Search Results: "Dorothy Donohue"


BOOK REVIEW

THE LEMONADE BABYSITTER by Karen Waggoner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1992

"Insightful and entertaining. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The author of Dad Gummit and Ma Foot (1990) makes a stronger second showing with a story about a classic situation: getting used to a new sitter. Read full book review >

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ALL IN ONE HOUR by Susan Stevens Crummel
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: March 1, 2003

A mouse leads a series of pursuers in a merry chase that lasts exactly one hour. Read full book review >

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DAPPLED APPLES by Jan Carr
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2001

"Reading it during the summer might make children yearn for the first signs of falling leaves. (Picture book. 2-5)"
The sweet-sour bite of the first fall apple; the crunching sound of the red and orange leaves; and the spooky ghosts of Halloween all come alive in this frisky celebration of autumn. Read full book review >

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BELIEVING SOPHIE by Hazel Hutchins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"This book gets all the nuances right and serves forth a story that readers will mine for gold. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Sophie's on the wrong end of a bad rap. Read full book review >

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SURRENDER, DOROTHY by Meg Wolitzer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1999

"Oppressively sentimental, Wolitzer's story quickly feels as cramped as a Hamptons time-share on the Fourth of July. (Author tour)"
A weepy account of a young woman's accidental death and its effect on her family and friends, by the author of Friends for Life (1994), etc. Sara Swerdlow is not what you—d call a slacker, but she's definitely taken her own sweet time in finding herself. Read full book review >

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SPLISH, SPLASH, SPRING by Jan Carr
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2001

"Playful and cheery, this has a basic appeal, but other titles bring spring activities to life in a more definitive and charming manner. (Picture book 2-5)"
Carr and Donohue revisit the three friends and gray puppy from Frozen Noses (1999), this time to celebrate the highs and lows of spring—although pouring rain doesn't seem like a real low to these children. Read full book review >

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SWEET HEARTS by Jan Carr
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 2002

"A sweetheart of a tale to foster the holiday spirit. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A mischievous panda stealthily spreads some Valentine's Day cheer around his home. Read full book review >

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TEN-GALLON BART BEATS THE HEAT by Susan Stevens Crummel
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2010

"Crummel's cheeky narrative (with several clever turns of phrase and lots of onomatopoeia) and Donohue's quirky, textured layered-paper illustrations complement one another to a T in this substantial frontier yarn. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Blistering heat drives a California canine to the Alaska gold rush. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 24, 2017

"Fascinating, well-told, candid, and tender."
A rare glimpse into the life of one of America's most revered social activists. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SHERLOCK BONES AND THE MISSING CHEESE by Susan Stevens Crummel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 9, 2012

"An additional purchase even after Sherlock explains his clues. (Picture book. 4-8)"
"What's that smell in the Dell? / Do tell! / W—e—l—l…it comes from a cheese. / A great big cheese. A smelly, scrumptious cheese, / if you please." Read full book review >

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TEN-GALLON BART by Susan Stevens Crummel
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2006

"A quick-draw of quick-witted guffaws, guaranteed to get your goat and make readers grin. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Meet Ten-Gallon Bart, sheriff of Dog City, the most peaceful town in the West, because he's done a bang-up job. Read full book review >