Search Results: "Harriet Ziefert"


BOOK REVIEW

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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CAN YOU WHOO, TOO? by Harriet Ziefert
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Attractive, unusual, and unexpectedly informative. (Informational picture book. 2-6)"
Ziefert and Fatus explore and interpret familiar animal sounds. Read full book review >

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LOTS AND LOTS by Harriet Ziefert
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2008

"A winner."
The tricky concept of relative number receives a cheery elucidation in this oversized board book. 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 >

BOOK REVIEW

HANUKKAH HAIKU by Harriet Ziefert
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"An exuberant delight. (Picture book. 4-10)"
Eight simple poems in Haiku form, one for each night of Hanukkah, tell of family traditions and the joy of lighting the candles together, playing dreidel, eating latkes and applesauce, receiving shiny coins or Hanukkah gelt, singing and dancing and, of course, hearing the story of the Maccabees. Read full book review >

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FURRY FRIENDS by Harriet Ziefert
ANIMALS
Released: March 11, 2009

"The differences are subtle, but interesting to explore—expressions, colors and number of features change, creating many avenues for conversation between grown-up and toddler as well as providing basic animal-identification opportunities. (18-36 mos.)"
An oversized book distinguished by SAMi's trademark clean design and use of die-cuts encourages toddlers to examine small differences in facial features and expressions. Read full book review >

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BIGGER THAN DADDY by Harriet Ziefert
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2006

"Young readers and listeners, whether from single-parent households like this or otherwise, will smile too. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Ziefert enters Charlotte Zolotow territory with an intimate bit of give-and-take between little Edward, who wishes he were bigger, and his father as they walk home from the playground, engage in a bit of playful role reversal (" ‘You've been a bad boy,' said Edward. ‘And you haven't finished your juice.' ") and then get ready for bed. Read full book review >

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BUZZY’S BOO-BOO by Harriet Ziefert
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2004

"Then again, this little read may be just what the doctor ordered. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Ziefert and Bolam team up again in this short but sweet foray into the bumpy landscape of childhood tumbles. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2003

"Among the other excellent books available on the topic, this one lacks bones—it doesn't quite stand up. (Picture book/nonfiction. 4-7)"
Ziefert provides a quick scan of the skeleton, organized along the old neck-bones-connected-to-the-shoulder-bone routine, with a lot of names of the bones, a few trivial asides—the topmost neck bone is called the Atlas, because it holds up the head—and not enough solid information. Read full book review >

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MOMMY, I WANT TO SLEEP IN YOUR BED! by Harriet Ziefert
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"A perfect read before falling asleep. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A sweet nighttime routine is followed by tears when Charlie can't sleep in his own bed—he doesn't know how. Read full book review >