Search Results: "Will Hillenbrand"


BOOK REVIEW

MOTHER GOOSE PICTURE PUZZLES by Will Hillenbrand
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2011

"As a technique for promoting visual and verbal literacy at once this game has a good track record, and young audiences put off by the crudely illustrated likes of Blanche Fisher Wright's Real Mother Goose Picture Word Rhymes (1916, 1987) or the much older Mother Goose in Hieroglyphics (1849, 1973) will both enjoy and benefit from this shorter but more child-friendly outing. (Nursery rhymes. 3-5)"
Hillenbrand introduces the idea of rebuses to newly emergent readers with a gathering of likely-to-be-familiar Mother Goose rhymes—from "Hey diddle, diddle, / the [cat] and the [fiddle]" to "Twinkle, twinkle, little [star]." Read full book review >

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SPRING IS HERE by Will Hillenbrand
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2011

"A sweet, simple tale of the lengths we all go to in the name of friendship…and spring. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Mole is absolutely thrilled that spring has finally arrived. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SNOWMAN'S STORY by Will Hillenbrand
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 18, 2014

"A cozy read for bibliophiles. (Picture book. 3-6)"
With echoes of "Frosty the Snowman" in the background, a snowman's storybook within this wordless book delivers a comic wintertime romp. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KITE DAY by Will Hillenbrand
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"This gentle and charming read-aloud will make young audiences 'awww' with delight. (Picture book. 3-6)"
In this breezy kite affair, the adorable duo of Bear and Mole is back again, reveling in nature. Read full book review >

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FIDDLE-I-FEE by Will Hillenbrand
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"Toe-tapping fun. (musical score) (Picture book. 3-7)"
Hillenbrand (Look Out, Jack! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOUIE! by Will Hillenbrand
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2009

"His prose, however, though clearly a heartfelt homage, strains to wrestle Bemelmans's biography into a playfully childlike story with only limited success. (Picture book. 6-8)"
The artistic journey of a porcine Parisian painter. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

COCK-A-DOODLE CHRISTMAS! by Will Hillenbrand
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Hillenbrand's illustrations in gouache, ink and collage feature large animals in deep earth tones contrasting well with the two appealing roosters in brilliant hues. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Hillenbrand offers an amusing and original Christmas story for younger children, with the familiar setting of the stable in Bethlehem and a cast of farm animals. Read full book review >

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HERE WE GO ROUND THE MULBERRY BUSH by Will Hillenbrand
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"A useful addition to the genre. (Picture book. 3-6)"
In a nursery song adaptation that's meant to be sung aloud, a little pig tells about his first day at Mulberry School. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALL FOR A DIME by Will Hillenbrand
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Exuberant, naïve entrepreneurs risk 'all for a dime' in this rib-tickling read-aloud. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Bear, Mole, and Skunk try to sell their favorite things on Market Day with surprising results. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OFF WE GO! by Will Hillenbrand
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2013

"A winner all around. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A good friend will help you prepare for your challenges and will see you through them, as Bear does for Mole in another charming tale in the series from Hillenbrand (Kite Day, 2012, etc.) Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY BOOK BOX by Will Hillenbrand
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2006

"General instructions appended. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Conceived to kick off a library's summer reading campaign, this relentlessly purposeful outing presents a toddler-like elephant and frog duo demonstrating uses for an understandably rumpled-looking cardboard box. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ASLEEP IN THE STABLE by Will Hillenbrand
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Hillenbrand's mixed-media collage illustrations are just as successful as his text, with pleasing variance in perspective and appealing owl characters. (Picture book. 3-7)"
From their perch high in the rafters of the stable, Baby Owl and Mama Owl look down on the manger scene in this delightful introduction to the Nativity story. Read full book review >