Search Results: "Loreen Leedy"


BOOK REVIEW

SEEING SYMMETRY by Loreen Leedy
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2012

"Useful and accessible. (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
An entertaining assortment of dozens of diverse and colorful examples from quilts to kites to cupcakes invites the reader to discover both line and rotational symmetry. Read full book review >

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CRAZY LIKE A FOX by Loreen Leedy
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 15, 2008

"As welcome as springtime to teachers, aspiring writers and any who appreciate wordplay. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Not everyone can take the most well-known and clichéd similes in the English language and turn them into a story that will hold the interest of young readers, but Leedy has done just that. Read full book review >

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2 x 2 = BOO! by Loreen Leedy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 1995

"The entire production has a homemade feel: It's exactly the kind of thing an older sibling might make for a younger one, by turns goofy, entertaining, and educational. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Halloween characters and Leedy (Fraction Action, 1994, etc.) help readers memorize the multiplication table from 0 to 5. Read full book review >

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IT’S PROBABLY PENNY by Loreen Leedy
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2007

"Leedy scores again with this engaging mathematical tale. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Lisa and her Boston terrier, Penny, are back in this delightful look at probability. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Prehistoric time was never this much fun. (Informational picture book. 8-12)"
What do you get when you combine punny jokes and riddles with diamond poems and rhyming verse? Read full book review >

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THE SHOCKING TRUTH ABOUT ENERGY by Loreen Leedy
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2010

"EWSLUGp2009 did for fossil fuels, this book does for energy as a whole. (Informational picture book. 5-8)"
Erg, a cartoon energy-bolt, narrates this electrifying introduction to the basics of energy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MESSAGES IN THE MAILBOX by Loreen Leedy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 1991

"What a nifty way to encourage the written word! (Nonfiction/Picture book. 6-10)"
In the style of the author's The Furry News: How to Make a Newspaper (1990), an appealing introduction to correspondence as taught to an eclectic bunch of kids and creatures in Mrs. Gator's class. Read full book review >

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JACK AND THE HUNGRY GIANT EAT RIGHT WITH MYPLATE by Loreen Leedy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2013

"Despite obvious curricular connections, this one's a miss. (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
Books about the USDA's nutrition standards regarding healthy eating are universally bland. This is no exception. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MEASURING PENNY by Loreen Leedy
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1998

"Readers will be inspired to measure their own pets; it will be up to their pets, of course, to cooperate. (Picture book. 6-9)"
A terrific pedagogical idea from Leedy (Mission: Addition, 1997, etc.) that offers instruction and no small dose of delight. Read full book review >

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MAPPING PENNY’S WORLD by Loreen Leedy
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"Leedy's blocky forms and poster paint colors (created with digital painting and photo collage) are a fine foil for the clear text, which teaches without patronizing. (Picture book/nonfiction. 7-9)"
Leedy (Celebrate the 50 States!, 1999, etc.) has a gift for presenting concepts wrapped in stories both easily assimilated and engaging. Read full book review >

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FRACTION ACTION by Loreen Leedy
ANIMALS
Released: March 15, 1994

"An excellent contribution that meets a real need for attractive early math books. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 6-9)"
Couched as five chapters in which teacher ``Miss Prime'' (a high-heeled, spectacled horse) presents sequential lessons to a class of five lively little animals, a lucid introduction to an often vexing topic. Read full book review >