Search Results: "Christine MacDonald"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Readers who take for granted that environmental organizations are made up of long-haired tree huggers and wilderness buffs will receive a jolt to learn how Green Inc.'s newfound prosperity has led it astray."
An angry exposé claims that leading environmental organizations are now headed by overpaid chief executives who solicit contributions from companies that tout their greenness while continuing their predatory ways. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOOK WHOOO’S COUNTING by Suse MacDonald
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"A treat for both new and experienced counters. (Picture book. 3-6)"
This elegant counting book by a Caldecott Honor-winner introduces young children to the numbers one through ten. Read full book review >

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ALPHABET ANIMALS by Suse MacDonald
ABC BOOKS
Released: June 3, 2008

"A coup of concept, color and construction. (Picture book/toy book. 2-6)"
The alphabet's been good to MacDonald, who won a Caldecott Honor for Alphabatics (1986), and she has certainly returned the favor. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BAD BABY by Ross MacDonald
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"A new and very funny take on a perennially relevant subject. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Jack, hero of Another Perfect Day (2002), is back, but something's missing. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SHAPE BY SHAPE by Suse MacDonald
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2009

"Plus, the sweetest shape of all is not forgotten—his heart. (Picture book. 2-6)"
In previous works MacDonald has proven to be a master of concepts by playing with space, design and clever construction. Read full book review >

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PECK SLITHER AND SLIDE by Suse MacDonald
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1997

"A glossary of facts on all ten animals, too difficult for the picture-book audience, will be useful to adults sharing the book with children. (Picture book/nonfiction. 2-4)"
From MacDonald (with Bill Oakes, Once Upon Another, 1990, etc.), ten action verbs provide the setting for this guessing-game animal adventure for the very young. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 8, 1954

"For a girl who forgets her pets at home, there's a good dose of farm animal care- and so on down the line of faults."
The author of The Egg and I comes up with some cleverly done fantasy in which the morals are golden, enticingly packaged and totally unlike sermons. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: June 26, 2007

"Thick cardboard pages ensure that this will withstand a lot of use, thereby making it a good choice for libraries looking to expand their counting-book collection. (Picture book. 2-5)"
The clever construction of this counting book guarantees a repeat audience: After counting up to ten, readers turn the book upside down and count back down to one, where they can begin yet again. Read full book review >

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ANOTHER PERFECT DAY by Ross MacDonald
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Still, children will roar at the droll swerves that fill this broad, hilarious episode. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Putting an even dizzier spin on familiar daily routines than Rod Clement did in his classic Just Another Ordinary Day (1997), New Yorker cartoonist MacDonald follows a mighty-thewed gent who energetically rises in the morning, shoots himself out of a circus cannon into a business suit, dives off a high platform into a tub of cereal, then roars off in a racing plane to his job as an ice cream taster. Read full book review >

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ACHOO! BANG! CRASH! by Ross MacDonald
ABC BOOKS
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"Endnote describes the process. (Picture book. 4+)"
Noise is a sure-fire theme in picture books and the cover alone will entice kids to this retro abecedarium akin to Brown's Noisy Book. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WICKED WILL by Bailey MacDonald
BIOGRAPHY
Released: June 23, 2009

"Lively and quick, it may offer some small amusement to readers not quite ready for King of Shadows. (Historical fiction. 8-11)"
Some nearly threadbare tropes hold together this fast-paced mystery for middle schoolers, only fraying completely at the end. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2000

"A survey of five hundred years of history cannot cover so large a subject in depth, and this one omits many historical events that affected women's lives, but students looking for another source for information on women will find this helpful. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Children know the medieval period best for its knights in shining armor. Read full book review >