Search Results: "Joe Mathieu"


BOOK REVIEW

JOE by Larry Brown
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"It's lean, mean, and original."
With this, his fourth book in as many years, Brown delivers on the huge promise of his first, the tough-as-nails collection of stories, Facing the Music. Read full book review >

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JOE by Ron Padgett
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"Written with profound admiration and affection, but the author should have hit Delete more frequently. (38 b&w and color photos and illustrations)"
A fond chronicle of the nearly 40-year friendship between poet Padgett (Great Balls of Fire, not reviewed) and artist Brainard, who died of AIDS-related pneumonia in 1994. Read full book review >

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CHIMPS DON'T WEAR GLASSES by Laura Numeroff
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"The first book will create demand for the second, but there are empty calories in this sequel. (Picture book. 5-7)"
This follow-up to Dogs Don't Wear Sneakers (1993) offers more of the same random, rollicking doggerel``Horses don't hang glide/Giraffes don't drive cars/And you won't see a piglet saving pennies in jars,'' etc.matched to busy, literal cartoons filled with animals clothed and posed accordingly. Read full book review >

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DOGS DON'T WEAR SNEAKERS by Laura Numeroff
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 25, 1993

``...And pigs don't wear hats/And dresses look silly/On Siamese cats,'' begins this cheerful litany, by the author of If You Give a Mouse a Cookie (1985), of ridiculous impossibilities- -the last few seen from a different perspective after Numeroff suggests, ``Now just close your eyes/And draw with your mind...tell me what you see? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WE’RE GOING ON A LION HUNT by Margery Cuyler
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"While nothing beats or can replace the classic Rosen-Oxenbury collaboration, We're Going on a Bear Hunt (1989), the classroom setting this outing offers makes it a terrific invitation for young listeners to take 'Lion Hunt' out of the story circle for some happy dramatic play. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A gentle adaptation of the familiar call-and-response game. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PIG PICKIN’ by Stephanie Greene
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Mathieu's pencil-and-gray wash illustrations feature largely throughout the tale, making this a nice bridge for readers who are ready to make the leap from beginning chapter books to more challenging reading. (Fiction. 6-9)"
A porcine ingénue narrowly escapes being the main entrée at a country fair, thanks to some fancy footwork and cunning deductions of her companion, Moose. Read full book review >

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DON’T BE SILLY, MRS. MILLIE! by Judy Cox
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 11, 2005

"MPSLUGMRS Millie's sillies will elicit snickers and participation, once through, but no more than that. (Picture book. 4-5)"
In a classroom setting, the harmless fun begins with the kindergartner's teacher teasing her class by telling them to hang up their "goats," do the "frog salute," and get out their paper and "penguins." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JOE JOE by Mary Serfozo
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 1993

``Bang''; ``bong''; ``hop''; ``stop'': each word appears twice, in large type and also creatively integrated into a sequence of illustrations depicting a small boy exploring his yard and neighborhood, making noise by dragging a stick along a picket fence and by banging on garbage pails, then considering a stop sign, splashing and squishing through puddles, and finally bringing his muddy footprints home—where Mom greets his dawning awareness of the tracks he's just made with rueful indulgence. Read full book review >

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MRS. MILLIE! by Judy Cox
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2012

"While the schtick may be getting a little old for everyday readers, clever teachers could turn this into a creative writing/art lesson that works for multiple grade levels. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Mrs. Millie's silliness with mixed-up words continues as her students plan a few birthday surprises, and this time, it is not just Mrs. Millie who gets her words wrong (Don't Be Silly, Mrs. Millie!, 2005, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HORSES by Patricia Hubbell
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Meant for the youngest audiences, this rough overview won't hold the interest of those who are already horse crazed, but it just may start the uninitiated down that path. (Informational picture book. 3-6)"
Rollicking rhyming couplets keep the pages turning as readers learn how to care for a horse and the many jobs that horses help humans complete in this latest from Hubbell. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MOOSE CROSSING by Stephanie Greene
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Though the accompanying pencil sketches are humorous, the story loses steam halfway through, making this middling fare for new readers. (Fiction. 6-9)"
When the "Moose Crossing" sign is posted, Moose learns that fame is not only fleeting, but it's downright annoying. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TIPTOE JOE by Ginger Foglesong Gibson
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2013

"This beguiling, cumulative woodland tale will make a great addition to bedtime routines. (Picture book. 2-5)"
"Tiptoe fast, // tiptoe slow. / Say hello to Tiptoe Joe." Read full book review >