Search Results: "Barbara Joosse"


BOOK REVIEW

BARBARA BUSH by Rose Blue
BIOGRAPHY
Released: June 1, 1991

"Illustrations not seen; chronology; further reading; index. (Biography. 11+)"
An entry in the ``Contemporary Women'' series pays admiring tribute to its subject: Blue and Naden cast every aspect of the First Lady's life in a glow. Read full book review >

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HOORAY PARADE by Barbara Joosse
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 13, 2013

"Recommended only for those in desperate need of more interactive books for preschool children or for avid fans of the author. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Awkward verse rains on this homemade parade. Read full book review >

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LOVABYE DRAGON by Barbara Joosse
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 11, 2012

"A strong and hopeful tale. (Picture book. 3-6)"
When the tears of a young princess trickle onto a dragon, a sweet friendship is born. Read full book review >

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THE PITIFUL LIFE OF SIMON SCHULTZ by Barbara M. Joosse
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 30, 1991

"Jorna and her dad, a Vietnam vet, provide a welcome balance; still, plot and characters are subservient to the too-obvious lesson. (Fiction. 9-11)"
A somewhat heavy-handed exploration of the age-old problem of how a conscientious boy can learn to stand up to a domineering, overprotective mother. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DOG PARADE by Barbara Joosse
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 5, 2011

"Let this parade pass you by. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Dogs of diverse descriptions are coerced by their owners into participating in a costume parade in this less-than-engaging story that tries too hard to be funny. Read full book review >

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HIGGLEDY-PIGGLEDY CHICKS by Barbara Joosse
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"For larger collections or where the author's books are a draw. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Banty Hen feels broody and lays seven beautiful eggs for the Aunties to bucka-buk over. Read full book review >

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WIND-WILD DOG by Barbara Joosse
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"A heartwarming call of the wild for the small set. (author's notes) (Picture book. 4-8)"
An Alaskan sled dog with a yen to run wild finds her true calling in this northern tale of man and dog. Read full book review >

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A HOUSEFUL OF CHRISTMAS by Barbara Joosse
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"A wonderful addition to a seasonal collection. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A blizzard makes it impossible for anyone to leave, turning an evening of caroling, food, and presents into a sleepover at Granny's house for the whole family. Read full book review >

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FICKLE BARBARA by Satomi Ichikawa
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 14, 1993

"The last (copyright) page discloses that the text here is by Patricia Lee Gauch; even if the idea is Ichikawa's, it would be more honest to credit Gauch, at least as coauthor, on the title page. (Picture book. 4-8)"
``Ballerina Bear Barbara'' is one of many bears living in the room of a Parisian child. Read full book review >