Search Results: "LeUyen Pham"


BOOK REVIEW

THE BEAR WHO WASN'T THERE by LeUyen Pham
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 15, 2016

"Look—and laugh out loud. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Where is Bear? Here, there, anywhere? Read full book review >

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A PIECE OF CAKE by LeUyen Pham
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 27, 2014

"A treat of a birthday picture book. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Bringing his friend a birthday surprise isn't exactly a piece of cake for Mouse. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALL THE THINGS I LOVE ABOUT YOU by LeUyen  Pham
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2010

"Disappointingly bland; Pham has done much better. (Picture book. 2-4)"
The Mommy-loves-her-young-'un genre is so jam-packed that new entries need to really shine in order to find a place, and this one doesn't. Read full book review >

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THERE'S NO SUCH THING AS LITTLE by LeUyen Pham
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 14, 2015

"There is such a thing as little, after all, and can't it be just right? (Picture book. 3-5)"
Pham's latest relies on readers' first understanding "little" as a synonym for "trivial" or "unimportant" and then resisting this implication by seeing good, significant things in small packages. Read full book review >

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BIG SISTER, LITTLE SISTER by LeUyen  Pham
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2005

"Pham offers a frothy fun tale that at its heart shows the depth and breadth of these relationships as something to be cherished. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Illustrator Pham's first foray into writing illuminates the complex and compelling world of sisterhood. Read full book review >

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THE TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS by LeUyen  Pham
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 23, 2014

"A joyous visual feast. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A little Caucasian boy and girl in 19th-century garb enact the familiar song. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LUNCH, OR WHAT'S THAT? by Julianne Moore
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 14, 2015

"New readers deserve better. (Early reader. 4-7)"
Moore lampoons school lunches in this early-reader series outing. Read full book review >

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BO AT IDITAROD CREEK by Kirkpatrick Hill
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 9, 2014

"Overall, another warm and charming outing, and the family's move to a different town and larger, permanent home is a satisfying ending—though Bo's ever changing family dynamic may summon another sequel. (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
This sequel to Bo at Ballard Creek (2013) continues the adventures of the 5-year-old gamine and her "two papas," Alaskan gold miners in the late 1920s. Read full book review >

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ALVIN HO by Lenore Look
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"Pack your bags and prepare to fly. (glossary) (Fiction. 6-10)"
Alvin Ho is at it again. Allergic to everything and all things girly, this 7-1/2-year-old worrywart hops a continent to visit relatives in Beijing. Is China ready for Alvin? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GRACE FOR PRESIDENT by Kelly DiPucchio
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 26, 2008

"A timely, well-constructed explanation brought down to a level anyone can comprehend. (author's note) (Picture book. 7-10)"
When Mrs. Barrington rolls out a poster displaying all the U.S. presidents' portraits, the observing and bold Grace Campbell asks, "Where are the GIRLS?" Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 19, 2008

"Pham's black-and-white drawings add a nostalgic flavor to the book's time period and setting. (Fiction. 8-10)"
The anticipation of "Sweet Semester," the fifth-grade dessert-making contest, has Dorrie and her Chicago classmates planning all sorts of recipes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE BADGER’S JUST-ABOUT BIRTHDAY by Eve Bunting
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2001

"A thoughtful example of generosity, an unbroken circle of giving and taking, and, when she's not being coy, richly atmospheric illustrations. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Bunting's Little Badger is as sweet and good as they come, and it is to her credit that the wee beast doesn't dissolve into a saccharine puddle, despite a push in that direction from Pham, who has a fondness for Disneyesque doe eyes and shy glances. Read full book review >