Search Results: "Wendy Cheyette Lewison"


BOOK REVIEW

TWO IS FOR TWINS by Wendy Cheyette Lewison
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2006

"Each illustration sports a plethora of pairs (snails, swings, braids, etc.) to discover and to help master the number two. (Picture book. 2-5)"
"Twins are two-er than anyone." Read full book review >

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THE PRINCE AND THE POTTY by Wendy Cheyette Lewison
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2006

"A must for every library and toddler boy. (Picture book. 1-5)"
Boys had to wait 12 years, but their potty book has finally arrived, and it was well worth the wait. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GOING TO SLEEP ON THE FARM by Wendy Cheyette Lewison
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 1992

"A captivating bedtime book, wrought with unusual thought and care. (Picture book. 2-6)"
As a drowsy little boy puts his toy animals into their box, he asks his sleepy dad (lying on the floor beside him) how they go to sleep. Read full book review >

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THE ROOSTER WHO LOST HIS CROW by Wendy Cheyette Lewison
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1995

"Wickstrom's watercolor illustrations nab all the action—the loss of crow, the farmer's wife's snores, the return to normality—with comic immediacy. (Picture book. 4-8)"
By morning's early light, Rooster readies himself to announce the dawn. Read full book review >

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RAINDROP, PLOP! by Wendy Cheyette Lewison
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2004

"Finishing on a triumphant note with the sun bursting forth, this bright tale is just right for snuggling up on a stormy day. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A little girl frolics among the raindrops in this effervescent counting book. Read full book review >

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THE PRINCESS AND THE POTTY by Wendy Cheyette Lewison
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 1994

"Brown's broadly humorous illustrations, deftly limned in heavy broken lines with bright color added, are right in the spirit of a lighthearted story with sensible messages for tots and parents alike. (Picture book. 3-6)"
S&S offers two useful new takes on the potty picture this March: Young's judicious realism (below) and this more imaginative—and candid—tale of a princess who rejects a parade of fancy potties (``a musical potty...a potty that glowed in the dark'') proffered by her anxious parents and subjects, with the royal aplomb of a grown-up princess rejecting suitors. Read full book review >

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SHY VI by Wendy Cheyette Lewison
ANIMALS
Released: April 7, 1993

"A good additional purchase. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Little Violet, a quiet mouse among eight lively sibs, is too shy to raise her voice or to complain when her brother stands on her tail or her sister snores in her ear. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY FIRST GARDEN by Wendy Lewison
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 6, 2009

"While it's nice to see Asian-American characters, this well-meaning offering misses the mark. (1-2)"
"Mommy and I made a garden!...Can you guess what will grow?" Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BOO! IT'S HALLOWEEN by Wendy Watson
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 21, 1992

"A nicely understated change of pace from the more garish books for this holiday. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Continuing her holiday series (A Valentine for You, 1991), Watson uses here the same appealing characters and New England setting, cozily set forth in an assortment of cartoon-style vignettes and more expansive illustrations; but this time she takes a somewhat different tack with a text that includes less traditional material: While the straightforward narrative describes preparations and kids making their trick-or-treat rounds, the characters (pets, too) in the pictures are asking riddle-jokes that bid fair to steal the show (``What...do ghosts wear?'' ``Boo jeans!''). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A CAT LIKE THAT by Wendy Wahman
ANIMALS
Released: June 21, 2011

"Cat lovers will be instantly smitten, and even those who aren't as immediately enthusiastic may well be won over by this slinky, strong-minded, creature. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Striking illustrations and a pitch-perfect portrait of an unnamed pet's personality combine to showcase charming (and practical) advice on how to make friends with a feline. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HURRAY FOR THE FOURTH OF JULY by Wendy Watson
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 23, 1992

"A pleasure. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In the manner of Watson's other engaging holiday books (A Valentine for You, 1991), a simple narrative of a small-town family's Fourth of July celebration (``Everything is red, white, and blue, even breakfast''), interspersed with lively traditional verse (``Strawberry, blueberry, cream of tartum,/ Tell me the initials of your sweetheartum''). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANTS IN MY PANTS by Wendy Mould
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 17, 2001

"Mould's lovely line-and-wash drawing keep this contest of wills from ever having too sharp an edge. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Talk about imaginary friends—this entire bestiary is conjured to rescue Jacob from a morning of shopping with his mother. Read full book review >