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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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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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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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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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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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 >

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BROOM MATES by Margie Palatini
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"Fans of Gritch's previous misadventures will scream—with laughter. (Picture book. 7-9)"
Gritch the Witch is understandably peeved when her saucy, bossy sister Mag the Hag flies in a day early for the upcoming Howliday party. Read full book review >

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THE WEB FILES by Margie Palatini
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2001

"Paced breathlessly, related in a deadpan first-person narration by the Ducktective himself, the story's outrageous silliness will tickle children—even as the references to old TV detective shows will delight the adults who read it to them. (Picture book. 5-8)"
There's trouble brewing in the barnyard, and it's up to Ducktective Web and his faithful sidekick Bill to sort it out. Read full book review >

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ZOOM BROOM by Margie Palatini
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"The book, like its predecessor, is silly, fun, and revved-up for reading aloud. (Picture book. 4-9)"
This fast-moving sequel to Piggie Pie! (1995) follows demanding, bunny-eating Gritch the witch as she (following a crash- landing on her broom) shops for new transport. Read full book review >

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MOOSELTOE by Margie Palatini
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"They dim and flicker and it is only Cole's images, especially the last—of a coal-black room lit only by a string of colored lights, the whites of two pair of eyes, and a ho, ho, ho—that are abiding. (Picture book. 4-8)"
This sequel to Palatini and Cole's Moosetache (1998) continues the mildly amusing antics of Moose, the ruminant whose billowing mustache would make a walrus proud. Read full book review >