Search Results: "Margaret Wise Brown"


BOOK REVIEW

FOX EYES by Margaret Wise Brown
Released: April 1, 1977

"A 1951 edition, with stylized illustrations by Jean Chariot, failed to take hold; Garth Williams' naturalistic, softer animals make the odd story all the more unsettling."
Fox eyes stare compellingly from the jacket; more eyes lurk in the dusky brush of the title page; and then—with "There was once a spy, a red fox who came to spy on the opossums"—just one eye, set in red fur, "gleams" at the sleeping animals through a hole. Read full book review >

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Released: June 15, 1941

"A lovely looking book, done in soft tones."
The French poodle pup is a beguiling small bunch of fur and a convincing one in this otherwise somewhat adult picture story book. Read full book review >

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THE HIDDEN HOUSE by Margaret Wise Brown
Released: April 29, 1953

"And the captivation of the old house is fulfilled by the cartoon effects in Aaron Fine's pictures."
There's enchantment and fairy tale surprise to this description of a small house, complete with a garden right in the middle of a big city. Read full book review >

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Released: June 21, 1950

"Somehow it doesn't come off."
When two artists like this artist with words and Leonard Weisgard join forces here should be occasion for exultation. Read full book review >

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THE STREAMLINED PIG by Margaret Wise Brown
Released: Sept. 21, 1938

"It ought to be amusing — it has echoes of Phil Stong's High Water, but where that is grand comedy, this approaches farce, and seems a bit strained and unjuvenile."
This just misses, and it is hard to put the finger on the reason. Read full book review >

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Released: June 15, 1941

"There is perhaps an element of confusion from the fact that the little penguin applies his instructions at the wrong times or with the wrong people, but it makes for an entertaining nonsense tale."
A new sort of manners book, through the story of the raccoon and the penguin who lived and travelled together, and of how the raccoon impressed various aspects of good manners on the little penguin. Read full book review >

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PUSSY WILLOW by Margaret Wise Brown
Released: June 15, 1952

"On an adult level the book has great appeal."
Enchanting Leonard Weisgard pictures splashed in rich full color all over the double spreads, and a story that reads quite delightfully as a round the season pattern of growing things —this should prove a special Easter item, and a good all year round gift item. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: March 4, 2014

"Nevertheless, children will enjoy the whimsical scenes, and adult mavens of children's literature will appreciate and delight in the background of the discovery. (CD) (Picture book. 3-5)"
It's a treasure trove: one dozen previously unpublished lyrical songs illustrated by the likes of Jonathan Bean, Carin Berger and Melissa Sweet. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 31, 1999

"Think of this as a free-spirited alternative to Robert Kraus's Leo the Late Bloomer (1973) and its blatantly commercial reprise, Little Louie the Baby Bloomer (1998, not reviewed). (Picture book. 1-6)"
Raschka (Like Likes Like, p. 304, etc.) illustrates this previously unpublished companion to the recently reissued The Important Book (1999) with page after page of wriggly children rendered in looping, calligraphic black strokes and freely brushed color. Read full book review >

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THE LITTLE FARMER by Margaret Wise Brown
Released: March 15, 1948

"In order to help the small reader follow as the text is read, the type has been set in different sizes (and the voice should follow its lead)."
Margaret Wise Brown's BIG and Little Series needs no introduction. Read full book review >

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THE GOLDEN EGG BOOK by Margaret Wise Brown
Released: June 15, 1947

"Hard surface glaze finish, for heavy board binding."
One of the best of the Big Golden Books — and tops in merchandise value, while at the same time the simple little story has very direct appeal, particularly for Easter seasonal sale, to any three-to-five year old. Read full book review >

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THE RUNAWAY BUNNY by Margaret Wise Brown
ANIMALS
Released: March 5, 1942

"The text pattern is a successful dialogue with almost nursery rhyme repetition and rhythm (those in prose)."
This is one of the nicest things Margaret Wise Brown has done, and Clement Hurd has made enchanting pictures, with line drawings and eight double spreads in four colors, beautifully reproduced. Read full book review >