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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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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NIGHTY-NIGHT, COOPER by Laura Numeroff
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"As lullabies go, the familiar tunes with the new lyrics may just keep sleepyheads entertained enough for a few go-rounds, and sleep can wait. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Despite his mama's inviting, warm pouch, Cooper, a young kangaroo, is having trouble falling asleep. Read full book review >

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IF YOU TAKE A MOUSE TO SCHOOL by Laura Numeroff
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2002

"A giggle-fest is sure to accompany this little guy wherever he goes. (Picture book. 3-6)"
That well-known mouse runs his little boy ragged—this time by accompanying him to school. Read full book review >

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CHIMPS DON'T WEAR GLASSES by Laura Numeroff
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"The first book will create demand for the second, but there are empty calories in this sequel. (Picture book. 5-7)"
This follow-up to Dogs Don't Wear Sneakers (1993) offers more of the same random, rollicking doggerel``Horses don't hang glide/Giraffes don't drive cars/And you won't see a piglet saving pennies in jars,'' etc.matched to busy, literal cartoons filled with animals clothed and posed accordingly. Read full book review >

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DOGS DON'T WEAR SNEAKERS by Laura Numeroff
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 25, 1993

``...And pigs don't wear hats/And dresses look silly/On Siamese cats,'' begins this cheerful litany, by the author of If You Give a Mouse a Cookie (1985), of ridiculous impossibilities- -the last few seen from a different perspective after Numeroff suggests, ``Now just close your eyes/And draw with your mind...tell me what you see? Read full book review >

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THE CHICKEN SISTERS by Laura Numeroff
ANIMALS
Released: May 30, 1997

Numeroff (Two for Stew, 1996, etc.) sends up the Big Bad Wolf story genre with this tale of an old wolf, new in the neighborhood, who is done in by a trio of contentedly incompetent hens: Their burned cookies, obsessive knitting, and off-key singing send him packing ``to live with his mother in Atlantic City.'' The chicken sisters' relieved neighbors conclude that all the smoke, noise, and unsolicited gifts of itchy knit hats might be worth putting up with after all. 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 >