Search Results: "Kate Feiffer"


BOOK REVIEW

SIGNED BY: ZELDA by Kate Feiffer
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2012

"A quick and steady story for readers who like some substance to their mystery but are not quite ready for the complexity of Blue Balliett. (author's note) (Mystery. 8-12)"
In a New York City apartment building, two lonely children, a pie-baking grandmother and a talking pigeon connect in this gratifying mystery. Read full book review >

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MY MOM IS TRYING TO RUIN MY LIFE by Kate Feiffer
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 24, 2009

"A comical rebuttal to a familiar childhood lament. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A young girl recites a litany of offenses inflicted by her parents. Read full book review >

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NO GO SLEEP! by Kate Feiffer
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 6, 2012

"A clever, funny addition to the bedtime-book shelf. (Picture book 2-5)"
Father and daughter Feiffers deliver a bedtime book underscoring the notion that sometimes only pure exhaustion will lull a baby to sleep. Read full book review >

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MY SIDE OF THE CAR by Kate Feiffer
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2011

"Utterly charming. (Picture book. 5-8)"
An endearing father-daughter episode based on family history. Read full book review >

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HENRY THE DOG WITH NO TAIL by Kate Feiffer
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 23, 2007

"A handsome enough effort, but nothing special. (Picture book. 3-6)"
All Henry the dog wants is a tail—like Grady, who has a tail "like a baseball bat," or Pip, who can tie her tail into a bow, or Larry, whose tail sticks straight up. Read full book review >

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WHICH PUPPY? by Kate Feiffer
ANIMALS
Released: April 7, 2009

"Except for one fabulous image of the Basset in mid-howl, this is forgettable. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Opening with then-President-Elect Obama's acceptance-speech promise to his daughters that they "have earned the new puppy that's coming with us to the White House," Feiffers daughter and father present a look at the behind-the-scenes shenanigans as all sorts of canine (and feline and rodent and reptilian…) candidates vie for the position. Read full book review >

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THE PROBLEM WITH THE PUDDLES by Kate Feiffer
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 24, 2009

"Tusa's charming illustrations can't rescue this ill-conceived venture. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Two children and their fractious parents head from their vacation home to the city and accidentally leave their two dogs behind. Read full book review >

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PRESIDENT PENNYBAKER by Kate Feiffer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 26, 2008

"This little Jeffersonian is exercising his right to the pursuit of happiness, the noble, embracing aspiration that—unvoiced here, but looming—could well be lost upon over-35-year-olds. (Picture book. 4-8)"
"And why not?" readers will ask of young Luke Pennybaker's run for president on a platform of time-honored plaints: no to homework, no to bedtime, no to everything but dessert, gifts and messy rooms. Read full book review >

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BUT I WANTED A BABY BROTHER! by Kate Feiffer
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 4, 2010

"Together they make a warm-hearted and witty story that will bring families together whether or not they are expecting a new baby. (Picture book. 3-7)"
In his one-page autobiography, Oliver Keaton makes it manifest that he wants a baby brother—and he knows he's getting one. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DOUBLE PINK by Kate Feiffer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"Little girls (especially those legions who love pink) will enjoy Madison's over-the-top exploration of this favorite shade. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Madison is a little girl enthralled with the color pink; in fact, she's obsessed with all things pink. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: March 23, 2010

"Certainly Huliska-Beith's thick paints catch the eye as she cleverly mimics Mommy's activities with the baby's imagined adventures, but even so, this effort is likely to provoke a slew of baffled questions with its skewed view into a fetus's world. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A tale that means to impress with its ingenuity ends up instead presenting a confusing take on what goes on in utero. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MEANWHILE by Jules Feiffer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 1997

"Children will chortle. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Ignoring his mother's increasingly irritated summonses, and noting that a boxed ``meanwhile'' in his comic books always signals a change of scene, Raymond tries writing the word on his bedroom wall—and drops into an exciting pirate adventure. Read full book review >