Search Results: "Simon Puttock"


BOOK REVIEW

SIMON by Alexander Masters
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2012

"A rarefied glimpse at bizarre brilliance."
The breezy biography of a highly eccentric mathematician. Read full book review >

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SIMON by Richard Kennedy
Released: Feb. 25, 1954

"Historical romance on an old theme, broad enough to give it new life."
England during Cromwell's revolution, and especially that part of Devon which saw the heat of it, backgrounds an adventure of loyalties and plots, highlights a character and vividly paints the issues with which he has to deal. Read full book review >

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GOAT AND DONKEY IN THE GREAT OUTDOORS by Simon Puttock
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2007

"A companion title, Goat and Donkey in Strawberry Sunglasses (ISBN: 978-1-56148-572-7) features Goat getting his shopping list muddled with a similarly charming effect. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Best friends collaborate on a surprising vacation. Read full book review >

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YOU’RE TOO BIG! by Simon Puttock
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 2004

"Baby Hueys everywhere will appreciate the comfort and recognition. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A proverbial bull in the china shop, Elephant charges enthusiastically into Playschool—only to create a series of mishaps, from knocking over Lion's carefully stacked blocks and squashing Hyena's book to breaking the swing. Read full book review >

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MOUSE'S FIRST NIGHT AT MOONLIGHT SCHOOL by Simon Puttock
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 9, 2015

"Unless they are as good at hiding as Mouse, readers will be hard-pressed to apply any lessons learned here in their own lives. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A shy new student uses her best talent to ease into her first night at school. Read full book review >

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EARTH TO STELLA! by Simon Puttock
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: April 17, 2006

"Off they blast bedroom-ward together—happy landing. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A budding astronaut's bedtime routine involves side trips to the Moon and beyond in this good-humored tribute to the power of imagination. Read full book review >

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SQUEAKY CLEAN by Simon Puttock
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"McQuillan (Get Well Soon Book, not reviewed) illuminates the story with her brushstroke textures of pudgy cuteness brightened with sparkling colors on silky paper. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The three little piglets in this rambunctious tale, like most wee ones, have a knack for getting downright filthy. Read full book review >

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THE BABY THAT ROARED by Simon Puttock
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2012

"Both cute and creepy; for those seeking relief from unrelieved sweetness in their children's books. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Some parents are blind to the faults of their beloved babies. Read full book review >

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YOURS TRULY, LOUISA by Simon Puttock
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2009

"While the story hasn't the verve of Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type, its embedded letters could easily scaffold on lessons in early-elementary classrooms. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Louisa the pig, unhappy with the conditions on the farm, sends a series of anonymous letters to Farmer Joe requesting improvements. Read full book review >

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BIG BAD WOLF IS GOOD by Simon Puttock
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Chapman's hammy pastels, with their hangdog wolf and frantic fowl, ably carry this story of just how hard it is to unsully a bad reputation and that intentions are good only if you keep following through. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The more the Big Bad Wolf tries to shed his big bad reputation, the more he gets the same terrified response from the local bird population. Read full book review >

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A STORY FOR HIPPO by Simon Puttock
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"While straightforward in approach, the message is an important one: when Monkey tells A Story for Hippo, it becomes a story for everyone. (Picture book. 5-8)"
After his best friend dies, Monkey learns from Little Chameleon how to remember his beloved Hippo "happily ever after." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SICK SIMON by Dan Krall
by Dan Krall, illustrated by Dan Krall
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 13, 2015

"Though the science is not particularly solid, the message is an important one, and with the level of gross in the illustrations, it is sure to get through to young audiences. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Krall's latest is a disgusting, tongue-in-cheek lesson in contagiousness. Read full book review >