Search Results: "Peter Parnall"


BOOK REVIEW

THE ROCK by Peter Parnall
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 30, 1991

"A lovely tribute to nature's orderly, thrifty ways. (Picture book. 5-10)"
In the manner of Woodpile (1990), still another observation of a particular site, presumably on his Maine farm, by this much- honored illustrator. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WATER PUP by Peter Parnall
ANIMALS
Released: May 31, 1993

"Occasional elegant full-page drawings. (Fiction. 8+)"
An enterprising young dog survives in the wild, is mistreated by a terrible master, then finds a loving home. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STUFFER by Peter Parnall
ANIMALS
Released: April 30, 1992

"A quality successor to C. W. Anderson. (Picture book. 5-9)"
A realistic horse-story about the life of a modern-day Black Beauty. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SPACES by Peter Parnall
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"At his best, Parnell collaborates with the reader to create a drama in a setting that has an integrity built from page to page; here—disappointingly—he just suggests that readers add whatever occurs to them. (Picture book. 4-8)"
It could have been a good idea. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MARSH CAT by Peter Parnall
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 30, 1991

"Several handsome drawings are included. (Fiction. 9-14)"
An illustrator with three Caldecott Honor books to his credit tries his hand at a novel with his favorite theme: the interrelationships of creatures living near his Maine farm. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE TABLE WHERE RICH PEOPLE SIT by Byrd Baylor
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"More problematic are the illustrations: Peter Max-like psychedelia meets Outdoor Life in a fusion that crashes and burns. (Fiction/Picture book. 7-10)"

BOOK REVIEW

YOUR OWN BEST SECRET PLACE by Byrd Baylor
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 30, 1991

"An unusual, beautifully wrought concept book. (Picture book. 6-10)"
From a team with three Caldecott Honor books to their credit, a gentle exploration of how a particular place can have special meaning. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BECOME A BIRD AND FLY! by Michael Elsohn Ross
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1992

"Not essential but attractive, and a valid supplementary approach to the subject. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Nicky likes to imagine flying like a bird; one day, his neighbor Avis tells him exactly how to become one: ``Close your eyes...let your thoughts take wing,'' and imagine growing lighter, more streamlined. ``Your heavy teeth fall out. Read full book review >

BLOG POST

PETER WATSON
by Gregory McNamee

Five hundred-odd years ago, in the time of Leonardo da Vinci, a scientist—a term then unknown—was a person of many parts, someone who might work in fields ranging from chemistry to botany, astronomy to metallurgy, to divine the hidden order of the universe.

Even as recently as the early Victorian idea, writes British science historian Peter Watson in his new ...


Read the full post >

BOOK REVIEW

JESSICA'S BOX by Peter Carnavas
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2015

"The message is clear: Just be yourself, and friends will come. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A little girl who is new to school uses a cardboard box to make friends. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE HUNGRIEST MOUTH IN THE SEA by Peter Walters
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 10, 2015

"An excellent addition to classroom, library, or personal nature collections. (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
Who knew the food chain would make for such a jaunty rhyme? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CHILDREN WHO LOVED BOOKS by Peter Carnavas
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"The catchy cover of this Australian import nicely sets up the warm and loving story within. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The phrase "there's no such thing as too many books" sums up this whimsical story. Read full book review >