Search Results: "Margie Palatini"


BOOK REVIEW

GOOD AS GOLDIE by Margie Palatini
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2000

"She addresses a sensitive subject for young children, deftly using humor to lighten the mood with her signature flair for the comical and giving readers a protagonist with whom they can identify. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Palatini's (Ding Dong Ding Dong, 1999) hilarious tale offers readers a kid's-eye view of sibling relationships. Read full book review >

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GOLDIE IS MAD by Margie Palatini
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"Although highly idealized—if only all toddler tantrums ran such a smooth course—Goldie's tale of woe and redemption is perfect for young readers learning how to manage their own roiling emotions. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A time-out gives an irate tot a chance to ponder the finer aspects of sibling relationships. Read full book review >

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GEEK CHIC by Margie Palatini
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Snappy prose coupled with graphic-novel styling holds appeal for savvy modern readers up-to-date with rapid-fire texting and instant messaging. (Fiction. 8-11)"
Tweens will celebrate the arrival of an intrepid heroine with plenty of sparkle and spunk to spare. Read full book review >

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HOGG, HOGG, & HOG by Margie Palatini
ANIMALS
Released: March 22, 2011

"That said, she may wish to consider spending slightly less time on her art in the future and more on what she does best of all: storytelling. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Three clever pigs are at the forefront of trendsetting when it comes to The Big City. Read full book review >

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DING DONG DING DONG by Margie Palatini
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Fine's luxurious palette and angled perspectives add to the broad humor. (Picture book. 4-8)"
PLB 0-7868-2367-4 Outrageous puns, sly references, and wonderfully exaggerated pastels are just the ticket from the team behind Zoom Broom (1998). Read full book review >

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THE WONDER WORM WARS by Margie Palatini
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"Palatini is least effective when she employs sarcasm and too-hip dialogue, but perfectly at home evoking scenes of family warmth and camaraderie. (Fiction. 8-11)"
When Palatini (Moosetache, p. 386, etc.) allows the nine- year-old narrator, Elliot, to get past his penchant for name- calling and his smart-aleck, center-of-the-universe attitude, readers will find a good story in the offing, about boy-girl role reversal. Read full book review >

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OINK? by Margie Palatini
by Margie Palatini, illustrated by Henry Cole
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2006

"Palatini's pigs are a couple of cunning free-thinkers, and Cole paints them just right—nothing cute here, only a pair of big Tom Sawyers quite comfortable in their own skins. (Picture book. 4-8)"
To be a pig in pig heaven—there's a goal to set one's sights upon. Read full book review >

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ELF HELP by Margie Palatini
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 1997

"It's unfortunate for children's sharp eyes that the computer mouse is missing from three of the four scenes in which a computer is shown, even in the spread that refers to it, and hard on young techies that the Web address boasted in the subtitle fails to lead to an actual site. (Picture book. 4-7)"
From Palatini (The Wonder Worm Wars, p. 1310, etc.), a tongue-twisting tangle of cyberspeak that mars an otherwise merry tale of a mailroom elf who wants Santa's workshop to upgrade, download, and become high tech. Read full book review >

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MOOSETACHE by Margie Palatini
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1997

"A riot. (Picture book. 2-5)"
There's hair everywhere in this book because Moose just doesn't know how to control his gigantic mustache. Read full book review >

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UNDER A PIG TREE by Margie Palatini
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 14, 2015

"Joining the growing colony of self-referential meta-kid lit, this one-joke treatment has its moments. And the recipes work—for figs. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A purported editing error—substituting the letter "p" for "f" on a critical word throughout—transforms a tribute to figs into an appreciation of—pigs! Read full book review >

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NO NAP! YES NAP! by Margie Palatini
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"It's so high-spirited it isn't likely to send any like-minded tots to sleep, but who cares when it's so much fun? (Picture book. 1-3)"
A lively, not-ready-for-bed tale featuring one patient mama and her exuberant tyke. Read full book review >

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GONE WITH THE WAND by Margie Palatini
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2009

"Capped with an ending as cozy as it is happy, this satisfying 'fairy's tale' offers children a bit of extra TLC, and perhaps a little nudge for some parents, too. (Picture book. 6-8)"
When a fairy godmother's wand gets that burnt look, and she doesn't even have enough "bippidy left in her to salacadoo one more pumpkin," it just may be time for a change of specialty. Read full book review >