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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MAMA CAT HAS THREE KITTENS by Denise Fleming
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Readers will enjoy following the kittens' purposeful preening, as well as the progress of a mouse that sneaks through the pages until it finds its little ones safe in the nest. (Picture book. 4-9)"
Mama Cat has three kittens: two mimics and one contrarian. Read full book review >

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PUMPKIN EYE by Denise Fleming
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

All eyes in a Halloween story hour will be riveted to this stellar story of trick-or-treaters enjoying the deliciously scary nature of this special night. Read full book review >

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LUNCH by Denise Fleming
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 15, 1992

"With large areas of brilliant, subtly modulated color and handsome compositions incorporating boldface type, a beautifully crafted book that's sure to delight young audiences. (Picture book. 0-5)"
Again using her unique medium—brightly colored pulp applied to a screen to make ``handmade paper in which the stenciled images have become a part of the paper itself''—the author of Count (p. 51) creates a lively introduction to the colors: a simple story about a mouse who eats nine fruits and vegetables whose juices leave patches of stain on the appealing little creature, who tracks them across the clean, white pages and then exhibits them for identification in the last illustration. 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 >