Search Results: "Emma Chichester Clark"


BOOK REVIEW

BEARS DON'T READ! by Emma Chichester Clark
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2015

"A combination of farce and fun, this will tickle pre-readers. (Picture book. 4-8)"
George the bear is bored. Read full book review >

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LOVE IS MY FAVORITE THING by Emma Chichester Clark
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 24, 2015

"Dog lovers will especially 'LOVE' this, and readers who can't get enough can follow the real-life Plum in the author's blog. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Clark captures a dog's exuberance and love of the simple things. Read full book review >

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UP IN HEAVEN by Emma Chichester Clark
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 9, 2004

"A non-denominational look at heaven and the afterlife that will be a comfort to many youngsters: the best dead pet story yet. (Picture book. 2-7)"
Daisy is an old, old dog, and she can't keep up with her boy Arthur, though she loves him. Read full book review >

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NO MORE TEASING! by Emma Chichester Clark
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 15, 2005

"When there is a next time. (Picture book. 3-6)"
He might just be monkeying around—he is a monkey after all—but little Mimi's cousin Momo is a relentless teaser. Read full book review >

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I LOVE YOU, BLUE KANGAROO! by Emma Chichester Clark
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 12, 1999

"Young readers will enjoy debating the source of Lily's actions—to outdo the baby, or to remind them all that she loves Blue Kangaroo first, and best. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Blue Kangaroo is Lily's favorite stuffed animal. Read full book review >

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LUNCH WITH AUNT AUGUSTA by Emma Chichester Clark
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1992

"Well wrought, with a satisfying story. (Picture book. 4-8)"

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HANSEL AND GRETEL by Michael Morpurgo
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"This psychologically freighted rendition isn't nearly as innocuous as the sparkly cover suggests, but Chichester Clark's slightly distant, brightly patterned cartoon illustrations ameliorate some of the tale's more unsettling aspects. (Picture book/folktale. 10-12)"
Morpurgo casts a particularly repugnant witch in this lengthy, expanded version of the classic folktale. Read full book review >

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THE MCELDERRY BOOK OF AESOP’S FABLES by Michael Morpurgo
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2005

"Try it one on one, or with small groups of listeners. (Folk tales. 6-8)"
Morpurgo offers 21 old fables, plus a trenchant new one of his own by way of introduction, all written in an informal tone—" ‘There you are, said Mouse.' ‘I told you I'd pay you back, didn't I?' ‘A tiddly thing like you helping out a king of the beasts like me,' Lion replied. ‘Who'd have thought it possible?' "—and capped by traditional morals in capital letters. Read full book review >

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TOO TIRED by Ann Turnbull
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1994

"An entertaining tale with an unobtrusive subtext and delectable art. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The sloths are on Noah's list but can't be bothered to come: ``Tomorrow,'' they mumble, going back to sleep. Read full book review >

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Released: April 1, 1993

"A generously long tale that will be treasured by anyone who warms to grand storytelling. (Fiction/Picture book. 5+)"
Beginning with the great historical novelist's charmingly logical introduction—where she explains how a dragon's egg happens to be hatching on the beach—her "first picture book" is a poignant reminder of how much she'll be missed. Read full book review >

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TERTIUS AND PLINY by Ben Frankel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"A brief, witty tale, told without condescension. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Tertius, a toy Scottie, and Pliny, a one-eyed monkey, have lived on an antique store shelf together for a long time when two children happily whisk Tertius away. Read full book review >