Search Results: "Mike Reed"


BOOK REVIEW

BAD TO THE BONE by Lucy Nolan
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"Young readers will 'stay' for the end of this one. (Fiction. 6-10)"
In their third chapter-book outing, doggy best friends "Down Girl" and "Sit" must contend again with their misguided masters and the annoying cat, "Here Kitty Kitty," who lives close by. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ELF HELP by Margie Palatini
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 1997

"It's unfortunate for children's sharp eyes that the computer mouse is missing from three of the four scenes in which a computer is shown, even in the spread that refers to it, and hard on young techies that the Web address boasted in the subtitle fails to lead to an actual site. (Picture book. 4-7)"
From Palatini (The Wonder Worm Wars, p. 1310, etc.), a tongue-twisting tangle of cyberspeak that mars an otherwise merry tale of a mailroom elf who wants Santa's workshop to upgrade, download, and become high tech. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOOKING FOR LUNA by Tim Myers
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"The playfulness of the text combined with its predictability makes this a suitable candidate for read-aloud time with the preschool set. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A girl and her father embark on a quest in search of their missing cat. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A MILLION DOTS by Andrew Clements
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2006

"Its clarity of design and variety of facts presented, however, make it a solid browsing book and an entertaining alternative for fact- and number-obsessed kids. (Picture book/nonfiction. 6-12)"
Here's a picture book that challenges the ease with which so many of us invoke "millions," as one million tiny dots range across some 19 successive double-page spreads. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ON THE ROAD by Lucy Nolan
by Lucy Nolan, illustrated by Mike Reed
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Kids will want to curl up with their best friend and laugh at the adventures of Down Girl and Sit. (Fiction. 6-9)"
Down Girl and Sit are best friends. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CATCHING THE WILD WAIYUUZEE by Rita Williams-Garcia
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"Lovely, all around. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A very gratifying first picture book from Williams-Garcia, one that plays with the willowiness of language while following the shenanigans of a young African-American girl trying to escape the bite of a comb wielded by her mother. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EVEN FIREFIGHTERS HUG THEIR MOMS by Christine Kole MacLean
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Riding on the wave of stories featuring everyday heroes, this story of imaginative youngsters is appealing if ultimately an extra. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Two busy children use their imaginations to become firefighters, EMTs, police officers, and more, but they still take time to give their mother the affection she desires. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SMALL FRY by Jaime Adoff
by Jaime Adoff, illustrated by Mike Reed
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"Cathartic and encouraging fun. (Picture book/poetry. 6-8)"
As all those petite, wannabe-tall yet slow-to-grow youngsters know, life as a small fry can have its disadvantages. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DOWN GIRL AND SIT by Lucy Nolan
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"This donut-loving dog, with her unusual perspective, is sure to tickle all lovers of man's best friend. (Fiction. 6-9)"
Boasting they are "smarter than squirrels," two comic canines patrol their backyards with a nose for trouble in this amusing first-chapter book. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OH NO, NOAH! by Johanna Hurwitz
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2001

"The generous font, comfortable size, and familiar story make this a fine addition to a growing list of good choices for new readers. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Hurwitz's (Russell's Secret, 2001, etc.) latest warm slice of family life explores another milestone: moving to a new neighborhood. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A CHILL IN THE AIR by John Frank
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Though there's never enough poetry, particularly for younger audiences, this collaboration is too uneven to consider as more than a secondary choice. (Poetry. 5-7)"
In simply phrased verses, nearly all previously unpublished, Frank notes in sequence autumn's changing leaves and dropping temperatures, the appearance of snow, ice, and bitter winds, and then early signs of spring at last. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SWEET COMPETITION by Liz Reed
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"Bit of a sticky mess.(Picture book. 3-5)"
A linked pair of cherries is the star of this fable with a familiar theme: cooperation is better than competition. Read full book review >