Search Results: "Margaret Chodos-Irvine"


BOOK REVIEW

ELLA SARAH GETS DRESSED by Margaret Chodos-Irvine
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2003

"A wonderfully realized artistic conceit with a storyline guaranteed to tickle the fancy of baby fashionistas and their families. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A very determined young lady knows precisely what she wants to wear. Read full book review >

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BEST BEST FRIENDS by Margaret Chodos-Irvine
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2006

"Chodos-Irvine uses a variety of printmaking techniques and sunny garden colors to make this a small, perfect tale of conflict and resolution. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The illustrations in this wonderful preschool story look deceptively simple, but they are full of pattern, color, shape and form in the most pleasing of ways. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LIGHT UP THE NIGHT by Jean Reidy
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Oct. 11, 2011

"A dreamy-yet-instructive ode to the universe. (Picture book. 2-6)"
The coziest of quilts becomes a rocket ship in this gorgeous, mesmerizingly rhythmic read-aloud that explores a boy's small place in a vast world. Read full book review >

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BOOM BOOM by Sarvinder Naberhaus
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"Familiar seasonal fun for the young. (Picture book. 2-4)"
This exploration of seasons featuring a multicultural group of preschoolers is sure to please its target audience. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY HOUSE IS SINGING by Betsy R. Rosenthal
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2004

"A confident debut for Rosenthal, and a strong follow-up for a talented award-winner. (Picture book/poetry. 6-9)"
In a set of poetic observations written with a child's voice and sensibility, Rosenthal celebrates a house's nooks and crannies, furnishings, noises, decorations, and general coziness. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ONLY YOU by Robin Cruise
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2007

"As a statement of childhood's most unalienable right, it doesn't come any clearer. (Picture book. 3-5)"
This parent-child love poem reaches out and cuddles its dual audience close. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HELLO, ARCTIC! by Theodore Taylor
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"This one seems all middle—and a muddled middle, too. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Taylor (The Boy Who Could Fly Without a Motor, p. 581, etc.), well known for his middle-grade and YA novels, fails to tell a story with his first picture book. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TO BE LIKE THE SUN by Susan Marie Swanson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2008

"The large, wonderfully patterned illustrations are perfect for sharing, and the ideas lend themselves to discussion and curriculum applications for young children. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Addressing a sunflower seed, a small girl contemplates the transformation from seed to sunflower and back to seed again, from spring planting through winter snow. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DINOSAUR THUNDER by Marion Dane Bauer
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2012

"This book's big brother provides just the ticket for riding out scary times. (Picture book. 3-6)"
In this perceptively illustrated take on a common theme, an older brother's comment does more than all the supposed comfort offered by grownups to dispel a child's fear of thunder. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HIDE & SEEK by Janet S. Wong
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2005

"Valeri Gorbachev (2004), on down. (Picture book. 4-6)"
"Cookie time is the perfect time for hide-and-seek. Dad, don't peek!" Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

APPLE PIE FOURTH OF JULY by Janet S. Wong
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2001

"All at once, cultural boundaries don't seem quite as defined. (Picture book. 3-7)"
"No one wants Chinese food / on the Fourth of July, I say. / Fireworks are Chinese, Father says, / and hands me a pan full of sweet-and-sour pork." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MARGARET THATCHER by Jonathan Aitken
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 5, 2013

"More than serviceable, but best for readers of conservative views themselves. Others will want to turn to more critical commentators."
An admiring biography of the Iron Lady by a former "Tory back-bencher" who played a role in her government. Read full book review >