Search Results: "Lisa McCue"


BOOK REVIEW

QUIET BUNNY'S MANY COLORS by Lisa McCue
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2011

"But since she is a prolific artist with many fans, Quiet Bunny will probably quietly move on to the next entry in his series. (Picture book. 3-5)"
This is the second offering in a new series about the titular rabbit, following a previous exploration of animal sounds (Quiet Bunny, 2009). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

QUIET BUNNY & NOISY PUPPY by Lisa McCue
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"For those toddlers who crave more of a story than traditional opposites books offer, this just may fit the bill. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Quiet Bunny's third outing (Quiet Bunny's Many Colors, 2011, etc.) explores opposites as he makes a new friend who is his different from him in every way. Read full book review >

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

CORK AND FUZZ by Dori Chaconas
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2006

"This laugh-out-loud treat never falls short. (Easy reader. 5-8)"
In this delightful second installment, Cork the muskrat and Fuzz the possum struggle to resolve differences that jeopardize their friendship. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOW DO I LOVE YOU? by Leslie Kimmelman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2005

"The illustrations and text suit either gender of both parent and child, making this suitable for any combination. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A crocodile parent uses her child's digits to count the ways she loves him in this beautiful rhyming tribute: "How do I love you, little one? / Let me count the ways. . . . / One in sunshine; / Two in snow; / Three on rainy days." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE WOLF GOES TO SCHOOL by Mary Packard
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 7, 2012

"Sweet and comforting, as intended. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The first two in Packard's new Watch Me Grow series address first-day-of-school fears and the welcoming of a new baby. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FEATHERS by Eileen Spinelli
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2004

"This lively companion to the likes of Kate Kiesler's Wings on the Wind (2002) and Douglas Florian's ever-clever On the Wing (1996) finishes with sketchy endnotes that elaborate on information delivered in the verses. (Poetry. 7-10)"
McCue's clean-lined, brightly colored close-ups of smiling birds, all in natural settings framed by garlands of vines, flowers or patterned ribbons, will draw children to these 27 impish rhymes, each of which celebrates a particular kind of bird. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CORK AND FUZZ by Dori Chaconas
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2008

"A welcome addition to a sweet, funny series. (Easy reader. 5-8)"
Cork, the short muskrat who collects shiny stones, and Fuzz, the tall possum who collects, well, most things, including feathers, return in a fourth easy reader. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CORK & FUZZ by Dori Chaconas
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2005

"Readers will hope for sequels. (Easy reader. 5-7)"
In this droll take on the evergreen theme of unlikely friendships, a small, lonely muskrat and a newly met, considerably larger possum search gamely for common ground. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CORDUROY'S BIRTHDAY by B.G. Hennessy
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1997

"Call it a lift- the-flap, call it a birthday book, but don't call it Don Freeman's Corduroy (1968). (Picture book. 2-6)"
It's Corduroy's big day, and although he is pushing 30, he doesn't look a day over 5; in the years since his first appearance he has learned how to keep both straps of his overalls buttoned. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MERRY MERRY HOLLY HOLLY by Dori Chaconas
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 20, 2015

"A quiet, satisfying story about a charming pair of friends celebrating their affectionate bond. (Picture book. 3-5)"
The stars of a popular early-reader series move on to the picture-book world in this gentle story about finding a Christmas tree. Read full book review >