Search Results: "Anita Harper"


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IT’S NOT FAIR! by Anita Harper
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"The pictures are great fun with soft, colorful pages showing skewed perspectives, humorous touches and a plethora of anthropomorphized animals. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Here's another entry into the sibling-rivalry pantheon, made different only by the quick understanding of the younger sibling's issues by his big sister and McQuillan's genuinely appealing illustrations. Read full book review >

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LENA'S SLEEP SHEEP by Anita Lobel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"A lovely 'Going-to-Bed Book' indeed. (Picture book. 2-5)"
When Lena's parents tuck her into bed, she inadvertently unleashes a bit of ovine chaos by asking them to leave the curtains open so she can see the full moon. Read full book review >

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HELLO, DAY! by Anita Lobel
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2008

"One hopes there's a companion book for evening just around the corner. (Picture book. 1-4)"
Lobel once again demonstrates that in the hands of a skilled creator, simple is best. Read full book review >

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ANIMAL ANTICS by Anita Lobel
ABC BOOKS
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"A charming and literary frolic through a carnival of letters, descriptive adjectives and critters. (Picture book. 3-5)"
This bright, bold alphabet concept book offers a circus tent of animal favorites dressed in a variety of hats and accessories below a series of agile acrobats contorting their bodies into the shapes of all 26 letters. Read full book review >

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A MOON IN MY TEACUP by Anita Riggio
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

A nostalgic re-creation of a visit to grandparents at Christmastime a generation or so ago—with carol-singing on the way, the smell of cookies in the ample Victorian home, and tea with biscotti. Read full book review >

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EVERYONE IS YAWNING by Anita Bijsterbosch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 9, 2016

"Irresistibly somniferous. (Pop-up picture book. 2-8)"
One animal after another yawns with the lift of a flap…even the small child at the end. Read full book review >

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MISS MINGO WEATHERS THE STORM by Jamie Harper
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"The appealing story and wide array of weather facts make this a breath of fresh air to round out and add interest to weather units that are heavy in nonfiction titles. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A class hike to the weather observatory turns out to be more educational than anticipated for Miss Mingo and her eclectic group of students. Read full book review >

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BELLA'S BEST OF ALL by Jamie Harper
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 5, 2016

"Cute, but a miss nevertheless. (Picture book. 2-4)"
A little mouse compares her things to her mother's, and all but one come up short. Read full book review >

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MILES TO THE FINISH by Jamie Harper
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 27, 2014

"The charm in Harper's Miles books doesn't get old—children using their imaginations, directing their own play, and showing empathy and kindness for all. What could be better? (Picture book. 3-7)"
Highly imaginative preschooler Miles is back, this time competing winningly with his friends in a car race. Read full book review >

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THE EMPEROR'S COOL CLOTHES by Lee Harper
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"The visual humor makes this a winner, and adults will appreciate the easy segue into conversations about honesty and what defines 'cool' that are sure to follow. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-8)"
Andersen's classic tale gets a humorously "cool" update in an imaginary land in which emperor penguins, polar bears, seals, walruses and albatross coexist. Read full book review >

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YUM YUM, BABY BUNDT by Jamie Harper
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"Its companion, Blast Off, Baby Bundt: A Recipe for Playtime (ISBN: 978-0-7636-3777-4), takes the same format. (12 mos.-4)"
As the subtitle suggests, this toddler book takes the form of cooking instructions, from an introductory spread of ingredients ("1 hungry Baby Bundt / 1 bib, washable," etc.) to the narrative itself ("Spread the sauce all around. / Slurp up every bit"). Read full book review >

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SNOW! SNOW! SNOW! by Lee Harper
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 20, 2009

"Again!' (Picture book. 2-5)"
The morning after a snowfall a dog family heads out to the "best sledding hill in the / whole / wide / world." Read full book review >