Search Results: "Barbara Barbieri McGrath"


BOOK REVIEW

THE LITTLE GRAY BUNNY by Barbara Barbieri McGrath
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2013

"An amusing tale, especially for children already familiar with the original folk tale. (Picture book. 3-6)"
McGrath extends her series of holiday-themed retellings of "The Little Red Hen" with her third entry, this time focusing on Easter. Read full book review >

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TEDDY BEAR, TEDDY BEAR, SCHOOL DAY MATH by Barbara Barbieri McGrath
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2012

"Cutesy, but ultimately lacking in substance—there is little here that will draw children (or teachers) for a second reading. (Math picture book. 3-6)"
In the bears' third outing, the counters, classroom staple that they are, invite readers to follow the cadence of the familiar jump-rope rhyme and answer some simple math questions. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"Younger children whose radar may have picked up McGwire and Sosa, Piazza and Brosius will be ready for spring training after this one. (Picture book. 3-7)"
An agreeable rhyming counting book with a baseball theme. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TEDDY BEAR MATH by Barbara Barbieri McGrath
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2011

"Considering the many awesome math concept books that are on the market, this is one to skip. (Informational picture book. 6-8)"
Riding on the wave of her successful Teddy Bear Counting (2010), McGrath once again brings out the colorful teddy-bear counters to teach kids mathematical concepts. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

VALENTINE'S SHAPES by Barbara Barbieri McGrath
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 6, 2016

"Simple and amiable. (Board book. 1-4)"
Readers experience the sharing of gifts and treats on Valentine's Day. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PARADE COLORS  by Barbara Barbieri McGrath
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2017

"Uncomfortable and unremarkable. (Board book. 1-3)"
Kids of many races celebrate nationalism at a Fourth of July parade. Read full book review >

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THE LITTLE RED ELF by Barbara Barbieri McGrath
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2009

"Bonnet's illustrations are bright and cheerful, with a sweet elf and comical creatures as the nonhelpers. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A cute little elf in red overalls and stocking cap is an efficient worker who gets everything done herself, including making toys for Santa. Read full book review >

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TEDDY BEAR COUNTING by Barbara Barbieri McGrath
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"The wide availability of teddy-bear counters makes this book useful to many audiences, not just those in educational settings. (Picture book. 3-6)"
McGrath's latest math concept book (The M&M's Brand Counting Book, 1994, etc.) successfully and rather simply presents young children with not only the concept of counting, but also colors, addition and subtractions, shapes and sets of 12. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HALLOWEEN COLORS by Barbara Barbieri McGrath
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 16, 2016

"This book and its companions need more holiday sparkle and less everyday meh. (Board book. 1-3)"
A bite-size exploration of Halloween hues. Read full book review >

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THE LITTLE GREEN WITCH by Barbara Barbieri McGrath
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2005

"As Barry Downard's Little Red Hen (2004), Ann Whitford Paul's Mañana, Iguana (2004) and many other examples attest, the tale lends itself to offbeat riffs—but here the dissonance gets in the way of the humor. (Picture book/folktale. 6-8)"
Alexander's soft-textured, colored-pencil illustrations convey a sweetness decidedly at odds with the verbal tone of this "Little Red Hen" remake. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIRTHDAY COUNTING  by Barbara Barbieri McGrath
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2017

"Cutesy but insubstantial—this is one to skip. (Board book. 9 mos.-2)"
McGrath welcomes readers of this latest celebratory offering to a birthday party, where objects such as treats from a piñata, presents, candles, and friends offer counting opportunities, from six balloons down to one goody bag filled with candy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SOCCER COUNTS! by Barbara Barbieri McGrath
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2003

"A great read when the player isn't out on the field. (Picture book. 4-8)"
This soccer-centered counting book is sure to be a winner with fans young and old. Read full book review >