Search Results: "Emily Sper"


BOOK REVIEW

THE KIDS’ FUN BOOK OF JEWISH TIME by Emily Sper
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"She concludes on an appreciative note, quoting Psalm 90: 'Count our days with thanks and we will bring wisdom to the heart.' (Picture book. 3-8)"
The highly successful creator of Jewish-themed toy and movable books introduces the concept of the Judaic lunar calendar to young children including terminology in both Hebrew and English for counting and naming the days of the week and months. Read full book review >

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Follow the Yarn by Emily Sper
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"The tangle of yarn on each page makes this delightful volume feel more dynamic than many typical concept books, with the frisky feline an energetic guide."
A spirited black kitten plays with yarn to teach children colors in this work from author and illustrator Sper (What on Earth Can We Do?, 2016, etc.).Read full book review >

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What On Earth Can We Do? by Emily Sper
Released: July 15, 2016

"A concise but thorough environmental primer for young readers enhanced by colorful and attractive illustrations."
A children's book renders a practical environmentalist message in simple language and pictures. Read full book review >

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TEA TO SEE
by Jennie K.

BOOK REPORT for The Leaf Reader by Emily Arsenault

Cover Story: Drink Me
BFF Charm: Maybe
Swoonworthy Scale: 2
Talky Talk: Straight Up With A Twist
Bonus Factor: Tasseomancy
Relationship Status: Not Seeing A Future

Cover Story: Drink Me

I like this cover well enough—the shattered teacup is a little on the nose, but the painting-like quality and dark tones ...


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THE LAST, THE FIRST, THE BEST
by Julie Danielson

Because it’s the holidays, I had some down time this week to look through some early-2017 picture book releases. At the same time, however, 2016 isn’t quite over yet, so today I’m going to tell you about two expertly crafted picture books – one out this week in the last gasp of this year and one that hits bookshelves just ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE LITTLE GARDENER by Emily Hughes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 11, 2015

"A lovely visual tribute to the persistent hard work behind every flourishing garden. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A lad scarcely bigger than his pet worm struggles to maintain a large garden by himself. Read full book review >

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AGAIN! by Emily Gravett
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 16, 2013

"This little bit of bedtime foolery feels a little incomplete, but it should strike a chord—and it's far wittier than the similarly themed Go the Fuck to Sleep. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Gravett, that master of the metafictive die cut, returns for a savvy bedtime satire. Read full book review >

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LITTLE MOUSE’S BIG BOOK OF FEARS by Emily Gravett
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 16, 2008

"Timorous Mouse doesn't vanquish the worries but does weather the dangers, revealing a tiny final smile at an unexpected turnabout. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Under the guise of a self-help book whose instructions are obediently followed by a mouse taking notes on the pages, Gravett takes readers on an intense exploration of fear. Read full book review >

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THE ODD EGG by Emily Gravett
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 27, 2009

"A gem of persistence and sweetness. (Picture book. 3-7)"
This simple plot, illustrated in delicately winsome pencil and buoyant watercolor, will make readers jump at the upshot—and return to be startled again. Read full book review >

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SPELLS by Emily Gravett
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 6, 2009

"A torn scrap on the endpaper explains it all, delicately hinting the criticality of reading the small print when casting spells. (Picture book. 3-6)"
What if you found a book of spells—but wished it were something else? Read full book review >

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TIDY by Emily Gravett
Kirkus Star
by Emily Gravett, illustrated by Emily Gravett
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 21, 2017

"Alarming, timely, gorgeous, and open-ended, allowing readers the time to think for themselves. (Picture book. 4-8)"
How tidy can a forest become and remain a forest? Read full book review >

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GIRL OUT LOUD by Emily Gale
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 1, 2012

"Readers will enjoy Kass' self-deprecatingly funny approach to her many problems, but the credulity-straining plotting renders this a secondary purchase, at best. (author's note) (Fiction. 12-16)"
A resolutely average teenager nearly collapses under the weight of her bipolar father's outrageous expectations. Read full book review >