Search Results: "Charise Mericle Harper"


BOOK REVIEW

PRINCESS PATTY MEETS HER MATCH by Charise Mericle Harper
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 9, 2014

"This proactive princess will captivate readers with her charmingly unconventional tale. (Picture book. 3-5)"
When her Prince Charming fails to materialize, Princess Patty takes matters into her own hands. Read full book review >

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HENRY'S HEART by Charise Mericle Harper
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 22, 2011

"The story should please those hopeful readers who are puppy-starved themselves, while the learning hidden within should set parents' and educators' hearts aflutter. (Informational picture book. 5-8)"
Tongue-in-cheek, label-happy humor reminiscent of Mélanie Watts abounds in Harper's latest, a genius pairing of fiction and nonfiction. Read full book review >

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THE GOOD FOR NOTHING BUTTON by Charise Mericle Harper
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2017

"Here's hoping Harper will oblige with more stories starring these birds. (Early reader. 6-8)"
Three silly birds with the same wacky sense of the absurd as Elephant and Piggie are likely to be a hit with Mo Willems fans. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2007

"What, you ask, is a chamber pot? / Well, here are things that it is not. / It's not a pot to keep your money, / pretty flowers, toys, or honey." Read full book review >

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DREAMER, WISHER, LIAR by Charise Mericle Harper
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2014

"Amusing, heartfelt time travel about friends and wishes—old and new. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Bracing for a lonely summer, Ash is surprised when the little girl she babysits and some unexpected time travel open new horizons. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 30, 2004

"For some children, that might be enough; most will prefer the more engaging sorts of encounters found in the likes of Ed Emberley's Go Away, Big Green Monster (1992) or Linda Ashman's Essential Worldwide Monster Guide, illustrated by David Small (2003). (Picture book. 6-8)"
Strong patterns and knockout colors in Harper's stylized art give this gallery of Wild Things an arresting look—but the pedestrian accompanying captions take it down a peg. Read full book review >

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YES, NO, MAYBE SO by Charise Mericle Harper
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2004

"A definite Maybe So. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Addressing the recently-out-of-diapers set, Harper suggests choices good, bad, and promisingly mischievous in trios of scenes featuring minimal texts and a pair of very simply drawn monkey sibs. Read full book review >

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ITSY BITSY THE SMART SPIDER by Charise Mericle Harper
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2004

"Young readers will enjoy them both. (Picture book. 2-6)"
The Itsy Bitsy spider has, at last, found some gumption. Read full book review >

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ALIEN ENCOUNTER by Charise Mericle Harper
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 8, 2014

"Lots of tantalizing setup plus not quite enough plot fails to equal a story that stands on its own. (Fiction. 8-11)"
In this stretched-out series opener, two lads do little more than hang out for chapter after chapter between encounters with (putatively) an almond-eyed alien and a sasquatch while the author hints at hidden doings. Read full book review >

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GO! GO! GO! STOP! by Charise Mericle Harper
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 11, 2014

"A wonderful read-aloud and a lighthearted and lively celebration of action words. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Little Green and Little Red learn the power of two simple words (Go! and Stop!) as they direct a construction site's workflow in this entertaining tale that will leave readers raring for more. Read full book review >

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THE BALL by Charise Mericle Harper
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 14, 2013

"Amiable goofiness to the nth degree—a winner. (Graphic early reader. 5-7)"
Bean Dog and Nugget are ready for action! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 4, 2011

"Fashion Kitty has plenty of fans and won't go out of style anytime soon. This installment, however, requires a bit more attentiveness than her previous outings. (creative ideas for crafty kitties; not seen) (Graphic novel. 8-12)"
Fashion Kitty has met her share of enemies, but Leon Lambaster the III is the most devious, dastardly of all. Read full book review >