Search Results: "Denise Schmandt-Besserat"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Aug. 1, 1999

"The full-color illustrations make history beautifully visual, while a glossary sets forth concrete definitions for readers to peruse. (index) (Nonfiction. 8+)"
PLB 0-688-14119-6 A well-researched, intriguing account of how counting has evolved. Read full book review >

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BAKING DAY AT GRANDMA'S by Anika Denise
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 14, 2014

"Just in time for Grandparents' Day. (recipe) (Picture book. 3-7)"
A rollicking, rhyming salute to the grandmother-grandchild bond. Read full book review >

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SLEEPY, OH SO SLEEPY by Denise Fleming
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 3, 2010

"Audience participation required…likely again and again and again. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Fleming's somnolent latest peeks in on several baby-parent pairs as the little ones get ready to bed down. 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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

LUNCH by Denise Fleming
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 15, 1992

"With large areas of brilliant, subtly modulated color and handsome compositions incorporating boldface type, a beautifully crafted book that's sure to delight young audiences. (Picture book. 0-5)"
Again using her unique medium—brightly colored pulp applied to a screen to make ``handmade paper in which the stenciled images have become a part of the paper itself''—the author of Count (p. 51) creates a lively introduction to the colors: a simple story about a mouse who eats nine fruits and vegetables whose juices leave patches of stain on the appealing little creature, who tracks them across the clean, white pages and then exhibits them for identification in the last illustration. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SHOUT! SHOUT IT OUT! by Denise Fleming
ABC BOOKS
Released: March 29, 2011

"GO!' (Picture book. 2-6)"
In a similar vein to The Everything Book (2000), Fleming papers her pages with standard elements in preschool curricula and encourages kids to shout out what they know. Read full book review >

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ALPHABET UNDER CONSTRUCTION by Denise Fleming
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"Here's an alphabet book that's certainly worth making room for. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The little mouse from Fleming's Lunch (1992) literally and alliteratively works his way through the alphabet. Read full book review >