Search Results: "Monica Banks"


BOOK REVIEW

THE HAUNTING OF THE COIN by Monica Banks
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 25, 2010

"Twisted and entertaining, this broad story of revenge is multi-faceted but close to the surface—a bug's eye view into the darkness of the human soul."
A spirit takes the form of a white spider to alter the destinies of several Japanese villagers in this supernatural thriller set in the wake of World War II. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GABBY AND GRANDMA GO GREEN by Monica Wellington
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2011

"The book will conclude with instructions for sewing a cloth bag, green activities and a list of green websites, none seen by reviewer. (Picture book. 3-6)"
When Gabby comes to visit her grandmother, they give their day a green focus, reusing, returning, refilling and recycling. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TRUCK DRIVER TOM by Monica Wellington
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Simple but spot-on in its appeal for its target audience. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Trucker Tom's delivery route is an adventure. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LITTLE BOOK OF BIG FEARS by Monica Arnaldo
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 11, 2015

"Other than the opportunity to commiserate with the children in these pages (while, one hopes, not picking up any new fears along the way), there is little for kids to take away from this. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Arnaldo explores some of the fears young children experience. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

COLORS FOR ZENA by Monica Wellington
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 11, 2013

"Chipper and cartoony, but not fertile enough to tempt children to actually try mixing colors themselves. (color definitions, recommended activities) (Picture book. 2-5)"
This introduction to colors and color mixing is cheerful but antiseptic. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PIZZA AT SALLY’S by Monica Wellington
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2006

"Good pizza is tailor made to bring out a smile, and Wellington gets that zestful pleasure just right. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Wellington likes to write and draw people at work: bakers, firefighters, farmers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NIGHT HOUSE, BRIGHT HOUSE by Monica Wellington
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Feb. 1, 1997

"To rave about typefaces and graphically tidy borders would detract from the original and compelling content. (Picture book. 2-5)"
In a cavalcade of interior scenes and columns of precise rhymes, Wellington (Night Rabbits, 1995, etc.) once again finds that the wee hours are not so quiet for scampering nocturnal animals. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CRÊPES BY SUZETTE by Monica Wellington
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2004

"C'est bon for classroom use; comme ci, comme ca for art appreciation. (notes on the scenes and referenced paintings) (Picture book. 4-7)"
The title and cover set the stage, mood, and ambiance in this tour and homage to Paris, crêpes, and paintings. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NIGHT CITY by Monica Wellington
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 1998

"The text imparts plenty of information, offering windows on new worlds for children; all the while the little girl sleeps, secure in her vital, vibrant home town. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A prose portrait of the city at night shows all the things that go on while a little girl sleeps. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NIGHT RABBITS by Monica Wellington
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1995

"Amid so many other titles full of drop-dead opulence, Wellington's simplicity is a stand-out. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A pair of plump white bunnies hop through their nocturnal pursuits—nibbling vegetables and berries from a farm, running from owls, raccoons, a red fox, a lumbering bear (all cuddly, non- threatening predators), and seeking shelter from a nighttime rainstorm. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MR. COOKIE BAKER by Monica Wellington
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"The old-fashioned illustrations, with their two-dimensional and geometric simplicity, add much to the delicious result. (cookie recipes) (Picture book. 2-5)"
Mr. Baker's shop is an inviting place, filled to the gunnels with frosted sugar cookies. Read full book review >