Search Results: "Lisa Campbell Ernst"


BOOK REVIEW

ROUND LIKE A BALL! by Lisa Campbell Ernst
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2008

"Closing with a brief, discussion-starting list of ways to conserve energy and natural resources, it stands with G. Brian Karas's On Earth (2005) and even Charles Shaw's classic It Looked Like Spilt Milk (1947) for its inspired simplicity. (Picture book. 5-8)"
With a string of rhythmic clues—"It's round like a ball and it's hot and cold . . . . Read full book review >

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MISS PENNY AND MR. GRUBBS by Lisa Campbell Ernst
ANIMALS
Released: April 30, 1991

"Her illustrations are drawn with a vigor and aplomb that add considerable humor; but the most unusual feature here is Grubbs's impenitence, which may be more plausible than his neighbor's unfailing sweetness. (Picture book. 4-8)"
After 48 years as next-door neighbors, cranky Mr. Grubbs still has a totally unproductive garden while friendly Miss Penny grows prize vegetables. Read full book review >

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WAKE UP, IT’S SPRING! by Lisa Campbell Ernst
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2004

"With just enough detail to define the scene, but not enough to overwhelm, they highlight the animals and objects that are familiar to children. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Nature plays the childhood game of telephone in this tale of spring's arrival. Read full book review >

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BEAR’S DAY by Lisa Campbell Ernst
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2000

"Cuddly sweet, these board books are made for lap-sharing and read-aloud sessions. (Board books. 0-4)"
This pair of beguiling board books focuses on a busy toddler and his playmates. Read full book review >

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THE LETTERS ARE LOST! by Lisa Campbell Ernst
ABC BOOKS
Released: March 1, 1996

"Pedagogically invaluable and worth adding even to the most extensive collection of alphabet materials. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Ernst (Little Red Riding Hood, p. 1349, etc.) creates an alphabet book that does far more than provide practice in matching letters with initial sounds. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SQUIRREL PARK by Lisa Campbell Ernst
ANIMALS
Released: March 31, 1993

"A lively entry for the picture book hour. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Like his buildings, Stuart's architect dad is ``big, straight, and powerful.'' When he gives Stuart a first job, designing a park, he also gives him rulers and a T-square to make sure all paths are straight. Read full book review >

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WALTER'S TAIL by Lisa Campbell Ernst
ANIMALS
Released: March 31, 1992

"A familiar outline, but Walter makes an engaging hero, especially in Ernst's vigorously limned illustrations; and, of course, the perils of an overenthusiastic body that gets unexpectedly large will be appreciated by many children. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Everybody thinks old Mrs. Tully's new puppy is adorable, especially his ever-wagging tail—until he gets big and bumptious and the tail becomes a constant menace at home, where it sweeps things like vases and puzzles off tables, and downtown, where it removes the bride and groom from a wedding cake at the baker's. Read full book review >

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ZINNIA AND DOT by Lisa Campbell Ernst
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 1992

"A good choice to share with a group. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Two feuding hens lose all but one egg to a weasel who sneaks in while they're busy squabbling. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOW THINGS WORK IN THE YARD by Lisa Campbell Ernst
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2011

"A beguiling invitation to curious young readers and listeners to explore both the pages of the book and the world outside their doors. (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
From birds and their nests to a hose and sprinkler, this attractive informational title presents 21 familiar objects that might be found in a young reader's suburban yard. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

"While the message that industry is its own reward is never far from the top, the general silliness keeps didacticism from the story, making it one that kids are sure to ask for a second time. (Picture book/folktale. 5-8)"
One of the Grimms' funnier and lesser-known tales receives an expansion and a new ending. Read full book review >

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STELLA LOUELLA'S RUNAWAY BOOK by Lisa Campbell Ernst
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"As usual, Ernst's big, comic illustrations stage the action beautifully, advancing the text and supplying plenty of funny details to pore over. (Picture book. 4-8)"
This cumulative tale from Ernst (Duke the Dairy Delight Dog, 1996, etc.) features Stella, who is all in a dither because she has misplaced her library book. Read full book review >