Search Results: "Jan Ormerod"


BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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WHEN AN ELEPHANT COMES TO SCHOOL by Jan Ormerod
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2005

"So the next time a new kid comes to your school, treat him like an elephant. (Picture book. 4-7)"
When an elephant comes to school, well, he's an awful lot like a new kid, especially when the other kids are humans. Read full book review >

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PEEK-A-BOO! by Jan Ormerod
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1998

"The uncluttered illustrations show the babies against plain pastel backgrounds, making this simple, happy fare for the very youngestwhat a good idea to build a book around this universal infant game. (Board book. 0-3)"
From Ormerod (Ms. MacDonald Has a Class, 1996, etc.), a good candidate for a baby's very first book; this board book shows seven little ones, all races, all smiles, hiding behind items such as mittens, a bib, a stuffed toy, and a towel; every spread asks the question, ``Where's the baby?'' A fold-down flap (located in the same spot on every spread, supplying the predictability needed by this age group) discloses the baby's face and the various rhyming answers. Read full book review >

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MIDNIGHT PILLOW FIGHT by Jan Ormerod
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: March 1, 1993

"Deftly drawn Polly is a charmer, her unusual crew a delight. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Fantasy or dream, a winsome adventure to pair with Sendak's In the Night Kitchen. Read full book review >

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WHEN WE WENT TO THE ZOO by Jan Ormerod
ANIMALS
Released: March 20, 1991

"Although the idea is hardly new, Ormerod's skillful composition and deft draftsmanship make this an unusually attractive book for small children. (Picture book. 1-7)"
Via one family's visit, an introduction to 20 varied animals and to the zoo itself. Read full book review >

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LIZZIE NONSENSE by Jan Ormerod
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2005

"Based on anecdotes from the author's own family history. (Picture book. 5-8)"
When Papa takes the cut sandalwood into town, Lizzie, Mama and the baby are all alone in their little house in the bush. Read full book review >

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MISS MOUSE’S DAY by Jan Ormerod
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 28, 2001

"However, for the full effect, this is best shared one-on-one so little ones can spend their time poring over the illustrations. (Picture book. 2-5)"
In a tell-all exposé, Miss Mouse describes a typical day in her life with her toddler companion. Read full book review >

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MS. MACDONALD HAS A CLASS by Jan Ormerod
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 16, 1996

"The original song wins for simple, raucous fun; this version scores for its rendering of energetic children making an eye-filling hubbub. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Ms. MacDonald, fashionable in ankle boots and hoop earrings, takes her class of two dozen appealingly diverse children ``down to the farm, E-I-E-I-O.'' Back in the classroom they parade around imitating the farm animals, improvising costumes, and painting scenery, then tidy up and take a nap. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BALLET SISTERS by Jan Ormerod
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2008

"Though a work with this format is clearly intended for the easy-reader shelves, preschoolers interested in ballet lessons will also enjoy Sylvie's interest in dance. (Easy reader. 3-7)"
In the second entry in this easy reader series, a younger girl named Sylvie begins studying ballet, following in the footsteps of her big sister, Bonnie. Read full book review >

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BALLET SISTERS by Jan Ormerod
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"Ormerod's twinkling tale is ideally suited for aspiring prima ballerinas ready to move onto big girl books. (Easy reader. 4-8)"
While Ormerod's beginning chapter book covers familiar territory, she infuses it with enough sparkle and subtle wit to make it refreshing. Read full book review >

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MISS MOUSE TAKES OFF by Jan Ormerod
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 31, 2001

"Of course: it's 'Granny!' (Picture book. 2-5)"
"My trip, by me, Miss Mouse." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHO'S WHOSE? by Jan Ormerod
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1998

"Ormerod employs a light touch in her excellent, sketchy illustrations. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Readers who may be attempting to grasp the point to this initially puzzling book will find guidance on the jacket flap: "Mix together 4 parents/1 grandmother/2 guinea pigs/1 dog/8 kids." Read full book review >