Search Results: "Laura Joffe Numeroff"


BOOK REVIEW

IF YOU GIVE A PIG A PANCAKE by Laura Joffe Numeroff
ANIMALS
Released: May 31, 1998

"Whether the homesick pig is wrapped in a bath towel clutching her rubber duck or pirouetting on a tightrope, she'll please fans of the previous books, who will relish more of the same. (Picture book. 2-5)"
The familiar circular formula employing a cookie-eating, milk-guzzling mouse and muffin-eating moose now showcases a pancake-eating pig who, as readers may have come to expect, might be in need of some maple syrup. Read full book review >

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LAURA by Larry Watson
Released: June 1, 2000

"A finely wrought, if emotionally cool, tale of enduring passion."
The story of a man's long obsession with a beautiful woman poet, the latest from award-winning novelist Watson (White Crosses, 1997, etc.). Read full book review >

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LAURA by Hilary Norman
Released: Sept. 19, 1994

"Shallow escapism for the romance-starved. (First serial to Good Housekeeping; Literary Guild selection)"
A Cinderella story of a woman educated in the school of hard knocks, by pulp veteran Norman (Spellbound, 1993, etc.). Read full book review >

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Released: May 1, 1999

"Bowers's oil illustrations have a fuzzy familiarity, exude a natural gaiety, and enliven the imagery of young girl enjoying every waking moment. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Unlike Numeroff's other flights of fancy (If You Give a Pig a Pancake, 1998, etc.), this collection of silly verse starring a bespectacled blonde is uneven, and often forced. Read full book review >

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OTIS & SYDNEY AND THE BEST BIRTHDAY EVER by Laura Numeroff
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

When party planning goes awry, will it come between best friends? Read full book review >

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WOULD I TRADE MY PARENTS? by Laura Numeroff
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

The grass is always greener in other kids' families...or is it? Read full book review >

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WHAT GRANDMAS DO BEST/WHAT GRANDPAS DO BEST by Laura Numeroff
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"Grandparents (and their offspring) will love this one. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Numeroff's grandmas and grandpas are lots of fun to be with in this charming flip-flop book—grandmas on one side, grandpas on the other. Read full book review >

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LOTS OF LAMBS by Laura Numeroff
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 6, 2012

"A possibility for bedtime use, considering the soporific verse and routine (at best) 'enhancements.' (Novelty. 2-5)"
This insipid ovine litany pairs a monotonous, uninspired rhyme with poorly designed extras and bland scenes of clothed sheep at play. Read full book review >

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WHAT PUPPIES DO BEST by Laura Numeroff
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 7, 2011

"Utterly adorable. (Picture book. 3-6)"
What's cuter than a puppy? Puppies with children, as this book effectively demonstrates. Read full book review >

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WHEN SHEEP SLEEP by Laura Numeroff
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"A pleasant, satisfying bedtime story, just right for sending little ones off to sleep. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Numeroff, master of cause-and-effect, knows what happens if you give a sheep a naptime: You have to count something else! Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 29, 1996

"A list of museums and newsletters is appended. (Nonfiction. 8+)"
The subtitle tells it all; the first and later readers of the Little House books wrote letters that Wilder answered and saved, along with their drawings, photographs, and poems, right up to the last years of her life. Read full book review >

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RAISING A HERO by Laura Numeroff
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 21, 2016

"A good message excellently illustrated."
A puppy named Max explains how he's being trained as a service dog in this children's picture book. Read full book review >