Search Results: "Jan Fearnley"


BOOK REVIEW

MR. WOLF AND THE ENORMOUS TURNIP by Jan Fearnley
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2006

"A sure antidote to the traditional fairy tale. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A stuck-fast turnip stands in the way of Mr. Wolf and a bowl of turnip stew. Read full book review >

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A Perfect Day for It by Jan Fearnley
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"You don't always get what you expect, but surprise is half the fun of adventure, and a delightful surprise here is the fancy, cascading fold-out that tracks Bear and his friends as they shoosh down the slope. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Crystalline artwork graces this tale of expectations gone haywire. Read full book review >

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MR. WOLF AND THE THREE BEARS by Jan Fearnley
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2001

"If Mr. Wolf isn't careful, he's going to run out of fairytale characters to eat. (Picture book. 3-7)"
It is Baby Bear's birthday, and Mr. Wolf (Mr. Wolf and the Pancakes, 2000) and Grandma are preparing a fine birthday party. Read full book review >

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BILLY TIBBLES MOVES OUT! by Jan Fearnley
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2004

"A lightweight take on a common family change. (Picture book. 5-7)"
In this boisterous alternative to Peter's Chair and similar domestic tempests, Billy indignantly responds to having little brother Eric's crib moved into his room by looking for digs he can claim for his own. Read full book review >

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MILO ARMADILLO by Jan Fearnley
ANIMALS
Released: Dec. 1, 2009

"Appreciating what you have is not a new story, yet Fearnley has knit together a sweet yarn of selfless love in the unlikely person of a sweet stuffed armadillo. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Tallulah wants a pink fluffy rabbit, just like all her friends. Read full book review >

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MARTHA IN THE MIDDLE by Jan Fearnley
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2008

"Pair it with Angela McAllister and Nick Maland's A Place for Middle (2007) and Brigitte Meninger's Davy in the Middle (2004). (Picture book. 3-7)"
Martha the mouse is fed up with being in the middle. Read full book review >

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THE SEARCH FOR THE PERFECT CHILD by Jan Fearnley
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2006

"While perhaps a trifle thin, the celebration of childhood is engaging nonetheless, and the feel-good message at the end will not fail to draw a smile. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Fido Farnsworth is the best dog detective in the world, and he's in search of the perfect child. Read full book review >

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MR. WOLF'S PANCAKES by Jan Fearnley
Released: Jan. 1, 2000

"Wryly funny and childlike. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The tables are turned and the big bad wolf from traditional fairy tales is cast as a mild-mannered, aspiring cook in this hilarious topsy-turvy tale from Fearnley. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NURSE JAN by Ann Jasper
Released: Jan. 4, 2013

"A predictable story that's enjoyable enough for readers interested in medicine."
A fictionalized account of the author's experiences in nursing school during the 1950s. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MOMMY, DO YOU LOVE ME? by Jeanne Willis
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2008

"The themes of love and forgiveness aided by the lovely illustrations help this addition rise to the top of the genre. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Yet another entry in the how-much-do-you-love-me genre with a helpful addition toward the end. Read full book review >

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JAN ORMEROD'S TO BABY WITH LOVE by Jan Ormerod
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1994

"A feast of bright yet subtle color and bold design, just right for introducing the youngest to some familiar animals while tickling their ears with contagious rhymes and their minds with a few simple concepts. (Picture book. 1-5)"
An artist known especially for her exquisite draughtsmanship visualizes five familiar nursery pieces in vibrant paint set off by brilliant white. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HERE COMES EVERYBODY by James Fearnley
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2014

"Anyone who survived The Pogues deserves one last drink after the war."
A founding musician in one of Ireland's most raucous, poetic and punk bands remembers the highs, lows and plateaus of the golden age of combat rock. Read full book review >