Search Results: "Sue Stainton"


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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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

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

LORCA by Leslie Stainton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 1999

"Stainton, who has written widely for scholarly journals and other publications, has done a remarkable job of capturing the rich fullness of Lorca's short, brilliant life. (illustrations, not seen)"
A meticulously crafted, elegantly recounted biography of the renowned Spanish poet and playwright. 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 >

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

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

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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 >

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WHAT SHALL WE PLAY? by Sue Heap
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"A wonderfully fanciful tale that celebrates the inventiveness of children at play. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A trio of children plays imaginative games until a twinkling of a fairy wand weaves a magical transformation. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OLIVER'S WOOD by Sue Hendra
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 1996

"Gouache illustrations look much like linoleum prints—blocks of bright colors, mainly blue and ocher— and the chubby animals, with their bulging white eyes, are undeniably friendly territory. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Oliver, an owl, stays up past his bedtime at the end of one night and sees something he has never seen before—the sun. Read full book review >