Search Results: "Will Terry"


BOOK REVIEW

THERE ONCE WAS A COWPOKE WHO SWALLOWED AN ANT by Helen Ketteman
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2014

"It doesn't outshine the original, but it's a romping, regional retelling that introduces new animals to boot. (Picture book. 4-7)"
"There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly" gets a down-home Texan transformation. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SEÑORITA GORDITA by Helen Ketteman
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"A welcome retelling, particularly suited for reading aloud to groups. (Spanish glossary, recipe) (Picture book. 4-7)"
A sassy gordita attempts to outwit a bevy of desert creatures in this retelling of "The Gingerbread Man." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE FROG WITH THE BIG MOUTH by Teresa Bateman
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"A big hit for storytime. (Picture book/folktale. 5-8)"
A young Argentine wide-mouthed frog can't help but brag when he eats the biggest fly in the whole world. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MONKEY AND CROC by Will Terry
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"Although designed for the iPad, this playful text fails to take advantage of the platform, ultimately providing an only mildly amusing user experience. (iPad storybook app. 4-6)"
In this simple jungle tale done as an app, Monkey and Croc are both going about their individual daily routines—but, unbeknownst to Monkey, he is quite close to becoming Croc's next meal as their parallel routines dangerously converge. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE THREE LITTLE GATORS by Helen Ketteman
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2009

"Brisk fun. (Picture book. 3-6)"
What if the Big Bad Wolf was actually a Big-bottomed Boar; and the Three Little Pigs...? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MONSTER PARADE by Shana Corey
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 28, 2009

"A happy change of pace for beginning readers. (Early reader. 5-7)"
Simple rhymes celebrate Halloween in solid, easy-to-read fashion: "Monsters munching, / monsters crunching, / monsters chomping, / monsters stomping!" Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DR. FELL AND THE PLAYGROUND OF DOOM by David Neilsen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 9, 2016

"Steer Cthulhu-craving kiddies to Charles Gilman's fearful and funny Lovecraft Middle School. (Adventure. 7-9)"
Dr. Fell, foul fiend or friend to children? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SKELETON FOR DINNER by Margery Cuyler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"A poison-ivy bouquet, full bowls of stew and happy friends bring the story to a satisfying close. Make sure to tuck in to this delicious tale. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Mother and daughter witch want to have skeleton for dinner. Is he on the menu or intended to be a guest? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NASTY BUGS by Lee Bennett Hopkins
edited by Lee Bennett Hopkins, illustrated by Will Terry
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2012

"As the bedbug says, 'absolutely / deeee licious'; a delightful introduction for audiences not quite ready for Douglas Florian's Insectlopedia (1998) or Joyce Sidman's Song of the Water Boatman, illustrated by Beckie Prange (2005). (Picture book/poetry. 6-9)"
In poems written especially for this humorously illustrated collection, 16 versatile poets describe 16 different, mostly familiar and certainly unwelcome insects. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE THREE BULLY GOATS by Leslie Kimmelman
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2011

"A good springboard for both bullying conversations and problem-solving sessions. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The classic tale gets stood on its head in this twist from Kimmelman. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ARMADILLY CHILI by Helen Ketteman
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2004

"Despite the lack of a recipe—with or without beetles—here's a tale guaranteed to warm the bones on a cold night. (Picture book/folktale. 7-9)"
Little Red Hen goes to Texas. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BONAPARTE FALLS APART by Margery Cuyler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 22, 2017

"Both an entertaining spin on back-to-school jitters and an unusual look at service dogs. (Picture book. 4-8)"
An elementary-age skeleton is afraid he won't be able to maintain structural integrity at school. Read full book review >