Search Results: "Paul Brett Johnson"


BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE BUNNY FOO FOO by Paul Brett Johnson
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2004

"Storytimers will be singing along from page one. (Picture book. 2-6)"
The Good Fairy doesn't like tomfoolery. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE PIG WHO RAN A RED LIGHT by Paul Brett Johnson
Released: March 1, 1999

"At last Miss Rosemary and Gertrude put their heads together, drawing up a successful scheme to get George to behave like a perfect pig—just as Magnolia the goose decides to burst into oinks. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Poor Miss Rosemary. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FARMERS' MARKET by Paul Brett Johnson
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1997

"Add it to a growing shelf of recent stories about markets: Nancy White Carlstrom's Baby-O (1992), Omar Casta§eda's Abuela's Weave (1993), and Pat Mora's Uno, Dos, Tres: One, Two, Three (1996). (Picture book. 4-7)"
One summer Saturday in the life of Laura, a farmer's daughter who accompanies her parents and older brother to Lexington, Kentucky, where they sell their produce at an open-air market. Read full book review >

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JACK OUTWITS THE GIANTS by Paul Brett Johnson
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2002

"Told in a folksy style that fits both tale and pictures perfectly, this Appalachian folk hero's latest escapade should win him plenty of new fans. (author's note) (Picture book/folktale. 7-9)"
Even extra heads are no help when it comes to a battle of wits with Jack. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MR. PERSNICKETY AND CAT LADY by Paul Brett Johnson
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"Not a great conflict-resolution model for the kids. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Mr. Persnickety and Cat Lady are neighbors but not, unfortunately, the best of friends in this mildly amusing, although decidedly mean-spirited story about feuding neighbors. Mr. Persnickety is a fussbudget who likes everything just so, while Cat Lady revels in the chaos that owning 37 cats brings. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Told in the melodious twang of mountain vernacular, Johnson's story rumbles along to its own beat, an outrageously ghoulish tale to make story-hour listeners shiver. (Picture book/folklore. 5-8)"
An Appalachian folktale is the basis of Johnson's story of a fried-chicken-loving preacher whose untimely demise sets into motion an tumultuous chain of events as members of his flock frantically try to absolve themselves of the non-existent crime of murder. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FEARLESS JACK by Paul Brett Johnson
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2001

"Readers who haven't met Jack already will be pleased to make his acquaintance; those who are already fans will have new cause to admire his pluck and common sense. (foreword) (Picture book/folktale. 6-9)"
In a whimsical retelling of "The Brave Little Tailor," young Jack paints "FEARLESS JACK KILLED TEN AT A WHACK" on his cap after doing for the yellowjackets feasting on his sorghum sandwich, then sets out to make his fortune. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GOOSE WHO WENT OFF IN A HUFF by Paul Brett Johnson
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2001

"The artwork is sure-handed, painted in mellow tones, and the best part all around. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The title sounds fun, but this story of a disconsolate goose that wants a child has a somewhat sad underpinning. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ON TOP OF SPAGHETTI by Paul Brett Johnson
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2006

"Music and recipes are included for those who want the full experience. (Picture book. 2-8)"
Yodeler Jones's Spaghetti Emporium & Musicale is in trouble when the Fried Fritter Fricassee opens next door. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A PERFECT PORK STEW by Paul Brett Johnson
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1998

"Johnson's tale entertains, while his fuzzy pastel drawings keep the wart-nosed witch from being too scary, and place the story in a Russia of onion-dome churches and countryside dachas. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Johnson (Farmers' Market, 1997, etc.) concocts his own silly story from the elements of Russian folktales. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FRANK FISTER'S HIDDEN TALENT by Paul Brett Johnson
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1994

A disappointing clinker from the author of The Cow Who Wouldn't Come Down (1993). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE COW WHO WOULDN'T COME DOWN by Paul Brett Johnson
ADVENTURE
Released: March 1, 1993

"A delightful and well-polished first performance. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Poor Miss Rosemary! Read full book review >