Search Results: "Tim Bowers"


BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

MEMOIRS OF AN ELF by Devin Scillian
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"Little Known Fact: lots of cheery text, exclamation marks and trendy electronic devices do not necessarily add up to a successful Christmas story. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Santa's head elf delivers an hour-by-hour report as he and two other male elves assist Santa with his Christmas Eve deliveries, as well as an emergency delivery on Christmas morning. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MEMOIRS OF A HAMSTER by Devin Scillian
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2013

"'Question: Who's the luckiest hamster in the world? Answer: ME!' Readers will probably agree. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A scary foray into the wide (indoor) world cures a hamster of any yen for adventure in this variation on the creators' Memoirs of a Goldfish (2010). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DINOSAUR PET by Marc Sedaka
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2012

"Sure to get toddlers and early readers dancing. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Sedaka rewrites "Calendar Girl" for the Stone Age set. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RAPPY THE RAPTOR by Dan Gutman
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 21, 2015

"Upbeat, rhyming, rhythmic but ultimately slight entertainment. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A newborn dino falls from a tree and wakes up a rapping machine. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PIRATE'S LULLABY by Marcie Wessels
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"Bedtime is already well-bedecked with piratical fare, but no one's going to object to just one more book of this kind, particularly when it's this good-natured. (Picture book. 3-6)"
On a vessel whose crew numbers two, a young boy uses his formidable avoidance techniques to put off bedtime for as long as possible. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GORGONZOLA by Margie Palatini
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2008

"Redolent with high-spirited humor and capped by a magnificent pun, this should make persuasive reading for any young monster who heads the other way when bath time rolls around. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A huge dinosaur with equally huge D.O. gets a personal hygiene makeover, thanks to coaching from an irritated avian victim. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CUSTARD SURPRISE by Bernard Lodge
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2007

This I Can Read series entry hits bottom, and just might have Ursula Nordstrom hurling thunderbolts from her office in heaven. Read full book review >