Search Results: "Peter Bently"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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 >

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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 >

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THE GREAT SHEEP SHENANIGANS by Peter Bently
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"Feels like a TV cartoon with lots of silly action and no real point, but fun nonetheless. (Picture book. 4-9)"
A self-deluded wolf is determined to catch a lamb for his supper. Read full book review >

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KING JACK AND THE DRAGON by Peter Bently
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 18, 2011

"Sure to be read aloud again and again, this testament to imaginative play exudes warmth. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A trio of children spends the day playing in their fort, defending it from dragons and beasts, before reality intrudes at nightfall. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SHARK IN THE DARK by Peter Bently
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2009

"Forgettable, despite its child-magnet subject. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The smaller sea creatures live in fear of the hungry shark..until they come up with a plan. Read full book review >

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 >

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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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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

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 >