Search Results: "Rick Walton"


BOOK REVIEW

BULLFROG POPS! by Rick Walton
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"The images combined with the squiggly, hard-to-decipher typeface will make this hard on newer readers, but they might appreciate the language: 'Stop eatin' my apples, you canyon-mouthed fruit catcher!' (Picture book. 6-9)"
Some amusing plays on words, and a keen device for keeping little hands turning pages doesn't quite succeed in this picture book from Walton (So Many Bunnies, 1998, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GIRL & GORILLA by Rick Walton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 26, 2016

"Text and art play well together here—just as well as Girl and Gorilla do. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Resourceful Girl and exuberant Gorilla navigate their way through a venturesome day. Read full book review >

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WHAT DO WE DO WITH THE BABY? by Rick Walton
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"And, of course, it all ends with 'I love you!' (Picture book. 3-6)"
Pretty pictures and a bouncy text just skirt the teetering edge of cutesy-poo to offer a chant for family playtime. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BUNNY SCHOOL by Rick Walton
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2005

"Sure to help ease the transition. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Walton returns to his prolific bunny community, this time to introduce youngsters to the concept of school. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MRS. MCMURPHY’S PUMPKIN by Rick Walton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"Bettoli fills her cheerful gouache and acrylic illustrations with interesting details, including the antics of a cat and a mouse, animals in the borders, and calendar pages for the days leading to the holiday, making this a perfect little-bit-but-not-too-scary Halloween treat. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Mrs. McMurphy, who lives by herself "on a farm at the edge of the woods," finds her routine interrupted four days before Halloween by "a large pumpkin with a wicked, wicked grin sitting in the hall by her front door." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BUNNIES ON THE GO by Rick Walton
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"The triple threat combination of bunnies, methods of transportation, and the guessing game format will make this a popular pick for lap or group story times. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Walton and Miglio (Bunny Day, 2002, etc.) are back with even more bunnies. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BERTIE WAS A WATCHDOG by Rick Walton
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2001

"Young readers will enthusiastically agree. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Brains overcome brawn once again in this laugh-out-loud encounter between a huge, leering burglar and a minuscule canine guardian. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MR. PRESIDENT GOES TO SCHOOL by Rick Walton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 10, 2007

"A funny, wholly non-didactic take on the all-I-needed-to-know-I-learned-in-kindergarten trope. (Picture book. 5-8)"
The gophers-rights group demands rodent access to the Rose Garden. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BUNNY DAY by Rick Walton
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2002

"Altogether, a pleasing addition to Walton's (So Many Bunnies, 1998, etc.) bunny family series. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A day in the life of Walton's bunny family helps young readers grasp the concept of time. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SO MANY BUNNIES by Rick Walton
ABC BOOKS
Released: March 1, 1998

"A twist ending provides a final, compensating laugh: As the mother settles into her comfortable feather bed, all 26 bunnies abandon their makeshift arrangements and pile in with her. (Picture book. 2-4)"
"Old Mother Rabbit lived in a shoe./She had twenty-six children and knew what to do." 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 >