Search Results: "Emily Bolam"


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COUNTING by Emily  Bolam
by Emily Bolam, illustrated by Emily Bolam
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2009

"Both beautiful and baby-centric—a lovely package. (3-12 mos.)"
One giraffe, two tigers, three Dalmatians, four sea turtles and five tropical fish array themselves with splendid, striking clarity over the pages of this brief gem. Read full book review >

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EMILY by Michael Bedard
Released: Nov. 1, 1992

"An evocative glimpse of a formal society that will seem quite foreign to most children today, and of a mysterious, oddly independent woman who fascinated her own contemporaries as much as she does ours. (Picture book. 5+)"
A Canadian novelist (Redwork, 1990) pays tribute to Amherst's great poet. Read full book review >

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DOES A SEAL SMILE? by Fred Ehrlich
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"With some help, though, children will come to appreciate the differences and similarities between human and animal behavior and understand the basics of how members of different cultures greet one another as well. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Does a seal smile? Read full book review >

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BEARUM SCARUM by Vic Parker
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"There is an excellent combination in these pages of the mildly hair-raising with the humorous, a kind of slapstick for the very young, as the hunters set traps while oblivious to the fact that they are the quarry. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A lighthearted countdown in which a bear and his buddies elude the bumblings of a troop of hunters. Read full book review >

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YOU’RE TOO BIG! by Simon Puttock
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 2004

"Baby Hueys everywhere will appreciate the comfort and recognition. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A proverbial bull in the china shop, Elephant charges enthusiastically into Playschool—only to create a series of mishaps, from knocking over Lion's carefully stacked blocks and squashing Hyena's book to breaking the swing. Read full book review >

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DOES A DUCK HAVE A DADDY? by Fred Erlich
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2004

"Choose Marion Dane Bauer's If You Were Born a Kitten (1997) instead. (Picture book/nonfiction. 2-5)"
It's difficult to say much against these related titles, but it's also difficult to praise them. Read full book review >

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LOTS AND LOTS by Harriet Ziefert
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2008

"A winner."
The tricky concept of relative number receives a cheery elucidation in this oversized board book. Read full book review >

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BUZZY HAD A LITTLE LAMB by Harriet Ziefert
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2005

"That's what school is all about, Ziefert suggests in her subdued way: learning to use the old bean in new and constructive ways. (Picture book. 2-5)"
How do you cope when the thing you depend on for your security can't come with you to school? Read full book review >

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THE MAGIC PORRIDGE POT by Harriet Ziefert
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 1997

"It's just not much fun; the confines of the form, worked to such advantage by Minarik, Lobel, and Rylant (and Nola Buck—see review, above), make for a flat-footed telling here, and since most children know a version of the tale, there's no suspense to engage them. (Fiction/folklore. 4- 7)"
With beginning readers in mind, Ziefert (The Tweeny-Tiny Woman, 1995, etc.) retells the traditional story of the magic pot that won't stop cooking in this entry in the Easy-to-Read series. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LION BIBLE FOR ME by Christina Goodings
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2012

"There aren't many collections of Bible stories for young children with such a concise text and attractive illustrations, and this could be used in creative ways with a wide age-range of children. (Picture book/religion. 3-7)"
A concise introduction to most of the best-known stories from the Christian Bible, with bright, cheery illustrations and a small trim designed for younger children. Read full book review >

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GOTCHA, LOUIE! by H.M. Ehrlich
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 25, 2002

"This jolly little tale heralds a welcome return for Louie and his faithful red rooster, adding a sprinkling of summer fun to brighten someone's day—regardless of the season. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Louie and his favorite stuffed goose return for a seaside adventure. Read full book review >