Search Results: "Richard Berridge"


BOOK REVIEW

THE WORLD OF THE PIRATE by Val Garwood
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 1998

"Berridge employs maps, detailed close-ups, and a fascinating cutaway of a pirate ship to reinforce the text; for children fascinated by the subject, this book is as good as buried treasure. (maps, index) (Nonfiction. 8-11)"
This thorough, lavishly illustrated entry in The World Of series focuses on pirates through the ages, providing the facts behind the legends. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MEDIEVAL TIMES by Antony Mason
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

In the If You Were There series, a sanitized look at life in the Middle Ages, with information about castles, knights, cathedrals, feudalism, food, and much more. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HANNAH'S NEW BOOTS by Celia Berridge
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1993

Hannah's pleasure in her new red boots is a litany of delight spiced with the boots' own special sounds: ``Up and down the hallway—squish, squash, squish, squash—Hannah walks her new boots. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HANNAH'S TEMPER by Celia Berridge
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1993

"A likable slice of life, exaggerated just enough to amuse small people who see themselves in Hannah. (Picture book. 2-6)"
``Hannah's in a temper;/Hannah's in a stew./She's making quite a fuss/And a huge hullabaloo...Oh, what a grumpy day!'' Indeed—sent out to play, the toddler is nipped by caged Bunny and, when she's trying to come in again, she gets caught in the cat door; she writes on a wall and throws food on the floor until finally patient Mama's in a temper too and puts her to bed. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HAM THE ASTROCHIMP by Richard Hilliard
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

Paying tribute to the "first truly intelligent being" in space, Hilliard traces the flight and later life of the chimpanzee sent aloft in a Mercury capsule in 1961. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SLIM AND JIM by Richard Egielski
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2002

"A heavily battered typeface adds to the generally raffish air of this droll, action-packed (and very silly) modern fable. (Picture book. 7-9)"
Channeling Aesop through Charles Dickens, Egielski (Locust Pocus! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SLAVERY by Richard Watkins
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

Contradictory statements, sweeping generalizations, and a general lack of focus make this history of slavery more an eye-glazer than an eye-opener. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ADELINA’S WHALES by Richard Sobol
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2003

"Accessible on many levels, it gives a personal face to conservation. (Nonfiction. 4-10)"
Photojournalist Sobol contrasts ten-year-old Adelina Mayoral's life in a Mexican fishing village with that of the gray whales that spend three months in the water just offshore. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THREE MAGIC BALLS by Richard Egielski
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 31, 2000

"Children can ponder further adventures, as Rudy seems to do when he purchases the balls on payday. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Once again, the team that created Buz (1995) and Jazper (1998) hangs imaginative, eye-catching art on a slight story line. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 1995

"In this package, hope, purpose and inspiration are neatly rolled into one. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Sobol provides a fine overview of the sorry state of wildlife in Africa today, and the immense amount of work that needs to be done to save even a fraction of what once was. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JAZPER by Richard Egielski
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 30, 1998

"When Jazper's father wants him to just be himself for a while, so he does, in a very reassuring ending. (Picture book. 3-7)"
With all signs of a fervent—perhaps febrile—imagination intact, Egielski (The Gingerbread Boy, 1997, etc.) once again dovetails highly finished, brightly painted illustrations with a manic text. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THIS BOOK IS OUT OF CONTROL! by Richard Byrne
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"It's finally OK for kids to press buttons! This interactive story will empower, educate, and entertain young readers who are on the path to independent reading. (Picture book. 3-8)"
The act of reading a picture book has never gotten so out of control. Read full book review >