Search Results: "Peter H. Reynolds"


BOOK REVIEW

REYNOLDS by Donley Watt
Released: April 1, 2001

"Wry details and witty, dead-on dialogue charged with biblical echoes give Watt (Haley, Texas 1959, 1999, etc.) real class."
East Texas novel built on the Cain-and-Abel story. Read full book review >

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H by Elizabeth Shepard
Released: April 1, 1995

"The impulse to utilize an innovative form is admirable, but the results are unfortunately shoddy."
This slim fictional collection of letters from, to, and about a disturbed 12-year-old boy reads more like a writing-class assignment than a debut novel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: July 8, 1992

"Stick to the high ground of the original instead."
Sequelmania strikes again as Haire-Sargeant presumes upon Emily Brontâ's stark, strange masterpiece, delivering a story that achieves a slight success as a literary pastiche but never becomes a satisfying work of fiction in its own right. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PLAYING FROM THE HEART by Peter H. Reynolds
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 12, 2016

"A reminder (perhaps more to adults than children) not to stifle creativity but to let it flow from within. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Raj grows up with his father and a quiet piano. One day, when he is still young, he sits down and begins plunking away at the keys. Read full book review >

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SO FEW OF ME by Peter H. Reynolds
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"While there's an adult sensibility at work, the gentle humor and counting element tip the scales towards a child audience. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Mop-topped man-boy Leo has so much to do that even making a list doesn't help. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE DOT by Peter H. Reynolds
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"This isn't going to create interest where there is none, but it may speak to formerly artistic young readers who are selling their own abilities short. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Driven by the observation that most children lose their enthusiasm for making art as they get older, Reynolds prods a reluctant child into an eye-opening whirl of creativity. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ROSE’S GARDEN by Peter H. Reynolds
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2009

"This particular fable may well be too self-consciously fabulous for its own good. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Sepia washes give way as pages turn to spots of color and at last a floral carpet of saturated hues in a small, brief tale of a young wanderer named Rose who plants seeds in an empty urban space. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ISH by Peter H. Reynolds
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Told in spare prose with Reynolds's signature line drawings in watercolor, ink, and tea, Ish will encourage other little artists. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A lovely tale about the trials of a budding artist brought to us by the author/illustrator of Dot (2003). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SMALLEST GIFT OF CHRISTMAS by Peter H. Reynolds
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 24, 2013

"A warmhearted, whimsical story with a folkloric feel and a theme that is anything but small. (Picture book. 4-10)"
Roland is disappointed by the size of his tiny, red package on Christmas morning, but he learns that bigger is not always better. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SYDNEY’S STAR by Peter H. Reynolds
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2001

"Off the wall, sure, but the larger point of never knowing what the fruits of creativity might yield is nicely packaged in the folderol, and it's a refreshing shift to have females in non-traditional roles. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Young Sydney discovers that the world works in mysterious ways, cockamamie too, in this loopy item with a message. Read full book review >

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SKY COLOR by Peter H. Reynolds
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 28, 2012

"Share this feel-good title with those who love art and those who can appreciate the confidence-building triumph of solving a problem on one's own—creatively. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Reynolds returns to a favorite topic—creative self-expression—with characteristic skill in a companion title to The Dot (2003) and Ish (2004). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BEST KID IN THE WORLD by Peter H. Reynolds
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2006

"A sweet new chapter in the life of SugarLoaf. (Picture book. 3-7)"
In SugarLoaf's second outing, the charming tot learns that it is not always what you do that counts, but the thought behind it. Read full book review >