Search Results: "Megan Lloyd"


BOOK REVIEW

LLOYD LLAMA by Sarah Jones
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 2, 2015

"Rough around the edges, but readers still llearning their lletters will enjoy the elementary wordplay promoted by these pastel pals. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A pink llama and a blue alpaca find common ground in this orthographically themed friendship story. Read full book review >

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FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT by Meryle Secrest
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 9, 1992

"Definitive. (Photographs—121—some seen.)"
Engrossing story of the Balzac-scaled life of the great architect. Read full book review >

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FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT by Ada Louise Huxtable
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 8, 2004

"So, too, is Huxtable's biography: a fine and unsparing appreciation of an American original."
Eminent architectural critic meets eminent but-ever-so difficult architect. Read full book review >

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FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT by Susan Goldman Rubin
MUSIC AND THE ARTS
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"As books about Wright abound, this, though handsome, is at best supplemental. (No bibliography; cursory index) (Biography. 12- 15)"
Appealing book design can't rescue a leaden look at the life and work of the eminent architect. Read full book review >

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FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT by Frances A. Davis
MUSIC AND THE ARTS
Released: Oct. 31, 1996

"Readers of this uncommonly rich biography will discover not only Wright's genius, but his heart and soul as well. (b&w photos, diagrams, sources, bibliograpy, index) (Biography. 10+)"
A faithful recounting of the story of the ``Maverick Architect,'' packed with colorful detail: Wright's mother taped pictures of cathedrals over his crib and brought him special toy blocks to stir his desire to build. Read full book review >

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MUSIC AND THE ARTS
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"Chronology; glossary; bibliography; index. (Nonfiction. YA+)"
A handsome, large-sized volume, attractively illustrated with photos, Wright's own drawings, and decorative designs based on his works, but one whose audience is a bit problematic. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A BIG BOY NOW by Eileen Spinelli
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"A nice addition to the 'growing up' books that not only deals with an obstacle to overcome, but features a main character that is slightly older than most in this genre. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Spinelli and Lloyd celebrate the self-confidence that arises from a child's achieving the milestones of growth, including the ups and downs of riding a bike sans training wheels. Read full book review >

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TOO MANY PUMPKINS by Linda White
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 1996

"Esmeralda, the heroine's sidekick cat, provides a particularly expressive counterpoint in almost every picture. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When Rebecca Estelle was a little girl, money was scarce. Read full book review >

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WHAT COLOR IS CAMOUFLAGE? by Carolyn Otto
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 30, 1996

"A careful integration of text and illustration makes this an especially useful title in the series, as well as an attractive one. (Picture book/nonfiction. 7-10)"
This handsome title in the Let's-Read-And-Find-Out Science series shows and describes animal camouflage. Read full book review >

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TOO MANY TURKEYS by Linda White
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 15, 2010

"Overall, this rural romp provides a gobbling good read. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Even two turkeys may prove too many in this lighthearted tale. Read full book review >

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CHIRPING CRICKETS by Melvin Berger
ANIMALS
Released: May 31, 1998

"Easy projects are included, as is a tidy formula for figuring out the temperature from the number of cricket chirps per minute. (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-9)"
To human listeners, cricket songs announce that summer can't last forever; their evening chirps forecast falling leaves, cooler temperatures, and the start of school in the not-so-distant future. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GINGERBREAD DOLL by Susan Tews
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 1993

"Lloyd's sharply observed realistic watercolors—in a palette somewhat grayed as if to recall old b&w photos—beautifully reflect this well-told story's warmth and focus on essential values. (Picture book/Young reader. 5-9)"
When the extended family gathers for its annual cookie baking, great-grandma Rebecca tells about her ninth Christmas, in 1930 during the Depression. Read full book review >