Search Results: "Margot Apple"


BOOK REVIEW

COWBOY SLIM by Julie Danneberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"Perfect for cowboys and -girls who long to ride at the head of the herd. (author's note and glossary) (Picture book. 4-7)"
A poetic greenhorn proves that the pen is mightier than the lasso in this winsome western. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SCAMPER AND THE HORSE SHOW by Jessie Haas
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2004

"Winning. (Picture book. 4-9)"
The delightful duo that brought readers Appaloosa Zebra (2002) and Runaway Radish (2001) returns with the story of Scamper, a white pony, and two sisters who take him to a local horse show. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BRAVE MARTHA by Margot Apple
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"The comfortable pencil and watercolor drawings, making deliberate or accidental homage to Sendak's Really Rosie, lend a nostalgic flavor to this age-old bedtime dilemma. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Apple turns from the exploits of Nancy Shaw's exuberant sheep (Sheep Take a Hike, 1994, etc.) to a quieter bedtime tale about a young girl facing her fears in the dark. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE NAME QUILT by Phyllis Root
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 10, 2003

"A low-key alternative to Blumenthal's Aunt Claire's Yellow Beehive Hair (2001) or Patricia Polacco's intergenerational stories. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A child and her grandmother forge a new link to their family's past after an old one is lost. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SHEEP OUT TO EAT by Nancy Shaw
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"A deft, succinct, charming as ever fifth appearance. (Picture book. 2-7)"
No toddler has ever precipitated more mayhem then these five insouciant sheep, now stopping at the quaint ``Tiddley Wink Tea Shop,'' which is run by an unsuspecting cat. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SHEEP GO TO SLEEP by Nancy Shaw
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 5, 2015

"A beguiling bedtime book and a nice choice for just before nap time. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Count the sheep as they fall asleep…. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE GOOSE by David Mraz
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2009

"Apple's full-bleed colored-pencil illustrations add appropriate warmth and gentleness to Mraz's fable, which, although more than a little precious in its contrivance and hardly original in presentation, is nevertheless in tune with a young target audience. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Downy yellow goose explores his small universe. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SHEEP BLAST OFF! by Nancy Shaw
ADVENTURE
Released: June 2, 2008

"The team's long-running series continues to entertain, with text happily accessible to even the youngest readers. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Sheep have shopped, hiked, trick-or-treated; now readers find sheep in space! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

APPALOOSA ZEBRA by Jessie Haas
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2002

"A fitting addition to the creator's equine oeuvre; a fine supplement to the ABC canon. (Picture book. 5-10)"
A young rider imagines the horses she'll have when she grows up in this charming equestrian alphabet. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIRTHDAY PONY by Jessie Haas
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"Another blue ribbon. (Fiction. 6-9)"
Haas and Apple have deservedly cornered the market on horse books for second-graders. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SHEEP TAKE A HIKE by Nancy Shaw
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"Both preschoolers and newly independent readers will chortle at the antics of these charmingly silly and sensible sheep. (Picture book. 3-8)"
In their sixth appearance, Shaw's six insouciant sheep bumble their way through an expedition featuring the usual trials and mishaps of novice hikers (steep climbs, briars, arguing about the trail, a bog, getting lost). Read full book review >