Search Results: "Amy Schwartz"


BOOK REVIEW

A BEAUTIFUL GIRL by Amy Schwartz
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2006

"Sweetly affirming. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Successively meeting Baby Elephant, Robin, Fly and Goldfish en route to market, self-possessed "big girl" Jenna chats them up with aplomb. Read full book review >

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LUCY CAN'T SLEEP by Amy Schwartz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 7, 2012

Restless, sleepless Lucy decides to climb out of bed and wander through her hushed house. Read full book review >

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TINY & HERCULES by Amy Schwartz
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2009

"Medium-saturated hues fill in fine, black outlines, and some of Tiny's postures are priceless. (Picture book. 3-6)"
This friendly cousin of Laura Vaccaro Seeger's Dog and Bear (2007) is filled with understated humor and even-tempered loyalty. Read full book review >

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WHAT JAMES LIKES BEST by Amy Schwartz
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2003

"Especially amusing are 'Auntie's funny hair' and Mommy's reaction when James and his playmate throw toy fruit down the stairs. (Picture book. 2-5)"
James is on the go in these four short stories targeted toward the preschool set. Read full book review >

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DEE DEE AND ME by Amy Schwartz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2013

"Bright and captivating, this new take on sibling relations is a needed tale for all. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Schwartz examines sibling power dynamics in this humorous and ultimately empowering tale. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2005

"Sure to become a new classic. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The 1983 story of Sara, a budding artist with a challenging school art project, has been given a modern, colorful, spacious new look. Read full book review >

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I CAN'T WAIT! by Amy Schwartz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 27, 2015

"Although listeners will relate to the difficulty of waiting as presented in Schwartz's straightforward plot, there is not more to glean. Henkes and Portis offer deeper pleasures in more succinct packages. (Picture book. 4-5)"
Periodically, a publishing season yields titles on a common theme. This year, coincidentally, three artists explore dimensions of waiting. Read full book review >

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100 THINGS I LOVE TO DO WITH YOU by Amy Schwartz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 5, 2017

"Sure to spark readers' own lists of things they love to do. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A rollicking, rhyming read-aloud gives kids ideas for things to do with someone else. Read full book review >

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STARRING MISS DARLENE by Amy Schwartz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"The illustrations alternate formats between multiple spot illustrations and full-page views of the young hippo performing, using a soft palette and a minimalist approach that suits the understated text. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Darlene is a young hippo who wants to learn to act. Read full book review >

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A TEENY TINY BABY by Amy Schwartz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"The power and grace in Schwartz's spare style and language lies in the fact that she never condescends to young readers—she just compares notes. (Fiction/Picture book. 2-6)"
A baby is taken on a tour of Brooklyn Heights in this book written for the older brothers and sisters of new arrivals. Read full book review >

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100 THINGS THAT MAKE ME HAPPY by Amy Schwartz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"It is a book chock-full of fun—what more could one want? (Picture book. 3-8)"
Lollipop colors and utterly cheery simplicity make for a rousing read-aloud chant. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOW TO CATCH AN ELEPHANT by Amy Schwartz
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"It's a wild, daffy recipe for gasps and giggles: now, anyone for a bear hunt? (Picture book. 5-7)"
Taking a broad swipe at children's silly bones, Schwartz (A Teeny Tiny Baby, 1994, etc.) concocts a strategy for elephant-snatching that involves raisins ("Elephants are crazy about raisins!"), cake ("Elephants hate cake!"), a telescope, and savvy advice from an uncle. Read full book review >