Search Results: "Sandra Horning"


BOOK REVIEW

CHICKS! by Sandra Horning
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 26, 2013

"Whether these fowl are feathered friends or future food, they are nourishing. (Informational early reader. 4-7)"
Step by step, a family acquires chicks and watches them grow into chickens old enough to produce eggs and chicks themselves. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GIANT HUG by Sandra Horning
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 11, 2005

"Young listeners may learn a bit about how mail travels cross-country and admire Owen's ingenuity, but this quiet story seems more likely to appeal to grandparents than to their energetic grandkids. (Picture book. 4-8)"
This predictable story has an old-fashioned feel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TICKLE TIME! by Sandra Boynton
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 16, 2012

"Sure to prompt little fingers into joyful action. (Board book. 1-3)"
A favorite baby-and-toddler activity receives an upbeat celebration that will get those fingers going. Watch out! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: April 9, 2007

"Teachers in the upper-elementary grades will want to enlist Miss Perfect's help in their letter-writing lessons, and parents and grandparents who would like to encourage proper behavior from their own little beasts will find Miss Perfect's approach commendable. (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-10)"
An articulate bird named Miss Perfect serves as the advice columnist for the Beastly News in this witty collection that entertains while subtly conveying information about manners and letter-writing conventions. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GROWING UP WILD: PENGUINS by Sandra Markle
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2002

"Though the text is considerably franker than most, this is patchy, uninspired work, not up to Markle's usual excellent standard. (Nonfiction. 7-9)"
The author of the popular "Outside and Inside" series sticks to outsides in this photo album for younger readers—but the verbal and visual messages are definitely at odds. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OUTSIDE AND INSIDE GIANT SQUID by Sandra Markle
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Fascinating. (glossary/index) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
As long as a city bus, with eyes as large as volleyballs, the giant squid is a thing of nightmares. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PHILADELPHIA CHICKENS by Sandra Boynton
Released: Oct. 21, 2002

"Ex-toddlers and their parents alike will happily cut the rug along with the title song's Pennsylvanian pullets. (Picture book. 3+)"
Once again, Boynton goes Broadway: " . . . having completely forgotten how much work had been involved," the creators of Rhinoceros Tap (1996) offer a second, equally effervescent musical revue, packaged as a hardcover book/CD combination. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I'M WILD ABOUT YOU! by Sandra Magsamen
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 28, 2016

"These cutesy board books come across as just more saccharine fluff. (Board book. 1-3)"
Sweet exclamations of unconditional love and admiration are the order of the day here. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOG WILD! by Sandra Boynton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"Whimsical yet satisfying, this book will have even the most down-in-the-dumps fans of musical children's media dancing along. (Picture book. 2-5)"
The doyenne of children's rhyming texts gives listeners of all ages a musical collection accompanied by her signature animal performers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CONSIDER LOVE by Sandra Boynton
POETRY
Released: Jan. 1, 2002

"Consider my love for incredible you.' (Picture book. 7 )"
While clearly intended as pop candy for the grown-up soul, Boynton's latest has a genuine appeal for children of several ages. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BAA, MOO, I LOVE YOU! by Sandra Magsamen
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 8, 2014

"While the ending is a little sentimental and some of the rhymes a little forced, the simplicity is spot-on for the youngest readers. (Board book. 6 mos.-2)"
Farm animals greet each other with signature sounds. Read full book review >