Category: Reviews

The Marvelous Mustard Seed

The Marvelous Mustard Seed was written by Amy-Jill Levine & Sandy Eisenberg Sasso. It was illustrated by Margaux Meganck. The Marvelous Mustard Seed was published by Flyaway Books in 2018. The Marvelous Mustard Seed is an interesting picture book that has an unusual focus…

Picture Book Review – A Couch for Llama

Another Picture Book Review by Jean Matthew Hall featuring 2018 picture books. Talk about cute! Leah Gilbert’s first picture book, A Couch for Llama, is that and more. Her illustrations are colorful and inviting. And that llama is sooo cuddly. It was published by…

Picture Book Review – Hedge Hog!

Another Picture Book Review by Jean Matthew Hall featuring 2018 picture books. Hedgehogs are so small, so round, so cute! We tend to think they have cute personalities, too. But Ashlyn Anstee’s picture book Hedge Hog! puts a different spin on that image. Hedge…

2018 Picture Book–That Fruit Is MINE!

Another Picture Book Review by Jean Matthew Hall. That Fruit is MINE! was written and illustrated by Anuska Allepuz. It was published in 2018 by Albert Whitman & Company. First, let me say I LOVE the illustrations. Five elephants in a jungle. Five totally…

2018 Picture Books–Kitten and the Night Watchman

It is 2019. Ta-da! For most of this year Jean Matthew Hall will review some of the amazing picture books published in 2018. Kitten and the Night Watchman was written by John Sullivan (also a night watchman!) and illustrated by Taeeun Yoo. Paula Wiseman…

MY PINTEREST

I opened a PINTEREST account more than a year ago. Then promptly ignored it. I’ll bet you’ve done something similar before, too. However, a couple of months ago I decided it was time to revisit, learn, conquer the beast. I’m glad I did. Now…

C is for Christmas

Another Christmas picture book review by Jean Matthew Hall C is for Christmas was written by Michelle Medlock Adams and illustrated by Louise Hargreaves. Little Lamb Books (AKA “the publisher of my book to be released soon”) released it in 2018 a few days…

Little Bunny and the Magic Christmas Tree – PB Review

Another Christmas Picture Book Review by Jean Matthew Hall. Little Bunny and the Magic Christmas Tree was written by David Martin and illustrated by Valeri Gorbachev. Candlewick Press published it in 2011. Little Bunny and the Magic Christmas Tree is a cute little story…

New Christmas Picture Book

She’s done it again! My sweet friend, Jill Roman Lord, has worked her word-magic again and brought the first Christmas night to life for young children. Her verses are in perfect rhyme and meter. Her insights into the celebration surrounding the birth of Jesus…

If I Had a Horse – Review

A picture book review by Jean Matthew Hall. If I Had a Horse by Gianna Marino was published by Roaring Brook Press in 2018. This picture book took me by surprise. The striking illustrations are almost nondescript. It’s clear they depict a child and…

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