Search Results: "Diane Goode"


BOOK REVIEW

DIANE GOODE'S BOOK OF SILLY STORIES AND SONGS by Diane Goode
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"A perfect gift book that will also find many library uses. (Folklore. 4-10)"
Another attractive, well-planned volume in the style of The Diane Goode Book of American Folk Tales & Songs (1989). Read full book review >

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DIANE GOODE'S BOOK OF GIANTS AND LITTLE PEOPLE by Diane Goode
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"It's a thoughtfully organized book, suitable for almost any folklore collection. (Folklore. 5-10)"
Like her previous efforts in this vein (Diane Goode's Book of Silly Stories and Songs, 1992, etc.), Goode offers a diverse, accessible, and well-rounded collection of stories about people big and small, interspersing old favorites (``The Elves and the Shoemaker,'' ``Teeny Tiny,'' etc.) with more unusual gems: the West Indian ``Anansi and the Plantains,'' the Japanese ``Three Strong Women,'' and the wryly feminist ``Managing Molly.'' The book opens with a wise introduction and closes with Nancy Willard's ``Magic Story for Falling Asleep''just the right note. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 4, 1998

"Decorated by a glamorous roster of friends and acquaintances (from Andy Warhol to Queen Elizabeth II), this biography is direct and unpretentious, but essentially insubstantial—much like the wrap dress. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen) (Author tour)"
Build a better dress and they will come: this is the theme of this celebrity autobiography by designer/jet setter Von Furstenberg. Read full book review >

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MIND YOUR MANNERS! by Diane Goode
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"Look carefully at every spread so as not to miss a crumb of this delicious humor. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Before you accept an invitation to dine with the Abbots, there are certain things to remember: mind your manners! Read full book review >

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THANKSGIVING IS HERE! by Diane Goode
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Sure to please families of any size at harvest season. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A large extended family comes together at Grandma's house for an old-fashioned Thanksgiving. Read full book review >

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TIGER TROUBLE! by Diane Goode
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"Rollicking good fun. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A fanciful and cheerily outlandish tale about a boy and his . . . cat. Read full book review >

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THE MOST PERFECT SPOT by Diane Goode
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2006

"Perfectly charming. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A little boy and his mother search for the perfect "spot" for their picnic—and eventually find it. Read full book review >

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CINDERELLA by Diane Goode
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"It's all perfectly fetching and not quite superfluous. (Picture book/fairy tale. 6-8)"
The year's umpteenth new version of Cinderella features an all-canine cast of diverse breeds, and just as the female lead towers over her diminutive prince, this stands head, shoulders, and brisket above William Wegman's oppressively mannered rendition (1993). Read full book review >

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MAMA'S PERFECT PRESENT by Diane Goode
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"It's quite an outing, and the siblings do locate (and create) the perfect present. (Picture book. 4-7)"
In this deadpan sequel to Where's Our Mama? (1991), the Parisian brother and sister and their disaster-causing dachshund are on a hunt for Mama's birthday present. Read full book review >

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WHERE'S OUR MAMA? by Diane Goode
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

Echoing a Russian folk tale, ``My Mother Is the Most Beautiful Woman in the World,'' Goode sets her story in early 20th-century Paris and provides an obliging gendarme to try to help two little children locate their mother, who has left them in the elegant, crowded train station while she runs after her blown-away hat. Read full book review >

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LADIES OF LIBERTY by Cokie Roberts
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 6, 2016

"These short pieces may start young people on the search for more information about these intriguing figures. (Informational picture book. 8-11)"
Highlighting women writers, educators, and reformers from the 18th and early 19th centuries, Roberts brings a group of women, many not so well-known, into focus and provides a new perspective on the early history of the United States in this picture-book version of her adult book of the same title (2008). Read full book review >

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THE MORE THE MERRIER by Stephanie Barden
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 24, 2012

"The invented words, the spelling bee and Cinderella's voice, which is maturing and becoming more likable, make this a great offering for youngsters who are figuring out the confusing social terrain of third grade. (Fiction. 8-11)"
Cinderella Smith knows how to spell and define many words, but sometimes the hardest word to understand is friendship. Read full book review >