Search Results: "Pascal Lemaitre"


BOOK REVIEW

DOCTOR TED by Andrea Beaty
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 8, 2008

"Kids will be anxious to see what kind of fireman Ted becomes. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Ted is one prepared bear. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HUSH, BABY GHOSTLING by Andrea Beaty
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Aug. 4, 2009

"Although the ghostly role-reversal premise is hardly new, this is a just-sweet-enough example of it for little ones. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A mother ghost soothes her baby to sleep as dawn draws near, summoning visions of ghouls and goblins to help him in his slumber, reassuring him that the "boy / with ten pink toes, blue eyes, / and golden hair" he thinks he sees is "only make-believe." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PINOCCHIO by Kate McMullan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 4, 2014

"A sharp, ultimately appealing corrective to Disney's better-known confection. (Fiction. 7-10)"
The classic tale of the wooden boy who wants to become real gets a 21st-century update. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A PET NAMED SNEAKER by Joan Heilbroner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"A worthy title for new readers. (Early reader. 5-7)"
Sneaker the snake proves himself a lovable pet in this beginning reader. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALWAYS by Alison McGhee
ANIMALS
Released: June 9, 2009

"Dog owners will love this, as will those who wish they had a dog just like this one. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Just when it seems that there's nothing more to say about the enduring bond between a dog and its owner, an unassuming little pooch with brown spots steps up to the plate and adds his own first-person interpretation of that special attachment. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DO NOT OPEN THIS BOOK! by Michaela Muntean
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2006

"There are other stories about writing and reading stories—Allan Ahlberg's Half a Pig (2004) and James Stevenson's No Laughing, No Smiling, No Giggling (2004) come to mind—that have a little more substance to sustain the fun. (Picture book. 5-9)"
A determined pig scolds readers for interfering with the creative process as he labors to write a story. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GOODNIGHT, DRAGONS by Judith Roth
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 14, 2012

"One could, perhaps, see the dragons as personified fears or bullies or other childhood terrors, conquered by the brave wielding of chocolate, but one could also see a slightly unfocused and underimagined bedtime story. You make the call. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A small boy states that he is "called to tame dragons" and proceeds to do so in a question-begging flight of fancy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ARTIST TED by Andrea Beaty
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 7, 2012

"Oblivious but funny and full of gusto, Ted's bound for detective work next. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Ted's back, bursting with enthusiasm, this time throwing himself into the role of painter. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BULLDOG'S BIG DAY by Kate McMullan
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"This certainly won't replace Scarry, but it will probably find its way home with some of his loyal fans. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Bulldog's quest for the perfect job leads readers on an amusing jaunt through a bustling town as he tries on the jobs of firefighter, window washer, sign painter and bookseller. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FIREFIGHTER TED by Andrea Beaty
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 8, 2009

"Sure to fire up kids' imaginations while tickling their funny bones at the same time. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Following his day as a doctor (Doctor Ted, 2008), Ted awakens to the odor of smoke (burned toast) and decides that since a firefighter cannot be found he must save the day himself. Read full book review >