Search Results: "Nick Butterworth"


BOOK REVIEW

ALBERT THE BEAR by Nick Butterworth
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"A child-friendly outing, as usual, and the product placement comes off more as a shared joke than a commercial ploy. (Picture book. 5-7)"
In this brief, clever cautionary take on the dangers of judging by appearances, the arrival of a very downcast-looking bear in a toy shop prompts the other toys to put together a show, in an effort to cheer him up. Read full book review >

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Q POOTLE 5 by Nick Butterworth
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2001

"An unfolding, poster-sized party scene brings up the rear of this droll close encounter of the silly kind. (Picture book. 5-7)"
A burned-out rocket booster puts a kink in pudgy, green Q Pootle 5's plans to make it to his friend Z Pootle 6's birthday party on the Moon. Read full book review >

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THE RESCUE PARTY by Nick Butterworth
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"A cozy little story, distinguished by amiable illustrations and an entertaining foldout of the denouement, with a score of appealing creatures tugging, with varying effectiveness, on the long rope. (Picture book. 3-8)"
The picnic that Percy the park-keeper and his animal friends are enjoying is interrupted when a little rabbit falls into a deep, empty well. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALL TOGETHER NOW! by Nick Butterworth
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"Butterworth (The Rescue Party, 1993, etc.) employs good cheer in drawings that make the whole venture extremely user-friendly. (Picture book. 1-5)"
A smiling boy, dressed in a green T-shirt, jeans, and socks that are about to fall off his feet, wants to have a picnic, but his six little friendsWhitey, the bear; George, the monkey; Hippo; Croc; Millie, the elephant; and Wilson, the giraffeare hiding from him. Read full book review >

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WAITING FOR RAIN by Dan Butterworth
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1992

"A fine and moving work."
The biography of an ordinary man, a farmer named Archie Clare. Read full book review >

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REX THE ROACH by Jeff Butterworth
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 14, 2014

"A polished showing with spare but well-integrated animated effects and several silly twists. (Requires iOS 6 and above.) (iPad storybook app. 5-7)"
In this simple interactive odyssey, a little robot cockroach learns to listen to his mum and to say "Please," after flushing himself down the toilet. Read full book review >

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WHERE DID MY CLOTHES COME FROM? by Chris Butterworth
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"This engaging account will wear well in any collection. (Informational picture book. 5-8)"
Using a pair of energetic children as models, Butterworth describes the making of the clothes they wear. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SEA HORSE by Chris Butterworth
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2006

"An absorbing look at these unusual fish, though assignment-driven readers may prefer one of the introductions illustrated with photos, such as Twig C. George's Seahorses (2003). (closing note, rudimentary index) (Picture book/nonfiction. 7-9)"
Superimposing vinyl-cut figures over wood-grain patterns and using a palette of greens and muted, orangey reds, Lawrence creates a private watery world through which small seahorses glide inconspicuously. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE DOUBLE AGENTS by W.E.B. Griffin
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 26, 2007

"Heavy-handed writing manages to make David Niven sound like a bore in this undistinguished addition to the series."
Griffin (The Hunters, 2007, etc.), with Butterworth, continues his Men at War World War II spy series, sending proto-CIA agent Major Richard Canidy to check on Nazi supplies of nerve gas secreted in Sicily. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE HUNTING TRIP by William E. Butterworth III
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 29, 2015

"Butterworth's good-natured buffoonery and hyperbole work far better than Butterworth-as-Griffin adding repartee to Hazardous Duty (2014)."
Butterworth drops his W.E.B. Griffin nom de plume and shifts from spy/soldier/police derring-do to produce a romantic adventure novel fueled by sly, sometimes arch, humor.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

COVERT WARRIORS by W.E.B. Griffin
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 27, 2011

"More explosions and tighter writing would have helped."
The latest military thriller from Griffin. Read full book review >