Search Results: "Tad Hardy"


BOOK REVIEW

LOST CAT by Tad Hardy
by Tad Hardy, illustrated by David Goldin
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1996

"The artist portrays the cat—rightly, readers will say—as a total rascal; he's garrulous, colossally independent, and immune to all human concerns. (Picture book. 2-7)"
A big, round cat—with a face only a mother (or distraught owner) could love—gets lost. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BLUE FIRE by Janice Hardy
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"Relentless, gripping adventure. (Fantasy. 10 & up)"
Continuing where The Shifter (2009) ended, book two of The Healing Wars series finds 15-year-old Nya, her sister Tali and other Takers hiding in Geveg from the invading Duke of Baseer, who plans to use them in his mysterious pain experiments. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ARGOS by Ralph Hardy
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 31, 2016

"An unfortunate choice of narration robs this epic tale of its power. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
The epic tale of The Odyssey is told from the point of view of Odysseus' faithful dog, Argos.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

COLORS! by Tad Hills
by Tad Hills, illustrated by Tad Hills
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"Duck and Goose have taken their places alongside Frog and Toad and George and Martha as fine examples of friendship, curiosity, and problem-solving, and this offering is a good way to introduce babies to the pair. (Board book. 6 mos.-2)"
Duck and Goose are back with another board book to help very young children learn their colors. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DUCK, DUCK, GOOSE by Tad Hills
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 9, 2007

"The charming illustrations portray this tale of friendship perfectly, and the text, reminiscent of The Story of Ferdinand, is, like Hills's first in the series, energetic, appealing and filled with warmth. (Picture book. 3-6)"

BOOK REVIEW

R IS FOR ROCKET by Tad Hills
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 7, 2015

"Though this lacks the originality and fizz of How Rocket Learned to Read (2010), it nevertheless reinforces the pup's positive literacy efforts. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Adorable Rocket the dog and his many pals (including a moonlighting Goose) return in a new story centered on the alphabet. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ARCTIC ANIMALS by Tad Carpenter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 20, 2015

"Beautiful, smart, and entertaining. (Board book. 2-5)"
Six arctic animals are introduced in this stylized lift-the-flap board book. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ROCKET'S MIGHTY WORDS by Tad Hills
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 9, 2013

"Nothing really new here, but Rocket fans—at least those who don't consider themselves too old for board books—may enjoy using this as a tool for practicing word recognition with the sweet puppy they've come to love. (Board book. 3-6)"
Hills' adorable black-and-white spotted dog named Rocket (How Rocket Learned to Read, 2010; Rocket Writes a Story, 2012) returns in this oversized vocabulary primer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ROCKET WRITES A STORY by Tad Hills
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 24, 2012

"A perfect choice to inspire new readers and writers. (Picture book. 4-8)"
For new reader Rocket, every new book is a treasure and an adventure, "like a place he'd never been to, like a friend he'd never met." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOW ROCKET LEARNED TO READ by Tad Hills
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 27, 2010

"Lovely. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Rocket is as cute as can be, and he's all dog. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BETTY IN SPACE by Emma Hardy
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 29, 2013

"Amateurish, but blessedly brief and undeniably heartfelt, Betty's trip to space is a small step back for app-kind. (iPad storybook app. 3-6)"
A child flies solo into space and makes a friend in an unremarkable story marred by sloppy text and a dearth of features. Read full book review >