Search Results: "Patrick J. Lewis"


BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2009

"As a no-pressure, just-for-poetry's-sake tool to start the day in the classroom, it could be a teacher's best friend. (Poetry. 8-14)"
As the subtitle indicates, 180 poems are here gathered to be enjoyed on a vitamin-like one-a-day basis. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 1, 1999

"Natchev's paintings have the delicate and sumptuous qualities of religious icons, resembling the tapestries on which other grand stories have been told, but far funnier. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A thrilling story, at once preposterous and divinely ingenious. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 11, 2012

"A spectacular collection—'And,' the editor notes with remarkable understatement, 'the pictures are pretty nice too!' (Poetry. 7-12)"
Gathered by the United States children's poet laureate, 200 (mostly) lighthearted poems from the likes of Basho and Ben Franklin, Leadbelly, Jack Prelutsky and Joyce Sidman share space with eye-popping animal photographs. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

M IS FOR MONSTER by J. Patrick Lewis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2014

"Readers who delve into this title will find their interests piqued; they'll be ready to move on to other works that explore these menacing fantastical beings more fully. (Informational picture book/poetry. 6-10)"
Need an introduction to many of the creepy creatures of legends and fantasy books? Look no further—this alphabet book of monsters provides the need-to-know information. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WORLD RAT DAY by J. Patrick Lewis
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 12, 2013

"Though it's bumpy, it's still a novel way to add some zany celebrations to the family or classroom calendar. (Poetry. 5-8)"
The Children's Poet Laureate takes a tongue-in-cheek look at some of the weird and wacky holidays that never quite make it onto commercially printed calendars. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IF YOU WERE A CHOCOLATE MUSTACHE by J. Patrick Lewis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"Verse seekers could do worser than to swallow down this course of funky, funny forms of wordy wit. (Poetry. 6-12)"
Prolific versifier, author, riddlizer (etc.) Lewis offers this mostly new (a few appeared in magazines or anthologies) collection of laughs and linguistic lampoons. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: March 10, 2009

"A solid selection. (Picture book/poetry. 7-10)"
The goofy cover and subtitle alone will raise giggles as they set the stage for Lewis to play poetic pundit for 47 jobs—odd jobs. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BOOKWORM'S FEAST by J. Patrick Lewis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"In perfect harmony are O'Brien's marvelously textured lines, dots, stipples, and colors; his bookworms serve books-on-a-plate as a frontispiece to each section, and the characters have the bright energy of the verses. (Picture book/poetry. 3-9)"
PLB 0-8037-1693-1 Lewis (Doodle Dandies, p. 896, etc.) has created an almanac of words at play, using tongue-twisters, puns, alliteration, and many forms and fancies of rhyme scheme in an unabashed celebration of language. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SNOWFLAKE SISTERS by J. Patrick Lewis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"Never has the snowy season been celebrated with more joie de vivre. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Two snowflakes—along with "seven billion four / Hundred million, maybe more"—twirl a dance down night skies, hitch a ride on Santa's sleigh, reach Times Square just in time to see the Ball drop, then flutter off across recognizable New York scenes to Central Park, to spend the rest of the winter on a welcoming snow-lad. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MOONBOW OF MR. B. BONES by J. Patrick Lewis
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 10, 1992

"Skillfully crafted by all concerned: an entertaining book that resonates on several levels. (Picture book. 5-10)"
The author of some deftly comical verse (A Hippopotamusn't, 1990) spins an allegorical tale about a mysterious old peddler- -whose wares include glass jars labeled ``Sundrops,'' ``Snowrays,'' and ``Moonbows''—and the skeptical young storyteller who convinces the other people in a little mountain town that Bartholomew Bones's ``secret weather bottles'' are as empty as they look. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE FROG PRINCESS by J. Patrick Lewis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"This one is worth a look. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A prince marries a frog—it's a long story. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: April 3, 2012

"Humor, math and poetry—who knew they were such a good combination? (Poetry/math. 8-12)"
Going a step beyond his Arithme-Tickle (illustrated by Frank Remkiewicz, 2001), Lewis cleverly combines math and language arts with this collection of humorous poetry parodies that present readers with math word problems to solve. Read full book review >