Search Results: "Judy Sierra"


BOOK REVIEW

SUPPOSE YOU MEET A DINOSAUR by Judy Sierra
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 10, 2012

"Shall we encourage offspring to be more polite? Yes, thank you. Perhaps they will stay that way. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Courtesy goes a long way, even with a T. Rex. Read full book review >

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WE LOVE OUR SCHOOL! by Judy Sierra
ANIMALS
Released: June 28, 2011

"A comforting and empowering build-up to the big day—kindergarten (or preschool), here we come! (Picture book. 3-6)"
Just right for new kindergartners and preschoolers who cannot yet read words, this is one school story that they will be able to help in reading. Read full book review >

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BORN TO READ by Judy Sierra
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 12, 2008

"While the rhymes are sometimes a bit rough and the story a bit over the top, this will appeal to both children and parents as they embark together on the path to reading. (Picture book. 3-6)"
In the department of preaching to the choir, from the duo who first celebrated reading in the Seussian Wild About Books (2004). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ABC BOOKS
Released: June 9, 2009

"Capital! (Picture book. 2-6)"
Sierra's reliably commendable verse teams with quirky illustrations from Sweet to produce an alphabet-bedtime hybrid with plenty of appeal for families. Read full book review >

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WHAT TIME IS IT, MR. CROCODILE? by Judy Sierra
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

A zingy original tale for children needing a brush-up on clock-reading, schedule-keeping—or the perils of hanging out with five frisky monkeys. Read full book review >

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PRESCHOOL TO THE RESCUE by Judy Sierra
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"The preschoolers dressed in ultra-bright rain gear make it clear that a little mud never hurt anyone—in fact, it might even add to the fun. (Picture book. 3-7)"
In this mini-adventure, the grumpy villain is a deceptively deep puddle. Read full book review >

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CAN YOU GUESS MY NAME? by Judy Sierra
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 21, 2002

"And it is simply splendid to look at. (Folktales. 7-12)"
Stories with familiar motifs from "The Three Little Pigs," "Bremen Town Musicians," "Rumplestiltskin," "The Frog Prince," and "Hansel and Gretel" are collected in five chapters of three stories each. Read full book review >

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GOOD NIGHT, DINOSAURS by Judy Sierra
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 20, 1996

"Each page has a handsome yellow border, framing the text on one page and the picture on the other, snugging the book like a baby's blanket. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A tongue-in-cheek lullaby book of small good-night poems for dinosaurs. ``Three tyrannosaurus rexes/Once lay dreaming of their breakfasts/In what's now the state of Texas.'' Sierra (Nursery Tales Around the World, 1995, etc.) uses comic neologisms (tyrannograndma and scaredysauruses among them) and ends every poem with a gentle refrain. Read full book review >

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THE ELEPHANT'S WRESTLING MATCH by Judy Sierra
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"Colorful and dramatic. (Folklore/Picture book. 6-8)"
The elephant thunders out his boast—``No one can bring me down!''—and the monkey's talking drum sends the challenge echoing across the plains. Read full book review >

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E-I-E-I-O by Judy Sierra
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 25, 2014

"Sierra's upbeat look at small-scale local farming, fulsomely fertilized by Myers, yields a harvest of good fun. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In this rhymed caper, Old MacDonald has a house—and a high-maintenance lawn that's ripe for change. Read full book review >

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WILD ABOUT YOU! by Judy Sierra
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 7, 2012

"While human adoptions may never be this random and unexpected (and have been covered by the likes of Jamie Lee Curtis and Rose Lewis), this nicely captures the cross-species bonds animals sometimes form. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In lively rhyming couplets that beg to be read aloud, Sierra's zoo animals are back, this time proving that it takes a village zoo to raise children…especially when those children are adopted. Read full book review >

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MAKE WAY FOR READERS by Judy Sierra
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 5, 2015

"Any adult who has ever read to a group of preschoolers will grin with delight over these familiar antics, and regular storytimers will enjoy seeing this favorite activity depicted. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Link nursery rhymes with storytimes, add animal characters and whimsical illustrations, and voilà: a rollicking, rhyming story. Read full book review >