Search Results: "Sally Hobson"


BOOK REVIEW

PARCEL FOR STANLEY by Ian Whybrow
ANIMALS
Released: Dec. 1, 1998

"The sloping green hills and rounded yellow and orange trees of the flat, childlike setting charm; older children will be bored, but the story has a enough hints for preschoolers to easily guess Stanley's new talent. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Stanley, a rabbit, doesn't seem to do much; his friends the ginger cat, a duck, a fire engine, and Lizzie, the cow, worry that he is idle. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANOTHER FINE MESS by Tony Bonning
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Hobson's homey illustrations—these homes may be subterranean, but they are full of cheer and light and even antimacassars—give the story a warm glow, even as it offers straight talk on trash. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Recycling ins and outs from Bonning. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FOX TALE SOUP by Tony Bonning
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2002

"No matter, young readers will eat this one up. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The stingy animals won't spare any food for a hungry fox, so he boils a pot of water, adds a stone, and pronounces his soup "not quite right." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THREE BAGS FULL by Ragnhild Scamell
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 1993

"The book will amuse beginning readers, as well as younger listeners; and Hobson looks like an illustrator to watch. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Kind Millie, a sheep, doesn't object when the other animals help themselves to her wool—Bird needs some for a nest, and so do Badger and Rabbit. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SALLY RIDE by Lynn Sherr
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 3, 2014

"An intimately celebratory biography."
An award-winning journalist's revealing biography of Sally Ride (1951-2012), the first American woman in space. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SALLY RIDE by Sue Macy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"Macy's slim, empathetic account makes readers see the woman behind the achievement. (author's note, timeline, further reading and viewing, bibliography, source notes, index, endnotes) (Biography. 9-14)"
A fast-moving, straightforward and up-to-date biography of the first American woman astronaut. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SALLY ARNOLD by Cheryl Ryan
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1996

"Atmospheric and capturing the interplay of light and shadow, these fully convey mountain life and reveal Sally's robust personality early on. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Spending the summer with her grandfather, Jenny meets lots of neighbors in his hill country general store. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SILLY SALLY by Audrey Wood
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1992

"A surefire read-aloud. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The characters in Wood's sunny, simple pen and watercolor illustrations fairly bounce off the page in this exuberant cumulative rhyme. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"A perceptive, loving tribute. (timeline, index) (Biography. 10-13)"
A uniquely personal portrait of the United States' first woman in space, illustrated with sheaves of public and private photos. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DIRTY SALLY by Michael Simon
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"Sure to return, Simon and Reles are two to watch. Here's hoping publishers don't pump the page count of future installments."
Promising debut thriller in which an Austin homicide detective investigates a few too many murders. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MUSTANG SALLY by Edward Allen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 2, 1992

"Fast-paced, observant, funny—a fine antidote to earnestness- -though it ultimately falls apart a bit straining for climax and closure."
Freewheeling satire of academic life and sex in the 90's by the author of Straight Through the Night (1990, not reviewed). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SALLY DOG LITTLE by Bill Richardson
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 30, 2002

"A well-told tale that tweaks the Littles enough you'd think some of their stuffing might fall out, and illustrated with the bright edginess of a Lane Smith, exaggerated to a fare-thee-well. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The Littles are a staid lot, formal to a fault. Read full book review >