Search Results: "Rick Chrustowski"


BOOK REVIEW

BIG BROWN BAT by Rick Chrustowski
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"A solid addition to elementary and preschool libraries. (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
With previous titles including beginning looks at bluebirds, beetles, turtles and frogs, Chrustowski now turns to the only flying mammal, the bat. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TURTLE CROSSING by Rick Chrustowski
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2006

"This will be particularly useful in classrooms, but, unfortunately, it lacks any documentation or suggestions for further reading. (Picture book/nonfiction. 4-8)"
This story of a painted turtle's life, from leaving the nest through leaving her first eggs, sets the turtle in the context of her natural world but connects to a child's world through the familiar "turtle crossing" road signs and a carefully supervised road rescue. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BLUE SKY BLUEBIRD by Rick Chrustowski
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2004

"A page of 'Bluebird News' at the end presents additional facts but regrettably tells nothing of the author's research method or further sources for bluebird information. (Picture book/nonfiction. 4-7)"
A family of Eastern bluebirds is born and raised over the course of a summer in this clear offering for young readers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY LITTLE FOX by Rick Chrustowski
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 9, 2017

"A useful resource on becoming independent, the change of seasons, and the forest habitat. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A mother fox cares for her kit, Little Fox, during its first year. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BEE DANCE by Rick Chrustowski
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 16, 2015

"A tiny but remarkable one-day adventure that may well ignite entomological excitement in its readers. (Informational picture book. 3-7)"
A honeybee scout finds a nectar-rich prairie and returns to the hive to tell her sisters. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOP FROG by Rick Chrustowski
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2003

"With a wealth of frog books available to the budding scientist, this is just an additional purchase. (Picture book/nonfiction. 4-7)"
A picture book presents one year in the life of a hypothetical leopard frog, from conception in the spring through hibernation. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BRIGHT BEETLE by Rick Chrustowski
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2000

"An appealing introduction to a familiar and useful insect made especially suitable for reading aloud because of the accessible text and bright, dramatic illustrations. (Nonfiction 59)"
It's super beetle! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HIGGLEDY-PIGGLEDY CHICKS by Barbara Joosse
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"For larger collections or where the author's books are a draw. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Banty Hen feels broody and lays seven beautiful eggs for the Aunties to bucka-buk over. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ARMY ANT PARADE by April Pulley Sayre
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2001

"Children may still prefer to appreciate army ants from a safe distance—and these pages are a fine way to do that. (afterword) (Picture book/nonfiction. 6-8)"
Sayre (Shadow, below, etc.) finds more wonder than menace in the march of army ants across a tropical rain forest's floor, noting that they only forage when there are larvae to be fed, and cataloguing some of the wildlife that takes advantage of what is fleeing the voracious columns. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RICK IS SICK by David McPhail
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2004

"This format seems intended for classroom use and includes guided reading and Reading Recovery levels for teachers. (Easy reader. 5-7)"
Rick the bear and his pal, Jack the rabbit, star in their second emergent reader, featuring just one or two short and simple sentences per page. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JACK AND RICK by David McPhail
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

"Children who are just learning to sound out basic vocabulary will enjoy this amusing tale, one of several that McPhail has created for the Green Light easy reader series. (Easy reader. 5-7)"
No one can beat McPhail (I Love You Because You're You, 2001, etc.) at illustrations of bears, and Rick the bear joins a long list of the artist's ursine charmers who can't fail to win over young readers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE EDUCATION OF RICK GREEN, ESQ. by Harvey Sawikin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1995

"Sharply rendered snapshots of the Decade of Greed, then, marred by the front-and-center presence of the snail-witted and insufferable Rick Green, Esq."
A competent but irritating debut tracks an obtuse lawyer's clumsy fall from grace. Read full book review >