Search Results: "Sean Bryan"


BOOK REVIEW

A GIRL AND HER GATOR by Sean Bryan
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2006

"Very well indeed, if you're the incomparable Claire. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Claire is having more than a bad-hair day. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A BOY AND HIS BUNNY by Sean Bryan
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"Sister's subsequent entrance with an entirely different sort of creature on her noggin adds a final giggle to this cousin of David Small's Imogene's Antlers (1985). (Picture book. 4-6)"
Likely to tickle many a preschool listener's ribs, this droll episode pairs simply drawn, two-color pictures with a text that takes relentless advantage of repetition and rhymes for "head." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE JUGGLING PUG by Sean Bryan
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2008

"Truly unlovable. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A celebrity pug wears out his welcome—nearly—in this labored outing from the creators of A Boy and His Bunny (2005). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A BEAR AND HIS BOY by Sean Bryan
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2007

"The simple line drawings of bear and boy are endearing, but just can't overcome the plot deficiencies, either in text or illustration. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Droll cartoons become increasingly less buoyant as a repetitive rhyme consumes this otherwise nicely designed and formatted picture book. Read full book review >

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ANDREW SEAN GREER
by Megan Labrise

For bestselling novelist Andrew Sean Greer, Less represents a grand departure in more ways than one.

“I was writing another book that was my typical style,” says the author of five preceding fictions, including The Path of Minor Planets and The Confessions of Max Tivoli, “sort of poignant, sort of wistful. And I was getting nowhere with ...


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BOOK REVIEW

LET IT SHINE by Ashley  Bryan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 9, 2007

"Incorporated into these final spreads with the music are concluding illustrations for every song, each focusing on a shining source of light. (Nonfiction. 3-8)"
An extra-large trim size, a vibrant palette and Bryan's glorious cut-paper collage illustrations add up to a marvelous interpretation of three traditional African-American spirituals: "This Little Light of Mine," "Oh, When the Saints Go Marching In" and "He's Got the Whole World in His Hands." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALL NIGHT, ALL DAY by Ashley  Bryan
MUSIC AND THE ARTS
Released: April 30, 1991

"Note on the spirituals. (Nonfiction. 4+)"
Twenty splendid examples of spirituals are provided with simple arrangements by David Manning Thomas (guitar chords also included). Read full book review >

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SEVEN IMPOSSIBLY GOOD BITS OF BOOK NEWS
by Julie Danielson

Is the news getting you down? Are you experiencing a bit of a summer slump? (Here in the South anyway we are halfway done with summer break.) Or just ennui in general? I’ll be the first to raise my hand and answer my own questions: yes to all of the above!

When this happens, I like to think about the ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE NIGHT HAS EARS by Ashley  Bryan
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

Every country boasts its own proverbs, but unless US children study a foreign language or live in a bilingual family, their exposure to these pithy sayings can be limited. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BEAUTIFUL BLACKBIRD by Ashley  Bryan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"Still, the rolling language and appealing illustrations make this a must. (Picture book/folktale. 4-7)"
Blackbird shares his gifts with the birds of Africa in this colorful read-aloud. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CAN'T SCARE ME! by Ashley  Bryan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"This musical trickster breathes new life into an old tale. (Picture book. 4-8)"
It's Anansi. It's Coyote. No, it's a boy wonder who knows no fear. Read full book review >