Search Results: "Harriet Ziefert"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY
Released: May 1, 1994

"Archival photos, etc.; further reading (annotated); index (not seen). (Biography. 11+)"
By the author of a fine Alcott biography (Louisa May [1991]), a perceptive portrait. Read full book review >

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LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD by Harriet Ziefert
Released: Feb. 1, 2000

"The potential pleasure of reading is sacrificed to pure mechanics, making basal readers look like poetry. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Ziefert and Bolam have collaborated on more felicitous projects than this clanky reworking of a familiar tale. Read full book review >

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ROBIN, WHERE ARE YOU? by Harriet Ziefert
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 25, 2012

"Skip this one. (Informational picture book. 5-8)"
Lucy goes birding with her grandfather, learning to use binoculars and identifying many birds before they finally find a robin. Read full book review >

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GRANDMA'S WEDDING ALBUM by Harriet Ziefert
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2011

"A disappointingly bland treatment of an always-popular subject. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Following a game of make-believe, a grandmother shows her grandchildren her wedding album. Read full book review >

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THE BIGGEST JOB OF ALL by Harriet Ziefert
ADVENTURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"Ziefert's cozy tale encourages young dreamers to contemplate the possibilities of their own glorious futures. (Picture book. 3-6)"
In this sweetly sentimental tale, a little girl ponders the ultimate in grownup accomplishment. Read full book review >

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ROCKHEADS by Harriet Ziefert
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 26, 2004

"Beware: may cause rock-crafting urges in older siblings. (illustrator note) (Picture book. 2-4)"
Rocks with smaller-rock noses and painted-on eyes and mouths are nicely photographed and placed atop simply drawn bodies in this read-aloud for the nursery set. Read full book review >

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HOME FOR NAVIDAD by Harriet Ziefert
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 29, 2003

"Children will strongly identify with her dream, at the end of the long day, of her mother wrapping her in her arms on Christmas day. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Cohen's reds, greens, and blues practically glow, and the sharp black outlines that he lays on them, particularly to highlight the human characters, recall both children's drawings and the winning nonchalance of Ludwig Bemelmans. Read full book review >

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LUNCHTIME FOR A PURPLE SNAKE by Harriet Ziefert
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 24, 2003

"An artist is born. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Ziefert and McKie (Egad Alligator!, 2002, etc.) team up again with a story about the creative process. Read full book review >

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EGAD ALLIGATOR! by Harriet Ziefert
ANIMALS
Released: March 25, 2002

"A wonderful addition to any collection. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Little Gator doesn't feel tired, so he decides to go exploring instead of taking a nap. Read full book review >

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MAX AND SARAH BUILD A SNOWMAN / MAX Y SARAH HACEN UN MUÑECO DE NIEVE by Harriet Ziefert
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"Well-suited for today's bilingual learning environments, if not a particularly rich read. (Easy reader. 6-8)"
Max and Sarah's simple indoor game of hide-and-seek moves to the wintry outdoors where, with help from Mommy, they build a snowgirl and a snowboy. Read full book review >

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IT'S TIME TO SAY GOOD NIGHT by Harriet Ziefert
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2013

"A successful offering from a well-matched pair. (Picture book. 1-4)"
A child greets the day and then says goodnight in this circular picture book. Read full book review >