Search Results: "Margery Cuyler"


BOOK REVIEW

THE BATTLEFIELD GHOST by Margery Cuyler
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"The actions of the characters unfold mechanically, for it's the history lesson that drives this tale; nevertheless, this entertaining story may have readers seeking out their own local histories for possible ghost tales. (b&w illustrations) (Fiction. 8-10)"
A mild ghost story, intent on imparting history painlessly, from Cuyler (From Here to There, p. 531, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FROM HERE TO THERE by Margery Cuyler
Released: April 1, 1999

"Pak's bright colors and perspective help children keep track of Maria's place in the universe, and with folksy familiarity, take the vistas from local to grand. (Picture book, 3-6)"
The scope of a girl's world broadens in this simple book that introduces the scale of existence, in a game of identity and location that most children have played. Read full book review >

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WE’RE GOING ON A LION HUNT by Margery Cuyler
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"While nothing beats or can replace the classic Rosen-Oxenbury collaboration, We're Going on a Bear Hunt (1989), the classroom setting this outing offers makes it a terrific invitation for young listeners to take 'Lion Hunt' out of the story circle for some happy dramatic play. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A gentle adaptation of the familiar call-and-response game. Read full book review >

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BULLIES NEVER WIN by Margery Cuyler
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 23, 2009

"With messages on many different levels for both the bully and the bullied, this has a home on library shelves. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Worrier Jessica's previous problems with finding 100 things, remembering fire-safety rules and reading aloud all seem trivial in the face of Brenda Bailey, the bully of the first grade (Hooray for Reading Day, 2008, etc.). Read full book review >

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THAT’S GOOD! THAT’S BAD! ON SANTA’S JOURNEY by Margery Cuyler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2009

"A good way to get kids to see the silver lining. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Cuyler continues her That's Good! Read full book review >

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BIG FRIENDS by Margery Cuyler
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2004

"This is a predictable tale with just enough tension (and brilliantly lush, acrylic-and-gouache illustrations) to keep readers reading and listeners listening and everyone smiling. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A hint of Goldilocks and a touch of Going on a Lion Hunt make this new tale of friendship seem familiar. Read full book review >

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BONAPARTE FALLS APART by Margery Cuyler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 22, 2017

"Both an entertaining spin on back-to-school jitters and an unusual look at service dogs. (Picture book. 4-8)"
An elementary-age skeleton is afraid he won't be able to maintain structural integrity at school. Read full book review >

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TICK TOCK CLOCK by Margery Cuyler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2012

"Any new reader lucky enough to spend a day with Grandma will want to read this to her. (Early reader. 3-5)"
Grandma spends a busy day with her twin granddaughters in a day filled with action, rhythm and rhyme. Read full book review >

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MONSTER MESS! by Margery Cuyler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 5, 2008

"Simple but sublime, best suited to the very young. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A cheerily skewed take on the familiar monster-under-the-bed schtick. Read full book review >

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KINDNESS IS COOLER, MRS. RULER by Margery Cuyler
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 26, 2007

"The appealing pictures, expansive double-page spreads and positive message will likely ensure a wide audience—but a tad more creativity would have been welcome. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Kindness is cool, but it's unclear whether this purposive effort will really encourage young listeners to commit good deeds. Read full book review >

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HOORAY FOR READING DAY! by Margery Cuyler
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2008

"Linus and Snoopy would give Jessica a high five. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Jessica worries about everything, especially reading aloud in her first-grade reading group. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2006

"Required reading for parents and children alike. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Penguin's second outing is all about playground safety, with a healthy dose of good manners and respect thrown in for good measure. Read full book review >