Search Results: "Denise A. Spellberg"


BOOK REVIEW

THOMAS JEFFERSON'S QUR'AN by Denise A. Spellberg
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 4, 2013

"Meticulous research and a well-structured text combine in this important study of the early American political leaders and their convictions regarding religious and social tolerance."
The intriguing story of Thomas Jefferson and his reading of the holy book of Islam. Read full book review >

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GO, SHAPES, GO! by Denise Fleming
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"The title will surely inspire children to create and deconstruct their own geometric dramas. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Fleming's signature pulp-painted backgrounds set the stage for a performance featuring an assemblage of shapes; created from patterned handmade papers, the forms are choreographed in their activity by a madcap mouse on wheels. Read full book review >

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UNDERGROUND by Denise Fleming
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"Validation for every kid who's ever picked up a trowel to explore the wonders underground. (Picture book. 2-6)"
The earth beneath children's feet is teeming with activity if only they look. Read full book review >

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TIME TO SLEEP by Denise Fleming
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"A perfect fit for the audience. (Picture book. 2-7)"
A well-wrought bedtime book from Fleming (Where Once There Was a Wood, 1996, etc.), who sends little ones cheerfully off to their dreams. Read full book review >

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COUNT! by Denise Fleming
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1992

"Fashioned with care, intelligence, and artistry—a delight. (Picture book. 0-8)"
The substance here is traditional—numbers from one to ten introduced with animals to count; the idea extended with tens to 50—but the presentation is outstanding. Read full book review >

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5 LITTLE DUCKS by Denise Fleming
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 8, 2016

"Packed with personality and charm, these five ducklings will waddle their ways into the hearts of readers and listeners. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A traditional rhyme serves as the basis for an adaptation with an expanded worldview. Read full book review >

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BUSTER GOES TO COWBOY CAMP by Denise Fleming
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2008

Buster the dog is NOT HAPPY that Brown Shoes is taking off for a weekend's R&R and leaving him at Cowboy Camp in the care of Red Boots. Read full book review >

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PIGS LOVE POTATOES by Anika Denise
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2007

"However, with the exception of pig or potato fans, this lacks the pizzazz that would make it a necessary purchase. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Counting pigs and potatoes leads young readers to a feast. 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 >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: March 23, 1994

"A handsome edition, with especially felicitous typography and design. (Folklore/Picture book. 5-10)"
A scrupulous note explains that, with ``minimal'' editing, this is the great Russian collector Afanasev's version, ``crafted by Petr Nikolaevich Polevoi (1839-1902), a well-known historian, archaeologist, and Shakespearean scholar.'' In outline, it differs little from Arthur Ransome's text as used in Uri Shulevitz's Caldecott winner (1968); but where Ransome is more literary and humorous, the more straightforward text here is propelled by its energetic cadence. 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 >