Search Results: "Margaret Wise Brown"


BOOK REVIEW

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It's a treasure trove: one dozen previously unpublished lyrical songs illustrated by the likes of Jonathan Bean, Carin Berger and Melissa Sweet.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 illustrates this previously unpublished companion to the recently reissued The Important Book (1999) with page after page of wriggly children rendered in looping, calligraphic black strokes and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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PUNCH AND JUDY by Margaret Wise Brown
Released: June 15, 1940

"The story is the old familiar puppet story."
This is straight slapstick comedy, which should be handled carefully in training children to take advantage of the ingenious — but not very simple — playbook set up of the cover and character sheets. Read full book review >

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THE LITTLE COWBOY by Margaret Wise Brown
Released: March 25, 1949

"And I still don't like faceless human figures."
The opinion here is unanimous — we don't like this book! Read full book review >

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Released: March 15, 1947

"Nonsense tale with Clement Hurd pictures in two color- the background is a trifle off the line of child experience or interest but the development gives it some measure of general appeal."
Nature gangs up on the little duck hunter, and makes his day in the duck blind an utter failure. Read full book review >

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Released: March 1, 1955

"Jean Charlot's drawings of the boy and of the white pawed puss have a stripped simplicity."
In her characteristic way, Margaret Wise Brown has made Sneakers a very lovable little pussy. Read full book review >

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THE SEASHORE NOISY BOOK by Margaret Wise Brown
FICTION
Released: Sept. 15, 1941

"The child shares in the right and wrong answers to successive questions of sound, and in this particular instance the book would be limited to children familiar with the seashore."
Companion volume to the successful Noisy Book and Country Noisy Book. Read full book review >

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THE SAILOR DOG by Garth Williams
Released: June 15, 1953

"On the bounding main, Scuppers is wrecked - but he repairs his ship, hits an Arabian port (where the dogs are veiled), gets new gear and heads for the sea again - happily."
Funny, sagacious pictures by Garth Williams go with the one-dog, he-dog adventures of Scuppers. Read full book review >

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BIG RED BARN by Felicia Bond
Released: June 15, 1956

"Durably side sewn."
From dawn to dusk this trip around the barn creates a farm yard warmth as it introduces the animals casually one by one. Read full book review >

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NIBBLE NIBBLE by Margaret Wise Brown
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"Minor's furry, natural-looking animals and flowery meadows have an almost tactile reality, and his illustrations add movement, drama and context to the poems, making this book a treasure for a new generation. (Picture book/poetry. 2-6)"
Five poems, originally published in 1959, are newly illustrated with lovely, detailed illustrations of bunnies, mice and other animals in natural surroundings. Read full book review >

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SLEEPY ABC by Margaret Wise Brown
ABC BOOKS
Released: Jan. 1, 2010

"It's bound to find its way to many a bedside table, to be rightly enjoyed by a new generation. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Take an old story by a skilled wordsmith (the text dates from 1953 and was originally accompanied by Esphyr Slobodkina's illustrations), add cheerful, cuddly illustrations and a fresh new ABC book that's also a bedtime tale is born. Read full book review >

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DOCTOR SQUASH by Margaret Wise Brown
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 12, 2010

"Entertaining and charming. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A Little Golden Book first published in 1952 with illustrations by J.P. Miller sees new life with new art, proving yet again that Brown is synonymous with timelessness. Read full book review >