Search Results: "Judy Cox"


BOOK REVIEW

ARCHIBALD COX by Ken Gormley
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"Otherwise, this well-written biography will be of most interest to students of law in the public interest. (b&w photos, not seen)"
The jurist who gave Richard Nixon fits receives his due in a satisfying biography. Read full book review >

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MEAN, MEAN MAUREEN GREEN by Judy Cox

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Released: April 8, 1965

"An excellent outlet for exuberant young comedians, and an ideal introduction to the always popular art of puppetry."
JUDY: Well, what do you want, old lobster nose? Read full book review >

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JUDY MOODY GETS FAMOUS! by Megan McDonald
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"New chapter-book readers will enjoy watching Judy's moods, and the ensuing complications, unfold. (Fiction. 8-10)"
Envious of classmate and spelling-bee champ Jessica's picture in the local paper, the irrepressible third grader introduced in Judy Moody (2000) tries for her own 15 minutes of fame. Read full book review >

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PUNCH WITH JUDY by Avi
by Avi, illustrated by Emily Lisker
ADVENTURE
Released: April 30, 1993

"Lisker's incisively sketched figures lighten the format. (Fiction. 10-14)"
In a dark tale like the verso of one of Sid Fleischman's comic adventures of traveling performers, Avi explores the idea that great clowns derive power from a profound sense of the tragic. Read full book review >

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SHEEP WON'T SLEEP by Judy Cox
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 2017

"Count them, play with them, and knit them into one wonderful blanket. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A happy array of wooly creatures tries to help bring about a good night's sleep. 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 >

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MY FAMILY PLAYS MUSIC by Judy Cox
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2003

"A closing glossary explains some of the terms and musical genres mentioned here, but it's the pride this child takes in her family, and her place in that family, that readers will remember most clearly. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Here's a clan that outdoes even the Marsalis family. 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 >

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ONE IS A FEAST FOR MOUSE by Judy Cox
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 15, 2008

"Greed goeth before a fall, however, in a slapstick climax children will relish. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Mouse creeps out on Thanksgiving Day as the human family enjoys its post-prandial nap. Read full book review >

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ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Fast-paced and suspenseful, this is solid entertainment for the middle-grade reader. (Fiction. 8-12)"
After escaping from their comfortable classroom cage, two rat brothers journey around the world, caught up in a plot to steal a jeweled statue—the fabled Burmese Bandicoot—and to exterminate humankind. Read full book review >

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COOL CAT, SCHOOL CAT by Judy Cox
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 15, 2002

"Unlikely situations, awkward writing (including strange similes and confusing shifts from third person to first person narration), and an undefined setting add up to an unsatisfying back-to-school story. (Fiction. 8-10)"
Gus and his family have just moved to a new apartment, but Gus is not making the most of his new start. Read full book review >