Search Results: "Peter H. Reynolds"


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

STINK AND THE MIDNIGHT ZOMBIE WALK by Megan McDonald
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 13, 2012

"A playful salute to those who (kind of…well, not really) like things that go bump in the night. (Fiction. 5-8)"
An all-zombie-all-the-time zombiefest, featuring a bunch of grade-school kids, including protagonist Stink and his happy comrades. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: June 28, 2011

"With appealing child and animal characters, a touch of fantasy and an adventurous narrative arc, this conveys an important scientific concept in a child-friendly package. (Informational picture book. 5-9)"
For a school report, Charlie and his stuffed kiwi travel in time to learn why a kiwi is so unlike other birds. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE MISS, BIG SIS by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 16, 2015

"Jealousy is nothing short of a foreign concept in this charmer of a tale, and siblings-to-be everywhere will take note. (Picture book. 4-8)"
With minimal text, a "little miss" navigates the tricky waters that will make her a "big sis." 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

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

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

GOING PLACES by Peter H. Reynolds
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 18, 2014

"Not astonishingly go-out-and-buy-it-at-graduation inspirational, but all it takes is one seed of change to be planted. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Imagination soars—quite literally—when a little girl follows her own set of rules. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I AM YOGA by Susan Verde
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"Empowering affirmations and playful illustrations will inspire both children and adults to slow down and strike a pose. (Picture book. 3-9)"
A young girl overwhelmed by her hectic world calms herself by practicing yoga. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HUCK RUNS AMUCK! by Sean Taylor
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2011

"Hilarious, laugh-out-loud fun. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Huck is a goat with an eclectic appetite. Read full book review >