Search Results: "Melissa Sweet"


BOOK REVIEW

TUPELO RIDES THE RAILS by Melissa  Sweet
ANIMALS
Released: April 7, 2008

"Fans of the popular stray-animal genre will bid her godspeed. (Picture book. 6-8)"
In a winsome tale laced with doggy humor, an abandoned canine tags along with a pack of other four-legged fellows searching for new homes, before finding a companion to call her own. Read full book review >

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CARMINE by Melissa  Sweet
ANIMALS
Released: April 4, 2005

"Includes Granny's recipe for alphabet soup. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The illustrator tries her hand at words and images in this delightful alphabet and fairytale twist. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SOME WRITER! by Melissa Sweet
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"A masterful biography that will enchant young readers. (author's note, afterword, timeline, source notes, bibliography, about the art) (Biography. 7-12)"
A celebration of the life and work of New Yorker writer and children's-book author E.B. White. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 31, 2011

"This clever marriage of information and illustration soars high. (bibliography of adult sources, quote sources, acknowledgements, period photo) (Picture book/biography. 4-8)"
This bright, brimming picture biography commemorates Tony Sarg, a brilliant, self-taught artist whose innovative helium balloons delighted legions of Macy's parade watchers from 1928 on. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ROSIE'S BABY TOOTH by Maryann Macdonald
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 30, 1991

When Rosie, the appealing little rabbit introduced in Rosie Runs Away (1990), loses her first tooth, admires it so much that she's reluctant to part with it. Read full book review >

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BAABWAA AND WOOLIAM by David Elliott
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"Great for knitters, for readers, for fun-seeking adventurers. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A wolf and two sheep in a funny-ever-after tale? Yes! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SPIKE, THE MIXED-UP MONSTER by Susan Hood
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 25, 2012

"Hood and Sweet succeed admirably in creating a new twist on an identity story while cleverly introducing Spanish words and exotic creatures. (endnote, glossary) (Picture book. 4-8)"
While Spike, a tiny axolatl salamander, practices being the monster he believes he is, the other animals call him cute and funny because he is small. Will Spike show his true nature? Read full book review >

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WON’T YOU BE MY HUGAROO? by Joanne Ryder
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2006

"A celebration of all things lovable, Ryder's tale is bound to strike a chord with fans and newcomers across the generations. (Picture book. 2-5)"
While the venue has changed from smooches to hugs, Ryder and Sweet remain faithful to the popular format of their earlier title, Won't You Be My Kissaroo? (2004) Playful rhymes describe the myriad hugs to be savored as a young zebra spends the day at an amusement park with friends. Read full book review >

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I LOVE YOU, TOO! by Eve Bunting
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

"Sweet's limpid and winsome images, in bright washes of color, balance the text without being cloying. (Picture book. 3-6)"
An adorable small volume is just the right size for little hands and says just the right words for little voices. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: May 8, 2002

"Move over Ms. Frizzle, this guarantees that readers will not be 'tombed to eternal boredom.' (Picture book/nonfiction. 7-11)"
For armchair archaeologists, young and old, this imaginary trip to Egypt in 1924 will be golden delight. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PINKY AND REX AND THE BULLY by James Howe
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1996

"Meanwhile, Rex is only a marginal figure, barely sketched into the tale; all her behavior is described rather than shown. (Fiction. 6- 8)"
This anachronistic entry about a popular duo in the Ready-to- Read series addresses gender issues for newly independent readers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A HOUSE BY THE SEA by Joanne Ryder
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1994

"An attractive addition. (Picture book. 3-8)"
In verse that echoes both Milne's whimsical make-believe and the cadence of Poe's ``Annabel Lee,'' a child imagines living by the sea: playing with the seals (``When I got too wet/or they got too dry,/we'd hug and we'd run/and we'd yell, `Good-bye' ''); wishing on the moon; being cared for by an octopus (``With an arm doing this/and an arm doing that,/he'd cook and make my bed''); and so on. Read full book review >