Search Results: "Dan Harper"


BOOK REVIEW

TELLING TIME WITH BIG MAMA CAT by Dan Harper
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Moments of coyness (the book titles in the house: Kitty In the Rye, The Milkman Cometh, etc.) can't mar this project, which includes a fold-out page of a clock with movable hands so readers can keep time with Big Mama's day. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Harper's picture book features a day in the life of burly old Big Mama Cat as she eats, naps, shreds furniture, while an astonishing number of household clocks mark the time. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SIT, TRUMAN! by Dan Harper
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Make room for Truman. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The Moser father-and-daughter illustration team collaborates again with author Harper (Cara's husband) on their second family effort inspired by a beloved family pet (Telling Time with Big Mama Cat, 1998). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MISS MINGO WEATHERS THE STORM by Jamie Harper
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"The appealing story and wide array of weather facts make this a breath of fresh air to round out and add interest to weather units that are heavy in nonfiction titles. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A class hike to the weather observatory turns out to be more educational than anticipated for Miss Mingo and her eclectic group of students. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BELLA'S BEST OF ALL by Jamie Harper
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 5, 2016

"Cute, but a miss nevertheless. (Picture book. 2-4)"
A little mouse compares her things to her mother's, and all but one come up short. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MILES TO THE FINISH by Jamie Harper
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 27, 2014

"The charm in Harper's Miles books doesn't get old—children using their imaginations, directing their own play, and showing empathy and kindness for all. What could be better? (Picture book. 3-7)"
Highly imaginative preschooler Miles is back, this time competing winningly with his friends in a car race. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE EMPEROR'S COOL CLOTHES by Lee Harper
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"The visual humor makes this a winner, and adults will appreciate the easy segue into conversations about honesty and what defines 'cool' that are sure to follow. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-8)"
Andersen's classic tale gets a humorously "cool" update in an imaginary land in which emperor penguins, polar bears, seals, walruses and albatross coexist. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

YUM YUM, BABY BUNDT by Jamie Harper
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"Its companion, Blast Off, Baby Bundt: A Recipe for Playtime (ISBN: 978-0-7636-3777-4), takes the same format. (12 mos.-4)"
As the subtitle suggests, this toddler book takes the form of cooking instructions, from an introductory spread of ingredients ("1 hungry Baby Bundt / 1 bib, washable," etc.) to the narrative itself ("Spread the sauce all around. / Slurp up every bit"). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SNOW! SNOW! SNOW! by Lee Harper
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 20, 2009

"Again!' (Picture book. 2-5)"
The morning after a snowfall a dog family heads out to the "best sledding hill in the / whole / wide / world." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ME TOO! by Jamie Harper
by Jamie Harper, illustrated by Jamie Harper
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2004

"With its compassionate ending, this is a must for any multi-child home. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The title is the clarion cry of Grace's little sister in this wry look at sibling adulation. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DON’T GROWN-UPS EVER HAVE FUN? by Jamie Harper
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2003

"Kids will probably enjoy it too. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Harper must have had some fun imagining what children really think of their busy, boring parents. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MISS MINGO AND THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL by Jamie Harper
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2006

"A cute combination of animal fact book and a lesson in kindergarten preparedness. (Picture book. 4-7)"
In Miss Mingo's classroom, the first day is all about getting to know what makes each student unique. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHECKMATE AT CHESS CITY by Piers Harper
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2000

"Although it doesn't deliver all it promises in strategy and excitement, this is an enjoyable game book. (Nonfiction. 7-10)"
Harper (Snakes and Ladders, 1997) has produced an intense and eye-catching puzzle book intended to teach basic strategies of chess. Read full book review >