Search Results: "Marc Aspinall"


BOOK REVIEW

WOW, I DIDN'T KNOW THAT! by Emma Dods
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 24, 2013

"High-interest topic; low-budget production. (Informational picture book. 4-7)"
Surrounded by pithy commentary, dozens of common animals bound, stride, swim or otherwise pose against high-contrast monochrome backdrops in this unvarnished attempt to amaze. Read full book review >

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REALLY, REALLY BIG QUESTIONS ABOUT ME AND MY BODY by Stephen Law
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2012

"A really, really big and more pertinent question is: Who is the audience for this unnecessary effort? (Nonfiction. 9-12)"
In the third of a series of Really, Really Big Question books, Law delves again into philosophy for children. Read full book review >

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PENGUINS LOVE COLORS by Sarah Aspinall
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"An adequate color and flowers concept book with an exuberant cast of characters. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Using six baby penguins covered in paint, Aspinall introduces colors and flowers in this bright-eyed book. Read full book review >

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PENGUINS LOVE THEIR ABC'S by Sarah Aspinall
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 29, 2017

"Young listeners learning their ABCs will enjoy both the interactivity and the penguins' antics. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Penguins play with the ABCs. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MARC BROWN'S PLAYTIME RHYMES by Marc Brown
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"Just right for family play, while honoring the tradition of passing these rhymes to future generations. (Picture book/poetry. 3-6)"
Twenty of Brown's favorite finger rhymes, complete with tiny pictograms to demonstrate motions and actions for each phrase. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SUPERHERO by Marc Tauss
by Marc Tauss, photographed by Marc Tauss
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Bravo, Maleek. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Maleek is deeply enamored of superhero comic books. Read full book review >

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MONKEY NOT READY FOR THE BABY by Marc Brown
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"There's not much new about this new-baby book. (Picture book. 3-5)"
With the help of his parents and big brother, Monkey gets ready to become a big brother, too. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SQUISHINESS OF THINGS by Marc Kompaneyets
ADVENTURE
Released: June 28, 2005

"Decorated with pictorial borders and elaborate, shadowy illustrations in a variety of Renaissance styles, this droll debut will appeal to readers, young or otherwise, who fancy themselves sophisticates. (Picture book. 11-13)"
Strongly influenced by Gulliver's Travels and Candide, and really written for the same audience, this visual and literary confection lampoons catalogers and other such know-it-alls. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WAITING PLACE by Marc Sutherland
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"A jubilant debut, half-mad and wholly invigorating. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Outrageous adventures take place at the foot of the bed when a bout of insomnia allows a child's imagination to take flight. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ARTHUR MEETS THE PRESIDENT by Marc Brown
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 1991

"A weak link in this popular series. (Picture book. 5-8)"
``How I Can Help Make America Great'' is the subject; Arthur thinks about how much more can be done when everyone helps, then writes his essay—and wins a national contest. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LOVELY SUMMER by Marc Simont
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1992

"A treat. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A favorite illustrator (a Caldecott medalist who in 1990 reillustrated Many Moons, to wide acclaim) depicts a summer's depredations on a garden from a rabbit family's point of view: While they timidly hang back, the burly woodchuck bulls his way into the trap set for them; thereafter, they happily enjoy the vegetables, oblivious to the gardener's distress—they even mistake a parting shake of a fist at summer's end for a friendly wave. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

D.W.’S LIBRARY CARD by Marc Brown
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"A great one for class visits. (Picture book. 3-6)"
D.W. has to learn to write her full name before she can check out library books with her very own card. Read full book review >