Search Results: "Margaret Dunbar Cutright"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 14, 2012

"An intriguing story diminished by the inability of the authors to screen out irrelevant or marginal details, making the saga difficult to follow."
A convoluted account of an infamous child kidnapping from 100 years ago, with a contemporary twist. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 23, 2012

"Wonderfully exuberant and completely delightful. (Picture book. 3-8)"
There's fun for all when the man from Fandango comes to call. Read full book review >

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BUBBLE TROUBLE by Margaret Mahy
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 6, 2009

"A frothy, effervescent gift. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Mabel blows a bubble that envelops her baby brother, gently wafting him all over the village, causing shock and excitement among the population. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DOWN THE BACK OF THE CHAIR by Margaret Mahy
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 12, 2006

"Dunbar's delightfully loose illustrations in watercolor and cut paper provide a satisfying complement to Mahy's poem, with whimsical creatures, juicy colors and lots of motion to match the kinetic energy of the text. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A comfy armchair upholstered in a brightly flowered print is the hiding place for a fantastic range of surprises in this rollicking, rhyming treat from the uniquely talented Mahy, winner of the 2006 Hans Christian Andersen Award. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ARTHUR'S DREAM BOAT by Polly Dunbar
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"A real attention-getter. (Picture book. 2 & up)"
Dunbar imaginatively transforms a seaside memory of a small boy in the ocean and a boat on the distant horizon into Arthur's adventure with a dream boat. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PENGUIN by Polly Dunbar
by Polly Dunbar, illustrated by Polly Dunbar
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2007

"An attractively designed, child-appealing package. (Picture book. 4-6)"
In this fanciful tale, a boy unwraps a gift penguin and tries to make it talk. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HELLO TILLY by Polly Dunbar
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Happy Hector (ISBN: 978-0-7636-4110-8) publishes simultaneously, with the other four 'coming soon.' (Picture book. 2-5)"
Tilly is a little girl who lives with her five animal friends in a little yellow house, and readers meet them all, one by one, in this inaugural title of a six-book series. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PAT-A-CAKE BABY by Joyce Dunbar
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 9, 2015

"A sweet confection through and through, from the glitter on the cover to the nonpareils on the endpapers. (Picture book. 4-7)"

BOOK REVIEW

FLYAWAY KATIE by Polly Dunbar
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2004

"Exuberant, to say the least. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A joyous cure for a case of the doldrums. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SHOE BABY by Joyce Dunbar
ADVENTURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2005

"Polly Dunbar's delightful mixed-media collage illustrations of eccentric creatures great and small burst forth with as much glee as the text in this contagiously exuberant mother-daughter collaboration. (Picture book. 2-5)"
"There once was a baby / Who hid in a shoe / And had learned how to say, ‘How do you do?' " Thus begins the rollicking, rhyming, Edward Lear-style story of the adventures of the rosy-cheeked Shoe Baby. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NONFICTION
Released: June 1, 1998

"Brief biographies will steer interested readers to other examples of the contributors' works. (Anthology. 12+)"
Dunbar has put together 17 excerpts of Irish writings in reverse chronological order of publication, from 1941—96, aimed less at children than at adults studying children's literature. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MARGARET CAPE by Wylene Dunbar
Released: May 1, 1997

"Shades of Grisham, Percy, and Welty, in a story that tries too hard to be too much."
A woman (a Yankee, no less) finds her destiny in the Mississippi Delta in a first novel that, despite its ambitions, comes across as a good ol' southern tale of family secrets, racial clashes, and steel magnolia women. Read full book review >