Search Results: "Ed Emberley"


BOOK REVIEW

NIGHTY NIGHT, LITTLE GREEN MONSTER by Ed Emberley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"Does the original monster need tweaking? Maybe not, but it's nice to see him have a little companionship. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A baby sibling for a modern childhood classic. Read full book review >

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THANKS, MOM by Ed Emberley
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2003

"Brilliant color use, elements of pure geometry, a simple text built for speed and engagement, and a classic turning of the tables gives readers both an eyeful and a first taste of allegory. (Picture book. 2-5)"
This fun romp is first and foremost a visual lollapalooza involving a group of circus animals decked out in nuclear-strength color costumes on great fields of white, which provide even further amperage. Read full book review >

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ED EMBERLEY'S ABC by Ed Emberley
Released: April 20, 1978

"A sky-writing ant traces out an A; a ladybug arranges blueberries in a B formation; a jauntily dressed crow gradually eats a C-shaped path through a field of corn kernels; and at a construction site a dog truckdriver scoops out dirt to form a D-shaped trench. All of this is ingenious fun but, busy as it is, probably not the best way to learn to make letters. Still, overburdened and underresolved as many of the conceits turn out, they should find an appreciative audience. . . somewhere."
"This book can help you get ready to print your letters," promises the jacket flap, and it's true that you do see the letters in the process of formation. Read full book review >

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GREEN SAYS GO by Ed Emberley
Released: Aug. 15, 1968

"Vivid instruction with a sense of humor—a top value in the wide spectrum of color books."
Ed Emberley, who thinks color habitually, here teaches color specifically: what it is, what it says, what it stands for. Read full book review >

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ED EMBERLEY'S CRAZY MIXED-UP FACE GAME by Ed Emberley
Released: March 1, 1981

"Of course kids can and have played similar games without such lockstep instructions; and though some of Emberley's step-by-step drawing books have worked like sparks, this one will only stifle whatever spontaneous hilarity the pastime might ordinarily allow."
You've probably seen those split-page picture books that invite kids to line up unmatching tops and bottoms to create unheard-of creatures, faces, landscapes, or whatever. Read full book review >

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SPARE PARTS by Rebecca Emberley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"Children aren't really the natural audience for this heartfelt tale of second chances; save it for over-40s just starting out again. (Picture book. 4-8)"

BOOK REVIEW

DRUMMER HOFF by Barbara Emberley
Released: Oct. 1, 1967

"They're wildly patterned, wildly colored woodcuts always under control until the grand and glorious blast-off, and then even Drummer Hoff burns."
two three four. two three four... Read full book review >

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MICE ON ICE by Rebecca Emberley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"An accessible, inviting title for brand new readers. (Picture book/early reader. 4-6)"
The latest collaboration from the father-and-daughter team is nice indeed. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Roar roar! (Picture book. 2-6)"
In this rollicking interpretation of "If You're Happy and You Know It," brightly colored, digitally created monsters à la Caldecott Medalist Ed Emberley's Big Scary Green one run amok, wriggling and roaring, stomping and twitching! Read full book review >

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THE ITSY BITSY SPIDER by Rebecca Emberley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 21, 2014

"Give this one a miss. (iPad nursery-rhyme app. 1-4)"
Based on a favorite classic finger rhyme, this app features accompanying music and vocals by jazz musician Peter Black. Read full book review >

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WHERE’S MY SWEETIE PIE? by Ed Emberley
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2010

"Unfortunately, the flaps, while easy for clumsy little fingers to manipulate, are also on the flimsy side—chances are good they'll wear out all too soon. (Board book. 1-3)"
The titular question encourages readers to lift flaps in search of the sweetie pie in question. Read full book review >

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THE WING ON A FLEA by Ed Emberley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"The idea's not as innovative as it once was, but young children will still pore over this bright, busy consciousness-raiser, then look up to see their world with new eyes. (Picture book/nonfiction. 4-6)"
Using intensified colors against solid black backgrounds, Emberley has really pumped up the visuals in this reissue of his 1961 debut. Read full book review >