Search Results: "Jane Marinsky"


BOOK REVIEW

JUST PERFECT by Jane Marinsky
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 4, 2012

"Since the shelves are crowded with titles in the preparing-for-the-new-baby genre, choose this only if there is room for one with its sophisticated tone in both voice and image. (Picture book. 3-5) "
Searching for a new family member, a little boy considers a number of animal choices before finding something "just perfect." Read full book review >

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THE GOAT-FACED GIRL by Leah Marinsky Sharpe
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 3, 2009

Though Marinsky dresses the cast in traditional fairy-tale hose and flowing gowns, there's a distinctly modern cast to this arch rendition of an old tale. Read full book review >

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MILLIE FIERCE SLEEPS OUT by Jane Manning
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 29, 2014

"Readers already know what Millie learns: To everything there is a time and purpose, including fierceness; they will welcome this validation. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Manning's Millie returns with fierceness in check until an unwelcome visitor finds her chasing him "like bad luck." Read full book review >

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CAN YOU CATCH A MERMAID? by Jane Ray
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Ray's pictures are lush, rich and sparkly, with such lovely touches as Eliza's father's tattoos and Eliza's mismatched socks. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Eliza lives by the sea with her father, a fisherman. Read full book review >

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ADAM AND EVE AND THE GARDEN OF EDEN by Jane Ray
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 1, 2005

"Children who delight in highly detailed illustrations will enjoy searching the lush views of Eden packed full of every sort of creature, right down to the earthworms crawling underground. (Nonfiction. 5-9)"
The Christian creation story is retold in simple but lyrical prose in this exquisitely illustrated interpretation full of swirling primeval ferns and stylized trees highlighted with touches of gold. Read full book review >

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DO KANGAROOS WEAR SEAT BELTS? by Jane Kurtz
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"A perfect read for the pell-mell toddler who is sometimes frustrated by the safety measures imposed by loving adults. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Firmly belted in the back seat and on the way to the zoo, a little boy wants to know if kangaroos have to wear seat belts, too. Read full book review >

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EBB & FLO AND THE BABY SEAL by Jane Simmons
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2002

"The third in the Ebb and Flo stories (Ebb and Flo and the New Friend, 1999, etc.), this is a delight to the eye and soul—and a welcome return of a charming character. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Ebb dashes to the beach to find the source of an intriguing "wah wah" sound; there, she meets a lost but frisky baby seal, who unlike Mom and Flo, does not object to a romp on the beach in a downpour. Read full book review >

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LITTLE BROWN BEAR WON’T TAKE A NAP! by Jane Dyer
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Readers will refuse to nap without this one. (Picture book. 4-7)"
It's hard enough to get preschoolers to lie down for even an hour, but when Little Brown Bear's parents attempt to cajole him into his winter hibernation, the result is a tad more adventurous—and surprising. Read full book review >

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INDESCRIBABLY ARABELLA by Jane Gilbert
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2003

"Arabella is not really an indescribable character, but her story is a charming reminder of a simpler time. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Gilbert wrote and illustrated this story in 1947, and her story of an "indescribable" little girl trying to become famous retains the gentle, nostalgic feeling of works for children from an earlier era. Read full book review >