Search Results: "Illus. by Ruth Heller"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 1, 2005

"Despite a few areas that may confuse younger readers, this handsome volume will prove a solid entrée to the world of language and reference."
An attractive dictionary aimed at children ages five through seven with plenty of drawings and large type. Read full book review >

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UP, UP AND AWAY by Ruth Heller
NONFICTION
Released: Nov. 7, 1991

"Just right to lighten up the lesson, even at the high-school level; Heller's admonitions are not only more fun but often clearer than more earnest explanations. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 9+)"
Continuing her unique series on parts of speech (Kites Sail High: A Book About Verbs, 1988), Heller tackles one of the most difficult with her usual panache, coupling a deftly rhymed text with gloriously bold, colorful illustrations (``Some ADVERBS end in WARD, and others...in WISE... Read full book review >

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MERRY-GO-ROUND by Ruth Heller
Released: Nov. 1, 1990

Earlier, Heller has applied her unique flamboyant approach to verbs and adjectives; here, nouns are the subject of her deft, witty verse. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 21, 2006

"We eagerly await the next installment in this planned series. (Fiction. 9-13)"
Billed as “fiction with a mission,” this well-written supernatural adventure unabashedly seeks to convert young readers to an ecologically green philosophy. Read full book review >

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"Manufactured, yet whimsical-strangely endearing enough to warrant a second look. (5-7)"
An odd little paean to mullet-fishing and the Florida coast that's not quite fable, not quite love story. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"For parents who want to re-create the classic unsubtlety of illustrated religious parables in Chopra's holistic philosophy. (Picture book. 4-8)"
These seven didactic multicultural tales, inspired by Deepak Chopra's Seven Spiritual Laws for Parents, take the place of Bible stories for children raised by New-Age seekers. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 6, 1936

"While the story is merely adequate, the lively and colorful paintings, with faces strongly reminiscent of those in The Magic Roundabout, are full of delight. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Bright, entertaining illustrations accompany an odd little text about the lives and adventures of bees. Read full book review >

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"Versophobes and the poetically entrenched beware: Even you may be moved by these sweet imagined moments."
Fun, captivating poems little poems less about being lost than being found. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 15, 2006

"Purposeful, but the writing shows promise. (Fiction. 6-12)"
In this thinly disguised ecology lesson, a young turtle named Benjamin tries to save his friends in Turtle Pond from certain destruction. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"The conclusion's unsubtle moral is redeemed by a welcome twist on the girls' new friendship. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Mr. and Mrs. Twitchell have two darling, adorable and angelic little girls-who spend all day at each other's throats. Read full book review >

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"Small in scope, but will attract readers interested particularly in dogs, moving, and Manhattan. (3-5)"
Nicely varied pictures support a story that will appeal specifically to dog-lovers, children who have just moved houses (or are just about to), and readers familiar with New York City and Central Park. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 19, 2005

"An elegant and useful guide to parenting, from a unique perspective."
The first English translation of Kuramoto's treatise on the manipulative ways of the baby. Read full book review >