Search Results: "Lois G. Grambling"


BOOK REVIEW

ABIGAIL MUCHMORE by Lois G. Grambling
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2003

"While this offering from Grambling (The Witch Who Wanted to be a Princess, 2001, etc.) is superior to her earlier titles it will not be a first purchase, though storytellers may want to give it a second look. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Sun-washed watercolors illuminate this literary tale of Abigail Muchmore and her troubles with Mr. West Wind. Read full book review >

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CAN I BRING SABER TO NEW YORK, MS. MAYOR? by Lois G. Grambling
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"As the world does not lack for picture-book tours of the Big Apple, feel free to turn this visit down. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In the same vein as her other books about bringing extinct animals to inappropriate locations (Can I Bring Woolly to the Library, Ms. Reeder?, 2012), Grambling presents a tour of New York City with a saber-toothed tiger. Read full book review >

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CAN I HAVE A STEGOSAURUS, MOM? CAN I? PLEASE!? by Lois G. Grambling
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 1995

"The illustrations, sometimes haunting and sometimes baffling, are soft-edged; they are full of dramatic angles and lighting effects. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The pleading voice of the title belongs to an impish boy, baseball cap worn backwards, who negotiates fiercely. Read full book review >

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MY MOM IS A FIREFIGHTER by Lois G. Grambling
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Billy does indeed have an excellent role model. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Finally, a picture book about a young boy who wants to grow up to be just like his mom who is a firefighter. Read full book review >

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CAN I BRING WOOLLY TO THE LIBRARY, MS. REEDER? by Lois G. Grambling
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"For a more child-friendly romp through the library, try No T. Rex in the Library by Toni Buzzeo, illustrated by Sachiko Yoshikawa (2010). (Picture book. 5-8)"
As an introduction to the library, the book's plot runs long and sometimes misses the intended audience. Read full book review >

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THE WITCH WHO WANTED TO BE A PRINCESS by Lois G. Grambling
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2002

"Not exactly bewitching. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Bella lives in a musty cottage and wears a tall, pointy hat and a long, black cape, but she dreams of being a princess and living in a castle and wearing jewels and silk dresses. Read full book review >

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T. REX AND THE MOTHER’S DAY HUG by Lois G. Grambling
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 11, 2008

"The challenge for adults will be to keep their antics from becoming inspirational. (Picture book. 3-6)"
First, give young T. Rex credit: He'd rather do something for Mama Rex on Mother's Day than simply go drop some dinosaur dollars on a gift. Read full book review >

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T. REX TRICK-OR-TREATS by Lois G. Grambling
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Here's a holiday tale sure to leave young audiences with toothy grins of their own. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Giving Davis plenty of chances to show a very toothy T. Rex sending hapless trick-or-treaters fleeing in pop-eyed terror, Grambling crafts a tale of an increasingly frustrated dino unable to settle on a sufficiently scary Halloween costume. Read full book review >

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DADDY WILL BE THERE by Lois G. Grambling
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1998

"The illustrations confirm that sorrow; even the cover painting looks like a snapshot encased in ice. (Picture book. 4-10)"
Grambling (Can I Have a Stegosaurus, Mom? Read full book review >

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HERE COMES T. REX COTTONTAIL by Lois G. Grambling
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"A happy, hoppy holiday celebration. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Fresh from his Halloween T. Rex Trick-Or-Treats (2005), toothy Tyrannosaurus tapes whiskers to his muzzle and a pompon to his tail, then sallies out to deliver the holiday goods once again. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

G. by John Berger
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 8, 1972

"Ultimately (and ignoring the common reader whom it will defeat) it is an arresting, inordinately vital, impersonal, and remarkable work."
G. as anonymously archetypal as the use of the initial suggests, is the novel or rather anti-novel of the prominent British art critic and Marxist humanist. Read full book review >

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LOIS LOWRY by Lois Markham
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"She stuck with it, and the rest is historyand two Newbery medals. (b&w photographs, notes, chronology) (Biography. 10-14)"
Any institution needing works for those writing about authors will find this first installment of the Meet the Author series a serviceable title. Read full book review >