Search Results: "Martin Springett"


BOOK REVIEW

KATE & PIPPIN by Martin Springett
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 28, 2012

"Again, awwww. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The true story, captured in intimate photos, of an old Great Dane and an abandoned fawn. Awwww. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WISE OLD WOMAN by Yoshiko Uchida
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"A wonderful way to explain respect for the elderly. (Folklore/Picture book. 5-9)"
In medieval Japan a young farmer lives with his old mother in a village ruled by a cruel young lord who has decreed that all the villagers who reach the age of 70 must be taken into the mountains and left to die. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE NIGHT WALKER by Richard Thompson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2002

"Discerning readers will question why the treasures did not sound their clicking and clinking during the morning portion of his walk but nevertheless, this is a comfortably scary story that will evoke smiles for those who can imagine their own Night Stalker. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Thompson and Springett's second collaboration (The Follower, not reviewed) follows a similar scenario—scary things following a child through a scary place. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMAL ABC by Susi Martin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2014

"If older volumes of simple alphabet books have seen better days, this one will fill the bill for a replacement. (Picture book. 4-6)"
This alphabet of the animal kingdom has a Victorian-scrapbook feel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ABC USA by Martin Jarrie
ABC BOOKS
Released: May 15, 2005

"EWSLUGp2004, illustrated by Ann Boyajian, is only the latest of several more reliable sources. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Using long, stylized figures on chipped-paint backgrounds for a folk-art look, Jarrie tours common US sights, locales and symbols in this alphabetical showcase. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CLEVER TORTOISE by Francesca Martin
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"Utterly charming and a great read-aloud. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Martin (The Honey Hunters, 1992, etc.) retells an old, old trickster story from the Ngoni people of southern Tanzania with great good humor and a story-teller style highly appropriate for a tale from the oral tradition: "Listen! / There is a lake in Africa, called Nyasa. / Mmm, it is full of blue cool water." and "Hm, tch, tch, it started like this . . ." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LESSER SPOTTED ANIMALS by Martin Brown
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 31, 2017

"This ambitious nonfiction picture book uncovering extraordinary, rarely spotlighted creatures is both informative and funny—quite a feat. (glossary, key) (Informational picture book. 7-10)"
Meet the numbat, fairy armadillo, zorilla, banded linsang, hirola, and a world of lesser-known animals. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 1, 1999

"Children will respond to this with amusement, and the theme is a worthy one. (Picture book. 7-8)"
A toy bear plays conflict resolution specialist in this post-modern episode from the illustrator of Eric Sanvoisin's The Ink Drinker (1998). Read full book review >