Search Results: "Pat Cupples"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"Skeptics who question the notion of a gender-specific science book may find Wyatt's afterword useful, but with so many non-gender-specific activity and experiment books available, this one seems appropriate only for the most desperately timid. (diagrams, charts, index) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
A well-intentioned collection of experiments, puzzles, tricks, and tips meant to make science concepts and careers approachable to girls. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FORESTRY by Jane Drake
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"A thoughtful look at an often-contentious topic. (index) (Picture book/nonfiction. 7-10)"
In a more successful entry in the America at Work series than Farming (see review, below), Drake and Love show how the demise of an ancient, beloved fir in a boy's backyard is the catalyst for an exploration of the logging industry and reforestation practices. Read full book review >

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FARMING by Ann Love
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"A simplistic overview that presents the heart of farmers' lives, but not necessarily the meat. (index) (Picture book/nonfiction. 7-10)"
The first part of this America at Work entry (see Drake, above) concentrates on Nick's life on an environmentally friendly onion farm, where his chores include sprouting and planting seedlings, watering, tending, and harvesting the onions. 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

BUMPETY BUMP! by Pat Hutchins
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2006

"Good enough to make the stomach start rumbling. (Picture book. 3-5)"
The simple verse that accompanies a wheelbarrow-borne boy ("bumpety bumpety bump") and his burly grandfather as they harvest a garden is background music to Hutchins's trademark art. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WE’RE GOING ON A PICNIC! by Pat Hutchins
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2002

"Hutchins's deceptively simple tale simply delights. (Picture book. 3-7)"
In Hutchins's (Ten Red Apples, 2000, etc.) latest, Hen, Duck, and Goose are going on a picnic. Read full book review >

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DON’T GET LOST! by Pat Hutchins
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"But, no matter: young two-leggers will happily follow these four-legged playmates into Hutchins's patchwork farmscape. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Hutchins offers quick comfort for a common anxiety: securing parental permission for a post-breakfast ramble. Read full book review >

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WHERE, OH WHERE, IS ROSIE'S CHICK? by Pat Hutchins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 30, 2016

"Where have you been all these years, Rosie? Welcome back, and hello to your little chick. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Hutchins hatches a sequel to her 1968 classic, Rosie's Walk. 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

HARVEY MOON, MUSEUM BOY by Pat Cummings
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"The illustrations are the strength here: Cummings uses lots of color and humor while cleverly showing the relationships between the museum contents and Harvey's tale. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Cummings brings Harvey Moon back after far too long an absence. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CAROUSEL by Pat Cummings
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1994

"A likable, deceptively simple story that provides a fine model of clemency strengthening an already loving relationship. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Since Daddy's not back, Alex is too upset to enjoy dressing up for her birthday, or even to appreciate the present he's left. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE PINK PIG by Pat Hutchins
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1994

"Just right. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Each time Little Pink Pig's mother calls him, he's too busy (in a barrel of apples, knocking over a milk can, etc.) to hear; each time she and the growing band of animals that she asks to help give up and move on, he calls ``Wait for me!'' and they don't hear him. Read full book review >