Search Results: "Dee Lillegard"


BOOK REVIEW

WAKE UP HOUSE! by Dee Lillegard
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 1, 2000

"A fine first poetry book. (Poetry. 47)"
Bouncy small snippets and smidgeons of poems, most four lines long and rhymed, describing the most mundane and utilitarian of household objects, are sure to charm small children. Read full book review >

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THE POOMBAH OF BADOOMBAH by Dee Lillegard
ADVENTURE
Released: April 13, 1998

"The timing of the ending is ideal, cutting short the giddiness with the turn of the page, and leaving readers wishing for another visit to Badoombah. (Picture book. 4-8)"
If, as defined by the author, to poombah is to infuse something with extraordinary energy, then consider Lillegard (Tortoise Brings the Mail, 1997, etc.) endowed with such powers. Read full book review >

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HELLO SCHOOL! by Dee Lillegard
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 10, 2001

"What fun! (Poetry/picture book. 3-6)"
These bold and energetic verses and colorful illustrations are admirably suited to their target audience of kindergarten and nursery-school children, who will meet in these pages many of the objects they will discover in their classrooms. Read full book review >

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TORTOISE BRINGS THE MAIL by Dee Lillegard
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1997

"Lund's bold line-and-watercolor illustrations spice up the story with humor: Crow looks like a pompous orator gesturing with his wings; Penelope Porcupine's mailbox bristles with spikes; and B.A. Bunny has a carrot-shaped nameplate. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Tortoise loves delivering the mail. Read full book review >

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WHO WILL SING A LULLABY? by Dee Lillegard
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 11, 2007

"In and of itself a lullaby, this is a sumptuous bedtime read. (Picture book. 2-5)"
When the cranky baby won't go to sleep, various winged creatures lend their voices and their wings to the cause. Read full book review >

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TIGER, TIGER by Dee Lillegard
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

Stunning, jewel-toned illustrations in gouache and chalk pastel on mixed-media paper bring a young boy's imagination to life in this riveting tale. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GO! by Dee Lillegard
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 14, 2006

"Well-fueled fun. (Picture book/poetry. 3-6)"
In short, pithy poems, Lillegard handily distills the essences of 34 different things that go. Read full book review >

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TRAUMA QUEEN by Barbara Dee
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 19, 2011

"Mother-daughter book clubs will have a lot to talk about, though. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Marigold's mother, Becca, is a performance artist—the kind of artist who, when performing for her daughter's second-grade classmates, pours oil on herself to represent the United States, because it is guzzling oil and making a mess. Read full book review >

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STAR-CROSSED by Barbara Dee
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 14, 2017

"While the plot revolves around Shakespeare's famous tragedy, this story is far from one. (Fiction. 9-13)"
A sweet story of young love amid middle school theatrics. Read full book review >