Search Results: "Jean Marzollo"


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TEN LITTLE CHRISTMAS PRESENTS by Jean Marzollo
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Teachers and librarians will find this a good fit for story hours about counting or Christmas presents, although its trim size limits its use to smaller audiences. (Picture book. 1-5)"
Marzollo, the author of the clever rhymes in the I Spy series, offers a reverse counting book for toddlers and preschoolers. Read full book review >

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DANIEL IN THE LION’S DEN by Jean Marzollo
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 1, 2004

"2004). (Nonfiction. 3-8)"
Marzollo, author of the I Spy series, here turns her hand to illustration as well in the first of a new series of Bible story retellings for young children. Read full book review >

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I SPY SCHOOL DAYS by Jean Marzollo
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"Yum. (Picture book. 3-8)"
This addition to the I Spy series of picture-riddles features vibrant full-color photographs of classroom toys and projects that entertain, challenge, and teach. Read full book review >

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I SPY FUNHOUSE by Jean Marzollo
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1993

"Extra credit riddles,'' a challenge to readers to concoct more of their own, and notes on how the pictures were made are fine bonuses. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Following the success of the first I Spy book (1992), 13 more artfully contrived photos with rhyming ``riddles'' about objects that are not so much hidden as concealed by the bright, distracting diversity of their surroundings. Read full book review >

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HELP ME LEARN SUBTRACTION by Jean Marzollo
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2012

"The dash of humor in the text is a welcome addition. (Math picture book. 3-7)"
Marzollo and Phillips' third collaboration gives readers both the vocabulary and the vertical and horizontal number sentences that will introduce them to basic subtraction. Read full book review >

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HELP ME LEARN ADDITION by Jean Marzollo
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"This is not a book that kids could (or would) pick up on their own without guidance, and teachers are likely still to prefer to use old favorites that do it well. (Math picture book. 3-7)"
Marzollo's second Help Me Learn title builds on the first (Help Me Learn Numbers 0-20, 2011) but unfortunately does not fix its rhythm and rhyme flaws. Read full book review >

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DO YOU KNOW NEW? by Jean Marzollo
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 28, 1998

"Despite these flaws, the book is fun to read aloud, and the illustrations are welcoming in their rounded simplicity and comforting pastel colors. (Board book. 1-3)"
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HOME SWEET HOME by Jean Marzollo
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 11, 1997

"It's a place where there are only nuclear families and no Nintendo64; adults long for it, but children no longer live in it—if they ever did. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A prayer honors all living things, but neglects truths about humans' relationship with nature, and romanticizes life in modern times. Read full book review >

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HELP ME LEARN NUMBERS 0-20 by Jean Marzollo
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Not the most exciting, but it may just find a spot on the shelf since it goes beyond 10. (Math picture book. 2-5)"
Marzollo's latest math title is a rather utilitarian counting book combining mediocre rhymes with I Spy-like objects to count. Read full book review >

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I SEE A STAR by Jean Marzollo
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"MacDonald's children are cheerful and appealing as they don their creative costumes, and she provides humorous asides in her illustrations with the pageant participants getting into minor mischief. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Marzollo and MacDonald collaborate for their second rebus creation (I Love You: A Rebus Poem, 2000), this time with a story that follows a group of children preparing for a traditional church Nativity pageant. Read full book review >

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MARTIN LUTHER KING by Jean Marzollo
Released: Jan. 1, 1993

"A quiet, poignantly telling book. (Biography/Picture book. 4+)"
In a thoughtful note, Marzollo suggests that adults may wish to change the words ``shot and killed'' to ``died'' when sharing this book with preschoolers, but goes on to advise that ``if we handle the subject sensitively, we will find that children, like ourselves, can look at truth and cope with death.'' Narrating King's life and accomplishments with a dignity and simplicity that is equally appropriate for young children or less accomplished older readers, the author concludes with a graceful summary of the reasons he is honored with a special day. Read full book review >