Search Results: "Jamie Oliver"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 11, 2011

"It's difficult to imagine the average home cook not gaining wisdom, skill and confidence from this worthy addition to the Oliver Empire."
"I'm too busy." "It's too expensive." "I don't know how." Celebrity chef and author Oliver (Jamie's Food Revolution, 2011, etc.) doesn't want to hear your excuses for not preparing home-cooked meals. None of them are true anyway, and he sets out to prove it. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TIDE POOL SECRETS by Narelle Oliver
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 11, 2017

"A solid choice for those who live near or are interested in tide pools. (Informational picture book. 3-6)"
A lift-the-flap book explores tide pools. Read full book review >

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MILES TO THE FINISH by Jamie Harper
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 27, 2014

"The charm in Harper's Miles books doesn't get old—children using their imaginations, directing their own play, and showing empathy and kindness for all. What could be better? (Picture book. 3-7)"
Highly imaginative preschooler Miles is back, this time competing winningly with his friends in a car race. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

YUM YUM, BABY BUNDT by Jamie Harper
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"Its companion, Blast Off, Baby Bundt: A Recipe for Playtime (ISBN: 978-0-7636-3777-4), takes the same format. (12 mos.-4)"
As the subtitle suggests, this toddler book takes the form of cooking instructions, from an introductory spread of ingredients ("1 hungry Baby Bundt / 1 bib, washable," etc.) to the narrative itself ("Spread the sauce all around. / Slurp up every bit"). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ME TOO! by Jamie Harper
by Jamie Harper, illustrated by Jamie Harper
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2004

"With its compassionate ending, this is a must for any multi-child home. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The title is the clarion cry of Grace's little sister in this wry look at sibling adulation. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DON’T GROWN-UPS EVER HAVE FUN? by Jamie Harper
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2003

"Kids will probably enjoy it too. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Harper must have had some fun imagining what children really think of their busy, boring parents. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MISS MINGO AND THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL by Jamie Harper
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2006

"A cute combination of animal fact book and a lesson in kindergarten preparedness. (Picture book. 4-7)"
In Miss Mingo's classroom, the first day is all about getting to know what makes each student unique. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IT WASN'T ME by Oliver Jeffers
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 28, 2014

"Want to SEE a GOOD Book? Read this one. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The Hueys are back, and this time they're testy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THIS MOOSE BELONGS TO ME by Oliver Jeffers
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 13, 2012

"Pet lovers and nature lovers alike will enjoy this offbeat and entertaining tale. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Moose are not necessarily the best pets—except when it really matters. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

UP AND DOWN by Oliver Jeffers
ADVENTURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2010

"Children will intuit, absorb and appreciate this soothing book's heart—the fast, offbeat friendship that makes it so singular and appealing. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Jeffers revisits Lost and Found (2006), his sweet, muted story of friendship between a penguin and a boy, and he finds equal success with the same mild characters, understated humor, washes of watercolor and succinct, soft narration. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MERMAIDS MOST AMAZING by Narelle Oliver
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

Oliver illustrates scattershot mentions of fish deities and merfolk sightings worldwide—plus some proven hoaxes—with dark-lined, hand-colored linocuts enhanced by the occasional shell, fishhook, or bit of netting. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MISS MINGO WEATHERS THE STORM by Jamie Harper
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"The appealing story and wide array of weather facts make this a breath of fresh air to round out and add interest to weather units that are heavy in nonfiction titles. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A class hike to the weather observatory turns out to be more educational than anticipated for Miss Mingo and her eclectic group of students. Read full book review >