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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KLIPPITY KLOP by Ed Emberley
Released: Sept. 26, 1974

"The final slamming of the castle gate behind them is visibly loud and all the klumps and krunches are integrated not with the text but with the pictures — to be discovered independently by beginning readers or recited by a story hour chorus (though the scale and absence of color calls for a small group)."
With no introduction nor any need for one, "Prince Krispen and Dumpling went for a ride." Read full book review >

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ROSEBUD by Ed Emberley
Released: March 16, 1966

"Emberley's cool green and blue water world and his animals are handsomely stylized but static, except in the baboon scenes."
This supplies an imaginative, adventurous life history for one of the most familiar and most phlegmatic of children's pets—the 5 & 10¢ store's hand-painted turtle. 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 DRAWING BOOK by Ed Emberley
Released: March 16, 1972

"Emberley invites junior cartoonists to take off on their own from the basics he supplies, and he makes it seem so easy and enjoyable that they're bound to go on to more creative doodling."
Ed Emberley's smart and simple Animal Drawing Book (1970) was a disarmingly contemporary example of the popular if not quite respectable add-a-line drawing lesson. 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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BYE-BYE, BIG BAD BULLYBUG! by Ed Emberley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"The building of suspense should appeal to very young listeners, who also might be attracted to the accessibility of the minimal text and who will welcome a new Monster to the neighborhood. (Picture book. 2-5)"
In a return to the concept that produced the brilliant Go Away Big Green Monster (1993), Emberley offers a new character to stand up to. Read full book review >