Search Results: "Steven Lenton"


BOOK REVIEW

FAIRY TALE FRANKIE AND THE TRICKY WITCH by Greg Gormley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 30, 2016

"Whether on the fairy-tale shelf or the Halloween one, this notably nondiverse book may tickle readers with similar interests, though perhaps only once. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A white girl who really loves fairy tales is surprised one day when a bunch of fairy-tale characters visit her home and ask Frankie to hide them from the witch. Read full book review >

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SHIFTY MCGIFTY AND SLIPPERY SAM by Tracey Corderoy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"The illustrations are delicious, but the tale cuts little new ground. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Some rather slim fun about a couple of dogs making indecently sweet desserts. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

REX FINDS AN EGG! EGG! EGG! by Steven Weinberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"Young dinosaur fans will like this solo debut for Weinberg a bunch, bunch, bunch. (Picture book. 5-7)"
An exploding volcano, an unseen cliff, flying predators and other hazards challenge a dimwitted young T. Rex with a precious burden and a monosyllabic vocabulary. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

YANKEE DOODLE by Steven Kellogg
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 1996

"Kellogg has also provided fascinating notes about the history of the song and glosses about antiquated expressions. (Picture book/folklore. 4-8)"
The full text of Yankee Doodle finds a perfect counterpart in exhilarating pictures of the little hero's romp through the Revolutionary War. Read full book review >

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A PENGUIN PUP FOR PINKERTON by Steven Kellogg
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"It keeps everything humming along on the visual plane so much so that there's no need for a real story to back it up. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The latest Pinkerton from Kellogg is a bit too all over the place to sustain an actual story line, and Pinkerton is too distracted to play even a fantasy role of a father. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MYSTERIOUS TADPOLE by Steven Kellogg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1977

"A stock situation, right up to the enormous egg that arrives for Louis' next birthday—but Kellogg's zesty embellishments propel it along."
Kellogg tosses off one fantasy within another, as Alphonse, the tadpole Louis' Scottish uncle sends him for his birthday, develops into something more like a dinosaur than a frog and the authorities refuse to allow Louis to keep his pet in the junior high school swimming pool. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CHRISTMAS WITCH by Steven Kellogg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"Worthy, but the parts are better than the whole. (Picture book. 8-11)"
Gloria is an oddball at Madame Pestilence's Academy for Young Goblins and Witches: Her spells don't work, and she keeps smiling, even while eating cockroach casserole. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WILD CHILD by Steven Salerno
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"A salutary lesson in jungle parenting. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A two-toothed toddler needs no wolf suit to be wildest thing of all in this high-volume prequel to a certain well-known classic. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE PIED PIPER’S MAGIC  by Steven Kellogg
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2009

"No matter how it is spelled, this belongs on every library shelf. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Kellogg puts his touch to yet another classic. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2010

"And why, in this time of eco-consciousness, does he disdain the recycled house of scraps? (Picture book. 3-6)"
Porkers in glass houses shouldn't meet wolves. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIG AND LITTLE by Steven Jenkins
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

Handsome textured cut-paper collages on white paper show animals of the same species that are vastly different in size. Read full book review >