Search Results: "Caron Levis"


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STUCK WITH THE BLOOZ by Caron Levis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"The process of understanding emotion, especially for young children, can be overwhelming and abstract—the Blooz just might be the perfect concrete visual to help everyone get through those cranky days. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In the imagination of one little girl, the "blues" take the shape of a very big, very wet and very blue bumbling monster. Read full book review >

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IDA, ALWAYS by Caron Levis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 23, 2016

"If the text is occasionally sentimental or overwritten, the pictures are so simple they're heartbreaking. (Picture book. 4-8)"
This is a picture book about loss and grief, so it is probably not a coincidence that it is pictorially dominated by skies. Read full book review >

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MAY I HAVE A WORD? by Caron Levis
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 23, 2017

"Keen and clever with a knack for clear instruction. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Alphabet-letter magnets come to life to explore how the letters C and K share the same sound. Read full book review >

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EVERYTHING IS DIFFERENT AT NONNA’S HOUSE by Caron Lee Cohen
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 19, 2003

"Nakata's fresh, dappled watercolors perfectly suit this story, with its apple-cheeked figures, flower-covered countryside, and lively cityscape that looks, with its yellow taxis and glimpse of the Empire State Building, just like a happy New York City. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A cheery tale in child-bright colors offers a city vs. country theme. Read full book review >

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HOW MANY FISH? by Caron Lee Cohen
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 28, 1998

"A gentle drama about an odd fish out—it is captured in the pail but escapes when the small pail-wielder's attention is claimed elsewhere—will appeal to children and boost their confidence in taking on more difficult reading material. (Fiction. 4-6)"
This My First I Can Read title is a rhythmic puzzle for the youngest of readers. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"A bracing, often domineering, self-help book that aims to guide 'jerks' and 'losers' through relationship boot camp."
Listen up, bros: your manhood will shrivel and die if you don't shape up and show some respect to the female sex, according to this scabrous relationship manual. Read full book review >

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BLACK FRECKLES by Larry Levis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 18, 1992

"Very much a first collection of prose, of interest mainly to fans of Levis's verse."
Poet Levis offers eight stories here, all full of a poet's prose, for better and for worse: each is broken into numerous sections or capsules of prose; each reaches for lyrical epiphanies; and each is largely plotless. Read full book review >

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LITTLE WONDERS by Marilyn Baillie
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"The syrupy tone limits the usefulness of this title, but it does impart a sense of the nurturing that takes place in animal families, which readers will find reassuring. (Nonfiction. 7-9)"
A sentimental, occasionally anthropomorphic title in the Amazing Things Animals Do series, in which 12 animals from around the world, including the Asian elephant, brown bat, red kangaroo, cuckoo, meerkat, and others, are introduced in two or three paragraphs. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 7, 1990

The operative word here is "reassuring." Read full book review >

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THANK HEAVEN by Leslie Caron
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 2009

"The little French girl spins an engrossing yarn."
Caron (Vengeance, 1982) recounts her life and career as Hollywood's "little French girl" in chatty, charming style, revealing an often troubled woman behind the glamorous image of an international movie star. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Lacking substance and spark, this report's greatest reward is that the mothers and daughters represented really do seem to like each other. (Author tour)"
This ode to the relationships between midlife mothers and their 20-to-30-year-old daughters has all the substance of a greeting-card poem. Read full book review >