Search Results: "Jacqueline O. Rogers"


BOOK REVIEW

THE PEDLAR LADY OF GUSHING CROSS by Jacqueline O. Rogers
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 25, 2010

"A magisterial rendition, with the digital bells and whistles kept firmly in service to the story. (source note) (iPad storybook app. 7-11)"
A stately animated version of a traditional wisdom tale better known as "The Pedlar of Swaffham," or "The Treasure." Read full book review >

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THIS TOO SHALL PASS by Jacqueline O. Rogers
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 13, 2011

"A creative, thought-provoking examination of the deeper questions in life, as told from a Buddhist perspective. (iPad storybook app. 8-12)"
A melancholic king discovers the secret to happiness and contentment. Read full book review >

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THE UNWANTED GUEST by Jacqueline O. Rogers
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2011

"Strongly atmospheric art and story-centered design give this a leg up over more gamelike apps, but wait for an update with better editing. (source note) (iPad storybook app. 7-11)"
Uneven synchronization of animations and voiceovers mar this retelling of a Yiddish tale about an old man driven out of his house when Poverty takes up residence. Read full book review >

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KINDERGARTEN ABC by Jacqueline Rogers
ABC BOOKS
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"This not a primer on the ABCs, but an extension of the letter-learning process, a vocabulary builder that will test readers with the likes of easel, knees, llama, quarrel, and tambourines. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Rogers returns to the class from Tiptoe into Kindergarten (1999) to introduce a flurry of letters and words in the always-winning treasure-hunt format that will have eyes poring over the pages. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 1, 1999

"Children will doubtless appreciate not just the defusing of kindergarten angst, but the compassionate, vivid musicality of Rogers's pages as well. (Picture book. 4-6)"
An incantatory surge drives this simple story to an inspired place far beyond the elemental confines of the plot. Read full book review >

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KINDERGARTEN COUNT TO 100 by Jacqueline Rogers
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2004

"This is a very straightforward counting affair, no gimmickry or numerical sleight of hand, and ought to serve well as a secondary introduction for numbers one to twenty, with 100 thrown in for good measure. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Rogers offers a counting book for kids who like a little action with their numbers. Read full book review >

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BEST FRIENDS SLEEP OVER by Jacqueline Rogers
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"The expressively rendered animals in their imaginatively patterned pj's are all boy, whether romping, intent on pictures they're drawing, or yawning themselves awake after a late night; there are dozens of intriguing and delightful details to discover. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Gilbert Gorilla is so excited about his elephant friend Eddie's slumber party that he forgets to take along his toy clown, in case he can't fall asleep. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ONE TRACTOR by Alexandra Siy
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2008

"Each of the toys has its own personality, and young readers will patiently seek out each of their silly antics on the generous full-page spreads. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A young boy's imagination fuels adventures galore in this clever one-to-ten counting book. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CALVIN COCONUT by Graham Salisbury
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 24, 2009

"An auspicious start to a series that is likely to have broad appeal. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Believable, funny characters populate this chronicle of fourth grader Calvin's life on the Hawaiian island of Oahu. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WITCH TWINS by Adele Griffin
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2001

"Preteen readers will 'love-love-love' watching these seemingly ordinary 11-year-olds in action. (Fiction. 10-12)"
Two novice Philadelphia witches discover both that magic is harder to control than it seems and that they're not as inseparable as they supposed, in this lighthearted family story with a twist, from the author of Dive (1999). Read full book review >

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THERE GOES LOWELL'S PARTY! by Esther Hershenhorn
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 1998

"In her debut, Hershenhorn includes a list of rain-related proverbs at the end of the book, many of which are right as rain. (Picture book. 6-10)"
Old proverbs foretelling rain figure prominently in this tale of a little boy's birthday hopes. Read full book review >

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I WANT TO SAY I LOVE YOU by Caralyn Buehner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2001

"A perfect way to show little ones they are cherished. (Picture book. 3-6)"
In a tender tale that captures the essence of childhood, a mother describes the myriad reasons she adores her offspring. Read full book review >