Search Results: "Fred Willingham"


BOOK REVIEW

BUSY FINGERS by C.W. Bowie
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2003

"It's fertile ground, though, for preschoolers and families to think up their own finger fun. (Picture book. 1-4)"
In this sequel to Busy Toes (1998), Bowie (a pseudonym for a trio of women) extols the handiness of opposable thumbs and fingers. Read full book review >

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IMAGINARY FRED by Eoin Colfer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"Not the solidest piece in the looking-for-a-friend genre. (Picture book. 3-6)"
An imaginary person has needs of his own. Read full book review >

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FRED & EDIE by Jill Dawson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"A riveting story, not so much because of its tragic dimensions, but because of the remarkable degree to which Edie rises from the page to tell her tortured tale. Can the movie version, to be released here this year, compare?
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A third novel from British poet and editor Dawson (the YA How Do I Look, 1991, etc.), shortlisted for the 2000 Whitbread and Orange Prizes and already a bestseller in the UK (30,000 copies thus far), works history and fiction seamlessly together in a complicated story of passion and murder that caused a sensation in England in 1922. Read full book review >

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FRED FORGETS by Jarvis
by Jarvis, illustrated by Jarvis
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 7, 2016

"Humorous but mean-spirited, this story about clever mind control that is only stopped by brute force is an unnecessary addition to the picture-book shelf. (Picture book. 4-6)"
An impish monkey gets a comeuppance when pal Fred wakes up to some not-so-subtle mental bullying. Read full book review >

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FIREMAN FRED  by Lynn Rowe Reed
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"While the vocabulary is certainly easy and limited (alone and chief are the two hardest words), beginning readers will have heard enough stories about firefighters to spot the problems. (Early reader. 4-6)"
A title for beginning readers, this entry in the I Like to Read series follows Fireman Fred from the firehouse, out on a call and back again. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE MAN by Dionne Warwick
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Break this one out at storytime, and don't forget the musical instruments. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A somewhat didactic, yet inspirational tale full of love and music. Read full book review >

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LOLA AND FRED by Christoph “Pül” Heuer
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2006

"A sequel is in the offing. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Two earthbound buddies—a turtle and a frog, respectively—decide to take up flying in this wordless Swiss import. Read full book review >

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MY FRIEND FRED by Hiawyn Oram
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"It's a doggone shame that didacticism mars the depiction of a young owner's relationship with her beloved pup. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A young girl shares a special bond with Fred, her family's pooch. Read full book review >

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FRED STAYS WITH ME! by Nancy Coffelt
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2007

"A gem. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The word "divorce" is never uttered in this charming story of a young girl who sometimes lives with her mom, and sometimes with her dad, but who never leaves the side of her affable dog Fred. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JACK AND FRED by Byron Barton
Released: Sept. 23, 1974

"Barton uses all the limitations of primary school artwork — distorted proportion, identical facial expressions, exaggerated postures — to create a slaphappy mood, and humans can laugh at Fred and Jack's little joke — wondering all the while who is deceiving whom."
The family of Jack (the rabbit) is drawn with mock-first grade naivete — as a not very human conglomerate of wavery ovoids and doodled faces. Read full book review >

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EVERYBODY SLEEPS (BUT NOT FRED) by Josh Schneider
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 7, 2015

"Ingenious. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Master staller Fred meets his match (poetry!) in this hilarious not-yet-ready-for-bed tale. Read full book review >

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FRED KOREMATSU SPEAKS UP by Laura Atkins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 30, 2017

"This first book in the Fighting for Justice series is a must-read for all civics classrooms. (resources for activism, note from Karen Korematsu, bibliography) (Blended nonfiction/historical fiction. 8-14)"
When Fred Korematsu, a young Japanese-American man, defied U.S. governmental orders by refusing to report to prison camps during World War II, he and his allies set in motion a landmark civil liberties case. Read full book review >