Search Results: "Carolyn Fisher"


BOOK REVIEW

WEEDS FIND A WAY by Cindy Jenson-Elliott
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"Neither formal introduction nor field guide, this unusual reminder of weeds' admirable qualities nevertheless merits a place on the nature-study shelf of preschool and early-elementary classrooms. (Informational picture book. 3-7)"
Adaptable weeds find ways to spread themselves and their seeds, to grow in strange places, and to be loved and admired. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A TWISTED TALE by Carolyn Fisher
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2001

"Readers who find Causley's 'Quack,' Said the Billy Goat (1986), or Most's Cow That Went Oink (1990) a trifle sedate won't have that problem with this unrestrained solo debut. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Fisher punches up a well-worn plot with vivid language and swirling modernist art that incorporates an equally wild hand-lettered text. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SNOW SHOW by Carolyn Fisher
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Complete with a commercial break and outtakes, this show's as packed with information as a good hard snowball. (Informational picture book. 7-10)"
Prima-donna snowman Chef Kelvin provides the chief ingredients in this playful look at snowflake-formation. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GOOD NIGHT WORLD by Willa Perlman
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: July 12, 2011

"A sweet dream, indeed. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A youngster settling into bed ponders a curious fact: "Elsewhere in the world it's light. / It's morning there, but here it's night." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TWO OLD POTATOES AND ME by John Coy
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 10, 2003

"This overdesign is unfortunate, as the optimism and good cheer of the total package are undeniably appealing. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A father and daughter bond after divorce by turning two old potatoes ("Gross!") into a gardening project. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BEEN THERE, DONE THAT by Eddie Fisher
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 14, 1999

"Now that's talent."
The teen idol, singer, former husband of Elizabeth Taylor, Debbie Reynolds, and Connie Stevens, father of actresses Carrie and Joely Fisher, pens a tell-all memoir with the help of celebrity profiler David Fisher (no relation and co-author with George Burns of All My Best Friends, 1989, among others). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I CAN DO IT MYSELF by Valorie Fisher
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 8, 2014

"Ultimately, haphazard structure undermines a visually engaging presentation. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A series of colorful, photographed spreads provides visual instruction and documentation of various tasks and skills for child readers to master. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 14, 2006

"This, in combination with the lack of a plot, will limit the audience, especially when said audience usually lets out a collective groan at the mention of word problems. (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-9)"
A collection of unrelated illustrated word problems, this has potential among teachers and the parents of star or struggling math students. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY BIG SISTER by Valorie Fisher
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"The carefully worded comments, bolstered by Fisher's exceptional photography, convey a powerful message about the deeply rooted bonds that exist between an older sister and her younger sibling. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Fisher explores the feminine side of sibling relations in this companion title to My Big Brother (2002). 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

ABC BOOKS
Released: June 1, 2003

"Impressive and innovative. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Astonishingly arranged assemblages of toys and miniatures described by alliterative nonsense phrases are depicted in brightly colored photographs. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS DOGS by Carolyn Conahan
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"The new words to the old song provide a catchy alternative for musically inclined dog lovers, and there's a marmalade cat on every page to keep the cat lovers happy as well. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Conahan reworks the well-known words to the traditional Christmas carol to feature a canine crowd, beginning with "a pug puppy under the tree." Read full book review >