Search Results: "Judith Viorst"


BOOK REVIEW

AND TWO BOYS BOOED by Judith Viorst
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"Viorst ably returns to the familiar trope of vanquishing childhood fears, nicely abetted by the talented Blackall. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A boy waits with increasing trepidation for his turn in the class talent show in this cumulative story. Read full book review >

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LULU'S MYSTERIOUS MISSION by Judith Viorst
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 8, 2014

"Great fun for Lulu fans old and new. (Fiction. 6-10)"
Another wild adventure featuring the exasperating and inexplicably lovable Lulu (Lulu and the Brontosaurus, 2010; Lulu Walks the Dogs, 2012). Read full book review >

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ALEXANDER, WHO'S TRYING HIS BEST TO BE THE BEST BOY EVER by Judith Viorst
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"Welcome back, Alexander. (Picture book. 4-9)"
Alexander eats an entire box of doughnuts and hides the empty box in almost plain sight. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1998

"By these standards, Viorst is an exceptionally fine popularizer, indeed."
Oh, what a lovely book—popular psychology at its best: a multifaceted study of an important, lifelong personal and interpersonal issue, written crisply, enjoyably, and informatively. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1994

"Facile, funny—Viorst at her best."
Columnist and children's book author Viorst infuses her premiere adult novel with the quicksilver pace, naughty optimism, and heartwarming humor of her bestselling nonfiction (Necessary Losses, 1986, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ABC BOOKS
Released: March 1, 1994

"A handsome puzzle book that also enhances appreciation for our quirky mother tongue. (Picture book. 9-12)"
The well-known humorist uses a reverse alphabet to explore, and rail about, the idiosyncracies of English (``Y is for YEW and for YOU,/But it isn't for USING''), touching on the vagaries of homonyms and spelling, slipping in rhymes after teasing the ear by seeming to withhold them, and engaging in other wordplay (``J is for JEWEL but not GEM./It cannot be for GENIUS,/But can be for JERK''). Read full book review >

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LULU WALKS THE DOGS by Judith Viorst
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"Nonetheless, the short, funny chapters, over-the-top characters and engaging artwork will give this one plenty of appeal, especially to kids just venturing into chapter-book territory. (Fiction. 6-10)"
The second hilarious episode to feature feisty Lulu (Lulu and the Brontosaurus, 2010), who almost always gets what she wants. Read full book review >

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LULU AND THE BRONTOSAURUS by Judith Viorst
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 14, 2010

"Pitch perfect for the beginning chapter-book crowd. (Fiction. 6-10)"
Viorst, better known within the children's-book world for picture books than novels, flexes her muscles and introduces readers to delightfully obnoxious, fit-throwing Lulu, a spoiled only child prone to indulging in over-the-top temper tantrums to get what she wants. Read full book review >

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SAD UNDERWEAR AND OTHER COMPLICATIONS by Judith Viorst
POETRY
Released: April 1, 1995

"With b&w page decorations. (index) (Poetry. 7+)"
Viorst has long been known for the kind of verse that reaches even those who never read poetry. Read full book review >

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WHAT ARE YOU GLAD ABOUT? WHAT ARE YOU MAD ABOUT? by Judith Viorst
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 9, 2016

"An unusually mixed bag. (Poetry. 6-10)"
The title of Viorst's latest collection of poetry for children provides an open invitation for readers not only to ponder feelings in general, but to examine their reactions to the assembled poems as well. Read full book review >

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NOBODY HERE BUT ME by Judith Viorst
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 3, 2008

"Viorst's text is emotionally on-target; Davenier's loose watercolor illustrations appropriately isolate the boy in small vignettes or within otherwise unoccupied interiors to add an extra touch of feeling. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Viorst, the always-spot-on voice for disgruntled kids, captures another universal childhood feeling. Read full book review >