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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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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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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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 >

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YUMMIEST LOVE by Lisa McCourt
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"Mercifully, McCourt abjures a rhyming text, but otherwise this love-fest does little to stand out from the crowd. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A bear parent and child celebrate their love together. 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 >