Search Results: "Margret Rey"


BOOK REVIEW

CURIOUS GEORGE GOES TO THE HOSPITAL by H.A. Rey
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 25, 1966

"If your reader must be prepped for surgery, let George do it."
The nicest thing about the Curious George books is that while beginning readers are convinced that they are just enjoying themselves with George, their supervising adults are equally sure that they are learning something. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PRETZEL AND THE PUPPIES by Margret Rey
Released: Sept. 11, 1946

"Nonsense in good natured vein."
Pretzel was enormously popular- and "funnies" are the problem children of today's parents (who want to call a halt on their consumption but know of no wise method for so doing). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SPOTTY by H.A. Rey
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 7, 1945

"This is a sure favorite — both for libraries and bookshop customers."
A delightful picture book for any age from three up. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BILLY'S PICTURE by H.A. Rey
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 4, 1947

"When they all decide to draw pictures of themselves, Billy the Bunny is able to do his own portrait."
A nonsense story of a little rabbit who wanted to draw a picture but couldn't draw what he wanted to because all the other animals — a puppy, a goose, a porcupine, a rooster, an owl, a mouse, and an elephant — insisted on adding their own ideas of how the picture should look. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CECILY G. AND THE 9 MONKEYS by H.A. Rey
ANIMALS
Released: June 20, 1942

"The illustrations, of course, are part and parcel of the whole, and the clear-cut sense of form and color is refreshing after some of the more 'arty' picture books of today."
H. A. Rey was introduced to many American children with Curious George last year. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PRETZEL by H.A. Rey
illustrated by H.A. Rey, by Margret Rey
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1944

"So in the end, Greta accepted him, despite his length."
H.A. Rey has done the pictures — double spreads accompanied by expanded caption text — for a story of Pretzel, a dachshund who was proud of his excessive length until a lady dachshund failed to appreciate him. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LAST DAYS OF MADAME REY by A.W. Hill
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 2, 2007

"Raszer's case, likely to appeal to fans of mysticism and sci-fi, is a Tolkien-like battle between good and evil that obviously demands a sequel."
White supremacists, gypsy fortune tellers, a volcanologist, a wise rabbi and an unorthodox private detective are joined in a curious tale. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 9, 2006

"Children who love Curious George will like this latest adventure, and the story is shorter and more accessible than some of the longer original entries in the series. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Hapka and Young offer a new Curious George story, written and illustrated in a style similar to that of the misbehaving monkey's creators, Margret and H.A. Rey. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TITO PUENTE, MAMBO KING / TITO PUENTE, REY DEL MAMBO by Monica Brown
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"A vibrant, reverent celebration of the godfather of salsa. (biographical note; brief musical notation for rumba beat included in the text) (Bilingual picture book/biography. 4-8)"
Brown and López, who previously teamed for the award-winning My Name Is Celia (2004), collaborate anew in this energetic bilingual tribute to the salsa drummer and band leader extraordinaire. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PELÉ, KING OF SOCCER/PELÉ, EL REY DEL FUTBOL by Monica Brown
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"Spanish text, this inspiring blend of art and story scores a winning goal. (Picture book/biography. 5-8)"
This beautifully designed story of soccer's best athlete begins in the midst of a game with the star about to score. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WILD JUSTICE by Margret Pierce
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1995

"An ambitious, competently written, but uncompelling first novel."
Psychological thriller from an author of five nonfiction titles (The House of Barrymore, 1990, etc.—not reviewed). Read full book review >