Search Results: "Sam Williams"


BOOK REVIEW

BUNNY AND BEE PLAYTIME by Sam  Williams
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 24, 2013

"The offering would have been better served in a larger picture-book edition with more pages to allow the delightful illustrations and the simple story room to breathe. (Board book. 2-4)"
Two toddlers, one costumed as a bunny and another like a bee, are the best of friends. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ARE WE THERE YET? by Sam  Williams
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 5, 2013

"A measured counterattack for those parents planning on going anywhere with chronic complainers in tow. (Picture book. 4-8)"
If Make Way for Ducklings had been chock-full of whiny fowl, it might have looked like this thinly veiled metaphor of a family road trip. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NO MORE BITING FOR BILLY GOAT by Bernette Ford
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 5, 2013

"The morsels of behavioral insight, along with Ducky's peacemaking, give this as much instructional value for adults as it does for little diaper-wearing beasties. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A bad habit nipped, so to speak, in the bud. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BUSY IN THE GARDEN by George Shannon
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2006

"Get ready to reap some new young gardeners who will relish their veggies. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Shannon and Williams produce a joyful celebration of gardening, vegetables and silliness. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OVERBOARD! by Sarah Weeks
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2006

"Delightful—for those beyond this baby stage. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A toddler bunny's favorite game is to fling things "Overboard!" Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ART BARN by Sam Williams
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 10, 2016

"Substitute any of the more realistic and genuinely engaging introductions to preschool routines that are available. (Board book. 2-4)"
Busy art featuring cartoonish stuffed animals introduces young children to typical preschool activities in whimsical Noah's Park, a sort of combination theme park and preschool. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SNACK TIME by Sam Williams
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"Sweet but dull. (Board book. 2-3)"
Six little animal babies spend the day at Noah's Park. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BABIES by Ros Asquith
by Ros Asquith, illustrated by Sam Williams
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2003

"A perfect choice for an anytime snuggle. (Picture book. 1-4)"
A catalogue list of all the different types of babies begins as their diapered forms start tumbling across the pages. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THAT’S LOVE by Sam  Williams
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 2006

"With neither poignancy nor telling details, this attempt at the concept of love ultimately seems false—but it will probably sell like crazy. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The competent narrator in this companion piece to Talk Peace (2005) can tell time, identify trees and their leaves and even imagine crossing the ocean. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TUMBLE ME TUMBILY by Karen Baicker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Inventive and fun. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Using the repetitive and sometimes nonsensical words that toddlers employ, this three-part tale imagines what babies and children might say when waking up, when eating, and when settling into bed. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SLEEPY ME by Marni McGee
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: May 1, 2001

"An enchanting addition to a child's repertoire of bedtime tales. (Picture book. 1-5)"
McGee (Forest Child, not reviewed, etc.) serenades readers with a softly lilting ode to somnolence. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A CHILD’S GOOD NIGHT PRAYER by Grace Maccarone
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"A gentle reminder for youngsters (and adults, too) to be grateful for the small things. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A sweet ode of gratitude for the simple pleasures in a child's life. Read full book review >