Search Results: "Dr. Gail Saltz"


BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2005

"EWSLUGp1999. (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-7)"
Brightened by sunny, simply drawn cartoons featuring people of several ages and skin shades, this introduction to the reproductive organs is designed as much to allay parental anxiety as to provide answers to younger children's questions. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Michael Emberley trio of sex-ed books and must therefore be considered an additional purchase. (Nonfiction. 6-12)"
In the note to parents that precedes this chatty offering, Saltz says, "By [ages seven to ten, children] know that the sperm is in Daddy and the egg is in Mommy, so naturally they are wondering, ‘How does one get to the other?' " The answer is here, in nicely anatomically cross-sectioned detail, along with an introduction to the changes that come with puberty leading up to the egg-and-sperm moment, and a brief discussion of the pregnancy that may well follow. Read full book review >

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WHAT PET SHOULD I GET? by Dr. Seuss
Released: July 28, 2015

"Of more lasting interest to scholars than children, this genial pet-shop visit provides a tantalizing glimpse into a master's artistic process. (Picture book. 3 & up)"
Almost 25 years after the death of the great Dr. Seuss, a new book hits the market. Read full book review >

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MARVIN K. MOONEY WILL YOU PLEASE GO NOW by Dr. Seuss
Released: Sept. 5, 1972

"The pages of persistence and Marvin's final capitulation are reminiscent of Green Eggs and Ham (1960) though this doesn't strike us as quite that Bright, and with phrases like 'bureau drawer' it won't be read all that Early either."
Though it's never dear why, there's a long-fingered hairy arm, with a watch on the wrist, that is desperately eager to get rid of Marvin K. Mooney. Read full book review >

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THE CAT'S QUIZZER by Dr. Seuss
Released: Oct. 18, 1976

"We can see bored kids or desperate teachers picking this up, but the whole thing makes about as much sense as ducks on the moon."
Considering the deliberate (by this time, dogged) zaniness of the illustrations, kids might well be disappointed to find, when they turn to the answer pages, that these aren't riddles; both questions and answers are straight, if often silly. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2001

"An uplifting saga that offers an engrossing eyewitness view of Russian history and makes a valuable contribution to slave literature. (3 maps; 25 illustrations)"
The memoirs of a former serf from early-19th-century Russia who writes poignantly of his fight for freedom. Read full book review >

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OH, THE THINKS YOU CAN THINK! by Dr. Seuss
Released: Oct. 6, 1975

Think how far you can go without THINKING A THOUGHT! Read full book review >

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MCELLIGOT'S POOL by Dr. Seuss
FICTION
Released: Sept. 12, 1947

"His imagination plays, instead, with the kinds of things the pool might provide — and the pictures are wonderful,- superb drawing, beautiful color, lots of humor in double page spreads throughout."
Utterly enchanting nonsense tale, which children and grown-ups will equally claim. Read full book review >

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THE CAT IN THE HAT by Dr. Seuss
Released: June 15, 1957

"Back sewn."
A reissue of the earlier Houghton, Mifflin educational edition, brought out specifically as a text for beginning readers, brings back the story of that rainy day at home when the Cat in the Hat arrived to upset things and put them back in order again. Read full book review >

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ON BEYOND ZEBRA! by Dr. Seuss
FICTION
Released: Sept. 12, 1955

"Squirly que, pluperfect, misty and bewildered pictures accompany each of the new categories."
Dr. Seuss's own alphabet, made to order for anyone who things stopping at Z is a waste of time, cuts out nineteen new letters from yuzz to hi! and some fascinating new identifications for them which may or may not strike familiar chords. Read full book review >

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THE LORAX by Dr. Seuss
illustrated by Dr. Seuss
FICTION
Released: Aug. 12, 1971

"And if the Once-let doesn't match the Grinch for sheer irresistible cussedness, he is stealing a lot more than Christmas and his story just might induce a generation of six-year-olds to care a whole lot."
The greening of Dr. Seuss, in an ecology fable with an obvious message but a savingly silly style. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 12, 1986

"Seuss, with 82 years and 44 books to his credit, is in better than 'pretty good shape'; he's in top form with this book that's sure to delight 'obsolete children,' and even those of us who are merely obsolescent."
Over the past 30 years, Dr. Seuss has endeared himself to millions of youngsters (and harried older types) with his tales of such giggle-producing creatures as "The Cat in the Hat" and "Yertle the Turtle." Read full book review >