Search Results: "Peter Bently"


BOOK REVIEW

TWIN TROUBLE by Peter Bently
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 24, 2013

"National Geographic, known for its nonfiction publishing, provides little information to tots in this slight tale. (Board book. 2-4)"
Two bear cubs get themselves in a jam in this ineffective lift-the-flap story. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PETER by Kate Walker
FICTION
Released: April 1, 1993

"David, a wiser head, comfortable with his preference, one who can offer physical affection without sexual overtones; and, in Peter, a realistically distressed teenager who is finally able to muster enough perspective to weather his crisis. (Fiction. YA)"
When he finds himself attracted to his older brother's gay friend David, Peter is plunged into the kind of sexual uncertainty many young men feel. Read full book review >

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LOOK OUT, CUB! by Peter Bently
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 12, 2013

"Nothing to roar about. (Board book. 2-4)"
A playful lion cub goes exploring in this lift-the-flap story. Read full book review >

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CAPTAIN JACK AND THE PIRATES by Peter Bently
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 29, 2016

"Gently and agreeably thrilling. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Jack, Zack, and Caspar (King Jack and the Dragon, 2011) are back in an adventure by the seaside, complete with stormy waters…and pirates!Read full book review >

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A RECIPE FOR BEDTIME by Peter Bently
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 19, 2016

"A treat of a bedtime book. (Picture book. 0-3)"
Bently and Massini serve up rhyming verse and a bevy of animal friends to guide a little one through the bedtime routine, one "ingredient" at a time. Read full book review >

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THE GREAT BALLOON HULLABALOO by Peter Bently
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"A fun-filled ride. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A not-so-simple errand turns into a visit to distant planets and great adventures for Simon the Squirrel and his friends. Read full book review >

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A LARK IN THE ARK by Peter Bently
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2009

"There is no religious content beyond the Noah's Ark premise; this version of the story is just for the fun of peeking behind the 25 flaps. (Religion/picture book. 3-5)"
This British import offers an amusing look at the Noah's Ark story, in a design for preschoolers with sturdy coated pages and a lift-the-flap format well suited to the hide-and-seek theme. Read full book review >

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MEET THE PARENTS by Peter Bently
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 6, 2014

"Heart-warming to smile-inducing to giggle-generating, this book gives parents and children of most types something to relate to. (Picture book. 3-7)"
What are parents actually good for? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CASKETBALL CAPERS by Peter Bently
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2011

"A fast-paced, linear story for chapter-book vampire enthusiasts; this kicks off a series. (Paranormal. 6-8)"
Lee Price is like every other normal 9-year-old boy … except he is a vampire. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BENTLY AND EGG by William Joyce
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 28, 1992

"This will never take the place of Dr. Seuss's Horton, but Bently's discovery that watching over the egg makes him care about it provides an interesting contrast to the elephant's more single- minded loyalty. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Bently, an artistic frog, and Kack Kack, a recently widowed duck, are close friends: she takes care of his laundry and admires his drawings; he agrees to watch over her egg when she wants to visit her sister's new ducklings. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE PRINCE AND THE PORKER by Peter Bently
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 7, 2017

"Peachy. (Picture book. 4-7) "
Pignatius the pig learns that clothes make the man—er, prince. Read full book review >

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THOSE MAGNIFICENT SHEEP IN THEIR FLYING MACHINES by Peter Bently
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"Just pure, wooly-headed fun. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A passel of sheep, who vaguely resemble characters from the titular movie, are quietly grazing on the hillside when they are startled by a loud noise overhead. Read full book review >