Search Results: "Amy MacDonald"


BOOK REVIEW

LET'S MAKE A NOISE by Amy MacDonald
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1992

"Let's try to drink the milk''—are not quite as strong but still above average for the genre. (Picture book. 0-4)"
One of four new ``Let's Explore'' board books, with unusually clear, cheery, well-designed illustrations and suggestions for activities or interaction. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PLEASE, MALESE! by Amy MacDonald
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 28, 2002

"Readers can start here to get a taste of this particular trickster tradition and then go on to find other tales about Ti Malice. (author's note) (Folktale. 6-9)"
The stories of Haiti are filled with the deeds of the clever, sly Ti Malice and his acquaintance Bouki, whose wits are not as nimble. Read full book review >

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COUSIN RUTH'S TOOTH by Amy MacDonald
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1996

"A sophisticated vocabulary and carefully composed cadence make it a perfect piece to read aloud or perform. (Picture book. 5-8)"
`` `Rachel Fister, get your sister!' Mrs. Fister spread the word. `Cousin Ruth has lost a tooth! Read full book review >

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QUENTIN FENTON HERTER III by Amy MacDonald
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 5, 2002

"Not to mention the laughter that readers will shower down upon them. (Picture book. 4-8)"
MacDonald's (No More Nasty, 2001, etc.) dazzling verse, clever as Scheherazade, is a beautiful choreography of words. Read full book review >

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NO MORE NASTY by Amy MacDonald
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 9, 2001

"Leaving room for a welcome third story, this is a fast read for children who want something funny and light. (Fiction. 8-10)"
Chagrined and astounded that unconventional Aunt Mattie is his fifth-grade substitute teacher for the remainder of the year, Simon, from No More Nice (1996), steadily develops as a character. Read full book review >

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TOO MUCH FLAPDOODLE! by Amy MacDonald
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 6, 2008

"A read-aloud treat. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Left on an old-fashioned farm with cheerfully odd, elderly relatives, 12-year-old Parker gradually discovers that it is possible to live without electronic toys and even finds a way to help his great-aunt and -uncle maintain their special place. Read full book review >

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NO MORE NICE by Amy MacDonald
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Sharp characterizations and crack dialogue will have readers laughing out loud. (Fiction. 8-12)"
When Simon's proper and stuffy relatives come to stay for spring vacation, his mother packs him off to the country to stay with Aunt Matilda and Uncle Philbert. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SPIDER WHO CREATED THE WORLD by Amy MacDonald
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1996

"A generous work, in which text and artwork are fully bound to one another. (Picture book. 4-8)"
``When the sky was young and the world just a dream . . . a spider named Nobb came floating through the air'' looking for a safe haven for her ripening egg. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SHAPE BY SHAPE by Suse MacDonald
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2009

"Plus, the sweetest shape of all is not forgotten—his heart. (Picture book. 2-6)"
In previous works MacDonald has proven to be a master of concepts by playing with space, design and clever construction. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 8, 1954

"For a girl who forgets her pets at home, there's a good dose of farm animal care- and so on down the line of faults."
The author of The Egg and I comes up with some cleverly done fantasy in which the morals are golden, enticingly packaged and totally unlike sermons. Read full book review >

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WICKED WILL by Bailey MacDonald
BIOGRAPHY
Released: June 23, 2009

"Lively and quick, it may offer some small amusement to readers not quite ready for King of Shadows. (Historical fiction. 8-11)"
Some nearly threadbare tropes hold together this fast-paced mystery for middle schoolers, only fraying completely at the end. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 18, 2016

"An informative operational due-diligence primer."
In this manual, two materials-handling equipment salesmen detail how to determine the best equipment and layout for new and existing warehouse buildings. Read full book review >