Search Results: "Simon Bartram"


BOOK REVIEW

BOB’S BEST-EVER FRIEND by Simon Bartram
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"Value added: a glow-in-the-dark poster inside the jacket. (Picture book. 6-9)"
The hardworking, lantern-jawed gent introduced in Man on the Moon (2002) finds doggy (more or less) companionship in this cheerfully oddball sequel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A CHRISTMAS WISH by Marcus Sedgwick
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"But the reader must decide if that is happening outdoors, in the snow globe, or in the boy's imagination. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The universal childhood fascination with snow globes is the theme of this Christmas story with minimalist text and a major dose of surrealist art. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PUMPKIN MOON by Tim Preston
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"A standout in a crowded pumpkin field. (Picture book. 6-10)"
Slick production, heavy paper, an oversized (9 ¾ x 12 ¾ inches) format, and a handsome, stylized, 1950s sci-fi film look combine for a simple yet clever celebration of America's favorite autumn holiday. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ONCE UPON A TOMB by J. Patrick Lewis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2006

"The end. (Picture book/poetry. 6-10)"
Lewis is "dead-on" with this collection of "gravely humorous verses." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GEORGE FLIES SOUTH by Simon James
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"These unflappable characters provide likable, positive role models for readers young and old, who may then enjoy sharing Mordicai Gerstein's Leaving the Nest (2007), in which several species spread their wings. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Helicopter moms have not fared well in print—until now. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE ONE STEP by Simon James
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2003

"Totally charming. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Make Way for . . . Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DEAR MR. BLUEBERRY by Simon James
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 30, 1991

A sweet, rather fey exchange of letters between Emily, who reports seeing a whale in her small goldfish pond, and her teacher, who assures her (politely, then ``forcibly'') that she must be mistaken. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ROBOT ZOMBIE FRANKENSTEIN! by Annette Simon
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"Yet in an era in which electronics are always one-upping one another in the global market, it's nice to see a picture-book equivalent that ends with the consumption of delicious desserts. Apple and PC, take note. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Competitive pals get into a war of escalating ridiculousness in this amusing if visually stunted tale. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WINTER ACROSS AMERICA by Seymour Simon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 5, 1994

"A book smart enough to be kept on the reference shelf, but with photos that tempt you to tear them out and frame them. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 5-10)"
Simon (Comets, Meteors, and Asteroids, p. 995, etc.) has written a lively and informative text as a companion to his Autumn Across America (1993). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

REX by Simon James
by Simon James, illustrated by Simon James
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 12, 2016

"A cozy bit of new-family making—perhaps better not taken too literally. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Single parenting, T. Rex style. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FROGS by Seymour Simon
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 21, 2015

"A grand addition to any elementary-age collection of nature titles. (index, websites) (Nonfiction. 6-10)"
Frogs and toads, amphibians who lead a double life on water and on land, are the subject of this veteran science writer's latest nature exploration. Read full book review >