Search Results: "M. Christina Butler"


BOOK REVIEW

ONE RAINY DAY by M. Christina Butler
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2009

"The gentle story would have been just as effective, however, without the glittery umbrella and shiny raincoat, and the gimmick does nothing to affect its fundamentally ephemeral nature. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Frequent collaborators Butler and Macnaughton present another Little Hedgehog story, this time about rain and a very special umbrella. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ONE WINTER’S DAY by M. Christina Butler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Little Hedgehog's tender story is about true compassion and pure generosity, illustrating how goodness rarely goes unnoticed. (Picture book. 2-6)"
When a great wind blows apart Little Hedgehog's nest, he snuggles into his vivid orange-and-red hat, scarf and mittens. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ONE SNOWY RESCUE by M. Christina Butler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 10, 2015

"A sweet friendship, lovingly and gently portrayed. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Kindhearted Little Hedgehog worries about his friends in the aftermath of a huge blizzard. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHO’S BEEN EATING MY PORRIDGE? by M. Christina Butler
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Misses the mark. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Little Bear continually turns up his nose at his breakfast of porridge, refusing to eat it even with addition of nuts, berries, and honey. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ONE SPECIAL CHRISTMAS by M. Christina Butler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"A strong outing for Little Hedgehog; the cozy Christmas setting is a bonus. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The latest entry in the Little Hedgehog series finds him delivering Christmas gifts for Santa Claus, who is stuck at home with a cold. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SNOW FRIENDS by M. Christina Butler
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"A crinkly plastic coating for the snowmen adds both visual and tactile interest to this simple, cheery outing. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Suggesting that romps in the snow are better with friends, Butler and Mcnaughton set a solitary little bear to making a snowman. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ONE STARRY NIGHT by M. Christina Butler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"Impossibly cute-looking animals, embossed stars and minor close calls add up to a delightful bedtime adventure story for children who absolutely, positively can't stand tension. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Little Hedgehog and his friends enjoy a splendid evening of stargazing. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE DARK, DARK NIGHT by M. Christina Butler
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2008

"Chapman's animals pop with bold color and apt detail; Butler's familiar fable is amiable but ultimately undistinguished. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A monster stalks the pond...or does it? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A STAR SO BRIGHT by M. Christina Butler
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Pedler's animal characters, often shown in family groups, have a sweet charm, especially one little duck who gazes in amazement at the star's reflection in a pond. (Picture book. 2-5)"
The star over Bethlehem is the focus of this gentle story of Christmas Eve, one that is short enough and simple enough for younger preschoolers who are just learning about the Nativity story. Read full book review >