Search Results: "Shannon Wiersbitzky"


BOOK REVIEW

WHAT FLOWERS REMEMBER by Shannon Wiersbitzky
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 3, 2014

"What do flowers remember? The stories of the people who cared for them, of course, as Wiersbitzky's sensitive novel compassionately conveys. (Fiction. 11-14)"
Thanks to her love of flowers, Delia has become a sort of apprentice to talented gardener Old Red and is devastated when he begins to show signs of encroaching dementia. Read full book review >

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THE SUMMER OF HAMMERS AND ANGELS by Shannon Wiersbitzky
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2011

"The heartwarming conclusion is an unlikely miracle, but it is entirely in keeping with the flavor of this nostalgic story, which will leave readers hungry for fried chicken and Coke from glass bottles. (Fiction. 9-13)"
Angels in the form of members of the First Congregational Church of Christ come to Delia Burns' rescue after lightning strikes her house, leaving her mother in a coma and Delia trying to do the long list of repairs left by the inspector who has condemned her home. Read full book review >

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DUCK ON A BIKE by David Shannon
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2001

"A 'quackerjack' of a terrific escapade. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Grab your funny bone—Shannon (The Shark God, 2001, etc.) rides again! Read full book review >

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A BAD CASE OF STRIPES by David Shannon
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1998

"Shannon's story is a good poke in the eye of conformity—imaginative, vibrant, and at times good and spooky—and his emphatic, vivid artwork keeps perfect pace with the tale. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Camilla Cream wants to fit in, so she conforms, denying herself the things she craves—lima beans, for example—if the other kids frown upon them. Read full book review >

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THE AMAZING CHRISTMAS EXTRAVAGANZA by David Shannon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

The guileless Mr. Merriweather puts a string of lights around his window; when he is mocked by his neighbor, whose own house is covered with lights, Mr. Merriweather adds more decorations and within days has a display that people in three counties come visit. Read full book review >

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DUCK ON A TRACTOR by David Shannon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"Fans of Duck's previous outing will revel in this return to gentle anarchy. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In this similarly funny sequel to Duck on a Bike (2002), Shannon's adventurous Duck returns to conquer his next riding challenge—a tractor! Read full book review >

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DAVID GETS IN TROUBLE by David Shannon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Disarming as he always is—what a blessing he lives on the page and not in our lives. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Excuses, excuses. Read full book review >

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GOOD BOY, FERGUS! by David Shannon
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2006

"Yes, Fergus! (Picture book. 3-6)"
Fergus is a West Highland terrier, an irrepressibly charming canine based on the real-life pet of the author, who clearly knows a thing or two about mischievous main characters. Read full book review >

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ALICE THE FAIRY by David Shannon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"Watch out, Olivia. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Young David, who ran bare-bottomed into the hearts of zillions, has a sister—or at least a kindred spirit! Read full book review >

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BUGS IN MY HAIR! by David Shannon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"Don't scratch your head over this purchase: Entertainment and information are all wrapped up in one funny and disinfected package. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Head lice morph into friendly fellows in this comical and necessary title. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TOO MANY TOYS by David Shannon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Shannon's sardonic wit will strike a chord with parents and children alike. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Spencer owns a multitude of toys: old toys and new ones, big toys and small ones, bath toys, wooden toys, board games, computer games, miniature cars and trucks, musical instruments, stuffed animals and action figures. Read full book review >