Search Results: "Tim Bowers"


BOOK REVIEW

TIM by Sam Enthoven
FANTASY
Released: March 1, 2008

"This may be entertaining for some, but the book could have used some judicious editing and another draft before publication. (Science fiction. 12-15)"
London is in big trouble, and only something really, really big can save the city. Read full book review >

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TERRIBLE TIM by Katie Haworth
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 5, 2016

"The mess is good fun, but the story is a bit bland next to the more emotionally intense likes of No, David! and Dinosaur vs. Bedtime. (Picture book. 3-6)"
No need to set off in search of Wild Things when little Tim's in the vicinity. Read full book review >

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SHAMPOODLE by Joan Holub
by Joan Holub, illustrated by Tim Bowers
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 13, 2009

"Very funny—there may be a short film in this somewhere. (Early reader. 4-7)"
This Step into Reading title is a crazed, out-of-breath, fly-on-the-wall peek at picture-day morning at the Shampoodle salon for dogs. Read full book review >

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COOL DOG, SCHOOL DOG by Deborah Heiligman
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2009

"Bowers's goofy, energetic illustrations to make this gentle piece of propaganda go down easy. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Tinka the dog returns for a romp through school that starts badly but ends well (Fun Dog, Sun Dog, 2005). Read full book review >

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PRINCESS PIG by Eileen Spinelli
ANIMALS
Released: June 9, 2009

"A great addition to storytime collections. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When a freak wind deposits the Picawash County Pickle Princess's sash on Pig, she suddenly begins to wonder if she really might be a princess. Read full book review >

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THE BRAVEST OF THE BRAVE by Shutta Crum
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 11, 2005

"Bowen's pudgy, bead-eyed critters could be considered at odds with the text, but this makes the whole package more useful for explaining away irrational fears. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A little skunk tromps through the deep, dark woods thinking brave thoughts to steel himself against (imagined) dangers. Read full book review >

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IT'S A BIG WORLD, LITTLE PIG! by Kristi Yamaguchi
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 6, 2012

"It's another sweet confection, with nary a mention of winning or losing—for those who like their international encounters on the bland side. (Picture book. 6-8)"
An invitation to the "World Games" leads to international friendships for the porky little skating star introduced in Dream Big, Little Pig (2011). Read full book review >

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SUPPOSE YOU MEET A DINOSAUR by Judy Sierra
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 10, 2012

"Shall we encourage offspring to be more polite? Yes, thank you. Perhaps they will stay that way. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Courtesy goes a long way, even with a T. Rex. Read full book review >

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DREAM BIG LITTLE PIG! by Kristi Yamaguchi
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2011

"As celebrity books go, though, it's a cut above many, and the prose styling is refreshingly restrained. (Picture book. 4-8)"
For the youngest of listeners, the themes found in The Little Engine that Could continue to inspire. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DOGKU by Andrew Clements
by Andrew Clements, illustrated by Tim Bowers
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 26, 2007

"A short author's note defines haiku and offers some additional samples. (Picture book/poetry. 4-6)"
Sixteen haiku serve as the text for this heartwarming story of a wandering dog who finds a new home with a kind family. Read full book review >

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LITTLE WHISTLE’S MEDICINE by Cynthia Rylant
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2001

"Easy to swallow and guaranteed to make you feel good, this is a soothing blend of words and images. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Little Whistle saves storytime in this third Toytown adventure. Read full book review >

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BUDDY'S BEDTIME BATTERY by Christina Geist
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"Searchers of progressive muscle-relaxation books for children will find this choice interesting, but readers after robot fare should look elsewhere. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Imagination and progressive relaxation are the key to powering down little Buddy, the boy "robot." Read full book review >