Search Results: "Laura Numeroff"


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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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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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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 >