Search Results: "Will Pfeifer"


BOOK REVIEW

THE ADVANCE TEAM by Will Pfeifer
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 27, 2012

"Come back, Alan Moore, all is forgiven."
Aliens-among-us yarn from veteran comics scripter Pfeifer (Amazons Attack!, 2007, etc.) and relative newcomer Torres. Read full book review >

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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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APPLES HERE! by Will Hubbell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Considering the plethora of same-topic titles available—Ken Robbins's Apples, for instance (p. 962)—this, though not really a bad apple, isn't likely to be a first pick. (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-7)"
Hubbell (Pumpkin Jack, 2000) poses children and apple trees together in every season, and writes evocatively of the apple's annual cycle, from dormant winter bud to farmers' market and applesauce for latkes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JOHNNY APPLESEED by Will Moses
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Make room on the shelf for this slim volume, too. (Biography. 9-11)"
Many are the available picture-book tales of half-legendary wanderer John Chapman, but this one (not really a picture book) merits consideration, both for its appealing folk-art-style illustrations (Moses is an artistic, as well as genetic, descendant of Grandma Moses), and for its thoughtful prose portrait of a man who, Moses suggests, "represents the best qualities of the American character." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOW TO TAME A TRICERATOPS by Will Dare
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"Adventures and misadventures, Old West style—but with dinos. (Fantasy. 8-10)"
Young Josh needs to up his ride if he's going to win the Trihorn settlement's 100th-anniversary Founders' Day race and meet his hero, Terrordactyl Bill. 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

ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Appropriate for both children and adults, but probably most compelling for children just learning how to play with language. (Informational picture book. 4 & up)"
"Operating on a shoestring," opening up "a can of worms" and having a "wolf at the door" are just some of the sticky situations defined and illustrated in this entertaining and informative collection of idioms. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: Dec. 8, 2011

"Not just an illustrated version of the rhyme, this is a fleshed-out account of a lamb's tail/tale that all children and adults should know. (Picture book. 5-9)"
The "real" story of Mary and her lamb, as the subtitle states, as told and illustrated in Moses' familiar folk-art style. 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

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

FAIRY TALES FOR LITTLE FOLKS by Will Moses
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"A folksy visual treatment of tales for little folks. (Picture book/fairy tales. 5-8)"
Moses' signature folk-art style is ideally suited to his retellings of five well-known fairy tales. Read full book review >