Search Results: "Philemon Sturges"


BOOK REVIEW

THE LITTLE RED HEN (MAKES A PIZZA) by Philemon Sturges
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"I will.'(Picture book/folklore. 5-7)"
In the best refashioning of a classic folktale since Eugene Trivizas's Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig (1993), Sturges hilariously extends and modernizes the original. Read full book review >

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WAGGERS by Philemon Sturges
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2005

"The cats may come out on top this time, but just wait. (Picture book. 7-9)"
Readers of any age who have wondered why dogs sniff each others' rear ends upon meeting may not credit Sturges' rhymed, not-quite-serious explanation, but will be nonetheless entertained by it. Read full book review >

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I LOVE SCHOOL! by Philemon Sturges
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2004

"Some readers will complain that this is a classic piece of avoidance, but its sunny disposition can't help making school look fun. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A soothing, bright-as-noon introduction to school that ought to help chase away any shim-shams that first-timers might be experiencing. Read full book review >

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BRIDGES ARE TO CROSS by Philemon Sturges
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"This book will open young eyes to the marvels of bridge-building, and carry readers to a whole wide world of wonder. (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-9)"
Stunning, detailed cut-paper designs illustrate an impressive celebration of bridges. Read full book review >

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WHAT'S THAT SOUND, WOOLLY BEAR? by Philemon Sturges
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1996

"A solid introduction to a few members of the intriguing world of insects. (Picture book/nonfiction. 4-8)"
With a caterpillar in the title role and newcomer Paley's collage illustrations, this book inspires inevitable comparisons to Eric Carle's The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Read full book review >

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I LOVE TOOLS! by Philemon Sturges
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2006

"Imagine that. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A family carpentry project affords Sturges the opportunity to show young readers that tools are a groove. Read full book review >

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DOWN TO THE SEA IN SHIPS by Philemon Sturges
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2005

"A poetic companion for the likes of Patrick O'Brien's The Great Ships (2001). (Poetry. 8-12)"
Paying tribute to boats and ships—and all who have taken them out onto wide blue waters—Sturges pairs a series of lyric verses to Laroche's carefully detailed, painted-paper collages. Read full book review >

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I LOVE BUGS! by Philemon Sturges
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2005

"The volume's large size and Halpern's bold illustrations with thick black outlines and simple designs make this an excellent choice for reading to a school-age group, but younger preschoolers will also enjoy this as an introduction to the world of insects. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A simple, rhyming text and large, clear illustrations will make this thoughtfully designed volume a popular choice for preschool and early-elementary classrooms studying insects. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"The final scene, a double page of glowing windows set in snowy mountains and facing the sparkling tree, is just plain breathtaking. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The words of the traditional Christmas song are adapted here to reflect a Southwest theme, with influences from Latino and Native-American cultures. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SACRED PLACES by Philemon Sturges
RELIGION
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

The creators of Bridges Are to Cross (1998) tour places where adherents of five religions (Judaism is split into pre- and post-Mosaic, with the former also linked to Islam) worship: churches, synagogues, temples, mosques, shrines, even a river. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THIS LITTLE PIRATE by Philemon Sturges
ADVENTURE
Released: June 1, 2005

"A delight for young mateys, at bedtime or any other. (Picture book. 5-7)"
The creators of Little Red Hen Makes a Pizza (1999) spin off an equally inspired take on "This Little Piggy," gathering ten pirate pigs in two rival crews around a big box found on a small desert island. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I LOVE PLANES! by Philemon Sturges
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2003

"The whole book would work well for group sharing, while those endpapers would be a perfect stepping-off point for one-on-one sharing with older preschoolers. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Sturges and Halpern (I Love Trains!, 2001, etc.) team up again for the not-unexpected airborne entry in their series of picture books on the apparatus of travel. Read full book review >