Search Results: "Sarah Hayes"


BOOK REVIEW

LUCY ANNA AND THE FINDERS by Sarah Hayes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2000

"A pleasant story, a feisty heroine, and a good read-aloud. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Lucy Anna fills her backpack with an apple, nine pine cones, a few whirligigs, and some nuts and ventures out into the forest to retrieve her stolen little red horse. Read full book review >

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TEENY TINY TALES FOR TODDLERS by Sarah Hayes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"The simple, cozy stories (the others include a garden adventure for the twins, a hunt for the missing baby Rose and Poppy's desire for wings) are ideal for bedtime reading, with illustrated thumb tabs on the page edge for easy access to a favorite. (Picture book. 1-4)"
"In a teeny tiny house lived five teeny tiny children and a teeny tiny guard dog." Read full book review >

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DOG DAY by Sarah Hayes
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 11, 2008

"A real crowd-pleaser. (Picture book. 3-6)"
With just a "Woof! Read full book review >

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CRUMBLING CASTLE by Sarah Hayes
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"A good step up for readers who've enjoyed Coombs's Dorrie books. (Fiction. 7-11)"
Three related stories take place in an intriguing setting: a castle originally inhabited by an ogre who, already nervous about its mysterious cracks and rumblings, moved out when ``the third bell tower fell.'' Next, an irascible wizard inhabits the lower regions with his crow, whose dream of grandeur is to be a raven. Read full book review >

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THIS IS THE BEAR AND THE SCARY NIGHT by Sarah Hayes
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1992

In a third book about the appealing toy who debuted in This Is the Bear (1986), the bear has an alarming adventure after his boy absent-mindedly leaves him in the park. Read full book review >

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PATRICK AT THE CIRCUS by Geoffrey Hayes
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2001

"Numerous vignettes per page, word balloons as well as text, rapid-fire shifts in mood and tone, and an uncomfortable combination of Katzenjammer brusqueness with treacly settings give this title a bad case of multiple and conflicting personalities. (Picture book. 3-6)"
This overly busy title featuring the return of Patrick Brown, the fuzzy little bear, and his family, suffers from a lack of focus as it crams too many subplots into a rather insipid story about going to the circus. Read full book review >

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BENNY AND PENNY IN LOST AND FOUND by Geoffrey Hayes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"These sweet sibs show no signs of growing old—thank goodness. (Graphic early reader. 5-8)"
Gently bickering mouse siblings Benny and Penny have another backyard adventure, this time when they search for Benny's lost pirate hat. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 24, 2012

"The book, a revision of A Night-Light for Bunny (2004), is only partly successful in execution. Children who want soothing at bedtime may do better with House in the Night, by Susan Marie Swanson and illustrated by Beth Krommes (2008), or the classic Goodnight Moon. (Picture book. 2-5)"
When Bunny announces that he cannot sleep because "[t]here's too much dark at night," he and Papa go off on the subtitle's promised "Glow-in-the-Dark Search" for the perfect night-light. Read full book review >

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BENNY AND PENNY by Geoffrey Hayes
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 7, 2008

"Emergent readers should have no trouble following along—or (except perhaps for only children) identifying with the situation. (Easy reader. 5-6)"
In this graphic mini-novel, a mouse in pirate dress fends off the overtures of his persistent little sister (garbed as a princess), then turns out to be more of a wuss than she is when it comes to bugs. Read full book review >

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BENNY AND PENNY IN THE BIG NO-NO! by Geoffrey Hayes
ANIMALS
Released: May 5, 2009

"Benny and Penny make agreeable protagonists, all sibling-squabbling when they're on their own but uniting against the depredations of the 'monster' and doing the right thing when it's called for. (Graphic early reader. 5-8)"
When fractious mouse siblings Benny and Penny observe that a new neighbor has moved in next door, curiosity leads them into a big no-no: climbing the fence to see if perhaps the newcomer may have stolen Benny's missing pail. Read full book review >