Search Results: "Nick Sharratt"


BOOK REVIEW

JUST IMAGINE by Pippa Goodhart
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"Quantity alone qualifies this as compulsive and repeated reading, but there's a delightfully mirthful creativity at work as well. Good fun for a broad range of ages. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Close your eyes and dream yourself into whatever you'd like to be! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE FOGGY, FOGGY FOREST by Nick Sharratt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"A nifty notion well played. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Sharratt is not the first illustrator to use vellum to create a sense of mist on the page, but he may be one of the first to capitalize on its peek-a-book effect with a younger audience. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SHARK IN THE PARK! by Nick Sharratt
ANIMALS
Released: June 11, 2002

"And although the premise is tried and true, Sharratt's design is fresh and fun. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Cartoon-bright colors saturate lively spreads in Sharratt's (Eat Your Peas, 2000, etc.) clever offering. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1997

"Probably not, but the subtext is clever: Eating and reading are adventures—go for it. (Picture book. 2-5)"
This amusing book gives children a chance to play with their food without being reprimanded and without making a mess. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHEN A MONSTER IS BORN by Sean Taylor
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2007

"Multiple typefaces will aid even the clumsiest readers in making this a storytime staple. (Picture book. 2-5)"
In the fine tradition of Laura Numeroff's If You Give a Mouse a Cookie (1985) and Remy Charlip's Fortunately (1980) comes this British import sure to have little monsters everywhere asking to hear it again. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EAT YOUR PEAS by Kes Gray
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2006

"A Bunch of Daisies), first published in England in 2000. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Frazzled mom and determined daughter face off in an escalating battle of wills—and legumes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

VICKY ANGEL by Jacqueline Wilson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"What makes this story successful are its honest characters and dialogue, its unique coverage of grief, and its ability to unite readers with Jade's healing process. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Jade and Vicky are best friends, "closer than sisters," and although the cover openly reveals Vicky's death, it does not prepare readers for Jade's intense reactions. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

COOKIE by Jacqueline Wilson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"Sharratt's trademark illustrations lend their own kind of comfort by giving a quick graphic preview of what's to come in each chapter. (Fiction. 8-11)"
Beauty Cookson's father, Gerry, a scheming, status-conscious real-estate developer, is unpredictable and controlling at home. Read full book review >

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BAD GIRLS by Jacqueline Wilson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 13, 2001

"Youngsters will have a jolly good time with these bad, no, great girls in a read that's fun though sometimes implausible. (Fiction. 9-12)"
The protagonists in this English import by the author of The Lottie Project (1999)—and other books about funny, feisty girls—aren't the bad girls of the title. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MIXED UP FAIRY TALES by Hilary Robinson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2005

"A hoot. (Picture book/folktales. 5-8)"
A four part, split page format turns a dozen or so familiar folktales into thousands, as children can mix or match the parts at will to make silly, sometimes loaded versions: "Ali Baba . . . put on a bright red cape . . . and dreamt about marrying . . . the Marquis of Carabas." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TASTY POEMS by Jill Bennett
edited by Jill Bennett, illustrated by Nick Sharratt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 8, 1992

"With its high- interest text and illustrations, a good choice for beginning readers. (Poetry/Picture book. 6-9)"
Twelve brief, fairly contemporary entries about food and eating, from the US (Prelutsky, Leland Jacobs), Britain, and the Caribbean (John Agard). Read full book review >