Search Results: "Simon Puttock"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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

PETS by Simon Abbott
by Simon Abbott, illustrated by Simon Abbott
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"An enjoyable, affordable addition to this accessible series. (Pop-up/board book. 2-4)"
Paper engineering animates a bevy of domestic animals as the pages turn. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

POP AND PLAY by Simon Abbott
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 17, 2013

"Despite these quibbles, both books are likable and affordable starter pop-ups. (Pop-up/board book. 2-4)"
As the book opens, paper engineering animates a variety of vehicles on the page. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Stay tuned. (Picture book. 5-7)"
James coasts through this remake of Baby Brains (2004), changing the milieu but not much else. Read full book review >