Search Results: "Stephen Wyllie"


BOOK REVIEW

GHOST TRAIN by Stephen Wyllie
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"A curiosity, guaranteed to grab attention. (Picture book. 5-9)"
A slight, trite tale about a trio of spooks—``Headless Hector, the Gray Lady, and I, the Silver Skeleton''—provides a vehicle for some intriguingly effective holograms. Read full book review >

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THE RED DRAGON by Stephen Wyllie
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"Even without the clever paper engineering, Allen's brash caricatures and bright colors make this an entertaining offering. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A fairly sturdy, unusually well-designed ``3-D Picture Book with Press-Out Disguises,'' with a somewhat predictable story that's still of markedly better quality than most pop-ups. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 26, 2012

"This cleareyed, intelligent memoir is an invaluable resource for anyone whose life is affected by a developmental disability.
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Wyllie (Bertram Goodhue, 2007, etc.) moves away from architectural histories to document the life of her son, Andrew, who persevered and thrived despite Down syndrome. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SEVEN ORANGE PUMPKINS by Stephen  Savage
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 18, 2015

"A spooky good time. (Board book. 1-3)"
Pumpkins are picked up one by one in a spooky board book. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SALLY AT THE FARM by Stephen Huneck
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 11, 2014

"A playful romp that has lost little in its adaptation and miniaturization. (Board book. 18 mos.-3)"
The black Labrador of picture-book fame makes her board-book debut. Read full book review >

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SALLY GOES TO HEAVEN by Stephen Huneck
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"Gentle, understated and comforting to both children and adults. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The final entry in the late Huneck's series about Sally the black Labrador is a touching account of Sally's death from old age and her joyous experiences in heaven. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TEN ORANGE PUMPKINS by Stephen  Savage
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 29, 2013

"Although the landscapes Savage creates are highly stylized, they have a softness and gentle humor that will capture the imaginations of young children and add to their anticipation. (Picture book. 3-5)"
In this strong graphic treatment of a traditional theme, 10 Halloween pumpkins are spirited away or destroyed one by one by various seasonally appropriate, sometimes-scary entities: a scarecrow, a mummy, a bolt of lightning, a hungry ghost, alligators in a pond, pirates ("Arrr!"), an owl, a witch and a spider. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

VIVALDI AND THE INVISIBLE ORCHESTRA by Stephen Costanza
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 28, 2012

"Altogether, a pleasing interpretation of the creative process and the power of art to connect individuals. (author's note) (Picture book. 4­-7)"
Girls and women are often the overlooked players in music history. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 6, 2012

"This emotional honesty alone is a reason to buy this book; the giraffe and Einstein are the icing on McCranie's cake. (Graphic fiction. 8-11)"
It's hard not to like a main character who brings a lab coat and briefcase to elementary school. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SALLY GETS A JOB by Stephen Huneck
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2008

"Though this is not the most dynamic of Sally's adventures, Huneck's woodblock print illustrations in his distinctive folk-art style are always as charming as Sally herself. (author's note) (Picture book. 3-6)"
Huneck continues his popular series about Sally the black lab with this sixth entry in the series. Read full book review >

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SALLY GOES TO THE FARM by Stephen Huneck
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2001

"A playful romp through the fields. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Sally's latest adventure finds her once again taking a road trip, but this time it's to a farm. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DAY OUT WITH DADDY by Stephen Cook
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2006

"Clichés abound, but are often true enough to make this a jocular yarn that delights in father-and-son bonding. (Picture book. 3-6)"
This caper shares the fun that Dad and son have while Mom's away. Read full book review >