Search Results: "Pat Schories"


BOOK REVIEW

PIE FOR CHUCK by Pat Schories
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"Fine for a read-alone but like dynamite for a read-aloud. (Picture book. 4-8) "
A pie cooling on a windowsill and passing miscreants of all stripes make for an inexorable combustion. Read full book review >

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MOUSE AROUND by Pat  Schories
ANIMALS
Released: May 9, 1991

"An unusually strong debut. (Picture book. 2-8)"
There's plenty to discover and discuss in this carefully devised wordless story: A baby mouse, awakened by a dripping pipe, falls into the plumber's pocket to begin an adventurous journey that takes it out the door in the resident paperboy's doughnut and to various places around town before—having made numerous transfers (all unobserved by the humans) from one conveyance to another and survived dangers (including a cat and a garbage truck)—it serendipitously makes its way back, via an oblivious visitor's hat, to drop down the kitchen sink through the still-open-ended pipe, into its basement home. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JACK AND THE NIGHT VISITORS by Pat  Schories
ANIMALS
Released: April 30, 2006

"With the nostalgic pastel-and-watercolor illustrations, this is a kid-perfect vehicle for encouraging children's minds to take off. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Jack, the scruffy but adorable little terrier, has a boy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HE'S YOUR DOG! by Pat  Schories
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 4, 1993

"The author's colorful, realistic illustrations make a fine complement. (Picture book. 4-8)"
After his pup chews his mother's shoe and she threatens, ``If you can't train him better, we're getting rid of him,'' a boy imagines where he and the dog could go—the beach (``no place to sleep''), an all-night truck stop (``what if they don't allow dogs?''), the loft in a friend's garage (but the dog can't climb ladders). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PANTS FOR CHUCK by Pat Schories
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"Ultimately, since Chuck ends up smartly eschewing the pants at book's end, the title even ends up seeming like a misnomer. (Early reader. 5-7)"
A beginning reader with a silly story that may or may not hold up to interrogation about anthropomorphic animals and story logic. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHEN JACK GOES OUT by Pat  Schories
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"Still fun, quirky and easy to follow for pre-readers. (Picture book. 2-5)"
As a follow-up to Schories's previous wordless book Jack and the Night Visitors (2006), a boy takes his dog, Jack, outside and hooks him up to his leash by his doghouse. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BREAKFAST FOR JACK by Pat  Schories
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"A companion title, Jack and the Missing Piece (ISBN: 1-932425-17-9), introduces an Asian-American friend for the little boy. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Jack is a small, copper-and-white-spotted dog who lives in a family that includes a gray-striped cat and a boy with copper-colored hair. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FOREST, WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE? by Irene O'Garden
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"It is poetry set to the life cycle of nature—through the words of children. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Performer and poet O'Garden's jubilant dialogue between sweet-natured children and a personified forest offers an apt blend of lush imagery and bare-bones kid-ness, set to a read-aloud rhythm. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BISCUIT WANTS TO PLAY by Alyssa Satin Capucilli
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"Traditional and sweet, just like homemade buttermilk biscuits with honey. (Easy reader. 4-7)"
Golden-brown puppy Biscuit seems to have arrived at superstar status: a stack of related easy-reader titles about the puppy's activities and holidays, four more titles for spring 2001, and over a million Biscuit books in print. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PAT-A-CAKE by Mary Brigid Barrett
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"With its companion title, a playful romp in a please-touch-and-explore world. (Board book. 18 mos.-3)"
Moving on from baked goods, a diverse group of toddlers pat everything from an acorn to a puddle. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HAPPY HANUKKAH, BISCUIT! by Alyssa Satin Capucilli
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"A pleasant addition to the Biscuit canon. (Picture book. 1-5)"
Biscuit's (Biscuit Goes to School, p. 877, etc.) back and this time he's celebrating Hanukkah. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PAT THE CAT by Jacqui Hawkins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 22, 2011

"This irresistible app gets everything right, proving that simplicity is sometimes best. (iPad storybook app. 2-7)"
Based on the picture book of the same name, this charming app is a flawless combination of music, sound effects, narration and interactive elements. Read full book review >