Search Results: "Sean Taylor"


BOOK REVIEW

THAT'S WHAT MAKES A HIPPOPOTAMUS SMILE by Sean Taylor
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2014

"Nice but not memorable. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A little girl's hippo friend is a bit of a handful around the house. Read full book review >

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ROBOT RUMPUS! by Sean Taylor
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"Subpar. (Picture book. 4-9)"
Once more into the night, when feckless parents leave their kid in the charge of defective robots. Read full book review >

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HUCK RUNS AMUCK! by Sean Taylor
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2011

"Hilarious, laugh-out-loud fun. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Huck is a goat with an eclectic appetite. Read full book review >

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A WASTE OF GOOD PAPER by Sean Taylor
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2013

"A moving story about hurt children, brave teachers and the poetry within. (author's note) (Fiction. 11-16)"
Through the journal he keeps, Jason Dooley offers readers a window into his life at Heronford, a British school for kids with behavioral and emotional difficulties. Read full book review >

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GOAL! by Sean Taylor
by Sean Taylor, photographed by Caio Vilela
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 6, 2014

"A solid introduction to soccer, carrying with it the sport's openness to any and all. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Writer Taylor and photographer Vilela give a brisk nod to the international spirit and enjoyment of soccer. Read full book review >

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WHEN A MONSTER IS BORN by Sean Taylor
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2007

"Multiple typefaces will aid even the clumsiest readers in making this a storytime staple. (Picture book. 2-5)"
In the fine tradition of Laura Numeroff's If You Give a Mouse a Cookie (1985) and Remy Charlip's Fortunately (1980) comes this British import sure to have little monsters everywhere asking to hear it again. Read full book review >

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THE GRIZZLY BEAR WITH THE FRIZZLY HAIR by Sean Taylor
ANIMALS
Released: Dec. 1, 2011

"Ultimately, amiable but undistinguished. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Can the clever rabbit stop the hungry bear from eating him? Read full book review >

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THE RING WENT ZING! by Sean Taylor
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2010

"A ring-a-ding winner. (Picture book. 4-7)"
When a frog and chicken fall in love, the frog proposes but drops the ring. Read full book review >

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BOING! by Sean Taylor
by Sean Taylor, illustrated by Bruce Ingman
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2004

"Good premise, but perhaps more suited to film than paper. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Inspired perhaps by the superhuman leaps in martial arts or Spiderman movies, Taylor and Ingman follow a champion trampoliner dubbed the "Great Elastic Marvel" as he inadvertently catapults himself out of a high window, then narrowly escapes one deadly fall after another thanks to a pile of mattresses, an awning, and other conveniently placed springy surfaces. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ROBOMOP by Sean Taylor
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 7, 2013

"Miscasting results in a missed mark. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A lonely robot finds friends in this overworked tale. Read full book review >

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HOOT OWL, MASTER OF DISGUISE by Sean Taylor
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"A rib-tickling pleaser. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A confident owl employs ace hunting skills—sort of—to fill his tummy. Read full book review >

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THE WORLD-FAMOUS CHEESE SHOP BREAK-IN by Sean Taylor
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"When it comes to whiff, no substitute for The Stinky Cheese Man or Garrison Keillor and Anne Wilsdorf's Old Man Who Loved Cheese (1996) but gouda for a few chuckles. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A cheese shop makes an irresistible target for a bandit rat and his only slightly less avid offspring. Read full book review >