Search Results: "Eileen Spinelli"


BOOK REVIEW

NONFICTION
Released: Oct. 13, 2009

"Less useful for library collections, this would make an excellent gift. (Nonfiction. 10 & up)"
The celebrated husband and wife team up to present a inspirational calendar book. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THANKFUL by Eileen Spinelli
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Low-key and gentle; a book to be thankful for. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Spinelli lists many things for which people are thankful. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DO YOU HAVE A DOG? by Eileen Spinelli
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Despite inherently child-friendly subject matter, a nonstarter. (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
A hodgepodge roundup of celebrity canines. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HUG A BUG by Eileen Spinelli
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2008

"Endearing, if you like hugging, and light as a feather. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Twenty-two brief sentences accompany lighthearted illustrations to extol the virtues of hugging. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MISS FOX'S CLASS SHAPES UP by Eileen Spinelli
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2011

"The combination of can-do attitude and cute animals may make it hard not to jump on the wellness bandwagon; the challenge is just to keep from falling off. (Picture book. 6-8)"
In her fourth outing, when Miss Fox notices sleepy students, rumbly tummies and huffs and puffs at recess, she realizes that her class needs some help getting into better shape. Read full book review >

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PEACE WEEK IN MISS FOX’S CLASS by Eileen Spinelli
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2009

"Kennedy's bright line-and-color illustrations depict a multi-species classroom of endearingly childlike animals. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Fed up with squabbling, Miss Fox declares a Peace Week. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SOMETHING TO TELL THE GRANDCOWS by Eileen Spinelli
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2004

"The lack of any sort of historical note would hurt a lesser tale, but Emmadine will win readers over. (Picture book. 4-10)"
Emmadine the cow has no exciting stories to tell her grandcows, so she signs on with Admiral Byrd for a trip to the South Pole. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HERE COMES THE YEAR by Eileen Spinelli
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

"Spinelli (Sophie's Masterpiece, 2001, etc.) and Narahashi (A Fawn in the Grass, 2001, etc.) have produced an impressive new calendar that will please both the eye and ear. (Picture book. 4-8)"
"I am . . .," declare the months, as they introduce themselves, starting from the first, January, waking a red-haired child, "easing you out of your cuddle-down sleep" and ending with the last, December, "slowing the evening rush, pulling a blanket over the earth, dusting your dreams . . . hush . . . hush." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

COLD SNAP by Eileen Spinelli
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 9, 2012

"This may not be the most exciting or enthralling winter tale, but it is perfect for sharing during readers' own cold snaps—calming, reassuring, charming. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A community caught under the pall of a weeklong cold snap comes together in this cozy, old-fashioned story that is high on both charm and appeal. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PRINCESS PIG by Eileen Spinelli
ANIMALS
Released: June 9, 2009

"A great addition to storytime collections. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When a freak wind deposits the Picawash County Pickle Princess's sash on Pig, she suddenly begins to wonder if she really might be a princess. Read full book review >