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 >

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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 >

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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

A CASTLE FULL OF CATS by Ruth Sanderson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 27, 2015

"Charming, expressive and surprising. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Wouldn't anyone be happy with a castle full of cats? Read full book review >

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CHICKEN, PIG, COW AND THE CLASS PET by Ruth Ohi
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"A lighthearted glimpse reveals how stuffed animals will play when their child (and their teacher) is away. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Three toys take an unexpected field trip. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOLLY by Ruth Brown
by Ruth Brown, illustrated by Ruth Brown
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2000

"As a paean to a cat, it is sweet; as a Christmas gift for a cat lover, it is lovely; as a child's book, it misses the mark. (Picture book. 3-6)"
This slight holiday offering presents Holly, a kitten adopted at Christmastime (hence her name), and follows her as she overcomes an initial shyness and establishes herself firmly in the family's affections. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALPHABET TIMES FOUR by Ruth Brown
ABC BOOKS
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"An appealing and intriguing introduction to the concept of language. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 4+)"
A noted illustrator selects 26 words that happen to begin with the same letter in English, Spanish, French, and German and provides handsome, creatively bordered paintings and pronunciations for each. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GOLDEN MARE, THE FIREBIRD, AND THE MAGIC RING by Ruth Sanderson
BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 1, 2001

"Architecture, forest and river vistas, rich interiors, and the fabulous orange-gold firebird are brilliantly painted, and despite some strain in the plot, the story holds together well. (Picture book/folktale. 8-11)"
Sanderson has combined motifs from several Russian fairytales and illustrated them with sumptuous oils likewise full of Russian themes, splendid colors and textures, and wonderful figures that might be portraits in their verisimilitude. Read full book review >