Search Results: "Tim Warnes"


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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THE GREAT CHEESE ROBBERY by Tim Warnes
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 2, 2015

"The throngs of felonious mice make this story worth the read. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Fathers aren't afraid of anything—are they? Read full book review >

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WARNING! by Tim Warnes
by Tim Warnes, illustrated by Tim Warnes
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2016

"It's hard to sympathize with anyone here. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Take a bunny, put it in its second favorite thing—a magic top hat—and you get what is known as a population explosion. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHALK & CHEESE by Tim Warnes
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 21, 2008

"While adult readers who have traveled with little ones will empathize with the indulgent Chalk, its appeal to children is less clear. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A white dog named Chalk and a cheerful British mouse named Cheese explore New York City together in this well-intentioned but confusing story. Read full book review >

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RISE AND SHINE! by Tim Warnes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 23, 2007

"The cub fills the ark with toy animals and pairs of obliging animal friends who continue to interact with the bears as they enjoy some lemonade and a walk through the woods. (music notation) (Picture book. 2-6)"
The appealing bears introduced by Warnes in his version of Jesus Loves Me! (2006) return as the main characters in another satisfying treatment of a traditional children's religious song. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JESUS LOVES ME! by Tim Warnes
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"Music and guitar chords are included. (Picture book. 1-5)"
The words to this traditional children's hymn serve as the text for a pleasant interpretation focusing on a family of three bears: a father, mother and child. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE HONEY BEAR AND THE SMILEY MOON by Gillian Lobel
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Just the right amount of fancy to enchant young readers. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Beguiled by the friendly twinkle of the moonlight, Little Honey Bear sets off on a jaunt to visit the moon. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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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SORRY! by Norbert Landa
by Norbert Landa, illustrated by Tim Warnes
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2009

"The illustrations are vintage Warnes—sweet, warmly colored and evocative—but this book about the testing of friendship remains strictly ADDITIONAL. (Picture book. 3-7)"
New collaborators Landa and Warnes (who is often paired with Julie Sykes) have created a picture book about friendship, jealousy, arguing and making things right again. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

COUNTING LEOPARD'S SPOTS by Hiawyn Oram
ANIMALS
Released: June 20, 1998

"Warnes has an impressive knack for summoning the African landscape in expressive forms and very few colors. (Picture book/folklore. 3-7)"
Although the language of the originals seems to have been oversimplified (there are no notes or sources given), these ten retellings about African animals—how the gluttonous zebra got its vulgar stripes, how the boastful hippo lost his silken hair and acquired his nocturnal habits, and more—remain thoroughly entertaining. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHO LIKES WOLFIE? by Ragnhild Scamell
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1996

"For anyone unsure of being welcomed, Scamell (Buster's Echo, 1995, etc.) shows that clumsiness can be endearing and that a song need not be musical to be heartfelt. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A comically patchy book with poignant charm. Read full book review >