Search Results: "Phyllis Root"


BOOK REVIEW

PLANT A POCKET OF PRAIRIE by Phyllis Root
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2014

"This not-so-whimsical flight of fancy could well inspire a new generation of conservationists. (notes about prairies and prairie wildlife) (Informational picture book. 6-10)"
Readers won't find a definition of what a prairie actually is, but they will learn about the wealth of flora and fauna it contains—and how the loss of any of its life forms affects others tremendously. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SNOWY SUNDAY by Phyllis Root
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"The simple storylines will make Bonnie Bumble seem like a friend to preschoolers, who no doubt will want to start the week all over again. (Picture book. 3-5)"
This seventh and final tale about Bonnie Bumble completes the series of one story for each day of the week (Thirsty Thursday, 2009, etc.).Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIG MOMMA MAKES THE WORLD by Phyllis Root
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"Big Momma's sense of contentment as she settles in with the new folks to tell stories and rest on the seventh day is contagious; this beautifully illustrated, oversized paean to the Earth and to motherhood is a welcome addition to the creation-story pantheon. (Picture book. 5-8)"
In this feminization of the Creation myth, the creator of the world is a woman with a baby on her hip. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE NAME QUILT by Phyllis Root
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 10, 2003

"A low-key alternative to Blumenthal's Aunt Claire's Yellow Beehive Hair (2001) or Patricia Polacco's intergenerational stories. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A child and her grandmother forge a new link to their family's past after an old one is lost. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FLIP, FLAP, FLY! by Phyllis Root
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2009

"Despite its slightly smaller-than-average size, the large animals in uncluttered compositions will make this a hit for group as well as individual sharing. (Picture book. 1-5)"
An adorable assortment of baby animals flap, wiggle and splash their way through the forest, spotting each other in turn as they play with their mamas. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TOOT TOOT ZOOM! by Phyllis Root
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2009

"Not a necessary purchase, but rounds out the friendship theme and has storytime potential. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Pierre the fox lives a lonely life at the foot of a very high mountain. Read full book review >

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THIRSTY THURSDAY by Phyllis Root
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2009

"As perky as a freshly watered daisy. (Picture book. 3-5)"
It's Thursday on Bonnie Bumble's farm, and everyone is thirsty—especially the flowers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOOKING FOR A MOOSE by Phyllis Root
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"An excellent addition to any collection. (Picture book. 3-6)"
In this energetic frolic replete with onomatopoeic language, four friends put on their hats and boots and go off in search of a moose, because they want to see one. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OLIVER FINDS HIS WAY by Phyllis Root
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"A simple yet highly relevant tale for young readers. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Most children experience the gripping fear of losing their bearings and the overwhelming relief of finding their way again at least once in their lifetime. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE HOUSE THAT JILL BUILT by Phyllis Root
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Closing with a final popup of her new cottage, this colorful interactive romp, drenched in small detail, will keep young audiences entranced. (Picture book/novelty. 6-9)"
Obsessive-compulsive flap-lifters will be particularly pleased by the multitude of tiny doors, windows and cupboards in this exercise in cumulative carpentry. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LUCIA AND THE LIGHT by Phyllis Root
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2006

"In all, a sturdy, satisfying venture. (Picture book. 5-8)"
In Root's original pourquois tale, Lucia skis up a mountain to find the sun that has abandoned her wintry land. Read full book review >