Search Results: "Deborah Underwood"


BOOK REVIEW

DEBORAH by Esther Singer Kreitman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"Essentially a curiosity, of some documentary value, but only marginal literary interest."
Accusatory autobiographical fiction, first published in 1936 as The Devil's Dance, enumerates the frustrations of an intellectually curious woman denied opportunities for education and self-expression. Read full book review >

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BAD BYE, GOOD BYE by Deborah Underwood
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"This is a useful depiction of a family's physical move, but the strength is in the emotional journey that's expressed with a raw honesty. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Underwood explores the range of emotions a child moving to a new place may feel with a spare, rhyming text that creates a framework for Bean's evocative illustrations. Read full book review >

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HERE COMES VALENTINE CAT by Deborah Underwood
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 22, 2015

"Cat hasn't lost his ability to charm readers, if for no other reason than children are so able to see themselves in him. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Underwood's endearing, voiceless cat is back, this time getting a lesson in Valentine's Day tact. Read full book review >

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HERE COMES THE EASTER CAT by Deborah Underwood
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 28, 2014

"Utterly endearing. (Picture book. 3-6)"
An attention-seeking, nap-loving cat hatches a plan to become the Easter Cat so that he will be loved like the Easter Bunny. Read full book review >

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PART-TIME PRINCESS by Deborah Underwood
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 5, 2013

"If there is to be yet another plucky-princess story, this one offers a pleasing blend of fancy and realism and allows mom to get into the act, too. (Picture book. 4-8)"
By day, she's a girl with spelling tests and a little brother who breaks her crayons; by night, a princess who can "slide down a fire pole in a frilly skirt." Read full book review >

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HERE COMES TEACHER CAT by Deborah Underwood
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 8, 2017

"Not Cat's funniest outing, but readers may get a kick out of imagining what adventures they might have with their own substitute teachers. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Cat is back, a busy schedule of naps interrupted by some substitute teaching when Ms. Melba gets sick. Will Cat survive? Read full book review >

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HERE COMES SANTA CAT by Deborah Underwood
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 21, 2014

"Quite a charming character, that Cat. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The egocentric feline protagonist of Here Comes the Easter Cat (2014) returns for another opportunity to receive a present, just as the ending of the previous story predicted.Read full book review >

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THE QUIET BOOK by Deborah Underwood
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2010

"Soothing and layered. (Picture book. 3-5)"
This gallery of quietude works for bedtime or calming down while also acknowledging that some quiet moods are less than happy. Read full book review >

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SUPER SAURUS SAVES KINDERGARTEN by Deborah Underwood
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 27, 2017

"Imagination as a coping mechanism equals lots of superpowered fun. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Though his practical sister, Emily, is ready for kindergarten, Arnold, aka Super Saurus, isn't too sure, so he's making plans now to escape, superhero-fashion, from all the imagined perils he will face. Read full book review >

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HERE COMES THE TOOTH FAIRY CAT by Deborah Underwood
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 19, 2015

"Clever fun continues in this delightful series. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Mischievous Cat is back (Here Comes Santa Cat, 2014, etc.), this time determined to meet the Tooth Fairy. Read full book review >

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CHRISTMAS QUIET BOOK by Deborah Underwood
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 11, 2012

"Nevertheless, a congenial, understated choice for reading aloud to excited children to help them settle down for a long winter's night. (Picture book. 3-6)"
In their third collaboration on the numerous nuances of volume, Underwood and Liwska focus on the softer sounds of the Christmas season. Read full book review >