Search Results: "Ida Luttrell"


BOOK REVIEW

THE BEAR NEXT DOOR by Ida Luttrell
ANIMALS
Released: March 29, 1991

"Natural-sounding dialogue, warm humor, and expressive cartoon-style illustrations make this an appealing choice for beginning readers. (Easy reader. 5-8)"
Arlo Gopher doesn't make a good start with his new neighbor, Vic Bear: on moving day, his sprinkler dampens Vic's belongings. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MATTIE'S LITTLE POSSUM PET by Ida Luttrell
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 30, 1993

"Folksy in language, spirited in delivery, a winning read-aloud or -alone that should become a story-hour favorite. (Picture book. 4-8)"
This may be Mattie's story, but her cat (Prowler) and dog (Howler) swipe it right out from under her nose. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MILO'S TOOTHACHE by Ida Luttrell
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"In simple, repeated vocabulary, deftly deployed in natural cadences, a comically exaggerated story that effectively makes its point; illustrator Giannini (an Italian architect) makes a good debut with his witty, appealing characterizations. (Easy reader. 4-8)"
When Milo Pig suddenly develops a toothache, he's willing to accept friend Dan's advice and see a dentist. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MOON IS GOING TO ADDY'S HOUSE by Ida Pearle
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 7, 2015

"Exquisite, electrifying, soothing, and soporific, brilliant in color and execution, this book beams. (Picture book. 2-8)"
Addy spots the moon as she leaves her city play date and marvels as it follows her all the way back to her country home. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TRACES by Ida Fink
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 11, 1997

"It seems almost cruel to say so, but one hopes Fink has more stories to tell. (First serial to the New Yorker, Story, Venue, and the Threepenny Review)"
A quietly harrowing third book (and second story collection, after A Scrap of Time, 1987) from the Polish Holocaust survivor and author. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

COFFEE-TIME TREATS by Jose Marechal
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"A charming, glossy book of sweet Parisian morsels."
Delectable, butter-heavy French delights made easy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PARTY DRAMA! by Ida Siegal
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 29, 2015

"The series continues to be noteworthy. (Fiction. 6-8)"
Emma, the plucky investigative journalist-to-be, is back with another story to report. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BOOK OF ZEV by Marilyn Ida Horowitz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2014

"What this tale needs aren't references to films, biblical passages or philosophic babble but relevant, interesting characters, believable dialogue and an intelligent plot that doesn't rely on coincidences."
A strange brew of characters converges to save the world in a story about two Jews suffering from religious crises and finding answers once they cross paths. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A CHILD’S DAY by Ida Pearle
ABC BOOKS
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"These collage illustrations attempt to convey the whimsy of childhood innocence in bygone days, but adults are more likely to appreciate this nostalgic work. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Robert Louis Stevenson's poem "To Any Reader" acts as the inspiration for this celebration of traditional youthful play in Pearle's debut. Read full book review >