Search Results: "Helen Lester"


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AUTHOR by Helen Lester
BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 1, 1997

"Easy to read and reassuringly realistic. (Picture book. 7-10)"
A breezy look at the trials and triumphs of authorship from Lester (Princess Penelope's Parrot, 1996). Read full book review >

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BATTER UP WOMBAT by Helen Lester
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 21, 2006

"Comically absurd wordplay and Munsinger's typically goofy art make this an unbeatable combination. (Picture book. 4-8)"
"The Champs weren't," writes Lester, introducing Munsinger's hairy, delightful baseballers. Read full book review >

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TACKY AND THE HAUNTED IGLOO by Helen Lester
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 21, 2015

"Halloween has not been as shivery, silly, and satisfying as in this polar romp. (Picture book. 4-8)"
While his friends busy themselves getting the igloo ready for Halloween, Tacky the Penguin is less than helpful. Read full book review >

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WODNEY WAT'S WOBOT by Helen Lester
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 3, 2011

"This sequel will be embraced by youngsters who struggle with their speech and need some hints on how to handle the capybaras in their lives. (Picture book. 4-9)"
Wodney Wat, the lovable rodent who cannot pronounce the r sound, receives a remarkable robot as a birthday present (Hooway forWodney Wat, 1999). Read full book review >

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THE SHEEP IN WOLF’S CLOTHING by Helen Lester
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 24, 2007

"But the book fails to gel, and why any of this should result in Ewetopia's acceptance of her own true self is a mystery. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Ewetopia lives among a flock of the humorless and uptight. Read full book review >

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TACKYLOCKS AND THE THREE BEARS by Helen Lester
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 2002

"Another victory for oddfellows everywhere. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Pomposity gets one on the snoot when Tacky the Penguin (Tacky and the Emperor, 2000, etc.) returns to take the lead in the school play. Read full book review >

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HURTY FEELINGS by Helen Lester
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 27, 2004

"Fortunately, Munsinger's illustrations prop up this teetery tale with a brace of good cheer and well-tempered comedy. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Fragility is a hippo and as such, she is "a solid piece of work," but her feelings are as soft as tofu. Read full book review >

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SOMETHING MIGHT HAPPEN by Helen Lester
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 29, 2003

"Lester and Munsinger have once more delivered a silly yet instructional tale sure to please generations of listeners. (Picture book. 4-8)"
There certainly are a lot of scary things that might happen, but most people aren't afraid of their shampoo or their sneakers. Read full book review >

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BORIS AND THE WORRISOME WAKIES by Helen Lester
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 7, 2017

"This book needs to reject stereotypes in order to get woke. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Trouble sleeping keeps little Boris from thriving at school. Read full book review >

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HAPPY BIRDDAY, TACKY! by Helen Lester
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 14, 2013

"Another enthusiastic embrace of silliness from Antarctica. (Picture book. 3-6)"
It takes a lot of planning to put together the perfect penguin party. And even then... Read full book review >

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ALL FOR ME AND NONE FOR ALL by Lynn Munsinger
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 3, 2012

"Given a name like Gruntly, there's little to expect but greed, but this pig flies to higher ground. (Picture book. 4-8) "
Gruntly is a literal and metaphorical hog who serves as his own comeuppance in this gentle, if spirited, admonition. Read full book review >