Search Results: "Carl Anker Mortensen"


BOOK REVIEW

SEEK AND FIND BIBLE STORIES by Carl Anker Mortensen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Purists may object to a contemporary boy (and irrelevant objects) inserted into biblical scenes, but many children who seek the mental challenge of this format will find this fascinating. (Picture book/religion. 6-9)"
In the style of Where's Waldo?, a modern-day boy named Mike is camouflaged within busy illustrations of well-known Bible stories featuring dozens of tiny and similarly clad characters for sharp-eyed young readers to peruse. Read full book review >

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SOME NERVE by Patty Chang Anker
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 10, 2013

"Lightweight but honest and inspiring."
A blogger's humorous account of how she transcended her "nervous nature…bookish upbringing and midlife responsibilities" to discover her courage. Read full book review >

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IN THE TREES, HONEY BEES by Lori Mortensen
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2009

"Show this entry in the Sharing Nature with Children series to young budding naturalists but be prepared for their questions. (Informational picture book. 4-7)"
Simple rhymes and striking full-bleed illustrations introduce the daily lives of honeybees to very young readers and listeners. Read full book review >

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CINDY MOO by Lori Mortensen
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2012

"Although it has been done before (many times), this take stands out for its clever heroine who just won't give up. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The classic nursery rhyme gets the cows on the Diddle Farm thinking, but none so much as Cindy Moo, who is determined to jump over the moon. Read full book review >

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MOUSEQUERADE BALL by Lori Mortensen
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 17, 2016

"It is an enchanting evening to remember (and a fine reminder that even a primary concept can get dressed up). (Picture book. 2-5)"
From one to 10 and back again, the mice get ready for the ball. Read full book review >

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WAKE UP ENGINES by Denise Dowling Mortensen
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 16, 2007

"Brimming with tantalizing motor sounds and with just the right amount of rhyming text, this will get young ones' mornings off to a zippy start. (Picture book. 2-5)"
After having glided into slumber to the soothing cadence of Good Night Engines (2003), it's time to get young motors humming and rumbling in its companion story. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHICKEN LILY by Lori Mortensen
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 29, 2016

"Nice addition to storytimes and good bibliotherapy for anyone who's a little chicken. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Lily the chicken is chicken. Read full book review >

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OHIO THUNDER by Denise Dowling Mortensen
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2006

"A nice snapshot of modern rural life, this will be a great addition to storytimes on weather and farms. (Picture book. 3-8)"
"Hazy heat, / sweaty brow. / Dusty field, / tractor plow. / Dark horizon, / speckled sky. / Cornstalks rustle, / blackbirds fly." Read full book review >

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GOOD NIGHT ENGINES by Denise Dowling Mortensen
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Oct. 20, 2003

"Mortensen has written just enough text to engage the sleepy child while the soothing cadence will help ease the youngster into a contented slumber. (Picture book. 2-5)"
This little charmer is clearly intended for the vehicle-obsessed toddler. Read full book review >

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BUG PATROL by Denise Dowling Mortensen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 12, 2013

"A fun spoof. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A bug's busy day highlights the many varied jobs of a police officer. Read full book review >

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COWPOKE CLYDE AND DIRTY DAWG by Lori Mortensen
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 14, 2013

"Plumb funny, fer sure. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Gadzooks! Cowpoke Clyde has talents galore, but he just can't corral that big ol' dirty Dawg into the washin' tub, and all Clyde's efforts lead to some mighty hilarious mischief in this cumulative tale set in the old West. Read full book review >