Search Results: "Tina Macnaughton"


BOOK REVIEW

CUDDLES FOR MOMMY by Ruby Brown
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2016

"Cuddles are nice, but this book isn't needed to prompt them. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Little Owl has a whole catalog full of cuddles, but she can't decide which one to give Mommy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHILE ANGELS WATCH by Marni McGee
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2006

"Though the religious underpinnings of the story are a bit unclear, and the rhyming verses don't always scan, this effort does achieve a rather magical air, mainly due to the appealing illustrations. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A playful, rhyming text describes one interpretation of the mysterious influence of angels on the natural world, from choosing the colors of the dawn sky to showing spiders how to spin their webs. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TIME FOR BED, LITTLE ONE by Caroline Pitcher
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2009

"Macnaughton's signature luminous pastels depict cuddlesome wild creatures and serene, unsullied landscapes—an idealism that many families will cherish. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Bedtime stories about animals that sleep in daytime are increasingly numerous, but this one, about a young fox who stays up past its dawn bedtime, stands out sweetly. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LITTLEST OWL by Caroline Pitcher
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2008

"While a positive message about varied developmental speed is always welcome, Leo the Late Bloomer remains the more authentic and emotionally satisfying way to meet this need. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Four white eggs lie in the nest in the willow tree. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LITTLE LOST ROBIN by Elizabeth Baguley
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"But while the story is sweet, readers are left with a slightly unfinished feeling, wondering why Robin stayed behind, and what the future holds for old Hare. (Picture book. 3-7)"
An unusual friendship survives a wintry storm. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ONE MAGICAL DAY by Claire Freedman
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2007

"A good bedtime book, this is likely to be popular with both parents and children. (Picture book. 2-5)"
What child can resist a picture book featuring a multitude of sweet baby animals? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SNUGGLE UP, SLEEPY ONES by Claire Freedman
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2005

"A sensory treat all around, but the flowing cadence of the rhyming couplets will lull young sleepyheads pleasantly into la-la land. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A myriad of young exotic animals end their day and rest their sleepy eyes in this rhythmic bedtime read. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BEDTIME BLESSING by Becky Davies
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2016

"Reassuring and somnolent. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A sweet bedtime book delivers the message of God's love and care. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"Macnaughton's illustrations suit the young audience, with adorable animals sweetly taking care of their young, but they are not enough to outweigh the text's many flaws. (Picture book. 3-5)"
When little Panda wonders where the forest has gone, his mother explains that people have cut down the trees. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TINA MODOTTI by Pino Cacucci
Released: March 23, 1999

"A life of mystery, passion, dedication, and talent that begs, 'Tell us more.' (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
Here's a blockbuster romance waiting to be filmed: Beautiful, gifted Italian immigrant turns Soviet spy and is loved by Edward Weston, befriended by Diego Rivera and Frieda Kahlo, and, after her mysterious death, mourned by Pablo Neruda. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ONE SPECIAL CHRISTMAS by M. Christina Butler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"A strong outing for Little Hedgehog; the cozy Christmas setting is a bonus. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The latest entry in the Little Hedgehog series finds him delivering Christmas gifts for Santa Claus, who is stuck at home with a cold. Read full book review >