Search Results: "Eve Merriam"


BOOK REVIEW

TEN ROSY ROSES by Eve Merriam
Released: April 30, 1999

"Readers will delight in the antics of a bright yellow butterfly that joins the class on the eighth rose and remains on hand until the bouquet is presented to Ms. Jones. (Picture book. 3-6)"
PLB 0-06-027888-9 Hot pink and lipstick red swirls on the endpapers set the tone for this eye-catching counting book. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EVE by K’wan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 21, 2006

"Bright, brief lives that lead nowhere."
This sleek, punchy, patently sexist and fairly forgettable hip-hop title by K'wan (Hoodlum, 2005, etc.) trails a young woman freshly sprung from jail as she gets entangled back in the Harlem hood. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EVE by Anna Carey
Released: Oct. 4, 2011

"Count this calculated effort to surf the wave of popular dystopian romance a wipeout. (Dystopian romance. 12 & up)"
Category romance meets YA dystopia in this poorly executed trilogy opener specializing in juvenile romance and adult violence. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HIGGLE WIGGLE by Eve Merriam
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1994

"Nifty. (Poetry. 2-6)"
``Happy'' is the right word for these 25 deftly constructed poems about childhood pleasures: sounds, making faces (``How to Be Angry'': ``Scrunch your eyebrows/up to your hair,/pull on your chin/and glare glare glare...''), animals, weather, food, riddles, counting, day's end. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOW SONG by Eve Merriam
by Eve Merriam, illustrated by Pam Paparone
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

"The rich language, rhyme, and rhythm of the text make this an engaging story for preschoolers and a logical choice for new readers too, who might try writing their own 'High Song' sequels. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Merriam (Where's That Cat, 2000, etc.) has a poet's gift for the sort of lively language play that delights young children with just a few well-chosen words, such as "Heels / Wheels / Flippery seals and slippery eels." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

QUIET, PLEASE by Eve Merriam
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 22, 1993

"Still, this small addition to a distinguished oeuvre can be used as a concept-extender or as inspiration for similar lists, while the words benefit from Hamanaka's visualization: spare, boldly rendered compositions, glowing with luminosity and richly saturated color. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The late poet lists quiet things—``Invisible writing of butterflies''; ``Bare feet on the dewy grass at dawn''; ``Moonlight making a checkerboard on a brick wall''; etc.—more like notes for a poem than a finished work, since the language isn't especially evocative and choices such as stars, snow, milkweed, or giraffes aren't particularly unusual. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GOODNIGHT TO ANNIE by Eve Merriam
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 14, 1992

"Not a standout, but attractive and usable. (Picture book. 2-7)"
From the late poet, an unrhymed alphabet in which every line suggests the drowsy time before dreamland: ``Jugglers have put aside their jiggling, jouncing balls'' or ``Waves wash over the shore with a hush, shush, shhh....Xebecs are slowly sailing in the Mediterranean mist.'' The subjects aren't exceptional, but Schwartz depicts them with precision and affection, including a gently rounded capital letter in each carefully structured illustration. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE INNER CITY MOTHER GOOSE by Eve Merriam
POETRY
Released: May 1, 1996

The Inner City Mother Goose ($16.00; May 1, 1996; 70 pp.; 0-689- 80677-9): First published in 1969, Merriam's collection of urban rhymes has not only held its power, but some of the pieces are even more resonant. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE HOLE STORY by Eve Merriam
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1995

"It's all first rate. (Picture book/poetry. 3-7)"
A clever poem teamed with tremendous design sophistication illuminates a simple idea for the very young. Read full book review >

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TWELVE WAYS TO GET TO ELEVEN by Eve Merriam
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 7, 1993

"An attractive book that invites the logical investigation of more concepts than most counting books. (Picture book. 4-8)"
From the late poet, a whimsical exploration of enumeration. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FIGHTING WORDS by Eve Merriam
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 12, 1992

Dale, on his toy-sized farm, glares across the river at Leda, who stands tall as a skyscraper in her city. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EVE by Elissa Elliott
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 27, 2009

"An imaginative and deeply felt debut in which the First Parents' flaws make us wonder why they ever thought they had a snowball's chance in Eden."
Dueling deities, and a first family distressingly familiar in its dysfunction, enliven newcomer Elliott's highly original look at Original Sin. Read full book review >