Search Results: "Mike Wohnoutka"


BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE PUPPY AND THE BIG GREEN MONSTER by Mike Wohnoutka
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2014

"This sweet story of new, unusual friendship is sure to elicit plenty of giggles. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Little Puppy's persistence wins him an unexpected friend. Read full book review >

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DAD'S FIRST DAY by Mike Wohnoutka
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 7, 2015

"By the end of the book, readers will be all set for school too: this is sure to provoke shared laughter that will calm the fears of even the most unready parents. (Picture book. 3-7)"
With tongue firmly in cheek, Wohnoutka recognizes that kids going to school for the first time aren't the only ones who are nervous. Read full book review >

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MY BIBI ALWAYS REMEMBERS by Toni Buzzeo
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 19, 2014

"A gentle, loving picture of interaction among generations. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The vast savanna is parched and dry, and grandmother Bibi is the only elephant who remembers the way to desperately needed water. Read full book review >

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JUST LIKE MY PAPA by Toni Buzzeo
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 2, 2013

"The warm and reassuring flow of the text and the dramatic painterly scenes of the African landscape come together for a likable tale just in time for Father's Day. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Buzzeo and Wohnoutka (Stay Close to Mama, 2012) pair up again, this time taking a closer look at the loving dynamic between a lion and his mischievous cub on the African savanna. Read full book review >

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STAY CLOSE TO MAMA by Toni Buzzeo
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 13, 2012

"Pass on this muddled effort. (author's note) (Picture book. 3-5)"
A young giraffe repeatedly lands in dangerous situations when his curiosity gets the best of him. Read full book review >

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MAMA’S LITTLE DUCKLING by Marjorie Blain Parker
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"A delightful addition to any preschool or toddler collection. (Picture book. 3-6)"
This tender tale deals with a milestone every family faces: finding a balance between a child's budding independence and a parent's need for security. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHEN THE WIZZY FOOT GOES WALKING... by Roni Schotter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

WIZZY FOOT may be just the perfect name to give to the array of both negative and positive behaviors exhibited by rambunctious toddlers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THIS IS NOT A CAT! by David LaRochelle
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 2, 2016

"A stale, unfunny tale of duped mice unprepared for a world with predators. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Is the cat really a cat? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOOK WHAT THE CAT DRAGGED IN! by Gary Hogg
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"Readers weary of endless variations on 'Little Red Hen' might give this a try. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Hogg spins a tale from the titular expression, casting a slothful family that intimidates its feline member into providing firewood, food and entertainment. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HANUKKAH BEAR by Eric A. Kimmel
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2013

"The now-classic tale's humor still fosters eye-rolling laughter, with Wohnoutka's illustrations as rib-tickling complement. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A well-used trope of misidentification allows a village elder to innocently open her home to a possible predator with humorous, even endearing results. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JACK’S HOUSE by Karen Magnuson Beil
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 15, 2008

"This book was built for those youngsters with a jones for trucks and other big wheels, and it delivers in spades. (Picture book. 4-8)"
There is a little joke lurking for readers in Beil's twist on the classic cumulative tale of the house that Jack built. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CAN'T SLEEP WITHOUT SHEEP by Susanna Leonard Hill
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"You can count on us,' they assure her, concluding a gently humorous book that families will undoubtedly come to count on as well. (Picture book. 3-5)"
When Ava's busy mind won't let her fall asleep, her mother tells her to try counting sheep, marking the last moment of convention in Hill and Wohnoutka's refreshing bedtime story. Read full book review >