Search Results: "Sue Stainton"


BOOK REVIEW

THE LIGHTHOUSE CAT by Sue Stainton
ADVENTURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"A one-page author's note provides a history of the English lighthouse that stood for 127 years and inspired the story. (short bibliography) (Picture book. 4-7)"
This clever interweaving of two popular picture-book subjects, cats and lighthouses, is enlivened with Mortimer's gleaming illustrations, which literally shine here as the tale hinges on the reflective nature of cats' eyes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I LOVE DOGS! by Sue Stainton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 31, 2014

"Pleasing pups and a vibrant illustration style make this a cheery story for preschoolers or for children just beginning to read on their own. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A little boy travels around a bustling, big-city park observing dogs of many varieties before finally acquiring a dog of his own. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHRISTMAS MAGIC by Sue Stainton
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Though the actual mystery is slight, the clever clues, simple language and attractive illustrations make this accessible to children just beginning to understand the concepts of mystery. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Younger children who like mysteries will enjoy searching for clues in this lighthearted Christmas mystery. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I LOVE CATS by Sue Stainton
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2007

"The book does work as a joyous celebration of cats, and readers and listeners will find much to purr-posefully pore over. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Feline fans will certainly appreciate Mortimer's typically splendid and plush renderings of cats. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CHOCOLATE CAT by Sue Stainton
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"A short history of chocolate follows the story. (Picture book. 4-7)"
In a dull village famous for nothing, Cat lives with a grumpy chocolate maker. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALLIGATOR SUE by Sharon Arms Doucet
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 6, 2003

"Laissez les bon temps roulez. (Picture book. 5-8)"
While Tarzan seems to have been relegated to the back shelf in recent years, here's an updated female version with a distinctly Cajun flavor. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MARSUPIAL SUE by John Lithgow
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"The oversized format, double-page spreads, and professional, witty CD make this a natural for reading aloud (and singing along) with a group. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Marsupial Sue must learn that lesson that so many picture-book heroes and heroines have learned before: just be yourself and follow your own "marsupial star," whatever that felicitous phrase might mean. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HARRY SUE by Sue Stauffacher
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 28, 2005

"Joint Jive Glossary' included. (Fiction. 8-12)"
With no communication from her incarcerated mother for six years, Harry Sue mistakenly believes that the only way to find her mother is to enter "the joint" herself. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Whether the federal courts will indeed hear their cases remains to be seen, though the authors do point to case law that may help such arguments along. As to damages for suicide bombings and bus-stop stabbings, well, that's another question."
When intifada and suicide bombings don't get the desired results, call an attorney. Read full book review >