Search Results: "Liz Murphy"


BOOK REVIEW

ABC DOCTOR by Liz Murphy
ABC BOOKS
Released: April 1, 2007

"The illustrations also shed light on some of the routine practices of a check-up, and so for young readers nervous about doctor appointments, this text might just be the thing for what ails them. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A straightforward alphabet book introduces each letter and pairs it with a medical term. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A DICTIONARY OF DANCE by Liz Murphy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Though this is a beginning taste of a complex subject, it will serve well as a first look at dance for preschoolers. (Picture book. 2-4)"
This introductory exploration of the world of dance offers one term, step or type of dance for each letter of the alphabet, from an arabesque to zones of the body. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY FOREVER DRESS by Harriet Ziefert
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2009

"Though the creative focus on fashion excels, the narrative's earnest delivery struggles in its authenticity. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A girl's cherished party dress receives striking renovations through Murphy's bright mixed-media collage. Read full book review >

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ABC DENTIST by Harriet Ziefert
ABC BOOKS
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Murphy's mixed-media collages add dimension and humor to what may become a classic prep for a visit to the dentist's office and is a neat companion to its predecessor, 2007's ABC Doctor. (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
In alphabetical order, this cheery offering provides a succinct overview of a visit to the dentist. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BROADWAY BARKS by Bernadette Peters
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2008

"Author royalties from this not-too-self-aggrandizing and wholly goodhearted offering go to Broadway Barks. (Picture book. 3-7)"
In 1998, Peters and Mary Tyler Moore founded Broadway Barks, an annual pet "adopt-a-thon" in the theater district of New York City. Read full book review >

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RORY THE DINOSAUR by Liz Climo
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 5, 2015

"Readers will appreciate the clean design and the warm and humorous story; they'll hope Rory sets off again soon. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Rory is a young dinosaur who loves to do things with his dad, but when his father takes some time to relax, Rory decides to set off on a solo adventure. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TOMBOY by Liz Prince
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"Spectacular; a book to make anyone think seriously about society's preordained gender roles (Graphic memoir. 14 & up)"
Prince explores what it means to be a tomboy in a magnificently evocative graphic memoir. Read full book review >

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RORY THE DINOSAUR WANTS A PET by Liz Climo
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 7, 2016

"Children just developing a sense of humor will appreciate the innocent silliness of the tale. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Rory is a lucky dinosaur. He so much wants a pet, and a pet finds him instead! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SPLASHDANCE by Liz Starin
by Liz Starin, illustrated by Liz Starin
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 21, 2016

"It's a consciously silly pretense, but discussion possibilities abound, and there's no question it's funny. (Picture book. 4-7)"
After being excluded, a polar bear gets her turn to shine. Read full book review >

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THE VERY UGLY BUG by Liz Pichon
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2005

"A similar premise gets more effective treatment in Andrew Clements's Big Al (1988), illustrated by Yoshi, and, more recently, in Graeme Base's Jungle Drums (2004). (Picture book. 6-8)"
In this notably unsuccessful take on the "I don't want to stand out" theme, a bug—colorful but not particularly ugly in the cartoon illustrations—brushes off her friends' appreciative comments and dresses herself to look like them, but changes her tune after repulsing a predatory bird. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

QUACKERS by Liz Wong
by Liz Wong, illustrated by Liz Wong
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 22, 2016

"Both relevant and adorable. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A cat who thinks he's a duck learns about himself. Read full book review >

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HAS ANYONE SEEN JESSICA JENKINS? by Liz Kessler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"Readers not yet ready for teen thrillers should warm to this unlikely band of new friends who solve this easy-to-read 'scientific' mystery with no adult intervention. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
Superhuman powers. The best thing ever—or a total nightmare? Read full book review >