Search Results: "Lisa McCourt"


BOOK REVIEW

LISA, LISA by Béatrice Shalit
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1992

"French writer Shalit's fifth novel—and first US publication—is an accomplished soap-script that needs fleshing out."
Goodness knows, there's a passel of domestic furor and flurry within this novel's Jewish/French family, who are gathered for a wedding—but somehow the fuss and feathers have no more emotional depth than the plink-plunk of a rapid badminton volley. Read full book review >

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MONA LISA by Dianne Hales
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"The breezy tone is a jarring contrast to the considerable scholarship that informs the author's history."
Like many visitors to the Louvre, journalist Hales (La Bella Lingua: A Passionate Journey through the World's Most Beautiful Language, 2009, etc.) was fascinated by Leonardo da Vinci's famous portrait and set out to investigate the real Lisa Gherardini del Giocondo: "Why did the most renowned painter of her time choose her as his model?...And why does her smile enchant us still?" Read full book review >

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THE MOST THANKFUL THING by Lisa McCourt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"Like the child in the tale, readers will enjoy spending a long time poring over the many fun details included in the illustrations. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A young girl explores her mother's scrap book searching for clues to discover the one thing for which her mother feels most grateful. Read full book review >

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GOOD NIGHT, STINKY FACE by Lisa McCourt
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 26, 2016

"A delightful read that really needs a larger canvas in a full-size picture book. (Board book. 3-5)"
In a new entry in the popular series, Stinky Face and his mama together imagine all that could go wrong at bedtime. Read full book review >

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YOU CAN DO IT, STINKY FACE! by Lisa McCourt
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 29, 2016

"Sentiment, text, and illustrations all cry out for a reissue in a larger format. (Board book. 3-5)"
Using a board-book format, McCourt brings a message of unconditional parental love and support to the youngest story listeners. Read full book review >

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HAPPY HALLOWEEN, STINKY FACE by Lisa McCourt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"One can never have too many Halloween picture books, and readers already familiar with Stinky Face and his imaginative fears will enjoy this one. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Long-time collaborators McCourt and Moore offer another holiday Stinky Face book. Read full book review >

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GRANNY’S DRAGON by Lisa McCourt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"Sweet and fun. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A very pastel take on the old I-don't-want-to-go-to-bed-because-of-the-monster routine. Read full book review >

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GOOD NIGHT, PRINCESS PRUNEY TOES by Lisa McCourt
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: March 1, 2001

"Artwork as color-shot and fleeting as pixie dust accompanies McCourt's jubilant, honeyed observance of the father-daughter bond. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Tooth-achingly sweet but winning is this bedtime tale of a princess and her royal father from the team that produced It's Time for School, Stinky Face (2000) and its predecessors. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I, MONA LISA by Jeanne Kalogridis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2006

"A clever reworking, though not completely convincing."
Kalogridis (The Borgia Bride, 2005, etc.) chronicles the perils of young Lisa di Antonio Gherardini long before she became the subject of Leonardo da Vinci's famous painting. Read full book review >

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MERRY CHRISTMAS, STINKY FACE by Lisa McCourt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"She'll come up with some clever solution. (Picture book. 3-7)"
McCourt and Moore (It's Time for School, Stinky Face, 2000, etc.) continue their collaborative examination of one imaginative little boy with a major case of the "what-if's," the fourth in the successful series. Read full book review >

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IT’S TIME FOR SCHOOL, STINKY FACE by Lisa McCourt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"This descendant of Margaret Wise Brown's Runaway Bunny will soothe anxious parents too. (Picture Book. 5-8)"
Even after I Love You, Stinky Face (1997) and I Miss You, Stinky Face (1999), Mother is still providing reassuring answers to her affectionately nicknamed child's extravagant questions. Read full book review >