Search Results: "Doreen Cronin"


BOOK REVIEW

DOREEN by Ilana Manaster
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 7, 2016

"While some might find pleasure in the ironic tone of this novel, overall it's trifling at best. (Fiction. 14-17)"
A retelling of The Picture of Dorian Gray set in a New England prep school. Read full book review >

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CYCLONE by Doreen Cronin
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 16, 2017

"A sensitive exploration of the high costs of failing to really connect with those around us. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Cronin, famous for solving cow communication problems with a typewriter in Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type (2000) and sequels, offers her debut middle-grade novel illuminating human communication problems. Read full book review >

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THE TROUBLE WITH CHICKENS by Doreen Cronin
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2011

"Fast and funny. (Comic mystery. 8-11)"
Popular farmyard chronicler Cronin (Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type, illustrated by Betsy Lewin, 2000, etc.) makes the jump to middle-grade fiction in this faux-hard-boiled mystery featuring talking animals. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2006

"A must-have sequel to all of Duck's adventures. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Farmer Brown once again bears the brunt of Duck's antics. Read full book review >

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CLICK, CLACK, HO! HO! HO! by Doreen Cronin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 22, 2015

"An endearing story that will appeal to a wide age range, including preschoolers, new readers, and older kids who love the Click Clack crowd. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Cronin and Lewin are back with a Christmas story to add to their popular series starring the barnyard buddies from Click, Clack, Moo (2000) and its many successors. Read full book review >

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THE CHICKEN SQUAD by Doreen Cronin
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 8, 2014

"Most of the more challenging words are repeated many times as the chickens recount the story for each other and Tail, making this a great first chapter book. (Comic mystery. 6-9)"
In this delightful spinoff of the J.J. Tully series, this time the chickens are in charge—sort of. Read full book review >

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DOOBY DOOBY MOO by Doreen Cronin
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 8, 2006

"Great fun. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Those self-actualized animals down at Farmer Brown's return for a welcome new caper. Read full book review >

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DIARY OF A WORM by Doreen Cronin
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Not so different from us, after all. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Each turn of the page will bring fresh waves of giggles as a young worm records one misadventure after another. Read full book review >

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POOR DOREEN by Sally Lloyd-Jones
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 11, 2014

"Ignorance equals bliss in this amusing, cleverly executed tale. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A clueless fish owes her escape from a fisherman and a great blue heron to sheer dumb luck in this "fishy tale." Read full book review >

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BOOM SNOT TWITTY THIS WAY THAT WAY by Doreen Cronin
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 30, 2015

"Quietly alluring and visually peaceful. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A bear, a bird, and a snail differ on plans for an outing. Read full book review >

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THE LEGEND OF DIAMOND LIL by Doreen Cronin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 28, 2012

"Here's hoping J.J. and company find more to puzzle over pronto. (Comic mystery. 8-11)"
Fans of Cronin's first J.J. Tully mystery, The Trouble with Chickens (2011), will welcome the return of retired search-and-rescue dog J.J. Tully, mother hen Moosh and her four chicks in this follow-up adventure. Read full book review >