Search Results: "Anita Jeram"


BOOK REVIEW

GUESS HOW MUCH I LOVE YOU: COLORS by Sam McBratney
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 22, 2013

"While this is the first title in the series aimed directly at babies and young toddlers, the small size of the art and the washed-out color values make it an imperfect concept book. (Board book. 6 mos.-2)"
An exploration of color from McBratney and Jeram's nutbrown hares of Guess How Much I Love You fame. Read full book review >

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BUNNY, MY HONEY by Anita Jeram
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 1999

"A lighthearted yet compassionate tale. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A tender tale of loss and reunion, and the saving grace of a mother's love, from Jeram (Daisy Dare, 1995, etc.). Read full book review >

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DAISY DARE by Anita Jeram
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"Dare children, instead, to take on Kevin Henkes's Sheila Rae, the Brave (1987). (Picture book. 3-6)"
Sprightly illustrations can't compensate for the irresponsible message in this tale of a fearless mouse who will accept any dare her friends think upwalking on top of a wall, eating a worm, making faces at an elderly neighbor. Read full book review >

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LOOK WHAT I CAN DO by Sam McBratney
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"While this father-and-son relationship is lovely and their habitat delightful, in this case, neither is well-suited to teaching about a more conceptual world. (Board book. 18 mos.-3)"
Little Nutbrown Hare explores colors, actions, shapes, numbers, sounds and the natural world on seven double-page spreads as his doting father looks on. Read full book review >

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ALL TOGETHER NOW by Anita Jeram
Released: Jan. 1, 2000

"Through the song and the games the Honeys play, Jeram encourages readers to rejoice in diversity—a warm and timely message in a world full of complex and extended families. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Jeram brings back characters from Bunny, My Honey (1999) for this poignant tale about families. Read full book review >

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WHEN I’M BIG by Sam McBratney
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"The sweet, sunny watercolor-and-ink images are both simple and pretty, as is the warm relationship between Big and Little. (Picture books. 3-6)"
Here are two perfectly charming board books—When I'm Big and Colors Everywhere (978-0-7636-3545-9)—from the author and illustrator of Guess How Much I Love You, a bestseller that inspired a host of wannabes. Read full book review >

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I LOVE MY LITTLE STORYBOOK by Anita Jeram
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2001

Sure to warm the auricles of newly independent readers (and older reading advocates) everywhere, this rhapsody features a brown-and-white bunny only a little bigger than its beloved storybook. Read full book review >

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IT WAS JAKE! by Anita Jeram
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1991

"Appropriately light-hearted illustrations round out the funny side of this slight but pleasing story. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In an amusing alternative to the imaginary-friend scapegoat, Danny blames his misdemeanors on his huge, obliging dog until his mother calls a halt: ``Jake can't use scissors...and Jake can't dress himself!'' Danny, not Jake, is sent to bed supperless. Read full book review >

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PUPPY LOVE by Dick King-Smith
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"This tender guide is educational, humorous, and irresistible—like puppies. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The pair that collaborated on I Love Guinea Pigs (1995) teams up again on a universally appealing subject, rendered quite personal by King-Smith. Read full book review >

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I LOVE GUINEA PIGS by Dick King-Smith
Released: March 1, 1995

"Useful for any collection or on any shelf near fellow guinea-pig lovers. (Picture book. 4+)"
Another sure-to-be-popular addition to the "Read and Wonder" series of nonfiction picture books, for which this author and illustrator created All Pigs Are Beautiful (1993). Read full book review >

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ALL PIGS ARE BEAUTIFUL by Dick King-Smith
Released: April 1, 1993

"Entertaining and genuinely informative: the best yet in the uneven new 'Read and Wonder' series. (Picture book. 4+)"
Allowing that his favorite was fierce-looking Monty, a 600- pound "large white" who had ten "wives" and was a "pushover" who loved to have his head scratched, the author of Babe, the Gallant Pig (1985) ruminates companionably about the habits and characters of pigs. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"It's classified as animal anecdotes, but don't bury it in the 590s with assignment material. (Nonfiction. 5- 10)"
In 31 anecdotes about animals he has known, King-Smith (The Stray, p. 1237, etc.) once again proves his worth as a born storyteller. Read full book review >