Search Results: "Margie Moore"


BOOK REVIEW

RUBY BAKES A CAKE by Susan Hill
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2004

"This story would also work well as a read-aloud in primary-grade classrooms as a counterpoint to 'The Little Red Hen' or in conjunction with other cumulative stories. (Easy reader. 5-7)"
Ruby is a chubby raccoon in a green dress with a very limited background in the kitchen in this appealing mid-level entry in the I Can Read series. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EVIE AND MARGIE by Bernard Waber
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 27, 2003

"Fans of Lyle might wonder why with tears as the motif, Waber didn't go for the innuendo and make the characters crocodiles? (Picture book. 4-8)"
Evie and Margie are best friends; they do everything together, even dreaming of becoming actors. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DUDLEY MOORE by Rena Fruchter
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 15, 2005

"Gracefully written, keenly observed, Fruchter's portrait limns the joys of friendship and of lives devoted to art."
Musician and journalist Fruchter recalls 15 warm, happy years with actor/musician Dudley Moore. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 30, 1993

"Biographical note; titles, dates, sizes, but (unfortunately) not the locations of the art. (Biography. 5- 10)"
``Published with the cooperation of the Henry Moore Foundation,'' a handsome book illustrated with some of Moore's preparatory sketches and photos of his own work plus many other excellent b&w photos: a brief, intelligent, and inviting introduction to a sculptor who has been called ``the most famous sculptor of the twentieth century.'' ``Most famous'' isn't equivalent to best, and Picasso, too, was a sculptor; still, Moore's reputation is as monumental as his splendid works of art. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RUBY’S PERFECT DAY by Susan Hill
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Though Ruby's previous adventures involving her group of assorted animal friends have a little more pizzazz than this quietly thoughtful tale, Ruby is still a charmer with a delightful world of her own, and the theme of satisfied solitude is an unusual one for this genre. (Easy reader. 5-7)"
Charming little Ruby Raccoon returns for her third adventure for newly independent readers, illustrated with delightful watercolors of Ruby's forest home and surrounding meadows. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MISS MOORE THOUGHT OTHERWISE by Jan Pinborough
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 5, 2013

"A must for school and public libraries and those who love them. (author's note, bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 6-10)"
Any library school student or librarian who doesn't know the name of Anne Carroll Moore is greatly remiss; this book will set them right. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

COUNT THE WAYS, LITTLE BROWN BEAR by Jonathan London
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"However, older ones, with a surer grasp on their number line, will enjoy this clever foray into counting. (Picture book. 3-6)"
An evening repast enjoyed outdoors inspires a flurry of counting games for a mother bear and her young cub. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2008

"A short glossary explains unfamiliar terms such as 'forge,' 'counterpane,' and 'magazine.' (Picture book. 3-6)"
Garrick the Gardener's horse runs away, sulks and refuses to work, and no one knows what to do. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BEAR OF MY HEART by Joanne Ryder
ANIMALS
Released: Dec. 26, 2006

"A must-have for the parents of young children and the libraries that serve them. (Picture book. 2-6)"
No matter what they are doing, what their moods are, or how far apart they may be, a bear parent reassures a bear cub that she will always be there: "You are the bear of my heart, dear, / and I am the one who loves you." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HILLSIDE LULLABY by Hope Vestergaard
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2006

"A must for every child with a window to the great outdoors and a heart that will listen to nature's song. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A wild, sleepless child is lulled into slumber by the night noises of the forest animals outside her window. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DUDLEY MOORE by Barbara Paskin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"Like Moore's career, this biography promises much but never quite delivers. (65 b&w photos)"
An overlong but insightful account of an extraordinarily gifted entertainer who has never quite found his proper niche. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RUBY PAINTS A PICTURE by Susan Hill
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2005

"Sharp-eyed young readers might notice little Ruby is left-handed, a subtle touch that adds another facet to Ruby's emerging personality as a spunky little raccoon who likes to try new things. (Easy reader. 5-8)"
Ruby the raccoon returns for a second appearance in this engaging series for readers who are just beginning to read real stories on their own. Read full book review >