Search Results: "Tony Ross"


BOOK REVIEW

RITA’S RHINO by Tony Ross
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2015

"Children's bookshelves can always use another picture book that combines a clever, well-meaning child with an animal hero and hilarious artwork. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Both Rita and her new pet rhinoceros—an escapee from the local zoo—learn that it's not so easy for a rhino to be a city girl's pet. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A FAIRY TALE by Tony  Ross
by Tony Ross, illustrated by Tony Ross
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1992

"Touching and unusual. (Young reader/Picture book. 4- 10)"
A sweet, whimsical tale set in one of Britain's uglier mill towns. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I WANT TO BE by Tony  Ross
by Tony Ross, illustrated by Tony Ross
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"Though the joke about contradictions between the grownups' words and actions is strung out almost too far, Ross's sly caricatures and visual innuendoes add considerable humor and subtlety to his simple-seeming story. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The little princess decides it's time to grow up: ``Perhaps I should be different'' (holding her teddy over a potty) but how? Read full book review >

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THREE LITTLE KITTENS AND OTHER FAVORITE NURSERY RHYMES by Tony  Ross
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2009

"Although readers are almost certain to find one or two rhymes previously unfamiliar to them, overall it's an ordinary outing, unlikely to displace the collections illustrated by Richard Scarry or Rosemary Wells, or to make much of an impression on the diapered set. (Nursery rhymes. 2-4)"
The first U.S. edition of a large-type, large-format gathering of standard Mother Goose rhymes—plus the occasional interloper, such as "Mary Had a Little Lamb" and "Itsy Bitsy Spider." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I WANT MY LIGHT ON! by Tony  Ross
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"The pictures are clear, bold and exaggerated to great humorous effect. (Picture book. 4-6)"
This long-running British series (the first Little Princess book was published in 1986) has been adapted for television there. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GOLDILOCKS AND THE THREE BEARS by Tony  Ross
translated by Tony Ross, illustrated by Tony Ross
ANIMALS
Released: Dec. 2, 1992

"As a lighthearted modern take, though, James Marshall's delightful version (1988) is to be preferred; still, this is also acceptable, where funds permit. (Folklore/Picture Book. 4-8)"
In the manner of a parent trying to make a familiar old story more immediate, a colloquial update featuring white bears who ``had lots to eat and a color television set'' and a moptop Goldilocks in jeans. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SLUG NEEDS A HUG! by Jeanne Willis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2015

"Sluggy may not have limbs for hugs, but the book feels like a big, generous embrace. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A mopey mollusk seeks approval from his mom, but can't get the hugs he desperately wants, in a bittersweet, slimy story. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HIPPOSPOTAMUS by Jeanne Willis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"Eeeew. But in a good way. (Picture book. 5-7)"
A mysterious pink spot on Hippo's bum provides the MacGuffin for a lottamus of silly wordplay capped by a deliciously gross denouement. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BRAVO, MAX! by Sally Grindley
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 27, 2007

Continuing the exchange of notes and postcards begun in Dear Max (2006), renowned children's author D.J. Lucas and her greatest fan, young Max, provide mutual support in the course of another busy year. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OLD DOG by Jeanne Willis
by Jeanne Willis, illustrated by Tony Ross
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2010

"Great message about mutual respect, crisply told. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Does Grandpa need new tricks to get the attention of canine whippersnappers? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FLABBY CAT AND SLOBBY DOG by Jeanne Willis
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Skip this sermon and enjoy a nice walk outside instead. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Eating right and exercising is undoubtedly an excellent prescription for good health. Read full book review >