Search Results: "Sandra J. Howatt"


BOOK REVIEW

SLEEPYHEADS by Sandra J. Howatt
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 6, 2014

"A superb execution of soporific shapes and sounds perfect for the bedside table. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Sleepyhead readers explore a hushed woodland at dusk, where they discover animals nestled in their cozy places at bedtime. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

POETRY
Released: Aug. 30, 1991

"The art here is so arresting that some readers may miss the poems' quieter message; those who do pause to savor their beauty will be well rewarded. (Poetry/Picture book. 4+)"
Season by season, a lovely collection of haiku from around the world, texts superimposed on glowing, impressionistic pastels in sunset colors. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GOING TO BED BOOK by Sandra Boynton
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 7, 2011

"Peter Rabbit while styling itself perfectly to Boynton's whimsy. (Ipad board-book app. 1-3)"
Preserving the look of the classic board book—even to the trim size and rounded corners—this makeover folds new into old in such inventive ways that it may take more than a few passes to discover all the interactive features. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 22, 2010

"Ultimately unsure of what it wants to be—a movie or a novel, a comedy or a drama."
A young woman torn between her Irish roots and American upbringing is the only hope for a small village cursed by a mischievous imp. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EATING WORDS by Sandra M. Gilbert
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Oct. 26, 2015

"Useful as a textbook, the volume is a rewarding read for anyone who eats, cooks, or muses about food."
A literary feast for foodies. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FROG TROUBLE by Sandra Boynton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"This is children's music grown-ups won't mind hearing over and over, no trouble at all. (Songbook/CD. 3 & up)"
For listeners of all ages, Boynton and Michael Ford's latest CD/songbook combination presents 12 new songs in a country-western mode. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OUR LITTLE DEER by Sandra Magsamen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"A pleasant addition to the Christmas shelf. (Board book. 1-2) "
A little deer is loved. Read full book review >

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DINOSAUR DANCE! by Sandra Boynton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 30, 2016

"This will have readers putting on their dancing shoes to do the 'cha cha cha' with their dino-babies. (Board book. 1-3)"
It's not the first time dinosaurs have been featured in a clever Boynton board book. It seems she—and we—can't get enough. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I LOVE HUGS AND KISSES by Sandra Magsamen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 30, 2016

"Cuddle up to share these hugs and kisses. (Board book. 1-3)"
This cheerful board book is a sugary paean to love. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HIPPOS GO BERSERK! by Sandra Boynton
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Most of the fun will make perfect sense to preschoolers; give this to a slightly younger audience than those who love Jeff Sheppard's The Right Number of Elephants (1990). (Picture book. 2-5)"
Hippos Go Berserk ($14.00, paper $5.99; Oct. 1, 1996; 32 pp.; 0- 689-80854-2, paper 0-689-80818-6): A 20-year-old counting book gets new illustrations featuring, once again, the solitary hippo who invites two friends to what becomes a wild party as groups of three, then four hippos (up to nine) arrive and then depart. Read full book review >