Search Results: "Tiphanie Beeke"


BOOK REVIEW

THE BRAND NEW CREATURE by Jemma Beeke
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 1998

"Textured backgrounds and the feathered watercolors combine with delicate hues to create diaphanous images in an imaginative safari to friendship. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Weary of the mundane creatures inhabiting her yard, a young girl embarks upon a walkabout in search of a crocodile, which she has never seen. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LATKE, THE LUCKY DOG by Ellen Fischer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"Though it's fairly unoriginal at its core, this story's charismatic star will have appeal in dog-loving households. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A rescued dog chosen as a Hanukkah present at an animal shelter relates his good luck as he learns to adapt to his new family and home. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FLETCHER AND THE SPRINGTIME BLOSSOMS by Julia Rawlinson
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"Beeke's sun-dappled paintings glory in the hues and textures of spring, giving the lie to Fletcher's concerns with every page turn. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Young Fletcher has made it through the winter, and so has the anxiety that marked his debut (Fletcher and the Falling Leaves, 2007). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BRAVE BITSY AND THE BEAR by Angela McAllister
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 16, 2006

"Young listeners will be as pleased as bear to make Bitsy's acquaintance. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A charming tale of an unlikely friendship, this British import has an old-fashioned feel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHANGES by Charlotte Zolotow
Released: April 1, 2015

"Though touted as a child's 'first' poetry collection, Zolotow's heartwarming seasonal verse charms all ages. (Picture book/poetry. 4 & up)"
A newly gathered collection of timeless seasonal poems originally published in the 1960s, '70s, and '80s, with all-new illustrations. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE STARS WILL STILL SHINE by Cynthia Rylant
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Small but strong. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A rhymed, reassuring text with beautiful illustrations makes a presentation worth considering for the holidays or any time. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE NOISY WAY TO BED by Ian Whybrow
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2004

"Sweet dreams. (Picture book. 1-5)"
A sleepy little boy in pajamas of blue leads readers on a gentle ramble through field and farmyard as he wends his way home and, finally, to bed. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WISH, CHANGE, FRIEND by Ian Whybrow
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2002

"Few readers will be able resist this gentle invitation to gather, and to arrange, the words that are most important to them. (Picture book. 5-7)"
A simple homily to the evocative power of words. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BOOK! BOOK! BOOK! by Deborah Bruss
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2001

"Simple, gladdening word fun, set in Beeke's (The Brand New Creature, 1998) charming watercolor and acrylic scenes of familiar farm and library activities filled with just the right details. (Picture book. 2-5)"
The sounds of the barnyard—and the surprising likeness some of them hold to the English language—are introduced in this brisk and atmospheric picture book from a clever newcomer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FLETCHER AND THE FALLING LEAVES by Julia Rawlinson
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"A poetic tribute to winter and fall, Fletcher's story is sure to resonate with young readers. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Fletcher is a young fox concerned about his favorite tree. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FROM ME TO YOU by Anthony France
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

"Try this mood-changer on downhearted children; it's as infectiously uplifting as Mrs. Biddlebox (2002). (Picture book. 6-8)"
A note from a secret admirer springs a rat from the slough of despond in this deft US debut. Read full book review >