Search Results: "Sue Alexander"


BOOK REVIEW

BEHOLD THE TREES by Sue Alexander
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

"Timeline appended. (Picture book/nonfiction. 7-10)"
"Oak and almond, fig and olive, terebinth and palm, acacia and pomegranate, willow and tamarisk . . ." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SARA'S CITY by Sue Alexander
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 23, 1995

"The pictures have the same controlled aspect as the text and work with its subtle effects to achieve a full-fledged poetic vision. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Sara describes her day in 1940 Chicago: looking out the window, going to school, riding the el, listening to the radio with her father, etc. The tiny episodes are captured in easy sentences, carefully and imaginatively constructed to read like aphorisms. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BOB AND ROB by Sue Pickford
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 18, 2014

"Remember—nice dogs find a good home and bumbling burglars find the big house. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Bob, a dog looking for a life on the straight and narrow, stumbles on a solution without being unfaithful to his no-good burglar of an owner. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHEN ANGUS MET ALVIN by Sue Pickford
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"Children will enjoy the setup and the interactions, but the ending may well leave them cold. (Picture book. 3-5)"
The course of alien friendship never did run smooth. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MINE! by Sue Heap
by Sue Heap, illustrated by Sue Heap
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"A sweet, simple addition to the parade of pedagogical books about sharing. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Playtime isn't easy when you have three toys and four kids—or is it? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BARRY THE FISH WITH FINGERS by Sue Hendra
ANIMALS
Released: June 8, 2010

The fish in the sea are bored. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FOUR FRIENDS IN THE GARDEN by Sue Heap
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2004

"Very nice. (Picture book. 3-6)"
With colors bright as a summer day and patterns just as cheery, Heap takes her characters from Four Friends Together (2003) on another gentle romp. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IT’S ME, PARSNIP by Sue Porter
ANIMALS
Released: Dec. 1, 2008

"And the cause-and-effect complexity of the tale is developmentally just right. (Novelty/picture book. 1-3)"
Who tracked the muddy footprints all through the house from the yard clear to the bathroom? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FOUR FRIENDS TOGETHER by Sue Heap
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"Pleasing and reassuring. (Picture book. 3-5)"
What could be better than reading a good story? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE PROS & CONS OF BEING A FROG by Sue deGennaro
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 30, 2016

"This celebration of differences displays great respect for readers' intelligence and yields more with each reading. (Picture book. 5-8)"
The amphibian in this Australian import is actually a child who likes to dress as something else because it "makes me feel brave." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DANNY’S DRAWING BOOK by Sue Heap
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2008

"Young readers should be inspired to emulate Ettie and Danny. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Two friends draw and write a nature story—before the reader's eyes! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SWEET DREAMS by Sue Porter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 13, 1996

"The book comes loaded with flexible, sturdy lift-up flaps to reveal hidden places (under the bed and such), and the illustrations are cheery confections sure to keep demons at bay. (Picture book. 3-7)"
When his baby sisters and brothers arrive, a rabbit moves to a new big bed. Read full book review >