Search Results: "Laura McGee Kvasnosky"


BOOK REVIEW

REALLY TRULY BINGO by Laura McGee Kvasnosky
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2008

"The verdant gouache illustrations beckon to readers, sure to inspire them to explore the sights, sounds, smells and perhaps imaginary friends waiting outside their doors. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A lonesome tot plus a friendly pooch add up to a barrelful of mischief. Read full book review >

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FRANK AND IZZY SET SAIL by Laura McGee Kvasnosky
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2004

"Sweet-tempered and affable. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Opposites may not always attract, but their differences can bring out the best in each other's qualities. Read full book review >

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MR. CHIPS! by Laura McGee Kvasnosky
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 29, 1996

"Kvasnosky bases the tale on memories of her own childhood dog, and the simple, color-laden illustrations convey the feeling of a beloved animal within a happy family. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Stories about lost pets who manage to find their families despite vast distances are always touching, and this one is no exception. Mr. Chips, an Airedale, joins the narrator's family after his first family moves to a place where dogs are not allowed. Read full book review >

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ZELDA AND IVY by Laura McGee Kvasnosky
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2006

"Unlike previous outings, these wry tales are presented in easy-reader format, and they'll make tasty fare for newer readers. (Easy reader. 5-7)"
In three new episodes, the Fox sisters discover that not even running out to hide in the yard will save them from yet another lunch of cucumber sandwiches, that it's not a good idea to put something you'll miss into a time capsule and that a sprinkle of "creative juices" made from a secret formula can dispel the most stubborn case of writer's block. Read full book review >

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ZELDA AND IVY by Laura McGee Kvasnosky
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"A sweet Christmas treat. (Picture book. 3-8)"
In her third book about the fox sisters Zelda and Ivy, Kvasnosky has created a satisfying holiday story that works as either a long picture book or a transitional chapter book for girls in the primary grades. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 1, 1999

"The illustrations are sprightly and humorous; an economic use of line and detail convincingly depicts the bossiness of Zelda, the wistfulness of Eugene, and the high hopes of little Ivy. (Picture book. 6-9)"
The charming red fox siblings (Zelda and Ivy, 1998, not reviewed) make a new friend when the fox next door, Eugene, enters their lives. Read full book review >

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IF SOMEBODY LIVED NEXT DOOR by Libby Hough
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 1997

"In the pictures, Olivia plays with a toy farm (from which her fantasies take shape) and owns a copy of an earlier book Kvasnosky illustrated, Florence Page Jaques's There Once Was a Puffin (1995). (Picture book. 3-5)"
Little Olivia Wendell is without neighbors, so she has learned to play alone. Read full book review >

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LITTLE WOLF'S FIRST HOWLING by Laura McGee Kvasnosky
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 11, 2017

"Visually lovely and sure to be a read-aloud hit; put on some Ella Fitzgerald, too. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A wolf pup tries out his howling technique in this picture book. Read full book review >

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THERE ONCE WAS A PUFFIN by Florence Page Jaques
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1995

"The Owl and the Pussy-Cat'' is sure to like this one, too. (Picture book. 2-5)"
An affectionately illustrated version of the old poem about the lonely puffin who befriended his erstwhile prey, the fishes, so he could have them ``for playmates/Instead of for tea'' and learned to eat pancakes instead ``Like you and like me.'' Cheerful full- bleed artwork in Easter egg colors on heavy stock makes this sturdy little book a happy find for toddlers and preschoolers. Read full book review >

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THE THOUSANDTH FLOOR by Katharine McGee
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 30, 2016

"Individual elements are appealing, but sometimes the novel feels like an awfully long setup for a sequel. (Dystopian romance. 14-18)"
Five teens experience emotional ruin resulting from the rigid socio-economic caste system that rules their futuristic vertical city—a 1,000-story residential/retail tower—in the year 2118. Read full book review >

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THE DAZZLING HEIGHTS by Katharine McGee
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 29, 2017

"Only for avid CW viewers and tabloid-news fans, a shallow yet overlong tale of rich people and their problems. (Dystopian romance. 14-18)"
Guilty parties continue to party in this soap-opera sequel. Read full book review >