Search Results: "MP Ashman"


BOOK REVIEW

BLACK HOLLOW by MP Ashman
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 27, 2013

"A supernatural sequel that echoes the best and worst aspects of its predecessor."
In this second installment of Ashman's (Black Hollow, 2012) dark fantasy saga, the evil Wizard remains trapped in Black Hollow—but that doesn't mean that all's well in this magical world. Read full book review >

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RAIN! by Linda Ashman
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 5, 2013

"Altogether delightful. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A child and an adult look at rain from both sides. Read full book review >

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JUST ANOTHER MORNING by Linda Ashman
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2004

"Even children well aware of the pleasures of Pretend will trail along admiringly in the wake of this very Young Indiana Jones. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Though he doesn't retreat so far into the Id as Max in his wolf suit, here's a lad who wakes surrounded by live zoo animals (plush, in the pictures), tiptoes past sleeping "giants" and rappels down a stepped "mountain" to get to the kitchen, confronts a voracious, sucking monster in the utility closet, then goes on to further adventures indoors and out before one of those "giants" snags him for a bath, a cuddle, and a nap. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOW TO MAKE A NIGHT by Linda Ashman
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"Ashman uses rhyme and rhythm masterfully to control the pace of this irresistible invitation to get off your duff. (Picture book. 5-8)"
In this captivating collaboration, a capable-looking lass takes charge when it's time to clean up the day's household wrack—"Train skipped the track. / Cat spilled the juice. / Cake's on the floor. / Snake's on the loose"—then slips outside to finish the job by roping in the Sun, replacing the sky's blue with gold-spattered black, and calling in the night chorus of owls and crickets. Read full book review >

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LITTLE BABY BUTTERCUP by Linda Ashman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 29, 2015

"Cozy, predictable, cheerful and brimming with motherly love—a dependably pleasing read-aloud for the smaller set. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Little Baby Buttercup blooms under the sunny warmth of her mother's love, beaming as she eats (and wears) breakfast, builds with blocks, works the garden hose, hits the playground and returns home. Read full book review >

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STELLA, UNLEASHED by Linda Ashman
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2008

"Poetry collections about pets are as common as fleas on a dog, but Stella's poetic narrative is one bark above the rest. (Picture book/poetry. 4-8)"
A perky brown dog named Stella is the first-person narrator in this collection of 29 humorous poems written from the canine perspective. Read full book review >

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WHEN I WAS KING by Linda Ashman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"A good addition to the new-sibling shelf. (Picture book. 3-7)"
An older brother bemoans the fact that everything is different with a baby in the house. Read full book review >

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BABIES ON THE GO by Linda Ashman
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2003

"Sweet. (Picture book. 2-5)"
"Some babies stand up right away. They take a step then run and play. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ESSENTIAL WORLDWIDE MONSTER GUIDE by Linda Ashman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"As both a surefire read-aloud and a heads-up for prospective young travelers, this can't be beat. (Poetry. 7-10)"
As pithy and clever as Ogden Nash at his best, Ashman profiles 13 magical creatures from as many parts of the world. Read full book review >

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OVER THE RIVER & THROUGH THE WOOD by Linda Ashman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"A rollicking fun time sure to be a hit with those traveling for their own family gatherings. (Picture book. 3-8)"
An invitation to a holiday gathering at Grandma and Grandpa's house is the catalyst for some new verses to the familiar song. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NO DOGS ALLOWED! by Linda Ashman
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 2, 2011

"Offbeat and appealing. (Picture book. 3-9)"
People with pets spell trouble—and opportunity—for a new sidewalk cafe. Read full book review >