Search Results: "Tony Townsley"


BOOK REVIEW

THREE CUPS by April Willy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 8, 2011

"A good introduction that should be paired with some other books to round out and develop kids' understanding of money and allowances. (Picture book. 5-10)"
Three mismatched teacups from the cupboard are not exactly what a 5-year-old boy hopes to receive for a birthday gift, but with some parental guidance, they help set them on a path to sound financial well-being. Read full book review >

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British Columbia by Frank Townsley
NON-FICTION
Released: March 9, 2016

"A perfect gift for a friend with a mountain cabin and a coffee table."
A naturalist, teacher, and guide shares his appreciation for his home province in this debut collection of gorgeous photographs and watercolors. Read full book review >

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CENTIPEDE’S 100 SHOES by Tony  Ross
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2003

"As Little Centipede's mom, who should know better, indulges his folly without comment, the tale's internal logic isn't sewn down very tightly; still, children who struggle with tying even two shoes will sympathize with Little Centipede's situation. (Picture book. 5-7)"
In this cross between Jonathan London's Froggy Gets Dressed (1997) and Stuart Murphy's "MathStart" series, a little centipede buys a hundred shoes after stubbing a toe, and then spends most of the next few days learning the error of his ways. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALIEN & POSSUM by Tony Johnston
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2002

"A likable duo and an enjoyable romp for beginning readers who will be looking for the next installment. (Easy reader. 6-8)"
Possum and Alien are good friends who first met in Alien and Possum: Friends No Matter What (2001). Read full book review >

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ALIEN AND POSSUM by Tony Johnston
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Droll and expressive language helps to add a little humor to what might have been too much of a lesson about understanding differences, and readers will look forward to 'hanging out' with the two in a sequel of the same name. (Easy reader. 6-8)"
Possum's open-minded attitude helps him to make an unusual new friend. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"A useful guide for anticipating the complexities of the modern battlefield."
A retired four-star Marine Corps general examines how wars can be lost before they've even begun.
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BOOK REVIEW

KENNY & THE DRAGON by Tony DiTerlizzi
ADVENTURE
Released: Aug. 5, 2008

"A readable, if denatured, rendition of a faded classic. (Fantasy. 9-11)"
Reports of children requesting rewrites of The Reluctant Dragon are rare at best, but this new version may be pleasing to young or adult readers less attuned to the pleasures of literary period pieces. 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 >

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REMARKABLE ANIMALS by Tony Meeuwissen
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1998

"Meeuwissen has drawn the animals in a jaunty palette of inviting chrome-bright colors, and the book's stout construction will withstand flip after flip. (Picture book. 4-9)"
This clever and amusing book divides every page into three independently flippable segments. Read full book review >

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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

ADVENTURE
Released: April 1, 2000

"Tempt fans of David Wiesner's Sector 7 (1999) and William Joyce's books with this highflying, lipsmacking adventure. (Picture book. 79)"
A lad's quest for a classic snack takes him to distant corners of the universe in this retroflavored, roller coaster picture book debut. Read full book review >