Search Results: "Lucy Cousins"


BOOK REVIEW

COUSINS by Athol Fugard
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"Good enough to intrigue Fugard's admirers, but not good enough to draw in anyone else. (photos, not seen)"
Memories of two male relatives whom the noted South African playwright believes helped inspire him to write, mingled with bittersweet recollections of his youth, in a poignant but underdeveloped memoir. Read full book review >

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COUSINS by Paulette Jiles
Released: Feb. 21, 1992

"A heartwarming but refreshingly unsentimental account."
A no-nonsense midlife rites-of-passage chronicle by an acclaimed poet who finds love and long-lost kin as she seeks to understand her own past. Read full book review >

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HOORAY FOR BIRDS! by Lucy Cousins
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 28, 2017

"All in all, it's a great way to introduce bird behavior without lecturing—young children will feel like hopping, pecking, and soaring with these exuberant feathered friends. (Picture book. 2-4)"
An exuberant celebration of birds of all kinds—mostly recognizable species (chicken, flamingo, swan, parrot, starling, penguin, ostrich, peacock) but some imaginary. Read full book review >

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MAISY'S WORLD OF ANIMALS by Lucy Cousins
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"For armchair travelers newly or not yet out of diapers, Maisy again serves as a safe and comfortably familiar companion with whom to explore the wider world. (Pop-up informational picture book. 18 mos.-3)"
Maisy meets smiling animals in habitats from jungle to ocean in her newest First Science Book. Read full book review >

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MAISY'S FIRST NUMBERS by Lucy Cousins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 27, 2013

"Cousins again proves she knows what works for the youngest of readers. (Board book. 6 mos.-3)"
Maisy counts up to five in the simplest of concept books. Read full book review >

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I’M THE BEST by Lucy Cousins
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2010

"Relish Cousins's lusciously vibrant, liquid-textured inks and the thick pencil lines that boldly match the boasting. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Jubilant colors buoy this profile of a braggart. Read full book review >

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MAISY GOES TO THE HOSPITAL by Lucy Cousins
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"Her bright gouache paintings feature her familiar and beloved cast of characters and introduce a few new friends, and her simple tale is just right for a gentle introduction to a hospital visit. (Picture book. 2-6)"
In a First Experiences Storybook, Cousins' inimitable mouse Maisy makes another foray into the genre of picture books aimed at reassuring fearful readers. Read full book review >

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JAZZY IN THE JUNGLE by Lucy Cousins
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Vividly colorful and delightful fun, this is Cousins doing what she does best: entertaining the youngest of readers with panache. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A mother lemur searches for her baby among the flora and fauna of the jungle. Read full book review >

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ZA-ZA'S BABY BROTHER by Lucy Cousins
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"A delight right down to the endpapers. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Cousins (Noah's Ark, 1993, etc.) plows a well-worked plot: Za- Za is not happy that the new baby takes so much of his parents' attention, but after playing alone with her new brother and helping put him to bed, Za-Za learns that there's still time for hugs and a bedtime story. Read full book review >

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COUSINS by Virginia Hamilton
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 27, 1991

"Another wise, beautifully written book from this well-established master."
Cammy is first seen paying one of her regular visits to a nursing home to see her grandmother, Gram Tut, undeterred by rules that say children must be accompanied by adults. Read full book review >