Search Results: "Tim Pat Coogan"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 27, 2012

"The Irish grew up with tales of the Great Hunger, but the full story is just now unfolding. This book is a great start."
Acclaimed Irish historian Coogan (Ireland in the Twentieth Century, 2004, etc.) opens up the truth about the Irish potato famine, and it's uglier than you thought. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 8, 2016

"Not always easy reading but a book from which more than just Irish citizens can learn."
Irish history from the Irish point of view. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PIE FOR CHUCK by Pat Schories
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"Fine for a read-alone but like dynamite for a read-aloud. (Picture book. 4-8) "
A pie cooling on a windowsill and passing miscreants of all stripes make for an inexorable combustion. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TEN RED APPLES by Pat Hutchins
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 5, 2000

"A welcome addition to the counting-book genre, Hutchins's playful tale is an edifying and energetic romp. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A farmer's bountiful apple tree is besieged by his hungry livestock in this lively countdown from the author of countless clever concept books. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY BEST FRIEND by Pat Hutchins
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 1993

"A deceptively simple story with real insight, refreshing as a bright spring day. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The narrator—a dark-skinned preschooler—describes the many ways her friend surpasses her: she runs faster, climbs farther, eats spaghetti neatly, can do her own buttons, and even knows how to read. ``I'm glad she's my best friend,'' the child reiterates; still, when the friend sleeps over, at bedtime her host is the one who knows that there's no monster blowing the curtains—only the wind. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MOUSE AROUND by Pat  Schories
ANIMALS
Released: May 9, 1991

"An unusually strong debut. (Picture book. 2-8)"
There's plenty to discover and discuss in this carefully devised wordless story: A baby mouse, awakened by a dripping pipe, falls into the plumber's pocket to begin an adventurous journey that takes it out the door in the resident paperboy's doughnut and to various places around town before—having made numerous transfers (all unobserved by the humans) from one conveyance to another and survived dangers (including a cat and a garbage truck)—it serendipitously makes its way back, via an oblivious visitor's hat, to drop down the kitchen sink through the still-open-ended pipe, into its basement home. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Grant Me Timely Grace by Tim
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 26, 2010

"A moderately entertaining but wrongheaded Civil War thriller."
Loyalties are tested in Woods' (Never Trust a Hero, 2011, etc.) novel, set in Civil War-era Washington, D.C. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHEN JACK GOES OUT by Pat  Schories
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"Still fun, quirky and easy to follow for pre-readers. (Picture book. 2-5)"
As a follow-up to Schories's previous wordless book Jack and the Night Visitors (2006), a boy takes his dog, Jack, outside and hooks him up to his leash by his doghouse. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BUMPETY BUMP! by Pat Hutchins
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2006

"Good enough to make the stomach start rumbling. (Picture book. 3-5)"
The simple verse that accompanies a wheelbarrow-borne boy ("bumpety bumpety bump") and his burly grandfather as they harvest a garden is background music to Hutchins's trademark art. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WE’RE GOING ON A PICNIC! by Pat Hutchins
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2002

"Hutchins's deceptively simple tale simply delights. (Picture book. 3-7)"
In Hutchins's (Ten Red Apples, 2000, etc.) latest, Hen, Duck, and Goose are going on a picnic. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DON’T GET LOST! by Pat Hutchins
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"But, no matter: young two-leggers will happily follow these four-legged playmates into Hutchins's patchwork farmscape. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Hutchins offers quick comfort for a common anxiety: securing parental permission for a post-breakfast ramble. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHERE, OH WHERE, IS ROSIE'S CHICK? by Pat Hutchins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 30, 2016

"Where have you been all these years, Rosie? Welcome back, and hello to your little chick. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Hutchins hatches a sequel to her 1968 classic, Rosie's Walk. Read full book review >