Search Results: "O. Henry"


BOOK REVIEW

THE GIFT OF THE MAGI by O. Henry
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"The text is printed on sepia-toned backgrounds that extend the antique flavor of the narrative. (Picture book. 10 & up)"
The beloved short story first published in 1906 is presented in an attractive edition with full-color illustrations that bring the sentimental story of the young couple to life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GIFT BOX by Rohan Henry
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2012

"The open-ended finish is ingenious and satisfies without being too neat; young listeners may respond to the cue to come up with Ollie's dearly-wished-for response, or they may come up with creative ones of their own. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Elephants have a storied history in children's literature, from beloved Babar all the way up to Mo Willems' current kid-favorite Gerald. Here, a new elephant family enters the pantheon. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TRUDY by Henry Cole
by Henry Cole, illustrated by Henry Cole
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"The deceptively simple story gently nudges children to look at and appreciate animals as more than just barnyard fixtures. (Picture book. 4-8)"
At the country auction, Esme and Grandfather find just the right animal for them: "Not too big, not too small. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2010

"A rare gift: a novel with artwork as whole and vital as a picture book's. (afterword) (Animal fantasy. 6-10)"
Starting outside a house, the reader's viewpoint moves indoors page by page until there "sat Celeste, hunched over her work table" under the floorboards. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ON THE WAY TO THE BEACH by Henry Cole
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2003

"Perfect for introducing youngsters to the world around them, and especially appropriate for anyone who visits or lives near the seashore. (answer key) (Picture book. 4-12)"
The mid-Atlantic coast with its myriad plants and animals comes to life in this marvelous search-and-find book. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JACK'S GARDEN by Henry Cole
FICTION
Released: April 1, 1995

"Capped by a lively and elegant design, the book should supplement to an elementary science lesson; what Jack's Garden lacks in personality, it more than makes up for in attention to detail. (Picture book. 3+)"
Cole mimics the cumulative technique of ``The House That Jack Built'' to describe the garden the eponymous hero might tend in his backyard. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FURIOUS COOL by David  Henry
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 5, 2013

"A mixed bag but worth reading. Those who do will be inspired to give Pryor's concert films fresh screenings."
Biography of the comedic genius, anticipating the authors' in-the-works film script on Pryor's work and hard times. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY MOM'S A VET by Henry Horenstein
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 1994

"The splendid photos and attractive layout are sure to attract readers. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Crisp, appealing color photos and a first-person narration by preteen Darcie detail her eventful summer week helping her mom, who has a large-animal practice in rural Connecticut. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HERE IS BIG BUNNY by Steve Henry
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 15, 2016

"Big fun for new readers who are ready to turn their Where's Waldo skills to finding text. (Early reader. 5-7)"
It's a bird, it's a plane, it's Big Bunny! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BAYBERRY ISLAND by Henry Cole
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2017

"Animal fantasy adventure with a gentle feel. (Fantasy. 6-10)"
Three woodland animals take a journey to bring a baby dragon back to his home. Read full book review >