Search Results: "Margaret Park Bridges"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 1, 1999

"Denton's airy illustrations are perfectly in keeping with the book's sweet tone. (Picture book. 3-8)"
PLB 0-688-15193-0 If I Were Your Father (32 pp.; $16.00; PLB $15.93; May; 0-688-15192-2; PLB 0-688-15193-0): A young boy offers his ideas on parenthood to his father. Read full book review >

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WILL YOU TAKE CARE OF ME? by Margaret Park Bridges
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 1998

"While the premise might have become precious, Bridges's sentiments avoid the obvious. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Parent and child kangaroos charmingly express their immeasurable love in this appealing story, with echoes of Runaway Bunny. Read full book review >

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I LOVE YOU FOREVER by Margaret Park Bridges
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 8, 2015

"Although the message of a parent's endearing and constant love is always welcome, the bland treatment here will leave young readers wanting. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A young child asks, "Mommy, what age was I cutest of all? / Now that I'm bigger or when I was small?" The pages that follow are her reply. Read full book review >

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AM I BIG OR LITTLE? by Margaret Park Bridges
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"Unabashedly sentimental, this cozy tale is ideal for lap sharing. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A wry look at the unique dichotomy that is part and parcel of early childhood, this playful tale examines that nebulous time period when children are alternately big enough to do some things while too small to do others. Read full book review >

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I LOVE THE RAIN by Margaret Park Bridges
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2005

"This overly determined splash-dash celebration of rain doesn't quite float as either a story or a mood piece. (Picture book. 4-7)"
When Molly and Sophie take the bus home from school on a rainy afternoon, Sophie encourages her initially glum friend to celebrate the rain, challenging her to see "a face with raindrop freckles" in a puddle and "rafts for ants" in the leaves floating in the gutter. Read full book review >

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NOW WHAT CAN I DO? by Margaret Park Bridges
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"A good way to jump-start the creative juices when the ho-hum blahs loom near. (Picture book. 3-5)"
With a little ingenuity, a sagacious mother turns rainy-day doldrums into dynamic adventures in housework. Read full book review >

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BRIDGES by Ken Robbins
by Ken Robbins, photographed by Ken Robbins
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1991

"An attractive introduction. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 5-9)"
Robbins's unique style of hand-tinting b&w photos, retaining some of their graphic crispness while adding color that is softer and subtler than that of a color photo, serves well for this showcase for 16 types of bridges—from a log over a stream to such varied and complex structures as the Brooklyn Bridge, New Jersey Turnpike, and a vertical lift alternative to a drawbridge. Read full book review >

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BRIDGES by Didier Cornille
Released: Oct. 18, 2016

"A work of beauty and a conveyance into human ingenuity. (Informational picture book. 6 & up)"
Ten bridges that both changed how we get from here to there and stunned us with their design beauty and engineering cleverness. Read full book review >

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LONDON BRIDGES by Jane Stevenson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 7, 2001

"An energetic debut that tries to be too many things as it celebrates the varieties of love, solves a crime, and comments on the need for historic preservation in cool Britannia."
Interesting characters, an agreeable setting—contemporary London—and accomplished writing, all are folded together into an overstuffed first novel about a group of men and women who find love and purpose as they save an old garden and capture a greedy lawyer who's taken to crime. Read full book review >

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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 >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 28, 1998

"Scoop-seekers are somewhat better off with Thatcher's memoirs."
The most comprehensive and representative collection to date of the former British prime minister's landmark speeches, edited by longtime Thatcher adviser Harris. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Dec. 1, 1991

"Chronology; notes; index. (Biography. 12+)"
Fuller was a unique woman in the 19th century: a friend of Emerson and his circle, one of the first woman journalists in the US and its first ``female'' foreign correspondent; her tract, Woman in the Nineteenth Century, had a seminal influence on the early feminist movement. Read full book review >