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 >

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MOON MIGHT BE MILK by Lisa Shulman
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2007

"A sweet bedtime tale that's sure to elicit a cookie request. (recipe included) (Picture book. 3-6)"
Rosie wonders what the moon is made of; her cat purrs, "a saucer of fresh milk." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SNEEZE, BIG BEAR, SNEEZE! by Maureen Wright
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Still, though the bounce of Wright's verse is welcome, the story is all too slender; for truly satisfying ursine braggadocio, try How Chipmunk Got His Stripes, by Joseph and James Bruchac, illustrated by José Aruego and Ariane Dewey (2001). (Picture book. 3-6) "
Big Bear gets in all kinds of trouble when he takes credit for the work of the wind. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DON'T SLAM THE DOOR! by Dori Chaconas
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2010

"Begs to be read aloud one-on-one and shared in a storytime setting. (Picture book. 4-8)"
This cause-and-effect tale with a catchy rhythm begins with a green-eyed, red-pig-tailed girl shouting: "Please don't slam the door! / Don't slam that old screen door! / A slamming door will wake the cat, / and heaven knows, we don't want that, / so please don't slam that door!" Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DOWN ON THE FARM by Merrily Kutner
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2004

"Accompanying art is appropriately lighthearted and basic, if not overly simplistic due largely to heavy black outlines that give the flat images a slightly rudimentary, coloring-book quality that suits the text. (Picture book. 2-5)"
The three R's—rhythm, rhyme, and repetition—are harvested abundantly in this simple, sing-song introduction to farm animals for toddlers. Read full book review >