Search Results: "Deborah Underwood"


BOOK REVIEW

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 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 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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LOUD BOOK! by Deborah Underwood
ANIMALS
Released: April 4, 2011

"The overall format of fuzzy illustrations and sweet simplicity of moments suited its quiet predecessor a bit better, but the collaborators have created a worthy companion to their previous success. (Picture book. 4-8)"
For each kind of quiet found in Underwood and Liwska's Quiet Book (2010) there are now just as many kinds of LOUD! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A BALLOON FOR ISABEL by Deborah Underwood
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2010

"The attention to detail in Rankin's illustrations adds humor and charm to the story (check out Isabel's extensive collection of brightly colored Mary Janes), and the vivid colors make the pictures pop—sure to delight even the prickliest of readers. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A sweetly graphic demonstration that just a little ingenuity can resolve even the most daunting dilemmas. Ms. Quill's class is counting down the days until graduation, and Isabel and Walter, two porcupine friends, are feeling left out, knowing they will not receive balloons along with the rest of the animals in their class. Ms. Quill, a porcupine herself, warns the duo that balloons are not safe for them. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PIRATE MOM by Deborah Underwood
ADVENTURE
Released: May 23, 2006

"Appealingly cartoony illustrations suit the silly fun: a winner. (Easy reader. 6-8)"
A stock shtick receives a fresh, funny treatment in this reader for primary grades. Read full book review >

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SPATTER & SPARK by Deborah Underwood
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 21, 2013

"Regardless of which reading mode is chosen, this app has one speed: s-l-o-w. (for iPad 2 and above) (iPad storybook app. 2-5)"
A peppy yet, paradoxically, painfully slow story about a porcupine on an artistic quest. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >