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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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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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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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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JUST GRACE WALKS THE DOG by Charise Mericle Harper
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 21, 2008

"Her ruminations about the ways that people—and animals—may not be what they seem will provide both entertainment and food for thought for a wide range of readers. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Just Grace returns with a new concern: She wants a dog, but her parents say no. Read full book review >

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WHEN RANDOLPH TURNED ROTTEN by Charise Mericle Harper
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 13, 2007

"A charmer of a read. (Picture book. 4-8)"
It's probably true that 95 percent of the time Randolph the beaver is an upstanding fellow. Read full book review >

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CUPCAKE by Charise Mericle Harper
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 5, 2010

"Laurie Keller's wonderfully loony Arnie the Doughnut (2003) covers much the same territory while addressing the existential irony inherent in a story about a foodstuff, something this bland book does not. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Plain Vanilla Cupcake is proud as can be as he sits on a tray with several beautifully decorated cupcakes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Easy to read, with lots of laughs and a few life lessons along the way. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A purple and pink friendship punctuates three short stories for young ones. Read full book review >

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IMAGINATIVE INVENTIONS by Charise Mericle Harper
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Sadly, it does neither. (Nonfiction. 5-8)"
This introduction to inventions delivered in cartoony spreads with clomping verse falls on its face. Read full book review >