Search Results: "Jennifer A. Ericsson"


BOOK REVIEW

WHOO GOES THERE?  by Jennifer A. Ericsson
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"A mixed bag, this needs a carefully chosen audience. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A hungry owl in a tall tree watches, listens and waits for his dinner. Read full book review >

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THE MOST BEAUTIFUL KID IN THE WORLD by Jennifer A. Ericsson
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"The text may be too minimal to inspire children who don't share Annie's interests; to them she may come across as frenetic in the extreme, despite the best efforts of Meddaugh, whose illustrations are all sharp black outlines and splashes of candy color. (Picture book. 3+)"
Annie wants to be the most beautiful kid in the world for her grandmother, who is coming to dinner. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A PIECE OF CHALK by Jennifer A. Ericsson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"A simple, powerful message in a simple, powerful setting. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A little girl uses her driveway as a canvas, and makes a masterpiece with her box of chalk. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NO MILK! by Jennifer A. Ericsson
ANIMALS
Released: March 24, 1993

"A fine debut for Ericsson, who's especially fortunate in her illustrator. (Picture book. 3-8)"
``A dairy cow. Read full book review >

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HOME TO ME, HOME TO YOU by Jennifer A. Ericsson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2005

"Young readers experiencing their first separation, as well as their more seasoned counterparts, will find equal comfort in this offering. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Ericsson crafts a tale addressing a common occurrence in contemporary family life: separation due to business travel. Read full book review >

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SHE DID IT! by Jennifer A. Ericsson
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2002

"A bushel-full of fun. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A quartet of sisters wreaks merry mayhem in this mirthful tale of sibling life and strife. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BUILDING THE RULE OF LAW by Jennifer A. Widner
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"A groundbreaking work: intellectually rigorous but always accessible; timely yet (given the current abundance of bad news from Africa) refreshingly optimistic."
A comprehensive and encouraging study of the way the rule of law has evolved in eastern and southern Africa, as exemplified in the intellectual evolution of Francis L. Nyalali, Chief Justice of Tanzania from 1976 through 1991. Read full book review >

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CALLING THE SHOTS by Jennifer A. Reich
NON-FICTION
Released: June 21, 2016

"Recent outbreaks of preventable diseases such as measles and whooping cough are focusing attention on this issue, making Reich's able contribution especially pertinent."
Despite warnings from the medical community and the outbreak of preventable diseases, some parents refuse to vaccinate their children. Here, a sociologist puts this group into a cultural context to examine their thinking. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TOE SHOE MOUSE by Jan Carr
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2014

"A honey-coated story of interspecies friendship. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A little mouse finds friendship at the ballet. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHEN A GRANDPA SAYS "I LOVE YOU" by Douglas Wood
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"It's hard not to love this one—just like an indulgent grandpa. (Picture book. 3-7)"
"When a Grandpa says ‘I love you,' / he doesn't always say it / in the regular way. / That would be just a little too…regular." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2003

"An excellent example of what picture-book biography can be. (Picture book/biography. 5-9)"
The son of a wealthy planter in the West Indies, naturalist and frontiersman John James Audubon devoted himself to difficult journeys through American forests, swamps, mountains, and plains in search of plants and animals unknown to science. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE DOG, LOST by Marion Dane Bauer
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2012

"A perfect selection for pet lovers new to chapter books and anyone who just enjoys a cheerful dog story. (Verse fiction. 8-12)"
When her loving family—especially the boy who kisses her on the lips—moves to the city, Buddy is re-homed with a clueless though kind woman while a dog-loving boy yearns for a mutt of his own. Read full book review >