Search Results: "Judy Cox"


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MEAN, MEAN MAUREEN GREEN by Judy Cox

BOOK REVIEW

PUPPY POWER by Judy Cox
ANIMALS
Released: May 15, 2008

"One cavil: The large typeface, coupled with Björkman's expressive, somewhat exaggerated, black-and-white drawings, would be much more accessible to new readers if the design allowed for more white space between lines and at the margins. (notes on puppy-training) (Fiction. 7-9)"
Impetuous third-grader Fran wins a prime spot in the class play and learns to control herself, thanks to puppy school. Read full book review >

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CARMEN LEARNS ENGLISH by Judy Cox
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2010

"Muy bueno. (glossary) (Picture book. 4-8)"
An inventive teacher and a generous helping of internal strength takes Spanish-speaking Carmen over the language barrier when she starts school. Read full book review >

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ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"A sequel that can stand alone, this lively adventure will appeal to able middle-grade readers who like to learn as much as Frederick does. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Following beautiful, cinnamon-scented Natasha, adventurous Frederick and his food-loving brother, Ishbu, leave their comfortable classroom cage and travel through Scotland and northern Europe to rescue her father, Professor Ratinsky, from the clutches of the nefarious Big Cheese. Read full book review >

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SNOW DAY FOR MOUSE by Judy Cox
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"Readers will look forward to taking this snow-day romp again and again. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In his fourth outing (Haunted House, Haunted Mouse, 2011, etc.), Mouse has a snowy adventure that could easily make the jump to being a wordless Pixar short. Read full book review >

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THIRD GRADE PET by Judy Cox
ANIMALS
Released: Dec. 15, 1998

"The class, the teacher, even Brian are all casually realistic, and the story will surely have young readers clamoring for rats of their own. (b&w illustrations, not seen) (Fiction. 6-10)"
A girl with a fear of rats overcomes that aversion in this fast-paced classroom story, where the personalities of the students and a funny, alert teacher take center stage. Read full book review >

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NOW WE CAN HAVE A WEDDING! by Judy Cox
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 1998

"There are homey, familiar scenes of cooking in a variety of kitchens; the warm watercolor paintings contrast real-life domesticity with the exhilaration of the pending nuptials. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Perhaps only in New York City could a small girl go from one apartment to another in her building, helping friends of all nationalities prepare special foods for her sister Sallie's wedding. 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 >

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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 >