Entries Tagged as 'Picture Book'

Behold the Beautiful Dung Beetle

July 18th, 2018 · No Comments · Books

Review by KRISTIN WALD After reading Cheryl Bardoe’s BEHOLD THE BEAUTIFUL DUNG BEETLE, you’ll have a newfound appreciation and admiration for the insects. The book, recently out in paperback, details the three types of dung beetles: Dwellers, Rollers, and Tunnelers. The illustrations by Alan Marks are instructive and intricate – and yes, beautiful. Recommended for […]

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A Place to Start a Family: Poems about Creatures That Build

July 6th, 2018 · 8 Comments · Books

Review by KRISTIN WALD A PLACE TO START A FAMILY, by David Harrison, is a collection of 12 poems about animals and the homes they build. Separated into sections for builders underground, on land, in water, and in air, the poems focus on the materials and techniques each animal uses to create a cozy, safe […]

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A Penguin Named Patience: A Hurricane Katrina Rescue Story

February 13th, 2015 · No Comments · Books

Review By HOMA WOODRUM I received A Penguin Named Patience from Sleeping Bear Press as a review copy. I’ve never seen a picture book that ties in with Hurricane Katrina and it must be a sign that I’m getting older when books are made to explain events to children that may not have been alive at […]

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Prickly Rose

May 15th, 2014 · No Comments · Books

Review By KRISTIN WALD For any child who has compared herself to an older sibling or cousin and felt letdown, there is Prickly Rose. As a follow-up to Sitka Rose, a tall-tale about an adventurous young woman in rhyming verse, Prickly Rose, by Shelley Gill, picks up from the perspective of the previous heroine’s younger sister. The younger sister […]

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