Search Results: "Lynn Reiser"


BOOK REVIEW

ANY KIND OF DOG by Lynn Reiser
ANIMALS
Released: March 27, 1992

"A promising readaloud. (Picture book. 3-7)"
From a psychiatrist who debuted with Bedtime Cat (1991), another story constructed on a repetitive pattern, but with a stronger story and a more satisfying conclusion. Read full book review >

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MY DOG TRUFFLE by Lynn Reiser
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 28, 2001

"A companion volume, My Cat Tuna (0-688-16874-4) uses an identical format and features an inquisitive green-eyed orange tiger cat. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A curly-haired, brown dog named Truffle takes a winter walk in this little book about the five senses intended for very young children. Read full book review >

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CHERRY PIES AND LULLABIES by Lynn Reiser
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1998

"A music sheet is included for the lullaby, as well as a family tree, an author's note on her family history, and a page depicting the generations of the homes of her relatives. (Picture book. 4-8)"
PLB 0-688-13392-4 From Reiser (Best Friends Think Alike, 1997, etc.), an original and attractive tribute to feminine arts and crafts, in a personal history of one family's changing traditions. Read full book review >

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MARGARET AND MARGARITA/MARGARITA Y MARGARET by Lynn Reiser
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"Constructed with unusual imagination and care, a bilingual story that makes a perfect first bridge from either language to the other, with simple but expressive art that will help define the words for new readers. (Picture book. 3-8)"
On the left, Margaret (carrying toy rabbit Susan) and her mother come to the park, though the child protests that ``There is no one to play with''; on the right are Margarita, her mother, and a cat named Susana holding the identical conversation—in Spanish. Read full book review >

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TWO MICE IN THREE FABLES by Lynn Reiser
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1995

"The predatory elements and pithy morals give this a sting that most preschoolers will appreciate. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Three tiny ``fables'' about two mice and the animals that try to catch them—simple sentences, simple plots. Read full book review >

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HARDWORKING PUPPIES by Lynn Reiser
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2006

"As an introduction to working dogs and to subtraction, this effort gets the job done. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Dogs who work for their living are the theme of this offering illustrated with markers and watercolors in deep, bright shades. Read full book review >

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TEN PUPPIES by Lynn Reiser
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2003

"First-grade classroom teachers especially will welcome Reiser's perky puppies, who convey a basic addition lesson with aplomb. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A kindly mother dog adopts ten puppies from the Puppy Rescue Center in this clever math-influenced tale from Reiser (The Lost Ball / La Pelota Perdita, 2002, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE SURPRISE FAMILY by Lynn Reiser
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 1994

"The Ugly Duckling'' and the wholesome contemporary message diverting (Reiser is also a psychiatrist), but the subtexts never burden a story that is also sure to appeal to its intended audience. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A charmingly sagacious three-generation fable. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2007

"Reiser's illustrations are simple, expressive, brightly colored and full of joie de vivre. (Picture book. 2-6)"
What is most impressive about Reiser's Margaret and Margarita stories is the way she manages to transform the bilingual book from its roots as a story in which the text is simply given in two languages into a vehicle in which each version functions as a complement to the other. Read full book review >

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TWO DOGS SWIMMING by Lynn Reiser
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2005

"The issues explored here are subtle but important: The naturally varying results of competition, the fear of failure and the importance of following the rules of fair play in order to claim a meaningful victory. (Picture book. 4-6)"
This simply told story focuses on learning a difficult new task and on related fears and phobias. Read full book review >

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BEST FRIENDS THINK ALIKE by Lynn Reiser
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1997

"The bright, chipper look, however, will win readers; it's not hard to imagine children acting this out. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In this play about playing, Reiser (Two Mice in Three Fables, 1995, etc.) provides a lesson about conflict resolution as well as a playable scenario about best friends Ruby and Beryl, who independently come up with the perfect game to play when their fathers take them to the park. Read full book review >

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CHRISTMAS COUNTING by Lynn Reiser
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 23, 1992

"Reiser's art may be unassuming, but it's cheerful and accessible; her elaborate interweaving of concepts has been developed with admirable creativity and care. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A book that not only deals with the two ideas in its title but also with change and the passage of time. Read full book review >