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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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 >

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

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

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

UPTOWN by Bryan Collier
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2000

"Walter Dean Myers's poem Harlem (1997), illustrated in similar style by Christopher Myers, conveys a deeper sense of the African American community's history, but this makes an engagingly energetic once-over. (Picture book. 7-9)"
Collier debuts with a set of dazzling paint-and-photo collages paired to a child's tribute to his Harlem neighborhood. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE DOG WHO LOVED THE GOOD LIFE by Bryan Langdo
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2001

"Langdo's meltingly affectionate artwork, and the fact that Jake really does deserve his fate. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Jake is a cute and cuddly dog who believes his station in life is unbefitting. Read full book review >