Search Results: "Megan Lloyd"


BOOK REVIEW

MISS SALLY ANN AND THE PANTHER by Bobbi Miller
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"Still, another solid addition to tall-tale collections. (Picture book/tall tale. 4-8)"
Miller and Lloyd team up for another rollicking tall-tale adventure (Davy Crockett Gets Hitched, 2009). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BETSY ROSS by Becky White
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 15, 2011

"A bit of bibliography and a stronger admission that this is not history (or herstory) but legend would make this a stronger book. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A historical fable, told in very few words, prettily illustrated and rather wonderful in its elegant brevity—except there is almost no evidence to support the Betsy Ross myth. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DAVY CROCKETT GETS HITCHED by Bobbi Miller
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Aug. 15, 2009

"Pair this with Steven Kellogg's tall tales about Davy Crockett and Sally Ann to round out their life stories. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Festooned with similes and hyperbole, as all good tall tales should be, this tells the infamous story of how Davy Crockett and Sally Ann Thunder Ann Whirlwind met and wed. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HORSE IN THE PIGPEN by Linda Williams
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2002

"The rhythm and repetition of Williams's text make this an enjoyable read-aloud; cleverly detailed and often outlandish illustrations make it a visual treat. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Something funny is afoot on the farm, but mom doesn't have time to listen in this pleasing pastoral romp. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FANCY THAT by Esther Hershenhorn
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2003

"Told with engagingly rhythmic language and the repeating structure of a folktale, this tongue-in-cheek piece of Americana will delight a wide range of readers and listeners. (author's note, illustrator note) (Picture book. 6-10)"
Using made-from-scratch egg tempera for authenticity, Lloyd alternates expertly done American folk-art-style portraits with more finely detailed, richly colored landscapes for this tale of an orphaned 19th-century lad who takes to the road with his father's art supplies, promising his three sisters that he'll be back by Christmas with money for a new home. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DANCE WITH ME by Barbara Juster Esbensen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 1995

"A fine addition to poetry and picture book collections, this is simple enough for reading alone and strong enough for group sharing. (Picture book/poetry. 6-9)"
A lovely collection of 15 poems, graced with iridescent pastel illustrations. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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 >