Search Results: "Ellen Fischer"


BOOK REVIEW

GROVER AND BIG BIRD'S PASSOVER CELEBRATION by Tilda Balsley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2013

"Utterly artless but familiar; good for families whose children are nuts for Muppets. (Picture book. 3-5)"
The well-known Sesame Street characters visit Israel and impart information about the Passover holiday and story while on their way to a seder at the home of friends Avigail and Brosh. Read full book review >

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IF AN ARMADILLO WENT TO A RESTAURANT by Ellen Fischer
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 2, 2014

"A good joke that lost its way a bit. (Picture book. 4-7)"
What do animals eat? In question-and-answer form, the human narrator compares animal restaurant orders with her own. Read full book review >

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LATKE, THE LUCKY DOG by Ellen Fischer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"Though it's fairly unoriginal at its core, this story's charismatic star will have appeal in dog-loving households. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A rescued dog chosen as a Hanukkah present at an animal shelter relates his good luck as he learns to adapt to his new family and home. Read full book review >

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IT'S A MITZVAH, GROVER! by Tilda Balsley
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"Mitzvahs galore for Muppet lovers. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Can a book do its job too well? Read full book review >

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SHALOM EVERYBODEEE! by Tilda Balsley
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2016

"Dedicated viewers of the show will be thrilled with the book. Other readers might enjoy it more with Grover around to act it out. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The best way to experience this book is to find someone who does a really good Grover impression for a read-aloud. Read full book review >

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THE THOUGHT GANG by Tibor Fischer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1995

"Clever, but not obnoxious like so many young Brit wits, Fischer captures a wild end of the millennium funkiness: He's a boss young writer with great stateside potential."
The second novel by the author of Under the Frog (1994, not reviewed) is a history of Western philosophy disguised as hard- boiled crime fiction, which may be the only way to do philosophy these days—slanted, skewed, and rude. Read full book review >

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FALLING INTO GREEN by Cher Fischer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 15, 2012

"Fischer's debut may come off as preachy to all but the most avid friends of planet earth."
A nature lover turns amateur detective in a story that combines mystery with relentless do-gooding. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 20, 2006

"Quite nicely done. (Fiction. YA)"
A seventh-grader is expelled from school for wearing a shirt reading, “Have a Holly, Jolly Christmas.” Read full book review >

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THE COLLECTOR COLLECTOR by Tibor Fischer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1997

"For all of its manic inventiveness—the wordplay, the rhymes, the new vocabulary—Fischer's goofy novel is a victim of its own cleverness. (Author tour)"
The latest by the author of the witty The Thought Gang (1995), etc., is a disappointment of mind-numbing proportions. Read full book review >