Search Results: "Rosalind Beardshaw"


BOOK REVIEW

GRANDMA’S BEACH by Rosalind Beardshaw
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2004

"A subtle and positively uplifting duo that will easily help any child through those inevitable crestfallen moments in life. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Sometimes creative and inventive grandparents can provide the best solutions for the disappointments a child may encounter. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ROSALIND by Angela Thirlwell
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 14, 2017

"A model of popular Shakespearean scholarship: engagingly accessible and contagiously enthusiastic."
Thirlwell (Into the Frame: The Four Loves of Ford Madox Brown, 2010, etc.) turns to a fictional subject in her charming appraisal of the gender-bending protagonist of As You Like It. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ROSALIND by Myra Goldberg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1996

"Rites of passage for the boomers—whose angsts, even when life-threatening, seem overanalyzed and overblown—coolly observed in taut, edgy prose."
In one of those literate and hip novels that are more about the head than the heart, an unexpected encounter with mortality is the catalyst for a family of urban sophisticates to examine their lives and finally grow up. Read full book review >

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SHWATSIT! by Christin Ditchfield
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 8, 2009

"A winning choice for all those older siblings wanting to help out with the baby. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Baby talk can be an exasperating experience for older siblings and parents. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHO IS IT? by Sally Grindley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"A playfully tongue-in-cheek game to tickle readers' fancies. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Several classic fairy tales receive a topsy-turvy retelling in this cheerfully irreverent collection of short tales. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JUST RIGHT FOR TWO by Tracey Corderoy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"This could be the beginning of a beautiful friendship. (Picture book. 3-5)"
When he makes a new friend, a self-reliant little dog soon realizes that life alone can have its downside. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOLA PLANTS A GARDEN by Anna McQuinn
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"It's gratifying to see Lola's love of books leading her to new experiences. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Hoping to have a garden like the one in her poetry book, Lola plants seeds, waits and weeds, and finally celebrates with friends. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MOMMY’S LITTLE STAR by Janet Bingham
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"Fits easily on the 'How-much-I-love-you' shelf. (Picture book. 3-7)"
While catching leaves one fall day, Little Fox wonders where the top of the sky is. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FUNNY FACE, SUNNY FACE by Sally Symes
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 24, 2015

"A simple, lively rhyme describing a toddler's day, with warm, joyful images that tykes and their caregivers will happily embrace. (Picture book. 1-3)"
What are we going to do today? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FRAN’S FRIEND by Lisa Bruce
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2003

"These are two cute characters who offer terrific visual appeal for story time—their tale is sure to be a hit with dog lovers. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Fred the dog wants to play; with a ball clutched in his mouth, he pads on fuzzy paws, over to where Fran is working away. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WARTHOG by Birdie Black
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 9, 2017

"The winsome warthog is appealing as he blithely hops, splashes, hums, and wanders his way through his day, but it doesn't quite add up to an exciting adventure. (Picture book. 3-7)"
An anthropomorphic warthog encounters items, animals, and plants in quantities from one through 10 while exploring the savanna that surrounds his African home. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOLA GETS A CAT by Anna McQuinn
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 14, 2017

"This sweet story of first-time pet ownership is sure to appeal to young animal lovers of all kinds and especially to feline fanciers. (Picture book. 3-5)"
McQuinn and Beardshaw's (Leo Can Swim, 2016, etc.) adorable, black preschool heroine, Lola, is back for another turn. Read full book review >