Search Results: "Carol Norac"


BOOK REVIEW

I LOVE TO CUDDLE by Carol Norac
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 12, 1999

"This is cute though not very cuddly (unless it's shared in a parent's lap); still, the artwork is loosely atmospheric and the reluctant heroine is full of pluck. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Norac and Dubois administer a tablespoon of sugar, straight up, in this return of Lola the hamster (I Love You So Much, 1997). Read full book review >

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The Successful Jihad The Disuniting of the United States by P.S. Norac
Released: Oct. 16, 2012

"A particularly jumbled effort to preach to the conservative choir."
A muddled cry from the political right warns of a new brand of holy warriors dead set on "disuniting" our fair nation. Read full book review >

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MY MOMMY IS MAGIC by Carl Norac
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 16, 2007

"The team responsible for My Daddy Is a Giant (2005) has created another winner, and the pairing of these volumes makes a wonderful paean to loving parents and the lucky children who unabashedly adore them. (Picture book. 3-6)"
At the end of this enchanting story, the child-narrator declares that when she grows up, "I'm going to be magic too," like her mom. Read full book review >

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I LOVE YOU SO MUCH by Carl Norac
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"Hugs abound among the puffy-cheeked rodents in this mushy, overstated tale and its greeting-card message. (Book-of-the- Month-Club selection) (Picture book. 2-5)"
Resembling in spirit and content such books as Sam McBratney's Guess How Much I Love You? (1995, not reviewed), this book stars Lola, a nut-brown hamster who could be an adopted cousin of Nutbrown Hare. Read full book review >

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HELLO, SWEETIE PIE by Carl Norac
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"She is hard to resist. (Picture book. 3-6)"
In a third in the series of picture books about Lola the hamster that began with I Love You So Much (1998), Lola's friend Lulu asks her, on the first day of class, what her parents call her. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SWING CAFÉ by Carl Norac
by Carl Norac, illustrated by Rebecca Dautremer, translated by Jacob Homel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"The text's a bit long on gratuitous adventure, but the package is unusual and fresh. (Picture book. 5-8)"
This French import incorporates classic jazz tunes from the 1920s through '50s with the determined aspirations of an angel-voiced Brazilian cricket. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BUTTERFLIES IN THE GARDEN by Carol Lerner
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2002

"However, this work will find a ready audience for science lessons and school reports; recommended for the science shelves of larger school and public libraries as well as home libraries. (Nonfiction. 5-8)"
The relationship between butterflies and the gardens that provide their food and habitat is the focus for this informative work by Lerner (On the Wing: American Birds in Migration, 2001, etc.). Read full book review >

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FARMYARD SONG by Carol Morley
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1995

With a repetitive rhyme, Morley introduces the sounds of animals in an imaginative look at a farmyard. Read full book review >

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A DESERT YEAR by Carol Lerner
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 14, 1991

"Index. (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
A handsome introduction to desert animals and plants. Read full book review >

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MY BACKYARD GARDEN by Carol Lerner
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1998

"A handsome atlas for the more intent diggers of dirt. (maps, charts, diagrams, index) (Nonfiction. 7-12)"
An aesthetically pleasing year-round guide to gardening; Lerner (Backyard Birds of Summer, 1996, etc.) takes a well-organized, sensible approach to growing. Read full book review >

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ONE, TWO, THREE... CRAWL! by Carol Thompson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"A simple but effective celebration of the thrill that comes with moving under one's own steam. Get ready for repeat readings. (Board book. 6 mos.-3)"
Spare text and dynamic illustrations pair well in this ode to crawling. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HICKORY DICKORY DOCK by Carol Jones
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1992

"A first purchase. (Folklore/Picture book. 3-8)"
Just 11 of the most familiar rhymes, each spread over four pages with a strategically placed peephole in the middle leaf. Read full book review >