opus of pure fun and witchery that will have kids spellbound. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Few creatures can flaunt disdain like a contrary cat, and this rhyming tale of a test of wills between Witch and her pet proves it. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FIRST COME THE ZEBRA by Lynne Barasch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"A nice choice for classroom use and home reading. (map, author's note, glossary, source notes) (Picture book. 5-9)"
After the rainy season, Kenya's animals work in concert, each type eating from a specific niche of the lush grasslands, shown here in appealing, expansive ink-and-watercolor illustrations. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE RELUCTANT FLOWER GIRL by Lynne Barasch
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 31, 2001

"Pair with Gary Soto's Snapshots from the Wedding (1997) for a child's-eye look at a family celebration. (Picture book. 4-8)"
April's big sister Annabel is her best friend, even though she's older. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ARMADILLO FROM AMARILLO by Lynne Cherry
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1994

"A note distinguishes the carefully researched facts in the art from the fiction concerning the appealing animal observer. (Picture book. 5-9)"
With thanks, in her dedication, to Dr. Seuss, Cherry pens a fanciful verse account of an armadillo's journey through Texas and into outer space. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A WINTER WALK by Lynne Barasch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1993

"A quiet book with special appeal for the observant child. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Barasch's second is a marked contrast to the whimsically clever plotting of her debut book, Rodney's Inside Story (1992): on a gray day, Sophie's mom takes her outdoors to ``find the color of winter'': the red of berries still clinging to trees, the fields' ``rust...and yellow...lavender...and gold,'' the brook's blue, a rabbit's brown eyes, and, at the end of their walk, the white of falling snow. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FLUTE'S JOURNEY by Lynne Cherry
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1997

"Bright, realistic illustrations give the book a picture-book look, but include plenty of detail, particularly in the lush rainforest settings where Flute holes up until spring. (Picture book. 6-9)"
When the snow flies, thousands of birds migrate south to avoid the icy temperatures and shortage of food. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HIROMI’S HANDS by Lynne Barasch
BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 1, 2007

"A glossary and pronunciation guide, a portrait photo and a brief wrap-up close what will be for most young readers a fascinating family story. (Picture book/biography. 7-9)"
Barasch frames this profile of Hiromi Suzuki, a childhood friend of her daughter's who grew up to be an itamae-san, or professional sushi chef, as both an American story and a first-person tale of a young woman's success in a trade traditionally dominated by men. Read full book review >