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 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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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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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"An odd hybrid in which the personal and political awkwardly jostle one another and tend to get hopelessly mixed up in the fray."
Expressly following the feminist dictum that ``the personal is political,'' Pogrebin (Among Friends, 1986; Family Politics, 1983, etc.), a founding editor of Ms. magazine, mixes memoir with reportage to chart her dual commitment to Judaism and feminism. Read full book review >

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GOOD NIGHT, BADDIES by Deborah Underwood
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 17, 2016

"Great for sharing with parents' own baddies and fairy-tale lovers alike. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Fairy tales and fractured fairy tales always focus on the good guys (or reform the bad guys). Finally, here's a sweet bedtime story featuring the baddies. Read full book review >

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GRANNY GOMEZ & JIGSAW by Deborah Underwood
ANIMALS
Released: March 9, 2010

"A solid addition to any collection. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Granny Gomez lives in a large house out in the country. Read full book review >