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

EIGHT JOLLY REINDEER by Ilanit Oliver
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 10, 2014

"As with many holiday gifts, the sparkly packaging may interest toddlers more than what's inside. (Board book. 1-3)"
Readers can count down eight of Santa's reindeer as they jump up and out of the scene. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PERFECTLY CHELSEA by Claudia Mills
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 2, 2004

"A nice touch at the end is when the beloved older minister leaves for a new church and is replaced by a woman. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Yes, nine-year-old Chelsea, whose family life revolves around church activities, is perfect most of the time. Read full book review >

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PRIVATE LILLY by Sally Warner
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 1998

"In true six-year-old form, Lily's attention is on the problem of privacy, and while a one-chapter predicament has been spun into a novel, the childlike first-person narration is written with considerable humor and grace. (b&w illustrations, not seen) (Fiction. 7-9)"
Lily, who is six, her brother Casey, twelve, and their mother have moved from a house in New Jersey to a small apartment in Philadelphia. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MONSTER SOUP by Dilys Evans
NONFICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"A year-round winner. (Poetry/Picture book. 4+)"
The genesis of this captivating book was unusual: the compiler (who is also an illustrators' agent), responding to Rogers's fascination with monsters (`` `They' kept popping up in her sketches; and we would talk about `them' as though they already existed and were only in need of a place to be''), chose these 16 poems not only for their appeal but also to summon Rogers's particular vision. Read full book review >

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WANTED...MUD BLOSSOM by Betsy Byars
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"There's no reason to single out a best Blossom book—this is as funny as any, its wit nicely laced with pungent good sense. (Fiction. 8-12)"
A little like A Midsummer Night's Dream, this fifth romp with the Blossom clan flits lightly from amusing episode to hilarious set scene, the characters mixing, matching, and eventually sorting themselves out. Read full book review >