Search Results: "Judy Foreman"


BOOK REVIEW

A NATION IN PAIN by Judy Foreman
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2014

"Foreman's text underscores the fact that pain really is an extraordinarily complex phenomenon that requires more research. If we continue head-in-the-sand policies, we will remain a nation in pain."
Encyclopedic in scope, this book on chronic pain also tells the personal story of the author, a Boston-based, nationally syndicated health columnist. Read full book review >

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CAT & DOG by Michael Foreman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"Though the happy ending is far from hard-won, cat fanciers and dog lovers will be pleased nonetheless. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Pretty pictures and a feel-good plot combine to create a pleasant, if not especially compelling, tale. Read full book review >

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FORTUNATELY, UNFORTUNATELY by Michael Foreman
ADVENTURE
Released: March 1, 2011

"Still, it's a fresh and welcome alternative to a perennial crowd pleaser that has become a period piece. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Answering the longstanding need for an alternative to Remy Charlip's classic but now-creaky Fortunately (1964), Foreman reworks the titular dichotomy into a young chimp's adventuresome delivery of an umbrella to his grandma's house. Read full book review >

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THE LITTLEST DINOSAUR by Michael Foreman
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2008

"Nor will the routine plot or language. (Picture book. 6-8)"
In this bland tale, a hatchling dinosaur barely bigger than one of his several siblings' feet gets a chance to shine when his entire family becomes mired in sticky mud. Read full book review >

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HELLO, WORLD by Michael Foreman
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2003

"Beautiful. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Prompted by his bear—"Wake up, Baby. Read full book review >

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CAT ON THE HILL by Michael Foreman
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"Large attractive illustrations give the slight tale substance but the nuance, message, and cat's voice don't elicit child appeal. (Picture book. 4-7)"
In a story told by a ship's cat now relegated to shore because his skipper is too old to care for him, Foreman's signature, blue-dominant palette portrays the cat's existence through three seasons: summer, autumn, and winter. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AFTER THE WAR WAS OVER by Michael Foreman
BIOGRAPHY
Released: May 20, 1996

"Evocative and memorable. (Autobiography. 10+)"
After The War Was Over ($18.95; May 20, 1996; 96 pp.; 0-55970-329- 6): Unusually small typeface doesn't detract from this companion to War Boy (1990) and War Game (1994), about the return to relative innocence that marked the immediate postWW II years. Read full book review >

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JACK'S FANTASTIC VOYAGE by Michael Foreman
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"The lucid, tenderly evocative watercolors—whether glowing with tropical color, delicately misty, or in delectable shades of ocean blue—are a pleasure. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Jack loves his grandfather's seaside house, its marvelous nautical decorations, and Grandfather's tales about his adventurous years at sea. Read full book review >

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THE LITTLEST DINOSAUR’S BIG ADVENTURE by Michael Foreman
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2009

"EWSLUGp1998 or Martin Waddell's Tiny's Big Adventure, illustrated by John Lawrence (2004), this will at least give very young audiences an easy-to-follow emotional track. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Just the dish for pre-readers who prefer their story fare bland, this prehistoric outing follows the young ceratopsid introduced in Littlest Dinosaur (2008) on a happy ramble through a sunny meadow, then into a dark forest where he quickly overcomes his growing anxiety by helping a lost baby pteranodon find its mother—earning a free flight back to his own parents. Read full book review >

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A CHILD'S GARDEN by Michael Foreman
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2009

Foreman specifies no locale for his brief parable, but there's a Middle-Eastern look to the buildings in the background (although the characters are all pale-skinned). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2006

"Telling the story with an underlying tone of respect rather than outrage or pity, and expertly capturing the Andean setting and characters, Foreman will leave readers impressed by the resourcefulness of Mia and her community, and hoping along with them for a brighter future. (Picture book. 7-9)"
Mixing small, intimate drawings captioned in pencil with larger-scale landscape watercolors, Foreman crafts a sketchy, touching original tale inspired by a family he met in a Chilean waste dump. Read full book review >