Search Results: "Rebecca Walsh"


BOOK REVIEW

THE GIRL WHO WANTED TO DANCE by Amy Ehrlich
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"This tender fairy tale of love, family and longing—with a cadence as smooth as the floating waltzes found within its pages—is achingly exquisite. (Picture book. 7-10)"
Clara is a little girl who loves to dance. Read full book review >

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HOW THE TINY PEOPLE GREW TALL by Nancy Wood
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"A confusing final thought from Turtle—that just as people can learn from animals, so too can animals learn from people—caps a tale likely to raise more questions than it answers, but the little folks' antics and transformation make enjoyable viewing. (Picture book. 7-9)"
Lively illustrations buoy this leaden creation tale, which is very loosely based on Native American "emergence" myths. Read full book review >

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THE WELL AT THE END OF THE WORLD by Robert D. San Souci
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"A delightful read filled with engaging art and some subtle plays on language. (sources) (Folktale. 5-10)"
Elements of the Cinderella story (greedy stepmother and stepsister) and quest motif are rather typical, but the heroine of this tale is anything but. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY BEAK, YOUR BEAK by Melanie Walsh
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 30, 2002

"As there's no corresponding sense of closure in My Beak, Your Beak, the two titles form a seamless whole, making this more like one work for the price of two—still, the theme is certainly important enough to justify the extra expense. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Walsh (Big and Little, not reviewed, etc) continues to delight and inform toddlers with these two celebrations of unity in diversity. Read full book review >

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DID YOU EVER SEE? by Joanna Walsh
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"Science books for the young can and should do better than this. (Picture book. 3-5)"
This new offering from the Tate Gallery's publishing arm asks simple questions about visual perception, challenging readers to make judgments about relationships between familiar objects. Read full book review >

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AMOS JELLYBEAN GETS IT RIGHT by Joanna Walsh
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2005

Amos Jellybean knows he's bright (his mum says so), but he still always seems to scramble the many instructions he's given: "So I . . . take my bed downstairs, put it on the table, sit down on my breakfast and eat my clothes." Read full book review >

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ISAAC AND HIS AMAZING ASPERGER SUPERPOWERS! by Melanie Walsh
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 22, 2016

"While simplistic, it's a serviceable starter for discussions of spectrum disorders with younger neurotypical audiences. (URL list) (Picture book. 6-8)"
Isaac explains why he wears a mask and cape and sometimes has special needs. Read full book review >

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LIVING WITH MOM AND LIVING WITH DAD by Melanie Walsh
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2012

"Even with this misgiving, this is a necessary and accessible treatment of a common family constellation. Recommended for children of divorce and for others seeking to understand diverse family structures. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Her parents may be divorced, but this little girl's family is anything but broken. Read full book review >

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DO LIONS LIVE ON LILY PADS by Melanie Walsh
ANIMALS
Released: July 24, 2006

"Perfect for story hours, classroom reads or just a rambunctious reading with a single lap-sitter, this is sure to elicit laughs and loud answers from any audience. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Walsh repeats her winning formula, this time asking children about animal's homes. Read full book review >

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DO MONKEYS TWEET? by Melanie Walsh
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"The simplicity of presentation masks the book's complex wit and trickiness: Children will love it. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Walsh (Do Pigs Have Stripes?, 1996) again asks preschoolers questions to which they probably know the answers, but that doesn't mean they're a snap. ``Do horses bark? Read full book review >

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A LONG WAY FROM HOME by Alice Walsh
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"Part refugee story, part 9/11 remembrance, this is a welcome addition to a small shelf. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
Stranded for several days in Gander, Newfoundland, after American airspace was closed in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Rabia, a 14-year-old Afghan girl, and 11-year-old New Yorker Colin unexpectedly connect. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FICTION
Released: Feb. 14, 2006

"The editor may have done well to glorify the 'green-eyed monster' a little less, but the pieces are well-written and entertaining, and the collection is cohesively crafted. (Anthology. YA)"
This literary collection touts jealousy as its theme, a subject with which many self-exploring teens can identify as they size up their worlds in comparison to their that of their peers—and invariably find something to covet. Read full book review >