Search Results: "Clara Vulliamy"


BOOK REVIEW

MARTHA BUNNY LOVES SCHOOL by Clara Vulliamy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"Still, Martha's excitement is infectious, and younger siblings should feel it as well as newly minted students. (Picture book. 4-7)"
With an enthusiasm that virtually oozes off the pages and infects readers, Martha tells readers all about herself and her preparations for her first day of school. Read full book review >

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SMALL by Clara Vulliamy
ANIMALS
Released: March 18, 2002

"While not especially inspired, this is a warm tribute to the relationship of children with their toys. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A lot of things are needed for his first sleepover, and Tom packs and repacks his little suitcase trying to find room for it all; but has he forgotten an important item? Read full book review >

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ELLEN AND PENGUIN AND THE NEW BABY by Clara Vulliamy
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1996

"With so many books available about new arrivals in the family, there's still room for one as high-spirited and realistic as this one. (Picture book. 3-5)"
The stars of Ellen and Penguin (1993) are back and this time they have a new baby brother who manages to intrude upon just about everything. Read full book review >

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DIGBY O'DAY AND THE GREAT DIAMOND ROBBERY by Shirley  Hughes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"Smooth writing, appealing pictures, and (mostly) mild action create a pleasant enough package, but it's still likely to be a bit twee for some readers. (map, authors' note, quiz, first chapter of Digby O'Day Up, Up, and Away) (Fiction. 6-8)"
Following series opener Digby O'Day in the Fast Lane (2014), Hughes and Vulliamy's canine duo are off on another adventure, this time featuring a classy seaside hotel, a secret passage, a singing starlet with a taste for shiny jewels, and a pair of (feline) cat burglars. Read full book review >

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DIGBY O'DAY IN THE FAST LANE by Shirley  Hughes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2014

"Digby and Percy are slated to return in additional adventures; whether they can win the contest to capture the interest of young readers and listeners remains to be seen. (Fiction. 6-8)"
Mother-daughter, author-illustrator team Hughes and Vulliamy collaborate for a low-key tale with an old-fashioned feel, decidedly British flavor and cheerful illustrations. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

POOR MONTY by Anne Fine
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 23, 1992

"A charming vignette that should strike a responsive chord in many families. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Monty's mother is a doctor; after a morning seeing patients, lunch visiting the ``old folk,'' and an afternoon coping with ``forms,'' she's desperate for a few peaceful moments when she finally gets home. Read full book review >

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ELLEN AND PENGUIN by Clara Vulliamy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1993

"A lovely, warm story that makes a nice companion to Oxenbury's Tom and Pippo books. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The idea isn't new—Ellen's toy penguin, protected with motherly care and concern, is part imaginary friend and part surrogate for her own timidity—but it's explored here with unusual delicacy. Read full book review >

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TOM AND SMALL by Clara Vulliamy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Vulliamy's winsome watercolor characters are all smiles in this happy bedtime story that should dispel all fears of leaving loved ones behind on the first day of school. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Vulliamy's follow-up to Small (2002), pre-schooler Tom's favorite little mouse doll, follows a familiar path blazed by the now-classic George Shrinks. Read full book review >

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BOO BABY BOO! by Clara Vulliamy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1994

"1- 56402-408-3). (Picture book. 0-3)"
One of four appealing new board books by a gifted British artist whose vibrant toddlers are almost as sharply observed as her mother Shirley Hughes's. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE NOT-A-PIG by Polly Faber
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 28, 2016

"This debut's imaginative premise leads to intermittent flashes of wit and quirky humor, but promising material is left unexplored. (Fantasy. 6-9)"
A lonely girl befriends the terrified tapir she finds stranded in a big, busy city. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NO BAGGAGE by Clara Bensen
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 5, 2016

"An engaging memoir of travel, love, and finding oneself."
A 20-something's debut memoir about a whirlwind romance with an eccentric professor who took her on a three-week luggageless trip in Europe. Read full book review >

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NELLIE BISHOP by Clara Gillow Clark
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 1, 1996

"Clark (Annie's Choice, 1993) models the fast-paced story on events in her own family's past; this well-researched slice of history combines a suspenseful plot with an unusual love story, making this a book readers are likely to cherish. (Fiction. 12+)"
Nellie Bishop's parents are quite a pair: Her greedy, cruel mother and her drunken, gambling father are anxious to give their daughter's hand in marriage to any lout of a canal worker who comes up with a few dollars for them. Read full book review >