Search Results: "Will Shively"


BOOK REVIEW

MY DOG! by Michael J. Rosen
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Despite a few oddities, aspiring young dog owners will find useful information here. (Reference. 10- 14)"
A serviceable guide to dog ownership, dog training and popular dog breeds. 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

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

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 >

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 >

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 >

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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

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

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 >