Search Results: "Jean Reidy"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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 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

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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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

THE VISITATION by Sue Reidy
Released: Dec. 8, 1997

"An offbeat, surprisingly entertaining look at Catholic girlhood, by a writer with a predator's eye for comic detail."
Coming from New Zealand with a detour through England, a wickedly funny, laugh-out-loud first novel from Reidy (stories: Modettes, not reviewed) about two young sisters struggling against the strictures of Catholicism. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE VOICEOVER ARTIST by Dave Reidy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"Better appreciated as an energetic parade of characters and voices rather than a straightforward narrative."
A Chicago-set novel about a troubled young man trying to reach his potential, aided—or hindered—by a cast of colorful characters. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MOON CAME DOWN ON MILK STREET by Jean Gralley
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"A gentle, heartfelt tribute to those who work together in emergencies. (Picture book. 4-6)"
There's a touch of In the Night Kitchen to this dreamlike, comforting episode. Read full book review >