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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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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 >

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GO AWAY, BIG GREEN MONSTER! by Ed Emberley
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1993

"A satisfying game that may also allay some nighttime fears. (Picture book. 2-5)"
By turning these stiff, die-cut pages, even very young children can assemble a green monster with "two big yellow eyes...a long blue nose...[and] a big red mouth with sharp white teeth..." and then make it go away again, feature by feature. Read full book review >