Search Results: "Ted Dewan"


BOOK REVIEW

ONE TRUE BEAR by Ted Dewan
by Ted Dewan, illustrated by Ted Dewan
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"While not wholly original—the story brings to mind The Velveteen Rabbit, for example—this old-fashioned tale is sweet and charming and will bring enjoyment to many a child. (Picture book. 4-7)"
So far, no teddy bear has captured the heart of a destructive boy named Damian, but stalwart soldier Darcy Brewster of the Bear Force knows he has the right stuffing to be Damian's One True Bear. Read full book review >

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THE SORCERER'S APPRENTICE by Ted Dewan
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1998

In this rollicking remake of the classic tale, an inventor cobbles together a robot to clean his cluttered workshop, then incautiously leaves the schematics where his new ``apprentice'' can find them. Read full book review >

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CRISPIN AND THE 3 LITTLE PIGLETS by Ted Dewan
ANIMALS
Released: March 11, 2003

"Any child who's ever had to make room for siblings will sympathize with Crispin and recognize themselves as he eases into the role of big brother. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A privileged piglet adjusts to life with triplets in Dewan's sequel to Crispin: The Pig Who Had It All (not reviewed). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TOP SECRET by Ted Dewan
by Ted Dewan, illustrated by Ted Dewan
ADVENTURE
Released: April 1, 1997

"Aim at older readers: The pages are often divided into comic-strip panels, and can be confusing; Dewan's rendering of the child is less adept than his other images, so that the hoisting up of the sleeping girl looks awkward and a little frightening. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Written in prose reminiscent of a spy or detective novel, Dewan reveals the secrets behind the tooth-fairy legend. Read full book review >

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BABY GETS THE ZAPPER by Ted Dewan
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

"It's an even bet whether children or weary parents will yearn more for a remote like this one. (Picture book. 3-5)"
The TV remote begins changing more than just channels once Baby gets hold of it: one "ZAP!" and all the toys get up and play on their own. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

INSIDE THE WHALE by Steve Parker
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 1992

"Still, a visually satisfying book with many intriguing facts. (Nonfiction. 7+)"
The inner anatomy of 21 animals, including the chicken, gorilla, crocodile, snake, fly, and snail. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SANDMARE by Helen Cooper
by Helen Cooper, illustrated by Ted Dewan
ANIMALS
Released: March 5, 2003

"Young readers will happily curl up to read each chapter in this creative tale of how one horse manages to free herself from doubt and eventually the sand. (Fiction. 6-8)"
Helping her father to draw a horse in the sand, Polly wishes for it to run free, escaping the inevitable fate of all sand drawings: the frothy sea. Read full book review >

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INSIDE DINOSAURS AND OTHER PREHISTORIC CREATURES by Steve Parker
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1994

"Index. (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
Speculations on dinosaur senses, digestion, locomotion, reproduction, and more. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AT GLEASON’S GYM by Ted Lewin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"Well-known for his portrayal of faraway places, Lewin returns to the world he described in I Was a Teen-aged Professional Wrestler (1993) to make this distinctive introduction for even younger readers. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Gleason's Gym in Brooklyn, N.Y., is a training place for boxers and wrestlers from all over the world including nine-year-old Sugar Boy Younan, who is preparing for the National Silver Gloves championship. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

O CANADA by Ted Harrison
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1993

"Canada's national anthem is included. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 6-10)"
A brief, affectionate statement about Canada as a whole prefaces a similar page on each of its provinces, mentioning natural resources, characterizing the population, and pointing out distinctive qualities. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A YELLOW WATERMELON by Ted Dunagan
ADVENTURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2007

"A memorable, generous-hearted tale. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
Twelve-year-old Ted Dillon is an innocent white boy in rural Alabama in 1948, but his new friendships with a black boy named Poudlum Robinson and an escaped black convict named Jake introduce him to a world where greed and racism intersect. Read full book review >