Search Results: "S.D. Schindler"


BOOK REVIEW

SPIKE AND IKE TAKE A HIKE by S.D. Schindler
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 18, 2013

"Here's hoping the happy pair have more adventures to come. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Wacky wordplay accompanies a hedgehog and a coatimundi as they walk to lunch at Cousin Rosa's. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TRICKING THE TALLYMAN by Jacqueline Davies
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 14, 2009

The tallyman is a census-taker, and in Davies's book, he is Phineas Bump—"heartsick, saddle-sore, and down on his luck"—and something of a clever-boots poking through the "rooty Vermont woods" in 1790 to take his count of the locals. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SKELETON HICCUPS by Margery Cuyler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"For all the hiccupping, this outing has a quiet feel not up to the standards of some of Cuyler's earlier books, but the right audience will enjoy its fun. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Who hasn't shared the aggravation of a whole day's worth of bone-rattling hiccups? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOW SANTA LOST HIS JOB by Stephen Krensky
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"Keep on truckin', Santa. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Assembly-line workers are being replaced by machines—but Santa? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

POETRY
Released: March 1, 1994

"Crediting editors and designers is a nice touch. (Poetry. 7+)"
A veteran author and illustrator bring their common interest in nature to a beautiful anthology of high-quality poetry: 91 poems from such as Roethke, Sandburg, Ciardi, Merriam, Millay, and Zolotow and from Leila and Tanya Dreskin (ages 5 and 7), plus several haiku and Native American songs. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHOO-OO IS IT? by Megan McDonald
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1992

Just before dark, a nesting barn owl hears a faint sound, familiar yet mysterious. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BROTHER HUGO AND THE BEAR by Katy Beebe
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2014

"This accurate (if abbreviated) delineation of the process of medieval manuscript bookmaking shines thanks to the fey twist of ursine longing for the written word. (glossary, author's note, illustrator's note) (Picture book. 5-9)"
Prepare to be charmed by a bear who loves words—or at least loves to eat them. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

COME TO THE CASTLE! by Linda Ashman
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2009

"EWSLUGp2007, illustrated by Robert Byrd, remains an informative delight bound to find its audience. (Informational picture book. 5-9)"
Wit meets historical accuracy in a pitch-perfect mix of laugh-out-loud text and entertaining image. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"Capped with a fuller picture of the work of Lomax and his son Alan, as well as enticing source notes, this account can't help but broaden the insight of little dogies everywhere into the histories and meaning of these enduringly popular songs. (Picture book/biography. 7-9)"
Interspersing her narrative with verses from "Home on the Range," "Sweet Betsy from Pike," "The Old Chisholm Trail" and like cowboy chestnuts, Hopkinson retraces the early career of the greatest collector and recorder of American folk songs ever. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SAM’S WILD WEST CHRISTMAS by Nancy Antle
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"Best of all here is Antle's (Lost in the War, 1998, etc.) delight in language, humorously conveyed to readers, as pure an encouragement as can be to keep turning the pages and a good introduction to the pleasures of wordplay. (Easy reader. 6-8)"
This easy-to-read comic adventure yarn, for all its simplicity, has real narrative momentum and a pleasing mess of puns, while Schindler's fine ink-and-watercolor illustrations lend the tale an even greater merriment. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TUNDRA MOUSE by Megan McDonald
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"Younger listeners may need help with Lissie's interruptions story; older ones may want more information on tundra micespecifically, what becomes of the mice when their burrows are invaded or crushed by humans, as they are here. (Picture book. 5-8)"
McDonald (see review above) and Schindler have created an uncommon blend of folkways and natural history that underscores a gracefully told, lovingly illustrated Christmas story. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CURIOUS ADVENTURES OF THE ABANDONED TOYS by Julian Fellowes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"It should find a ready audience—of children, as well as parents—to cherish it. (Illustrated fiction. 8-10)"
In a pair of cozy read-aloud tales, Doc, a worn plush bear discarded when his hospital's Children's Ward is spruced up, meets a quartet of like survivors in a dump, lends expert aid to reset a blackbird's dislocated wing and later pitches in to get a lost toy bunny back to its distraught boy. Read full book review >