Search Results: "Margaret Mittelbach"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: April 12, 2005

"Neatly and wonderfully sews together natural science and travel yarn. (Illustrations throughout, maps)"
A top-drawer journey into the natural history of Tasmania from two Brooklyn-based nature writers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CROW MADE A FRIEND by Margaret Peot
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"A brightly illustrated story perfect for the very beginner reader. (Early reader. 4-7)"
Crow is alone. How will he make a friend? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BOOM, BABY, BOOM BOOM! by Margaret Mahy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"One cool Mama, one cunning baby and five opportunistic animals—yum, yum, fun. (Picture book. 2-5)"
This reissue of Mahy's 1997 publication illustrated by Patricia MacCarthy rings with her familiar, infectious rhythm and repetition and is rejuvenated with new illustrations. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1993

"But fun's the main event, in the form of an incredibly intricate plot and continuous wordplay and hilarity- -enough for a dozen more ordinary books. (Fiction. 9-12)"
In the antic spirit of The Blood-and-Thunder Adventure on Hurricane Peak (1989), another from the irrepressible New Zealander's past—published abroad in 1983, a farce involving a young man who escapes managing "Ye Olde Pyratte Shippe Tea Shoppe" to set sail with his staff, already suitably costumed, in the shop/ship, now christened the Sinful Sausage in honor of their hoped-for exploits. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A BUSY DAY FOR A GOOD GRANDMOTHER by Margaret Mahy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 1993

"A delight. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Urgently, Scrimshaw telephones his mother for help: Wanda's left him with Sweeney, who's teething, and only some of his grandmother's cock-a-hoop honey cake will mollify him. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHOSE SHOE? by Margaret Miller
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 23, 1991

"Again, clear, bright photos and felicitous organization make this an excellent concept book for young children. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 2-7)"
In the same winning format as Whose Hat? (1988), nine varied shoes (clown, ballet, flipper, horseshoe, etc.) are shown in use by the appropriate adult (except the baby shoe!) and also by a child. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

Emma and her family celebrate Hanukkah in the usual manner- -polishing the menorah, lighting the lights, playing dreidel with cousins, and eating latkes and chocolate ``Hanukkah gelt.'' As Christmas nears, Emma and her family practice its customary rituals as well, picking the perfect tree—just right for Emma's favorite ornament—decorating it with friends while sharing an assortment of holiday cookies, and then lighting the lights again. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHERE DOES IT GO? by Margaret Miller
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 16, 1992

``Where does Tavo put his socks? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GULLIBLE'S TROUBLES by Margaret Shannon
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1998

"The message is pretty mean, but the paintings—rich in color, detail, and silliness—will have children laughing out loud by the closing scene. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Anyone who has ever been bamboozled by a belief that those he loves are telling the truth will be rooting for Gullible Guineapig. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ROMEO AND JULIET by Margaret Early
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1998

"Beautiful patterned borders, street scenes, and architectural details are recognizable from the actual city of Verona and some well-known Renaissance paintings. (Picture book. 9-12)"
The warring families, gang fighting, teen passion, and tragic denouement will be too daunting for the conventional picture- book audience; instead, Early (Robin Hood, 1996, etc.) casts the tale of the star-crossed lovers into occasionally lackluster prose accessible to middle-school children with no firsthand knowledge of the story. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NOW I'M BIG by Margaret Miller
FICTION
Released: March 1, 1996

"Miller (My Five Senses, 1994, etc.) offers a simple concept, carefully executed, that will reinforce all children's sense of mastery of basic tasks. (Picture book. 3+)"
A book that acts as a visual yardstick for preschool children to gauge just how much they've grown and learned since they were babies. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SLEEPING BEAUTY by Margaret Early
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 1993

"Still, where affordable, a handsome evocation of the tale's courtly origins. (Folklore/Picture book. 5-9)"
An illustrator whose Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves (1989) was an ALA Notable renders one of Perrault's tales (without the concluding episodes about the ogre mother-in-law) in a similarly sumptuous style. Read full book review >