Search Results: "Frank Ansley"


BOOK REVIEW

TURK AND RUNT by Lisa Wheeler
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"But most inspired are the luxurious watercolors from Ansley (Wool Gathering, 2001), with their midnight blues, regal purples, and turkey-skinned pinks depicting Turk in his football gear and assorted buyers in their most comic animation. (Picture book. 4-7)"
It's difficult to explain why Runt, the aptly named young gobbler in Wheeler's tale, cares for the well-being of his hale and hearty older brother, Turk, as in turkey, real and metaphorical. Read full book review >

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WOOL GATHERING by Lisa Wheeler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"If only every family reunion were guaranteed to be this much fun. (Picture book/poetry. 4-10)"
This collection of poems is a hysterical spoof on reunions and the odd characters and behaviors that are at the heart of every family. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NEW PIG IN TOWN by Lisa Wheeler
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"The series continues with the second entry, Fitch and Chip: When Pigs Fly, and Fitch and Chip seem poised to continue their friendship with additional volumes. (Easy reader. 6-8)"
Chip is a confident, friendly little pig (the middle child in a large family) and Fitch is a nervous, shy young wolf who lives alone with his grandmother. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FITCH & CHIP: WHO’S AFRAID OF GRANNY WOLF? by Lisa Wheeler
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2004

"Though this makes a fine addition to a successful easy-reader series, it will also work well with fairy-tale studies in early elementary classrooms. (Easy reader. 6-8)"
Fitch the wolf and Chip the pig return for a third easy-reader adventure together, this time with a humorous fractured fairy-tale twist. Read full book review >

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MICHAEL FRANK
by Marjorie Baumgarten

Perhaps you recognize the names of Irving Ravetch and Harriet Frank Jr. A married couple, they were Hollywood screenwriters responsible for authoring such Oscar-nominated classics as Hud and Norma Rae. Active from the late Forties through the mid-Eighties, the collaborators built a reputation for quality scripts based on their eight films with maverick filmmaker Martin Ritt and their screen adaptations ...


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I WANNA RAMONE YOU
by Sarah Pitre

 

BOOK REPORT for King Dork Approximately by Frank Portman

Cover Story: Feels Like The First Time
BFF Charm: Platinum
Swoonworthy Scale: 2
Talky Talk: Live Wire
Bonus Factors: Rock 'n' Roll, Gold Penis
Relationship Status: Carry On, My Wayward Son

 

Cover Story: Feels Like The First Time

The cover for King Dork was most excellent, and I'm ...


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BOOK REVIEW

I CAN ROAR! by Frank Asch
by Frank Asch, illustrated by Frank Asch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2015

"Great for adults and children to share, taking turns playing the parts of various animals. For more fun, have a mirror handy so kids can be delighted by their own transformations. (Board book. 2-4)"
Children can pretend to be many different animals by putting their faces up to the large die-cut hole at the center of this interactive board-book offering. Read full book review >

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YOUNG FRANK, ARCHITECT by Frank Viva
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 17, 2013

"A gentle plug for the MoMA, this exquisitely designed book would be an enticing prelude to a visit with a young child as well as an invitation to all readers to let their imaginations run wild. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-8)"
A visit to a museum proves to be transformational for a cross-generational pair of architects. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GUS MAKES A GIFT by Frank Remkiewicz
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"This may not have the laugh-out-loud humor or silly sweetness found in many titles of this kind, but Gus has great appeal, and the story provides just the right level of challenges for those just beginning to read. (Early reader. 4-6)"
Should Fly Guy, Elephant and Piggie, Biscuit and Puppy Mudge make room in the growing field of very beginning readers for Gus? Maybe… Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A TRIP TO THE BOTTOM OF THE WORLD WITH MOUSE by Frank Viva
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 25, 2012

"The art gives this southerly outing a distinctive look, and the interplay between the two tourists may strike some readers as comical. (Graphic easy reader. 5-7)"
Strong graphic illustrations give this quick visit to the Antarctic plenty of appeal, though readers may want to strangle one of the visitors. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GREEDYANNA by Frank Remkiewicz
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 28, 1992

"This slight tale is not as funny as it hopes to be, but the text's poker-faced exaggeration and the cheerful cartoony illustrations will strike a familiar chord in many families. (Picture book. 3- 7)"
A cautionary tall tale: Eddie's little sister is going through what her parents hopefully term ``a phase'' whose key word is ``Mine!'' While her family patiently waits it out, Anna monopolizes the food (except for lima beans), the house (the others move to the garage), and the family car (she rides while they push). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MOONDANCE by Frank Asch
by Frank Asch, illustrated by Frank Asch
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 1993

A whimsical tale about a bear who imagines that the moon and clouds are personified: He's sad to think the moon won't dance with him; when the morning clouds descend as fog, he's delighted that at least they've answered his invitation, but when the fog lifts, he worries: ``Do you think I could have stepped on their toes...?'' he asks Little Bird. Read full book review >