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

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

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 >

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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

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

THAT'S HOW MUCH I LOVE YOU by Julie A. Rudi
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"A derivative work in a market already oversaturated with similar titles. (Board book. 18 mos.-3)"
An unsuccessful knockoff of The Runaway Bunny and Guess How Much I Love You. 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 >