Search Results: "Robin Spowart"


BOOK REVIEW

ONE, TWO, THREE VALENTINE’S DAY by Jr. Modesitt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2002

"Back matter teaches how to make a hanging Valentine's Day heart. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Frequent collaborators Modesitt and Spowart (Little Bunny's Easter Surprise, 1999, etc.) team up for another holiday offering. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE NIGHT THE MOON BLEW KISSES by Lynn Manuel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1996

"The swirling colored- pencil illustrations in shades of blue, green, and purple capture both the warm relationship of the adult and child and the cool enchantment of snow and moonlight. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Manuel's gentle first book looks at the closeness between a grandmother and granddaughter and at the beauty of nature on a moonlit winter night. Read full book review >

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LUNCH WITH MILLY by Jr. Modesitt
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1995

"Without sharper, more concrete words and images, this flight of fancy never really takes off. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The young narrator invites Milly for lunch, but neglects to make dessert. Read full book review >

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OH, WHAT A BEAUTIFUL DAY! by Jeanne Modesitt
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2009

"However, the characters' static expressions do little to convey the full extent of the child's perceived delight, making this an ultimately too-earnest, nondescript effort. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Imaginative play is celebrated in this slight concept selection. Read full book review >

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LITTLE BUNNY'S EASTER SURPRISE by Jr. Modesitt
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"The bunnies are shown against a palette of spring pastels in this calming, comfortable tale, which is just right for tucking into a basket or reading the day of the egg hunt. (Picture book. 2-6)"
The members of a rabbit family take turns being "Easter Bunny" for one another. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BABY DAY by Susan Heyboer O’Keefe
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 31, 2006

"These three bears are 'just right' for repeated enjoyment. (Picture book. 1-3)"
O'Keefe offers a genuine book for babies that is not a board book or a gimmicky format. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ROBIN HOOD by Margaret Early
adapted by Margaret Early, illustrated by Margaret Early
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: June 1, 1996

"Read this copy indoors with velvet gloves on, and save Howard Pyle's classic telling to read outside under the trees. (Picture book/folklore. 10+)"
Early (Sleeping Beauty, 1993, etc.) now adds the tales of Sir Robin to her artistic retellings of classics. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

COCK ROBIN by Barbara Cooney
Released: Oct. 1, 1965

"In the 19th century, historians of education say, Cock Robin was acted out by school children."
Who killed Cook Robin? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ROBIN HOOD by David Calcutt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"Sure to attract new followers for a perennially popular hero. (research and bibliography) (Folklore. 9-13)"
Robbing the rich and punishing the privileged, Robin Hood and his band return in a series of nine episodes gracefully retold and beautifully designed to appeal to modern readers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RED, RED ROBIN by Stephen Gallagher
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"A satisfyingly twisty suspenser with a truly menacing villain. (Literary Guild/Mystery Guild alternate selections)"
Picking the wrong photo from an escort service's book sends Philadelphia ad exec Ruth Lasseter careening into a nightmare of murder and obsession. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

The Robin Stories by Heide Koenitzer Clark
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 3, 2015

"A novel about a novelist that's short on plot but long on character development."
In Clark's (Monsignor, 2014) latest work of fiction, a college senior defies his parents in his quest to write the next Great American Novel.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOW ROBIN SAVED SPRING by Debbie Ouellet
ADVENTURE
Released: April 1, 2009

"But Ceccoli supplies some beautifully Renaissance compositions and a lovely pale palette that modulates beautifully from winter to spring, which compensate pretty well for narrative weaknesses. (Picture book. 5-8)"
An original pourquoi tale presents Lady Winter, who's distinctly reluctant to yield to slumbering Sister Spring, and a bevy of animals who work to thwart her. Read full book review >