Search Results: "Lillian Hoban"


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SILLY TILLY'S VALENTINE by Lillian Hoban
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 31, 1998

"Still, easy-to-read holiday stories are always in demand, and this one is, if unexceptional, fairly harmless. (Fiction. 5-7)"
A third holiday adventure (Silly Tilly and the Easter Bunny, 1987, etc.) about the absent-minded mole and her friends. Read full book review >

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THE BIG LITTLE OTTER by Lillian Hoban
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 28, 1997

"Hoban is perfectly in tune with the yearnings of preschoolers. (Board book. 1-3)"
Hoban (Arthur's Camp-Out, 1993, etc.) has created a honey of a board book (as well as its companion, Big Little Lion, ISBN 0- 694-00851-6) that addresses the timeworn complaint of youngsters who believe they aren't being treated like the big kids they wish they were. Read full book review >

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ARTHUR'S CAMP-OUT by Lillian Hoban
ANIMALS
Released: April 30, 1993

"The good humor of Hoban's naturally cadenced dialogue and realistic detail mellows the message, while the childlike characters are as likable in her full-color mixed media art as in the text. (Easy reader. 4-8)"
In a ninth ``I Can Read'' about the popular Arthur, his smug superiority to little sister Violet is almost overstated; still, his gentle comeuppance makes a satisfying outcome. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 27, 1965

"And, since the quoted line appears as the sub-title on the jacket and as the first line of the text, the story is really given away before it ever happens."
Hester a well-dressed mouse, is handsomely illustrated as an appealing mouse housekeeper. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 5, 1968

"It's a questionable parallel of the original with some undeniably touching images—Sister Brute fondling Alice Brute Stone; the buck-toothed yellow dog, really a rejected toy, claiming her affection because she pays attention to him; and Mama Brute seeing her own face in the stone."
At the end of The Little Brute Family, the Brutes change their name—and nature—to Nice; bringing 'em back bad poses problems that don't apply to most repeats. . . Read full book review >

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THE SORELY TRYING DAY by Lillian Hoban
Released: April 8, 1964

"The tale is slight, but Mr. Hoban's clever use of words coupled with Mrs. Hoban's pencil drawings of the stubby Victorian looking family forms a highly amusing book which will also appeal to adults."
The comical kids, typified in other Hoban books (e.g. Read full book review >

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EGG THOUGHTS, AND OTHER FRANCES SONGS by Lillian Hoban
Released: April 1, 1972

"Frances' songs will make new friends for the little badger, and keep some old ones who are outgrowing the picture books."
Besides the favorite "Soft-Boiled" from Bread and Jam for Frances (1964), 21 new poems with the same fresh but familiar appeal of the Frances stories. Read full book review >

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BREAD AND JAM FOR FRANCES by Lillian Hoban
Released: Sept. 9, 1964

"The Hobans have done it again: a sly text attacking a real juvenile problem and attractive illustrations."
Frances the badger always faces life with an original song on her lips. Read full book review >

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A BARGAIN FOR FRANCES by Lillian Hoban
Released: Sept. 1, 1970

"A contretemps that bespeaks an older Frances as befits the older audience and will keep any audience in stitches—it's that funny line after line."
Trustful badger Frances triumphs in her I Can Read debut, to the chagrin of out-maneuvered Thelma and the accompaniment of some of her best songs: "Careful once, careful twice,/ Being careful isn't nice./ Being friends is better." Read full book review >

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THE LITTLE BRUTE FAMILY by Lillian Hoban
Released: Sept. 1, 1966

"Very nice."
There hasn't been anything in ages that concentrates on etiquette and inter-family courtesy. Read full book review >

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Released: May 22, 1963

"A spontaneous, alive picture of sibling fumbles, stumbles,—and close comradeship, which both adults and children will appreciate."
The authors of The Song in My Drum (1962, p. 55, J 21) and other artistic books, here gently poke fun at two small girls and their brother who are complaining about their nothing-to-do situation; the snow is wet, and there is nothing to do but argue (You kicked me— You hit me— You made her cry). Read full book review >

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NOTHING TO DO by Lillian Hoban
Released: Aug. 26, 1964

"This is a simple but pleasantly told activity story with delightful pencil drawings of the Possum family."
.. is the complaint of Walter Possum starting at 6 o'clock in the morning when he drags his father out of bed. Read full book review >