Search Results: "Susie Jenkin-Pearce"


BOOK REVIEW

ROSIE AND THE PAVEMENT BEARS by Susie Jenkin-Pearce
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 15, 1993

"Predictable and somewhat overstated, but told with enough realism and verve to hold interest; the author's freely drawn, cartoon-style illustrations are lively and nicely expressive. (Picture book. 4- 8)"
Timid Rosie, smallest in her class, dreads bullies; still, when they taunt her about stepping on the cracks (``The bears'll get you''), she's assertive enough to do just that, on purpose. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PHOEBE AND THE MONSTER MAZE by Caroline Castle
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 15, 1997

"Jenkin-Pearce, known for more comic works, provides in her watercolors the right measures of fire and gentleness that the story demands. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Monsters, big and small, can use a touch of empathy—so learns Phoebe when she finds a small shell and brings it to her mother. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WRIGGLY PIG by Jon Blake
ANIMALS
Released: May 22, 1992

"Despite the contrived outcome, similar sufferers will enjoy seeing themselves (or their young) so amusingly depicted—especially in the nonstop activity evoked by Jenkin-Pearce's irrepressibly wiggly fine lines and splashes of color. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Wriggly Pig can't keep still: he's a pain in the car, kicks sand at the beach, and distresses other customers in the cafÇ to which his family is foolish enough to take him. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BILLY THE BIRD by Dick King-Smith
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2001

"The format of short chapters, large type size, and interspersed full-paged illustrations is suited to readers moving into chapter books, but there isn't really enough action or humor here for most kids. (Fiction. 8-10)"
King-Smith's (The Roundhill, 2000, etc.) reliable fantasies usually focus on an animal with a special talent: a green mouse, an alien rabbit, and of course, that famously chatty, sheep-herding pig. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Truly original creative turns show promise, but can't compensate for a wild-card plot. (Fiction. 8-12)"
When Billie and her baby brother, Bix, neglected children of rock stars, stow away in their uncle's car, they find themselves transported to the Borderland, a world where animals talk. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HUMAN BODY LIFT-THE-FLAP by Susie Brooks
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 8, 2014

"Still, anatomy books for this age are scarce, and this one is relatively sturdy and amusing to browse, perhaps compensating for its other issues. (Informational picture book. 5-8)"
A lift-the-flap board book briefly explores the anatomy and physiology of the human body. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE MICE / RATONCITOS by Susie Jaramillo
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 20, 2017

"Here's looking forward to the addition of more books to this delightful series. (Board book. 1-5)"
In this bilingual version of the popular Spanish song "Cinco Ratoncitos," five mice hurry up to eat their cheese. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GET INTO ART by Susie Brooks
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 20, 2013

"When enjoyed by adults and kids together, this book will deliver a pleasing, fresh mix of animal-art-inspired projects utilizing varying media and techniques. (table of contents, glossary, art materials checklist, index) (Nonfiction. 7-12)"
Families may want to ride the DIY wave with this attractive British import, which publishes simultaneously with the similarly conceived Get into Art: People (2013). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BODIES by Susie Orbach
NON-FICTION
Released: March 3, 2009

"The only flaw in Orbach's reasoned, wise essays is that they're so low-key they may not get the attention they deserve."
A cogent, relevant look at the contemporary body in crisis. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CHARACTERS OF LOVE by Susie Boyt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1997

"Second-novelist Boyt (The Normal Man, published only in UK) begins by crafting a complex psychological portrait of her protagonist, but then resorts to a serviceable romance plot that veers away from any deep or original exploration of the ways love and obsession can commingle."
In an attempt to plumb the nature of obsessional love, this slim British novel dabbles with psychological motivations but comes up with a pretty simplistic analysis. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: July 6, 2004

"Smartly done, at times deeply felt."
Editor Bright asks three writers to face a life-changing sexual event. Read full book review >