Sunday, March 11, 2007

Weekend Reviews (II)

I hope you're all having a happy weekend. (Celebrate the happy parts over at Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast.) Here are the latest reviews:

Elizabeth Ward reviews "Easter" books, old and new, for the Washington Post. They include:
  • Ward writes that two versions of the gospel story are better than all the rest: In Easter, by Jan Pie├▒kowski, and The Easter Story, by Brian Wildsmith.
  • "For a secular take on Easter" Ward recommends The Country Bunny and the Little Gold Shoes, by Du Bose Heyward
  • Thunder Bunny, by Barbara Helen Berger
  • Hurry! Hurry!, by Eve Bunting, illustrated by Jeff Mack
  • The Bunnies Are Not in Their Beds, by Marisabina Russo
  • That Rabbit Belongs to Emily Brown, by Cressida Cowell, illustrated by Neal Layton

Mary Harris Russell reviews six new titles for the Chicago Tribune, including:

  • Fox, by Kate Banks, pictures by Georg Hallensleben
  • The Mysterious Benedict Society, by Trenton Lee Stewart
  • Half a World Away, by Libby Gleeson, illustrated by Freya Blackwood
  • The Flying Bed, by Nancy Willard, paintings by John Thompson
  • The Little Red Fish, by Taeeun Yoo
  • Piper, by Emma Chichester Clark

The Legend of Bass Reeves, by Gary Paulsen, is the Washington Post Book of the Week.

Jacky Daydream, by Jacqueline Wilson, is the Times' Children's Book of the Week.

Amanda Craig reviews Dirty Work, by Julia Bell, and Life as we Knew it, by Susan Pfeffer, for the Times.