Search Results: "Willy Welch"


BOOK REVIEW

DANCING WITH DADDY by Willy Welch
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Logic is a feeble reed in this instance: the animals sport anthropomorphic expressions and are all actively participating even though it's night, but the elusive childhood magic of dancing with one's father is captured with all its silliness and magnificence intact. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The first spread of this rhyming tale shows a charming domestic tableau full of affectionate detail: a teapot on the table where a brown-haired daughter plays cards with her parents, Mama's bare feet with red toenails, and a windchime tinkling in the open window. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WILLY by Geert De Kockere
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"Readers will be inspired to think of Willy: These aren't defects, they're worthy attributes, capable of delivering something good. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In this fine, low-key parable, Willy the elephant sports all elephant particulars: floppy ears, stout legs, dinky tail, general bigness. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PLAYING RIGHT FIELD by Willy Welch
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1995

"There simply isn't much going on. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Right field is the place the slowest and worst players are sent. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WILLY SLATER'S LANE by Mitch Wieland
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 3, 1997

"A modest mixture of Sherwood Anderson and Erskine Caldwell, with some perfectly observed characters in a narrative that is winningly sweet without being sentimental."
Charming, upbeat first novel set in Ohio. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WILLY AND MAX by Amy Littlesugar
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2006

"An author's note discusses efforts to restore artwork stolen by the Nazis to their rightful owners. (Picture book. 6-10)"
In WWII Antwerp, Christian Willy and Jewish Max become inseparable after Max's father purchases a painting in the shop owned by Willy's father, and they vow to be "friends forever." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1998

"It's all gawky fun; it may also be educational. (glossary) (Picture book. 6-11)"
Internet jargon and capabilities, as presented by Willy, a basic computer nerd, who builds programs and surfs the Web: One day he finds himself sucked by a force out of real time, through his monitor, and into cyberspace. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NATHANIEL WILLY, SCARED SILLY by Judith Mathews
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1994

"No source given. (Folklore/Picture book. 3-7)"
Nathaniel Willy is silly to be scared by a creaking door, but Gramma's sillier yet: each time she closes the door with a ``terrible squeak'' after kissing him good-night, he calls her back without saying why he's so frightened; and she tries to comfort him by bringing him yet another animal—cat, dog, pig, cow—until the bed breaks under the load. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 8, 2005

"Any offering that purports to explain 'the facts of life,' as its jacket copy boasts, but dodges that critical question, does both children and their hapless parents a real disservice. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Willy is an enterprising little sperm, if a little on the numb side when it comes to arithmetic. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WILLY AND MAY by Judith Byron Schachner
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"This mostly unassuming tale delivers plenty of joy on Aunt May's—and Santa's—coattails. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The adventures of a young girl (who narrates), her mildly eccentric Aunt May, and May's rascally canary, Willy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SWEET DREAMS, WILLY by Lizi Boyd
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: March 1, 1992

"An appealing bedtime story. (Picture book. 2-6)"
After Willy's indulgent parents finally put him to bed, he imagines who might still be awake: a bird that carries him through the air; a deer that gives him an apple; fish; the wind. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WILLY AND HUGH by Anthony Browne
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 1991

"A treat. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The appealing Willy the Wimp (1984) is back, still a left- out little chimp in a world of sturdy gorillas—at least until he literally runs into huge Hugh. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

UPCHUCK AND THE ROTTEN WILLY by Bill Wallace
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"As it should, friendship overcomes all; despite the unnecessarily pandering title, the book has a gentle message that comes through without treacle. (b&w illustrations, not seen) (Fiction. 8-12)"
From Wallace (True Friends, 1994, etc.), a tale of interspecies friendship. Read full book review >