Search Results: "Tracey Campbell Pearson"


BOOK REVIEW

MYRTLE by Tracey Campbell Pearson
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2004

"The lively illustrations are a perfect foil for the text; Frances is depicted as appropriately sly without being terrifying, subtly illustrating Pearson's point that a bully's roar is often worse than its bite. (Picture book.3-6)"
A mean-spirited neighbor torments a young mouse and her baby brother until their aunt teaches them a timely lesson about coping with bullies. Read full book review >

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THE HOWLING DOG by Tracey Campbell Pearson
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 6, 1991

"Only a slight exaggeration of a plausible real-life event but, here, a lot more amusing—especially as depicted in Pearson's sharply observed illustrations with their cozy New England setting. (Picture book. 2-7)"
Feeling lonely after she's tied out for the night, a dog breaks her tether and barks through the village, waking neighbors, their children, and their farm animals until she finally has enough company and everyone can go back to sleep. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BOB by Tracey Campbell Pearson
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 25, 2002

"A lighthearted, wonderfully illustrated story. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Bob the rooster is going through an identity crisis in Pearson's (G-Rex, 2000, etc.) clever barnyard tale that combines subtle humor with colorful watercolor illustrations and lively rough-line drawings. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 19, 1999

"Just in case readers still don't know how he spends the winters, the last, wordless page offers a can't-miss clue, and the reindeer like ice cream, too. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A sprightly set of illustrations from the always inventive Pearson (The Purple Hat, 1997, etc.) offer hints on one of the biggest mysteries of the ages—Saint Nick's summer job. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GUINEA PIGS ADD UP by Margery Cuyler
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2010

"This should be required reading for any teacher considering a class pet. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A humorous look at one classroom's quest for the perfect pet. Read full book review >

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THE AWFUL AARDVARKS SHOP FOR SCHOOL by Reeve Lindbergh
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2000

"A rollicking romp of a picture book that will make an excellent first-day-of-school story for primary-grade kids. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The first week of September means the annual back-to-school shopping spree for school supplies, and even not-quite-civilized aardvarks need new backpacks, notebooks, and markers (both the fat kind and the skinny kind, as every parent of a first-grader knows). Read full book review >

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THERE'S A COW IN THE ROAD! by Reeve Lindbergh
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 1993

"A joyous, comical pacesetter for a busy morning. (Picture book. 4-7)"
``...She's a big one too,/Browsing on blossoms/Drenched with dew.'' In spritely verse, a child getting ready for school reports the drama accumulating outside her Vermont farmhouse window: traffic halts, minutes pass, and more animals congregate- -plus a paperboy treed by ``...a goat in the road! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TUCK-IN TIME by Carole Gerber
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 19, 2014

"A charming bedtime read-aloud. (Picture book. 1-4)"
Bedtime rituals comfort and reassure a mom and her little one. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY BROTHER BERT by Ted Hughes
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 23, 2009

"This merry read is both good fun and a dynamic introduction to a literary lion. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Hughes's ebullient poem about a boy's clandestine collection of pets receives a picture-book makeover. Read full book review >

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G-REX by Teri Daniels
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"The story isn't messy like life, it is just aimless, and Pearson's artwork is too frail a scaffolding to give this shapeless narrative any structure. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A little brother gets a chance to be as teasing and bullyish as his big brother in this bit of purposeless wish-fulfillment. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE AWFUL AARDVARKS GO TO SCHOOL by Reeve Lindbergh
ABC BOOKS
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"Understand if you will, it was Utterly awful, Those Vandals were Vicious, and Very unlawful''—come across as much ado about nothing. (Picture book. 3-7)"
There are plenty of alphabet books around—and not a few really good ones—so it may not be the faults of Lindbergh and Pearson (the team behind There's a Cow in the Road!, 1993) that they make, here, the merest of ripples. Read full book review >