Search Results: "Richard Edwards"


BOOK REVIEW

COPY ME, COPYCUB by Richard Edwards
Released: Sept. 30, 1999

"Sweet and brief, this is sure to please toddlers. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A charming story, just right for bedtime reading. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE FOREST CHILD by Richard Edwards
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"Edwards (Moles Can Dance, 1994, etc.) has created an adult aesthete's delight, perhaps, that is too self-conscious to elicit more than a superficial response from children. (Picture book. 6-9)"
The dreamy, detached story of a feral child and a hunter's apprentice who meet in the forest and become friends. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TEN TALL OAKTREES by Richard Edwards
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1993

"It's a clever idea, neatly phrased in verse but imperfectly developed in the rather ordinary illustrations, where the changing periods and activities are indicated competently enough but the trees never age or grow in 400 years. (Picture book. 4-8)"
From a Scottish author, an environmental/historical countdown, beginning with a scene in Tudor Britain: ``Ten tall oaktrees/Standing in a line,/`Warships,' cried King Henry,/Then there were nine.'' In the 18th century, one tree goes for charcoal; lightning, firewood, barrels, and the wind account for others, with the last succumbing, in this century, to a builder, a council (``unsafe''), ``progress'' (a highway), and a farmer (though why he finds the last tree a ``nuisance'' in a field of sheep remains a mystery). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WORD PARTY by Richard Edwards
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1992

"Index. (Poetry. 5-10)"
Forty-seven short poems—most lighthearted but a few serious (and one or two downright silly), and some previously published in England—with lots of mouth-filling words (not always in the dictionary: ``dumbledor''), whimsical names (Mr. Marrumpeter, Uncle Fazackerly, Lady Belinda Fox-Gore), and sing-songy rhythms. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GOOD NIGHT, COPYCUB by Richard Edwards
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

"An effective soother for restless toddlers. (Picture book. 3-5)"
In this snooze-inducing companion to Copy Me, Copycub (1999) and Always Copycub (2002), a mother bear takes her wakeful youngling on an imaginary nighttime stroll, past a sleeping goose drifting on a moonlit lake, a moose sacked out beneath a tree, and a hare sprawled out in the grass. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MOLES CAN DANCE by Richard Edwards
COLORS
Released: Aug. 1, 1994

"With its intricate, adorable illustrations of moles and other animals and its satisfying story line, this is a pleasing tale that will encourage children to listen to the stirrings of their own hearts and minds. (Picture book. 3+)"
Underground, the moles are doing their mole-work of digging tunnels. Read full book review >

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SOMETHING'S COMING! by Richard Edwards
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"Simple, repetitive text. (Picture book. 2-4)"
A surefire ribtickler for older toddlers. Read full book review >

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MOON FROG by Richard Edwards
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1993

"An attractive addition. (Poetry/Picture book. 4-10)"
Twenty-nine new ``Animal Poems for Young Children''—deftly phrased, contagiously rhythmic, and pleasingly varied. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE MONKEY’S ONE SAFE PLACE by Richard Edwards
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2006

"Children should identify with Little Monkey's curiosity and enjoy his adventure, but the story would have been stronger if Little Monkey learned his lesson himself as a result of his journey. (Picture book. 3-6)"
An adorable jungle swinger learns a valuable lesson. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALWAYS COPYCUB by Richard Edwards
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2002

"A loving tale that successfully conveys a vital message for little ones. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A playful bear cub frolics with his mother in this endearing, but cautionary, tale about the perils of playing tricks on mama. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FLY WITH THE BIRDS by Richard Edwards
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1996

"Kitamura's bee-busy, lighthearted illustrations prevent the exercise from becoming too professorial; his trademark clutter will keep children poring over the pages. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A day in the life of an imaginative girl, told in singsong. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

UNNATURAL SELECTIONS by Wallace Edwards
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"An imaginary zoo that will set readers to chortling. (key to smaller creatures) (Picture book. 6-8)"
A gallery of chimerical critters that Darwin himself would be hard put to justify. Read full book review >