Search Results: "Jean Reidy"


BOOK REVIEW

BUSY BUILDERS, BUSY WEEK! by Jean Reidy
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 14, 2016

"The lively text supports the joy, but in this case, the delight is in the details. (Picture book. 2-6)"
An animal construction crew works each day of the week to complete a fun surprise for the neighborhood. Read full book review >

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ALL THROUGH MY TOWN by Jean Reidy
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 5, 2013

"Neatly encapsulates the three-ring circus that is a little tyke's world and gives children an opportunity to practice all kinds of skills. (Picture book. 1-5)"
Richard Scarry has some competition in this effort, which follows a toddler-age bunny and his mother around town on their errands. Read full book review >

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TIME OUT FOR MONSTERS! by Jean Reidy
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 31, 2012

"Parents and educators may frown at the messy choices made here, but budding artists and those who have ever felt misunderstood will cheer on this 'time out' king. Purple footprints leading off the final page point to further creative pursuits. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A pointed finger sends a boy to a "time out" and into a colorful world he creates with crayons and his overactive imagination. Read full book review >

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TOO PRINCESSY! by Jean Reidy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2012

"Adults won't be surprised at the only object she stamps with approval, and kids will want re-reads. (Picture book. 2-5)"
The superpink cover's a bit of a pink (red) herring for those seeking a princess or anti-princess theme, but this sibling of Too Purpley! (2010) and Too Pickley! (2010) has a field day showcasing one hilariously realistic way that kids reject toys. Read full book review >

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TOO PICKLEY! by Jean Reidy
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2010

"Tuck in! (Picture book. 2-5)"
Rejoice, gleeful mealtime fussbudgets: Too Purpley! (2010) has a sibling, and it's called Too Pickley! Read full book review >

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TOO PURPLEY! by Jean Reidy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"Clothing-decision screamers and their caretakers will relate and laugh. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Fussy dressers, this one's for you! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Jan. 26, 1986

"All told, a welcome and important addition to the Rhys canon."
What may be the comprehensive Rhys short-story collection: a republication of the stories included in The Left Bank (1927); Tigers are Better-Looking (1969), and Sleep it Off, Lady (1976) as well as three stories that have not been previously issued in book form. Read full book review >

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JEAN RHYS by Carole Angier
NON-FICTION
Released: June 3, 1991

"Perhaps Angier's exhaustive but unsorted research will be of value to some future biographer who will do justice to Rhys, a fine writer."
This detailed study of the author of Quartet and Wide Sargasso Sea seems not so much a biography as a collection of annotated note cards and unedited lecture notes. Read full book review >

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LIGHT UP THE NIGHT by Jean Reidy
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Oct. 11, 2011

"A dreamy-yet-instructive ode to the universe. (Picture book. 2-6)"
The coziest of quilts becomes a rocket ship in this gorgeous, mesmerizingly rhythmic read-aloud that explores a boy's small place in a vast world. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1993

When in 1923 the American writer Jean Toomer (1894-1967) published Cane, his famous lyric and experimental novel of black southern life, he received immediate recognition and acknowledgment for having produced an American literary masterpiece. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JEAN AND JOHNNY by Beverly Cleary
FICTION
Released: Aug. 19, 1959

"Hers is a revealing looking glass for the many readers who will instinctively identify themselves with Jean."
When fifteen-year-old Jean Jarrett transfers her affections from television idol Kip Ladish to an arrogant classmate, the whole kaleidoscope of adult relationships overwhelms her. Read full book review >