Search Results: "Peter McCarty"


BOOK REVIEW

FIRST SNOW by Peter McCarty
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 31, 2014

"Children will easily identify with Pedro's hesitation as well as his triumph over his fears, while the subtle patience and acceptance offered by the other youngsters provides a nice balance. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Why does everyone seem to love snow? Read full book review >

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FALL BALL by Peter McCarty
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"A likable ode to the perennial pleasures of autumn and friends. (Picture book. 2-5)"
McCarty distills a crisp essence of late fall into a few familiar images: a bouncy ride home on the school bus, an impromptu game of football (the American kind) amid piles of leaves, the first flakes of snow in early dusk and the cozy warmth of the house after play. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FABIAN ESCAPES by Peter McCarty
ADVENTURE
Released: May 1, 2007

"Children will enjoy the story's gentle, rhythmic exploration of pet relationships. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Hondo the dog and Fabian the cat are back, and this time, it's Fabian's turn for an outdoor adventure. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HONDO & FABIAN by Peter McCarty
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2001

"Captioned by a very brief, present-tense text that passes the point of view back and forth, the illustrations convey a feeling of comfortable interspecies amiability more akin to Steven Kellogg's A Rose for Pinkerton (1981) than Donald Hall's I Am the Dog, I Am the Cat (1994). (Picture book. 5-8)"
Sepia-toned, subtly textured pencil drawings on cream-colored paper give this pet's-eye view of a day's adventures an air of polished, if slightly distant, elegance. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MOON PLANE by Peter McCarty
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"Good bedtime fare. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A boy's imagination carries him to great heights in this gentle adventure. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JEREMY DRAWS A MONSTER by Peter McCarty
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Neat and unassuming. (Picture book. 3-6)"
With simplicity and quiet depth, a boy creates a challenge and meets it. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

T IS FOR TERRIBLE by Peter McCarty
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

McCarty uses the soft, rounded forms and muted colors of his Caldecott Honor-winning Hondo and Fabian (2002) to similarly tongue-in-cheek effect. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MONSTER RETURNS by Peter McCarty
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 31, 2012

"It might lack the mild menace of its predecessor, but it satisfies in its supply of companionship all around. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Jeremy hatches a plan to cope with his monster's unexpected return. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHLOE by Peter McCarty
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2012

"Beautifully benign illustrations conjure powerful familial feelings. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Who wouldn't want to put on a monster show in a big, cardboard box or pop bubble wrap at rapid-fire speed? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HENRY IN LOVE by Peter McCarty
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2010

"There's nothing sly or cynical here—just a celebration of the moment. (Picture book. 3-6)"
With precise figures placed in vignettes on a gorgeous creamy stock, McCarty tells a sweetly simple, utterly sincere schoolyard love story. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE BUNNY ON THE MOVE by Peter McCarty
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"Toddlers and caregivers alike will be soothed by a child-sized adventure, brought to sweet closure. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A fresh look at a reassuring theme, with unusual and beguiling illustrations. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BUNNY DREAMS by Peter McCarty
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 5, 2016

"Arbitrary and lacking closure, this is more like a real dream than a sleepy-time tale. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Rabbits have group dreams—very peculiar ones. Read full book review >