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It's a treasure trove: one dozen previously unpublished lyrical songs illustrated by the likes of Jonathan Bean, Carin Berger and Melissa Sweet.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 illustrates this previously unpublished companion to the recently reissued The Important Book (1999) with page after page of wriggly children rendered in looping, calligraphic black strokes and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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THE FIRST STORY by Margaret Wise Brown
Released: Sept. 17, 1947

"The story may cause some confusion too in the small mind that has learned of the origin of the world through Bible stories."
In the tradition of the poetic, wondrous fantasies of Oscar Wilde fairy tales here is a dreamy, rather tiresome story of the "world before anyone knew anyone else". 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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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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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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THE FISH WITH A DEEP SEA SMILE by Margaret Wise Brown
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1938

"But on the whole they are delightful and original."
The author-illustrator of When The Wind Blew (Harper) offers here a collection of stories and verse, definitely modern, somewhat experimental in content and treatment. 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 >

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THE LITTLE FIR TREE by Margaret Wise Brown
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Still, this is a lovely way to revisit an old favorite. (Picture book. 3-6)"
LaMarche updates this sentimental story, first published in 1954, with new illustrations showcased through an oversized format and many double-page spreads. Read full book review >

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THE LITTLE SCARECROW BOY by Margaret Wise Brown
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 30, 1998

"The deceptively simple story conveys a powerful and reassuring message. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Diaz softens his palette and simplifies his lines for a story from Brown, about growing up and steadfast parental love. Read full book review >