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 >

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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

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 >

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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

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

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 >

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 >

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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

I NEED MY OWN COUNTRY! by Rick Walton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 16, 2012

"Disgruntled and long-suffering children will cheer at this assertion of power. Especially those with political aspirations. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Childhood is full of injustices—why not start your own country, where you can make the rules? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE DOGS SAY “ROUGH!” by Rick Walton
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2000

Walton (Bullfrog Pops!, 1999, etc.) works a series of rhymed changes on the idea that animal sounds are a kind of shorthand: "Little cows say, / 'Moo-oon! Read full book review >