Search Results: "Sucie Stevenson"


BOOK REVIEW

ONCE UPON A TIME THIS MORNING by Anne Rockwell
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1997

"Simplistic and benign. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Each of these once-upon-a-time tales takes one of two tacks: mild moralizing or wish fulfillment. Read full book review >

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HENRY AND MUDGE AND ANNIE'S GOOD MOVE by Cynthia Rylant
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Stevenson's gaily colored pen-and-ink illustrations provide a perfect counterpart to the story, deftly highlighting Annie's vulnerability as well as the humor in Henry and Mudge's antics. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Rylant and Stevenson's 18th book in the series is a tenderly humorous tale about a common event in family life. Read full book review >

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HENRY AND MUDGE AND THE WILD WIND by Cynthia Rylant
ANIMALS
Released: April 30, 1993

"And Stevenson's illustrations are as lively and comical as ever. (Easy reader. 4-8)"
Not only the wind but the thunder and lightning send the boy and his dog scurrying for home, where Mudge whines as he circles the kitchen table and Henry whistles the same tunes over and over to keep up his courage. Read full book review >

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HENRY AND MUDGE AND THE LONG WEEKEND by Cynthia Rylant
ANIMALS
Released: March 31, 1992

"Stevenson's illustrations are as merry and deft as ever, and a warm good time is had by all—especially the reader. (Easy reader. 4-8)"
Making what must be a record for high quality and longevity in a series, the small boy and his large dog make an 11th appearance—this time in a story about a boring, wet weekend that's transformed by a creative family project. Read full book review >

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HENRY AND MUDGE AND THE SNEAKY CRACKERS by Cynthia Rylant
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"How Rylant manages to invest both Henry and Mudge with such distinct, disarming personalities in so few words is a minor miracle, but she does, and Stevenson works wonders, too, creating an idyllic neighborhood in which a very safe kind of espionage can transpire. (Picture book. 6-8)"
In this hearty episode of the Henry and Mudge Ready-to-Read saga from Rylant (Henry and Mudge and the Wild Wind, 1993, etc.), the boy and his canine best friend become spies. Read full book review >

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HENRY AND MUDGE AND THE STARRY NIGHT by Cynthia Rylant
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1998

"With its nice tempo, the story is as toasty as its campfire and swaddled in Stevenson's trusty artwork. (Fiction. 6-8)"
Rylant (Henry and Mudge and the Sneaky Crackers, 1998, etc.) slips into a sentimental mode for this latest outing of the boy and his dog, as she sends Mudge and Henry and his parents off on a camping trip. Read full book review >

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HENRY AND MUDGE TAKE THE BIG TEST by Cynthia Rylant
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 30, 1991

"Not the best in this grand series, but still a fine story for beginners, with appealing characters, lifelike situations, and charmingly comical illustrations. (Easy reader. 5-8)"
In ``The Tenth Book of Their Adventures,'' Henry realizes that Mudge has never been taught such commands as ``sit'' and ``heel.'' With the help of a patient teacher, home practice, and innumerable ``liver treats,'' the huge dog does learn to ``stay,'' at least long enough to pass his training course— though Mudge's forte is clearly being lovable rather than obedient. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE PRINCESS AND THE PEA by Hans Christian Andersen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"Not the only edition to have, of course, but good fun. (Picture book. 5-8)"
The simple retelling of this brief favorite adheres closely to the original, but most of the fun here is in Stevenson's exuberant illustrations of her rabbit royalty. Read full book review >

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MUD FLAT APRIL FOOL by James Stevenson
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1998

"Tongue-in-cheek humor, delivered in deft and funny chapters. (Fiction. 6-8)"
April Fools' Day brings out the joker in Mud Flat's animal residents: George the fox breaks out his squirting lapel rose, Newt the gator tries the old dollar-on-a-string trick, a mole produces a note that she claims was left by space aliens. Read full book review >

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THE CASTAWAY by James Stevenson
ADVENTURE
Released: April 1, 2002

"Young travelers, timorous or otherwise, will chuckle. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Stevenson continues the adventures of his usually intrepid mouse Hubie (The Stowaway, 1990, etc.). Read full book review >

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CORNFLAKES by James Stevenson
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 31, 2000

"Tailor-made for sharing, in class or on a lap. (Poetry. 7-9, adult)"
Picking up where his third gathering of poetry and pictures (Candy Corn, 1999) left off, Stevenson gives wry or gently sentimental twists to 25 more everyday sights: fathers and sons in the park; bicyclists; old people and buildings; his paintbox; his wastebasket; a mountainous hamburger. Read full book review >

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SWEET CORN by James Stevenson
POETRY
Released: April 1, 1995

"A book that says much in small ways. (Poetry. 8+)"
``WHY AM I HAPPY / THAT I WAS BORN? / JUST ONE REASON / (IN SEASON): / SWEET CORN!'' And so this exaltation, titled, ``Roadside Stand,'' sets the tone for Stevenson's collection of 28 short poems. Read full book review >