Search Results: "Emma Brockes"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2007

"Curtain down."
A memoir about musicals that doesn't come up roses. Read full book review >

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SHE LEFT ME THE GUN by Emma Brockes
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 20, 2013

"The story of Brockes' quest to understand her mother's past is powerful on its own, but the backdrop against which most of the narrative unfolds—a country with its own history of rapacious violence—makes the book even more poignant and unforgettable."
The riveting memoir about how a prizewinning British journalist reclaimed her mother's traumatic past. Read full book review >

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FLUTTERBY BUTTERFLY by Emma Parrish
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 21, 2015

"Flutterby Butterfly's mild mystery makes for good, interactive fun. (Board book. 1-3)"
This interactive board book is actually sturdy enough for young children to manipulate. Read full book review >

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ORION AND THE DARK by Emma Yarlett
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2015

"A funny, savvy bedtime story that addresses common fears. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A friendly, benign-looking creature called the Dark takes the boy Orion on a fear-conquering adventure. Read full book review >

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RUDIE NUDIE by Emma Quay
by Emma Quay, illustrated by Emma Quay
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2014

"A bracing burst of joie de vivre, ideal for any rude, nude, naked brood. (Picture book. 2-6)"
This Australian import features two imps who take a particular pleasure in gamboling about sans covering. Read full book review >

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I LOVE BUGS! by Emma Dodd
by Emma Dodd, illustrated by Emma Dodd
ANIMALS
Released: March 15, 2010

"EWSLUGp1999 or Denise Fleming's taxonomically correct Beetle Bop (2007) as a springboard for an adjective lesson or on its own, this is just plain fun. (Picture book. 3-7)"
This young narrator loves bugs of all sorts, including several creepy-crawlies that are not bugs or even insects. Read full book review >

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TIP TIP DIG DIG by Emma Garcia
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"With its arresting design and simple repetition, Garcia's bright book is perfectly pitched to its target audience, who will really dig it. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A colorful tour through a variety of construction vehicles. Read full book review >

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I DON’T WANT A POSH DOG by Emma Dodd
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2009

"It should be a treat to children and older dog lovers alike. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The little girl in the red dress and red shoes knows exactly what kind of pooch she wants and exactly what she does not want. Read full book review >

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DOG’S NOISY DAY by Emma Dodd
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"A story as gentle as a lamb, with loopy good-time characters—the type that have both eyes on one side of their head—but tricked out in high-saturation, energetic colors that light a fire under all the hee-haws and honks. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Read aloud, yes, but Dodd's tour of the farmyard, conducted by her friendly mutt who first taught colors and the alphabet (Dog's Colorful Day, 2001; Dog's ABC, 2002), is more a woof-quack-oink-baaa-moo-cock-a-doodle-doo aloud. Read full book review >

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NIBBLES by Emma Yarlett
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"A delicious escapade that young librivores (to use a more logical coinage) will snap up. (Novelty picture book. 5-7)"
A voracious "bookivore" leaves ragged holes behind as it chews its way through an introduction to dinosaurs. Read full book review >

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THE ENTERTAINER by Emma Dodd
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 2, 2015

"A pleasant party bonbon. (Picture book. 3-6)"
When the family hires the man in the big, brown bear suit to entertain at Billy's birthday party, many surprises follow. Read full book review >

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WISH by Emma Dodd
by Emma Dodd, illustrated by Emma Dodd
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 8, 2015

"The sentiments are certainly sweet, but this vein may be just about played out. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Another in Dodd's series of diminutive picture books that celebrate the loving bond between an adult and a child. Read full book review >