Search Results: "Sue Porter"


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

JOE'S CAFE by Rose Impey
by Rose Impey, illustrated by Sue Porter
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1991

"Porter may not have Shirley Hughes's sure touch, but her well-observed watercolors for this engaging minidrama have a similar appeal. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Joe, about six, is supposed to keep an eye on baby Amy, but Joe's so busy making mud pies and ``sloppy spider stew'' that he 2never notices when Amy wanders out the gate he shouldn't have left open. 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 >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SECRET OF PLATFORM 13 by Eva Ibbotson
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1998

"With scrawled, comic black- and-white drawings by Porter, it's not exactly Roald Dahl, but Ibbotson is at least a distant cousin. (Fiction. 10-13)"
Old magic breaks loose in modern London to rescue a kidnapped prince in this droll, if formulaic, farce from Ibbotson. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MCGILLYCUDDY COULD! by Pamela Duncan Edwards
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2005

"The encounter isn't as suspenseful as Mem Fox's Hattie and the Fox (1987), but younger readers and listeners should get the point that everyone has different talents. (Picture book. 5-7)"
A kangaroo hops into a farmyard, and gets a hostile reception—that is, at first. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PINK LION by Jane Porter
by Jane Porter, illustrated by Jane Porter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"It does indeed seem that it's love that makes a family. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A story about a lion raised by flamingos and nature versus nurture. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE RISE AND FALL OF OSCAR THE MAGICIAN by Matthew Porter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"A fine first caper for budding fans of mystery, monkeys, or magic. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Who will be the Magician of the Year? Will honesty or treachery win the day? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FOX ON THE LOOSE! by Matthew Porter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"Here's hoping Porter gets paired up with a writer equal to his visual talents. (Board book. 18 mos.-3)"
A fox is stymied in his nocturnal prowling by a bevy of noisy barnyard animals. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TAILS CHASING TAILS by Matthew Porter
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 9, 2013

"A delightful and playful romp worthy of an enthusiastic following. (Board book. 1-3)"
In this circular tale (or tail?), readers are encouraged to guess which animal is being chased off the page. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE THUNDERBOLT EXPRESS by Matthew Porter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 24, 2013

"A hoot for younger children fond of monkeys (not to mention, in one scene, monkeys in underpants!). (Picture book. 4-6)"
Monkeys who met previously in MonkeyWorld ABC (2012) get names as well and occupations on a thrill-a-minute train ride. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I'LL BE WATCHING by Pamela Porter
CLASSICS
Released: Aug. 9, 2011

"Strongly felt, if overstuffed, family drama. (Historical fiction/verse. 12-16)"
Kindness ultimately prevails, but not before hard times and ugly parochialism have their ways with several small-town residents, particularly three orphaned and then abandoned children. Read full book review >