Search Results: "David Fleming"


BOOK REVIEW

THE SATURDAY BOY by David Fleming
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 13, 2013

"Fleming wields a light touch with the story's pacing and a steady hand for hard reality in this tender portrait of a boy under stress. (Fiction. 10-13)"
Life can be rough when your dad is at war. Derek knows. Read full book review >

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THE EVERYTHING BOOK by Denise Fleming
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"It truly has everything. (Picture book. 1-4)"
Beginning with a brilliantly colored rooster greeting the day in "Good Morning to You!" and concluding with a mother hen cuddling her chicks in "Good Night," this compilation of rhymes, games, and learning will keep young readers busy from sunup to sundown. Read full book review >

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WHERE ONCE THERE WAS A WOOD by Denise Fleming
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1996

"Perfect for Earth Day observances, a book that's as welcome as spring. (bibliography) (Picture book. 3-6)"
Already a favorite of preschoolers, Fleming (In the Small, Small Pond, 1993, etc.) takes an appreciation of the natural world a giant step further. Read full book review >

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BARNYARD BANTER by Denise Fleming
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1994

Each in their niche—hens in the henhouse, mice in the grain bin, and so on—the animals make their traditional exclamations as the barnyard goose careens through, chasing a bright yellow butterfly. Read full book review >

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IN THE SMALL, SMALL POND by Denise Fleming
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 15, 1993

"Another perfect introduction to nature for the very young. (Picture book. 1-6)"
In the same format and gorgeous illustrative style, a companion to In the Tall, Tall Grass (1991, Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor), with the succinct rhyming text (``waddle, wade, geese parade''), in bold black, beautifully integrated into art created in the process of making paper from pulp dyed in brilliant colors. Read full book review >

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SLEEPY, OH SO SLEEPY by Denise Fleming
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 3, 2010

"Audience participation required…likely again and again and again. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Fleming's somnolent latest peeks in on several baby-parent pairs as the little ones get ready to bed down. Read full book review >

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SHOUT! SHOUT IT OUT! by Denise Fleming
ABC BOOKS
Released: March 29, 2011

"GO!' (Picture book. 2-6)"
In a similar vein to The Everything Book (2000), Fleming papers her pages with standard elements in preschool curricula and encourages kids to shout out what they know. Read full book review >

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ALPHABET UNDER CONSTRUCTION by Denise Fleming
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"Here's an alphabet book that's certainly worth making room for. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The little mouse from Fleming's Lunch (1992) literally and alliteratively works his way through the alphabet. Read full book review >

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THE FIRST DAY OF WINTER by Denise Fleming
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Teachers and librarians will add this volume to story times with winter or snow themes, and the clever new words to a favorite old tune might become a new winter favorite in music classrooms. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Fleming creatively employs the structure of "The Twelve Days of Christmas" to create a cumulative tale about the decorations for a snowman, beginning with the addition of a "red cap with a gold snap" on the first day of winter. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BUSTER by Denise Fleming
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Offering clever designs, even to the endpapers, Fleming barks up the right tree, as green-eyed Betty and red-furred Buster are definitely a match. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Buster was a happy dog who had everything he could ever want, until his owner brought home a big box—no steaks or sausages inside, just a little white cat named Betty. Read full book review >

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MAGGIE AND MICHAEL GET DRESSED by Denise Fleming
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 12, 2016

"The joyful celebration of common activity radiates from every page. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Michael's mother informs him that it is time to get dressed, but he has other ideas. Read full book review >