Search Results: "Pierre Pratt"


BOOK REVIEW

BELLING THE TIGER by Mary Stolz
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"Bob, Ozzie, and the cat are renamed; the otherwise unaltered text is quite a bit longer than usual for its new format, but today's readers will be as delighted by it as their grandparents were. (Picture book. 7-9)"
Decked out in handsome new illustrations, this 1962 Newbery Honor-winner (originally illustrated by Beni Montresor) features twin mice who discover that they aren't as powerless as they thought. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NO, NO, JACK! by Ron Hirsch
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2001

"A playful tale to share with little ones. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A mischievous pooch engages his family in a game of seek and find. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DOORS IN THE AIR by David Weale
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"Surreal in its effect, this celebration of the creative mind encourages young readers and listeners to open doors of their own. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A small boy muses on the power of imagination to carry you away from ordinary life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THAT NEW ANIMAL by Emily Jenkins
ANIMALS
Released: March 10, 2005

"These two will fetch delight in Jenkins's clever take on new arrivals. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Fudge Fudge and Marshmallow do not like the new animal, not one bit. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STOP FEEDIN' DA BOIDS! by James Sage
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"The exclamation begs for read-alouds and invites children from Oklahoma or Alabama to try out their best New York accents and for a minute feel part of the big city. (Picture book. 4-8)"
New to city living, Swanda (olive-skinned and espresso-haired) installs a feeding station on her fire escape, unaware of the teeming, cooing hordes that will instantly (and incessantly) descend from the skies, leaving their marks on the neighbors and sidewalks below. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BRANCH by Mireille Messier
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"Brimming with personality and passion, this protagonist is a joy to know. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Introductory scenes present a young pink-skinned girl with a brown pageboy struggling to fall asleep as she tracks the sights and sounds of the ice storm at her window. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STOP, THIEF! by Heather Tekavec
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2014

"A lighthearted romp. (Picture book. 3-7)"
In this frisky detective tale, Max, a farm dog, tries to catch a thief as the real perpetrators hilariously lend a hand. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SKUNKDOG by Emily Jenkins
ANIMALS
Released: April 29, 2008

"Pratt's paintings use bold strokes and deep hues against the background of brilliant green grass, with blurry shadows adding a dreamlike quality to Dumpling's story. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Jenkins and Pratt team up for a second canine-themed collaboration, this time focusing on a white dog named Dumpling and her unlikely friendship with a skunk. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SASSY GRACIE by James Sage
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 1998

"Strong colors, varied perspectives, and Gracie's red shoes and wiry pigtails hold readers; although the story is oddly paced, and slightly mean-spirited, few preschoolers will be able to resist participating on the 'Bumpety-Bumps.' (Picture book. 3-7)"
A read-aloud with some pretty convincing sound effects. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALBERT, THE DOG WHO LIKED TO RIDE IN TAXIS by Cynthia Zarin
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2004

"Albert may ride the same streets as the Barraccas' Taxi Dog, but by the close it's plain that his traveling's only just begun. (Picture book. 7-9)"
In this urbane New York City tale, a small dog's horizons expand when an impulsive hop into a taxi opens up a world of tempting new prospects. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TORNADO PRATT by Paul Ableman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 15, 1992

"Fine entertainment."
A rambunctious fictionalized autobiography (originally published in 1977 in England) about the life of a 20th-century American tycoon. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NO-MATTER-WHAT FRIEND by Kari-Lynn Winters
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 2014

"A bittersweet exploration of the enduring bond between a growing boy and his aging companion. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A touching, understated story in which a boy looks back at growing up with his faithful dog, Bud. Read full book review >