Search Results: "Carolyn Crimi"


BOOK REVIEW

PUGS IN A BUG by Carolyn Crimi
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2012

"The pugs driving in the VW bug is a humorous concept, but these puppies needed a stronger plot and some traffic direction to make the story accessible to the intended audience. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Six pugs in a lime-green Volkswagen Beetle take a trip through the countryside and into town, meeting other dogs and vehicles on the way in a confusing, frenetic effort that tries too hard to be clever and bubbly. Read full book review >

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ROCK 'N' ROLL MOLE by Carolyn Crimi
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"It may not be, as Mole says at the end, 'pure platinum,' but it's not too far off. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When a friend's in need, sometimes it does come down to "Just do it," as one little mole learns. Read full book review >

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THE LOUDS MOVE IN! by Carolyn Crimi
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2006

"A sound effort. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A new family shatters the hushed tranquility on Earmuffle Avenue in this sonic counterpart to Sam Swope's neglected classic The Araboolies of Liberty Street (1989). Read full book review >

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HENRY AND THE CRAZED CHICKEN PIRATES by Carolyn Crimi
ADVENTURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2009

"Fans of Giles Andreae's Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs, illustrated by Russell Ayto (2005), and its piratical ilk will yo-ho-ho. (Picture book. 6-8)"
The bookish young hero of Henry and the Buccaneer Bunnies (2005) again saves the flop-eared, fun-loving crew of the pirate ship Salty Carrot. Read full book review >

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BORIS AND BELLA by Carolyn Crimi
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

Two monsters with very different habits find common ground in this boo-tiful friendship tale. Read full book review >

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WHERE'S MY MUMMY? by Carolyn Crimi
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: July 1, 2008

"Manders's appealingly round mummy child and the text's rhythmic 'clank clink clanks' will find happy audiences. (Picture book. 3-6)"
"Just one more game of Hide and Shriek?" begs Little Baby Mummy of his Big Mama Mummy. Read full book review >

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HENRY & THE BUCCANEER BUNNIES by Carolyn Crimi
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"A worthy message, even though it's delivered with hull-smashing force, and less convincingly than in Judy Sierra's Wild About Books (2004), illustrated by Marc Brown. (Picture books. 6-8)"
In this unsubtle plug for bookworms everywhere, the nerdy offspring of feared pirate Barnacle Black Ear looks up from his compulsive reading to see a bad storm coming, rescues his dad and the rest of the Salty Carrot's crew, then once ashore, quickly fashions a luxurious hut, fancy new outfits, delicious meals and other comforts from found materials—all using knowledge gained from tomes with titles like 101 Things To Do With Palm Fronds and Coconuts. Read full book review >

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GET BUSY, BEAVER! by Carolyn Crimi
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"A charming salute to the creative dreamers of the world—including Leo Lionni's classic, Frederick. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A family of eager beavers learns there's more to life than building a bigger, better dam. Read full book review >

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THERE MIGHT BE LOBSTERS by Carolyn Crimi
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 9, 2017

"Just 'beachy.' (Picture book. 3-6)"
A little dog named Sukie overcomes her fear of all things "beachy" in this new picture book. Read full book review >

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TESSA’S TIP-TAPPING TOES by Carolyn Crimi
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2001

"Although the storyline isn't exceptional, this will fit well into lots of thematic story hours (mice, cats, dancing, singing, or follow-your-heart). (Picture book. 4-7)"
Crimi (Don't Need Friends, not reviewed, etc.) and Carrington (Sometimes I Feel Like a Stormcloud, not reviewed, etc.) team up for a humorous tale of a tap-dancing mouse and a singing cat who are more interested in their particular talents than in the traditional game of cat-and-mouse. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BIG WISH by Carolyn Conahan
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 4, 2011

"Quirky and full of heart. (Picture book. 5-8)"
If wishes were dandelions, then... a whole town might go crazy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

REDOUTÉ by Carolyn Croll
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: March 19, 1996

"Very pretty. (bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 5+)"
RedoutÇ's name is known through the popularity of his rose and lily paintings, but few people know anything about the man who was court-appointed painter to both Marie Antoinette and Empress Josephine, and who said to Napoleon, ``Painting flowers may be something small, but it is what I do best, because it is what I love most.'' RedoutÇ's simple botanical drawings of single flowers were quite revolutionary in the late 18th- and early 19th-centuries when the fashion was for glamorous portraits and mythological scenes. Read full book review >