Search Results: "Tim Myers"


BOOK REVIEW

DOWN AT THE DINO WASH DELUXE by Tim Myers
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 2, 2013

"A romping-stomping choice for dinosaur lovers and those similarly afraid of soap in their eyes. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A fanciful dinosaur wash that's more than a little reminiscent of DreamWorks' Shark Tale. Read full book review >

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LOOKING FOR LUNA by Tim Myers
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"The playfulness of the text combined with its predictability makes this a suitable candidate for read-aloud time with the preschool set. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A girl and her father embark on a quest in search of their missing cat. Read full book review >

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THE FURRY-LEGGED TEAPOT by Tim Myers
adapted by Tim Myers, illustrated by Tim Myers
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2007

"McGuire's naïve acrylic illustrations of anthropomorphized animals and sweeping Japanese vistas are an amusing accompaniment to this, the second of Myers's well-meant but rather tame tanuki tales. (author's note) (Picture book/folktale. 5-8)"
This retelling of an ages-old Japanese tale relates the woes of a rambunctious young raccoon-dog named Yoshi, a mischievous tanuki shapeshifter. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BASHO AND THE FOX by Tim Myers
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"The Life and Poems of Issa (1998), it could introduce a poet who should be known to every poetry reader. (Picture book. 7-9)"
Myers obscures his point in this original tale, which features the famous poet and a fox who challenges him to write a poem that " ‘needn't be great—only good.' " When Basho tries to drive a fox away from a prize cherry tree, the animal—standing on two legs and clad in a gorgeously patterned robe—issues its dare, haughtily declaring that his kind are far superior to humans as poets. Read full book review >

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GOOD BABIES by Tim Myers
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"In time, both families forget how much trouble their babies were, which, Myers notes, 'is usually how it goes'—a point worth making to readers with new sibs of their own. (Picture book. 6-8)"
An evil witch outsmarts herself in this warm-hearted twist on the "changeling child" motif. Read full book review >

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BASHO AND THE RIVER STONES by Tim Myers
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

Myers revisits his characters from Basho and the Fox (2000) with another original tale in folklore tradition as pleasant as the haiku of the most revered Japanese poet that he honors. Read full book review >

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TANUKI’S GIFT by Tim Myers
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2003

"However, in this case the illustrations do redeem the text and will make this a satisfying tale for most collections in need of additional selections in the genre. (Picture book/folktale. 5-8)"
An extensive author's note details the origins of this somewhat bland story of a priest who takes in a creature (Tanuki) suffering from the cold. Read full book review >

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THE THUNDER EGG by Tim J. Myers
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 7, 2015

"Well-meaning but flawed. (bibliography) (Picture book. 6-8)"
An original tale based in folklore about a Native American girl's willingness to help her people through the power of a mysterious stone. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY PEN by Christopher Myers
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 10, 2015

"Poignant, vulnerable, wise. (Picture book. 7-12)"
A boy describes everything his pen can do, from the literal to the metaphorical. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TIME OF THE WITCHES by Anna Myers
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Nevertheless, it's a moodily readable take on a story that continues to fascinate. (Historical fiction. 11-13)"
Myers overlays a melancholy love story on top of the Salem Witch Trials. Read full book review >

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DANCING WITH DEATH by Amy Myers
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2017

"Suffering succotash! The feisty heroine Myers (Classic at Bay, 2016, etc.) places at the center of this new series has an affinity for food-based alliteration and a knack for discovering secrets. Like so many other cozies harkening back to the past, it supplies plenty of suspects and a surprise ending."
A chef suddenly finds herself acting as a detective in Jazz Age England. Read full book review >