Search Results: "Sally Anne Lambert"


BOOK REVIEW

GATOR GUMBO by Candace Fleming
ANIMALS
Released: March 9, 2004

"Creole cadence, playfulness with words, and good ol' out-smartin' flavor this tasty tale. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Poor Monsieur Gator, gettin' old and slow, can't catch himself a taste of critter, no how. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2012

"This yippy, yappy Yorkie is just another tired puppy in search of a plot. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Macomber and Carney team up for their second entry in the Blossom Street Kids series, this time focusing on an unwanted move to a new neighborhood for a girl named Ellen and her Yorkshire terrier named Baxter. Read full book review >

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BARKUS, SLY AND THE GOLDEN EGG by Angela McAllister
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2002

"McAllister's take on a time-honored theme is vibrant and fresh; quickly paced, the narrative is just right for reading aloud. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Three clever chickens outwit their abductors—and save themselves from certain death—in this pro-poultry tale. Read full book review >

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TOO CLOSE FRIENDS by Shen Roddie
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1998

"Handsome illustrations by Lambert add to the big-heartedness. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Roddie addresses the need for sanctuary by deploying that not exactly original, but always trusty, garden hedge. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE STORY OF THE EASTER BUNNY by Katherine Tegen
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"The illustrations are full of details that young readers will enjoy spotting, including glimpses of the village children waiting in the windows for the Easter bunny to deliver his baskets. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Tegen explores the origins of the Easter Bunny in this sweet, simply told story set in an old-fashioned village with winding streets and stone houses. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE ONES DO! by Jana Novotny Hunter
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2001

"A great choice for working parents as well as any snug family. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A comforting bedtime story that takes the reader through the highlights of what could be a typical family day (leaving out little difficulties like tantrums, tears, and spills). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SHARE by Sally Anne Garland
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2014

"A warm, cuddly tale and a total delight. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Mom says it's important to share, but it's not always easy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE WHY by Jonny Lambert
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2016

"Bright and reassuring…and if Kipling's wordplay is better, at least there's no spanking here. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A small and wandering elephant finds out why it's a good idea to stay in line with its bigger kin. Read full book review >

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THE GREAT AAA-OOO! by Jonny Lambert
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"Shout along with the animals in the forest in an entertaining who-said-it tale. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Who or what is making that frightful noise in the night and keeping the animals awake? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1993

"Index. (Nonfiction. 5+)"
Outstanding color illustrations on every page make this oversized volume a browsers delight and a bargain at the price. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NAZIMOVA by Gavin Lambert
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 28, 1997

"The woman who brought Ibsen and Chekhov to large American audiences deserves a more thoughtful biography than this. (120 photos, not seen)"
Hollywood historian Lambert (Norma Shearer, 1990, etc.) covers the basics but scants the artistry of the great Russian-born actress (18791945). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Vindicta by Bret Lambert
FICTION & LITERATURE

"Diverting escapist entertainment about a valuable hostage that sets up the last installment of a trilogy."
An anti-terrorist organization leaps into action when its nemesis kidnaps the president of the United States in this sequel. Read full book review >