Search Results: "Thor Wickstrom"


BOOK REVIEW

THE BIG NIGHT OUT by Thor Wickstrom
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1993

"Lighthearted and funny, a book to try with older groups as well as preschoolers. (Picture book. 4-10)"
In the first book he's not only written but illustrated, Wickstrom adopts an exuberant verse form, echoing Lear's ``The Owl and the Pussycat,'' to describe the partying of a mouse, a goose, and a ``bear [who] wore a cape he had sewn from a drape,/ With a monocle and a cravat./ (What a dude!)/ With a monocle and a cravat!'' When they leave the uptown club where they've been carousing (over milk and juice), they're broke; rather than trudging home, they beg a ride on a friend's boat. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THOR by Graeme Davis
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 17, 2013

"As a vest-pocket history, this one likely won't be beat anytime soon. (Mythology. 12 & up)"
If this book is any indication of the quality of this new series, readers are in for a treat. Read full book review >

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THOR by Wayne Smith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 23, 1992

"Drive-in movie fare with no escape to the snack bar."
Man bites dog repeatedly in a first novel about canine loyalties and supernatural terror in the suburbs. Read full book review >

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LESTER FIZZ, BUBBLE-GUM ARTIST by Ruth Spiro
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"Pop art in the most literal sense. (Picture book. 6-8)"
The scion of an artistic family—a very artistic family, as the boxed "collections" of cousin Cornell, along with the small paintings of uncle Edouard and cousins Claude and Vincent taped to the refrigerator reveal—finds his medium and métier at last. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TURKEY SURPRISE by Peggy Archer
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2005

"Even the most carnivorous listeners will enjoy this yummy addition to any collection. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Two pilgrim brothers set off to hunt up a turkey for Thanksgiving dinner. Read full book review >

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PAJAMA DAY by Lynn Plourde
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

Isn't there one in every class? Read full book review >

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BOOK FAIR DAY by Lynn Plourde
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2006

"Wickstrom's smiling, spindly-legged watercolors of a multicultural classroom are a big plus. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Dewey loves books of all kinds. Read full book review >

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ROAD TRIP by Roger Eschbacher
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2006

"Like Natasha Wing's Night Before Summer Vacation (2002), illus by Julie Durrell, or Anne Rockwell's primer, On Our Vacation (1989), this makes ideal reading before, during or after a long drive. (Picture book/poetry. 6-8)"
For all young readers who have or are about to hit the road, Comedy Central-writer Eschbacher chronicles a family's two-day trip to Grandma's and back in short, bouncy verses. Read full book review >

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TEACHER APPRECIATION DAY by Lynn Plourde
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2003

"Teachers will appreciate it. (Picture book. 4-7)"
It's all a matter of proportion, suggests Plourde, and Maybella Jean Wishywashy just hasn't got any. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MILLIE AND THE MUD HOLE by Valerie Reddix
ANIMALS
Released: March 12, 1992

"Wickstrom's lively action, broadly comical animal characters, and sunny colors add substantially to the attractions. (Young reader. 4-8)"
Millie, a pig, knows ``everything there was to know about mud.'' She loves it. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CAREY STREET CAT by Diana Hendry
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 16, 1991

"This team's The Rainbow Watchers, published simultaneously in the same format, also considers fitting in and the meaning of art, but the storyline is not as strong. (Fiction. 6-10)"
Jenkins, a cat, gets along happily on Carey Street once Harry has pointed out to the neighbors who object to Jenkins's wandering from house to house that the cat's life is not so different from Harry's: he splits the week between his divorced parents. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SCIENCE FAIR DAY by Lynn Plourde
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"Wickstrom's cartoon-like illustrations set the tone for the silliness, and the subject of the book is sure to be a winner with teachers and children alike. (Picture book. 5-8)"
The latest in the series of picture books occurring in Mrs. Shepherd's class focuses on the ubiquitous science fair. Read full book review >