Search Results: "Sue Tarsky"


BOOK REVIEW

THE BUSY BUILDING BOOK by Sue Tarsky
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 16, 1998

"Ayliffe concentrates on soaring perspectives and congenial, cluttered settings; the imaginative use of colors and shapes keeps all the girders, building materials, and scenes distinct. (Picture book. 2-6)"
From the opening page, readers are launched into a description of a construction site: ``Before construction can start, the site is boarded off to keep pedestrians out.'' Every double-page spread presents a short text and the steady progress at the site of a future office building, with labels and pointers for about 20 items in the scene (e.g., ``site hoarding sheets,'' ``safety officer,'' and ``dump truck''). 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 >

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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 >

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NORMAN THE SLUG WITH THE SILLY SHELL by Sue Hendra
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 12, 2017

"The common desire to fit in gets a silly, if not particularly clever or well-knit, take. (Picture book. 5-7)"
A slug with shell envy finds a worthy surrogate—and then something even better. 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 >

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 >