Search Results: "Anne Mortimer"


BOOK REVIEW

CHRISTMAS MOUSE by Anne Mortimer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"No new territory here, but a very cute mouse having a very merry Christmas all the same. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A little mouse perched on a pecan tart and staring out at the reader forms the intriguing cover illustration for this rhyming exploration of a mouse-sized Christmas celebration. Read full book review >

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BUNNY’S EASTER EGG by Anne Mortimer
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"Still, there's not much that will endure here—it's as sweet as a chocolate egg and will last about as long. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Bunny is tired after a long night distributing Easter eggs. Read full book review >

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KITTYCAT LULLABY by Eileen Spinelli
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"Warm and inviting: an ideal wind-down tale for bedtime. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A young kitten is softly serenaded off to sleep in this cozy tale. Read full book review >

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THE CHOCOLATE CAT by Sue Stainton
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"A short history of chocolate follows the story. (Picture book. 4-7)"
In a dull village famous for nothing, Cat lives with a grumpy chocolate maker. Read full book review >

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TOSCA'S SURPRISE by Matthew Sturgis
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 1991

"Sure appeal. (Picture book. 3-8)"
In a follow-up to Tosca's Christmas (1989), the plump cat searches everywhere—drawer, hedge, shed—for a quiet spot, at last finding one just right for her kittens. Read full book review >

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THE OWL AND THE PUSSYCAT by Edward Lear
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2006

"Like the title characters, the art walks 'hand in hand' with the 22-line poetic romance as this delightfully charming creation does, indeed, 'dance by the light of the moon.' (Picture book/poetry. 4-8)"
Surprisingly, there isn't a "beautiful pea-green boat[ful]" of illustrated renditions of Lear's most famous and favorite verse, making Mortimer's version with her signature style of handsome, whisker-realistic cat images a perfect marriage to the tale. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LIGHTHOUSE CAT by Sue Stainton
ADVENTURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"A one-page author's note provides a history of the English lighthouse that stood for 127 years and inspired the story. (short bibliography) (Picture book. 4-7)"
This clever interweaving of two popular picture-book subjects, cats and lighthouses, is enlivened with Mortimer's gleaming illustrations, which literally shine here as the tale hinges on the reflective nature of cats' eyes. Read full book review >

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I LOVE CATS by Sue Stainton
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2007

"The book does work as a joyous celebration of cats, and readers and listeners will find much to purr-posefully pore over. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Feline fans will certainly appreciate Mortimer's typically splendid and plush renderings of cats. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS

"Done in lovely pictures by Helen Stone, and a rhythmic, repetitive prose patterned text, which reads aloud beautifully."
The idea is one that will appeal at the two and three year old level- of what the little cat thinks about the excitements of Christmas, the rattly paper, the tempting ribbons, the irresistible Christmas tree ornaments. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DEAR LUPIN by Roger Mortimer
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"Entertaining letters that reflect genuine concern and love despite the rarely taken advice."
Epistolary commentary from a father to his son. Read full book review >

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Released: June 4, 2001

"Pure pleasure."
In the third installment of his autobiography, the ex-barrister Mortimer (The Sound of Trumpets, 1999, etc.) focuses on a year spent as a scriptwriter for hire, fundraiser for the Royal Court Theater, advocate for penal reform, and crippled, nearly blind old liberal staggering around Tony Blair's new Britain. Read full book review >