Search Results: "Molly Idle"


BOOK REVIEW

FLORA AND THE FLAMINGO by Molly Idle
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"Courageous use of white space—several pages contain a solitary waterlily—and a confident animated style are used to good effect in this sweet story of a young girl and her unlikely mentor. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Klutzy but endearing Flora (dumpily clad in swimsuit, bathing cap and flippers) and a dancing flamingo are the protagonists of this whimsical, wordless tale, which will have special appeal for budding ballerinas. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FLORA AND THE PENGUIN by Molly Idle
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 2014

"Funny and charming—a winning, worthy follow-up. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The irrepressible Flora returns for an encore avian duet, this time on ice with a penguin.
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BOOK REVIEW

SEA REX by Molly Idle
by Molly Idle, illustrated by Molly Idle
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 26, 2015

"Captures a day at the beach in hysterical dino style. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Idle's Cretaceous dinos, having learned tea etiquette and some important guidelines for camping trips (Tea Rex, 2013; Camp Rex, 2014), now tackle the beach. Read full book review >

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CAMP REX by Molly Idle
by Molly Idle, illustrated by Molly Idle
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 22, 2014

"What adventure's next? (Picture book. 4-7)"
Fresh from the pages of Tea Rex (2013), Cordelia, her younger brother and his teddy this time join their dino pals for a camping expedition. Read full book review >

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TEA REX by Molly Idle
by Molly Idle, illustrated by Molly Idle
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 9, 2013

"Sure to be enjoyed by tea-party enthusiasts, and even dino fans with no use for a teapot will find themselves drawn to this clever tale of a not-entirely-civilized beast of the past. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Emily Post herself could not come up with a more proper set of guidelines for entertaining a visitor from the Cretaceous. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RODEO RED by Maripat Perkins
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2015

"Giddy-up, big sisters! (Picture book. 3-6)"
Old West lingo gives voice to the old story of sibling rivalry sparked by a new baby. Read full book review >

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FLORA AND THE CHICKS by Molly Idle
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 7, 2017

"These chicks are an adorable brood. Here's hoping Flora and an array of beasties will be appearing in the flaps of more board books soon. (Board book. 1-3)"
Flora, the animal-loving star of a wordless trio of picture books, makes her board-book debut by counting chicks as they hatch. Read full book review >

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SANTA REX by Molly Idle
by Molly Idle, illustrated by Molly Idle
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 17, 2017

"Fans of the T. Rex series and all dinosaur devotees will enjoy this merry celebration. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Idle continues her series about a sister and brother and their dinosaur friends (Sea Rex, 2015, etc.) with a tongue-in-cheek manual on how to prepare for the Christmas holiday. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FLORA AND THE PEACOCKS by Molly Idle
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 3, 2016

"Design, engineering, and art intersect to deliver a virtuoso interpretation of the pitfalls and pleasures of triads. (Picture book. 3-7)"
While Idle's previous titles (Flora and the Flamingo, 2013, etc.) feature her young, white dancer with a single avian partner, this story presents a pas de trois. Read full book review >

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FLORA AND THE OSTRICH by Molly Idle
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"Opposites, friendship, and beautiful artwork all in one charmingly designed book. (Board book. 2-4)"
Flora is back in another board book (Flora and the Chicks, 2017), all the better for little hands just learning basic concepts. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

POPPY LOUISE IS NOT AFRAID OF ANYTHING by Jenna McCarthy
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 11, 2017

"Budding daredevils just may learn Poppy's lesson right alongside her. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A fearless young girl thinks she can conquer anything, until one moment leaves her quaking. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ZOMBELINA SCHOOL DAYS by Kristyn Crow
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2017

"This zombie may not be able to keep her body together, but she can sure keep her head in delicate situations and be a good friend. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A student who is a zombie has more difficulty than most keeping it together at school, but her relationship skills are never in any doubt. Read full book review >