Search Results: "Marc Brown"


BOOK REVIEW

ARTHUR TURNS GREEN by Marc Brown
ANIMALS
Released: April 5, 2011

"Brown's familiar, brightly colored cartoon illustrations (printed in soy inks on recycled paper) feature schoolmates and family members sufficiently well identified that a new generation of Arthur readers could start with this timely title. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Working on a school project his teacher calls "the Big Green Machine," Arthur finds many ways to save energy at home but frightens his little sister D.W., who thinks he and their father and Arthur's friend Buster might really be turning green. Read full book review >

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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 >

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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

IN NEW YORK by Marc Brown
Kirkus Star
by Marc Brown, illustrated by Marc Brown
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 11, 2014

"An exuberant and heartfelt travelogue extraordinaire. (Picture book. 4-10)"
A very personal tour of New York takes readers eastside, westside, uptown and down. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ARTHUR'S BIRTHDAY by Marc Brown
by Marc Brown, illustrated by Marc Brown, developed by Wanderful, Inc.
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 4, 2013

"This Arthur app makes great use of humor to help make reading skills fun. (iPad storybook app. 4-8)"
Arthur and Muffy have planned their birthday parties for the same day, which kicks off a round of problem-solving and a lesson in conflict resolution. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LITTLE SHOP OF MONSTERS by R.L. Stine
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"Readers are sure to visit this shop again and again for its fantastical creatures and its slightly sinister tone. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Two proven masters combine talents to produce a deliciously creepy mock-horror picture book. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WILD ABOUT YOU! by Judy Sierra
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 7, 2012

"While human adoptions may never be this random and unexpected (and have been covered by the likes of Jamie Lee Curtis and Rose Lewis), this nicely captures the cross-species bonds animals sometimes form. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In lively rhyming couplets that beg to be read aloud, Sierra's zoo animals are back, this time proving that it takes a village zoo to raise children…especially when those children are adopted. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TEN TINY TOES by Todd Tarpley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"Nevertheless, a cozy, sweet cuddle that is just right for bedtime. (Picture book. 1-4)"
Tarpley pays homage to babies and the miraculous ways in which they inspire love. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GULPS by Rosemary Wells
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2007

"Well-intentioned but decidedly substandard. (Picture book. 3-6)"
It's unfortunate that this disappointingly didactic and extremely insensitive tale of a fat family that finds fitness on the farm is guaranteed a place in most libraries. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ZOOZICAL by Judy Sierra
by Judy Sierra, illustrated by Marc Brown
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 23, 2011

"A book of sheer exuberance—vocal and visual—which surely will be reflected during read-alouds. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Carrying on where they left off with Wild About Books (2004), their Seuss homage, Sierra and Brown find the good citizens of Springfield, and especially the residents of the zoo, overcome by the doldrums of winter. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"The laudable ambition—to make it easier for parents to talk with their children—is only partially realized. (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-8)"
A well-intentioned but less than satisfactory picture book on sex education for primary-grade children, from the team behind Dinosaurs Die (1996), and other guides. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

REX AND LILLY SCHOOLTIME by Laurie Krasny Brown
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1997

"Using lots of picture clues and a limited vocabulary, the Browns carry newly independent readers along to a surprise twist at the end of each chapter, painlessly expanding their reading skills in the process. (Fiction. 5-7)"
Rex And Lilly Schooltime (32 pp.; $12.95; Apr. 1997; 0-316-10920- 7): Three short, funny chapters comprise this easy-to-read book starring dinosaurs Rex and Lilly from dino-experts Brown and Brown (When Dinosaurs Die, 1996, etc.). Read full book review >