Search Results: "Ruth Wickings"


BOOK REVIEW

THE SMILEY BOOK OF COLORS by Ruth  Kaiser
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 13, 2012

"See the pictures without the treacly text and upload photo contributions to support Operation Smile at SpontaneousSmiley.com instead. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A photographic collection of found faces smiles up at readers, while overly upbeat rhymes try to instill a positive attitude. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHICKEN, PIG, COW'S FIRST FIGHT by Ruth Ohi
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2012

"Ohi's toys keep getting more real with every outing—what new problem will they tackle next? (Picture book. 1-5)"
The trio of best friends is back (Chicken, Pig, Cow on the Move, 2011), but this time the problem they solve is of their own making. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GRACIE by Ruth Brown
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2011

"Brown's elegant pictures (no one does cats quite like her) suggest, in the best possible way, Classics Illustrated comics, and her story is similarly robust and interesting. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A raging storm is prelude to a miracle at sea. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CLUMSY CRAB by Ruth Galloway
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Cute, but not the best of the genre. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A seaworthy twist on loving yourself for the gifts you have. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

UP, UP AND AWAY by Ruth Heller
NONFICTION
Released: Nov. 7, 1991

"Just right to lighten up the lesson, even at the high-school level; Heller's admonitions are not only more fun but often clearer than more earnest explanations. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 9+)"
Continuing her unique series on parts of speech (Kites Sail High: A Book About Verbs, 1988), Heller tackles one of the most difficult with her usual panache, coupling a deftly rhymed text with gloriously bold, colorful illustrations (``Some ADVERBS end in WARD, and others...in WISE... Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SHH! MY BROTHER'S NAPPING by Ruth Ohi
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2017

"Families with different-aged siblings will find much to relate to and discuss in this light but observant rendering of an age-old power struggle. (Picture book. 2-4)"
A playfully oblique exposition of the perils and pitfalls of sibling rivalry. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HEDGEHOG'S MAGIC TRICKS by Ruth Paul
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 23, 2013

"A lovely lesson: If at first you don't succeed...then count on your friends to help get it right. (Picture book. 3-5)"
In story and artwork as delicate as milkweed floss, Paul tells the story of young Hedgehog's tribulations as a budding magician. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE TALE OF TWO MICE by Ruth Brown
ANIMALS
Released: Dec. 1, 2008

"In design and plot something of an anti-Peter Rabbit, this unusual adventure beckons preschoolers ready for a chill or two. (Novelty/picture book. 4-8)"
"Once upon a time, there was a big old house." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GOLDILOCKS by Ruth Sanderson
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"The good news is there's no need to choose; buy both and feature them on holiday gift lists. (Picture book/folktale. 4-7)"
It's a golden year when two equally artistically rendered versions of this classic story are published. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ROAD TO MUMBAI by Ruth Jeyaveeran
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 30, 2004

"For a sweeping, evocative glimpse of India's spectacular diversity, young readers could do no better than this good-humored, vivacious debut. (glossary) (Picture book. 6-8)"
Young Shoba and her long-tailed companion Fuzzy Patel are off to a monkey wedding in Mumbai (Bombay)—but the road turns out to be longer than expected, looping about much of India, as a closing map reveals. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 26, 2005

"The soft, color-saturated, often patterned gouache illustrations—pleasingly diverse in format and occasionally presented as vertical spreads—are childlike and appealing, but still don't earn the book its puffed-up title. (Picture book. 5-8)"
"Spectacular adventures" is a hippo-sized overstatement in this story of Sophie, a dreamy hippo who's hungry for action. Read full book review >