Search Results: "Marianne Plumridge"


BOOK REVIEW

THE LION AND THE BIRD by Marianne Dubuc
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2014

"A sensitive, uplifting meditation. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Canadian artist Dubuc delivers a quiet story that knits together themes of friendship and the circle of seasons. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BEAUTIFUL BLUE EYES by Marianne Richmond
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2011

"Lezlie Evans and illustrated by David McPhail (2010). (Picture book. 3-5)"
Richmond offers a bland and confusing a companion to her Beautiful Brown Eyes (2009). Read full book review >

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MR. POSTMOUSE TAKES A TRIP by Marianne Dubuc
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"This one's playfulness invites repeat readings, and like Mr. Postmouse, it delivers consistently. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The dedicated postal worker who first appeared in Mr. Postmouse's Rounds (2015) returns with his entire family for a much bigger adventure. Read full book review >

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I BELIEVE IN YOU by Marianne Richmond
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"Despite its overall good intentions, the book feels rushed and ill considered, with little offered by way of identification to get readers involved. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Well-intentioned cheerleading falls flat. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BUS RIDE by Marianne Dubuc
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2015

"Good for imagination and travel, this merry bus ride has glimmers of 'Little Red Riding Hood' but is entirely itself. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Clara (named only on the book jacket) narrates her own story of the first time she goes to Grandma's house on the bus by herself. Read full book review >

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OH, THE THINGS MY MOM WILL DO... by Marianne Richmond
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"Eschewing the usual saccharine odes to motherhood, this title should lead to laughter and some recognition for all the crazy things moms do out of love. (Picture book. 4-6)"
It is said that mothers will do anything for their children. In this humorous slip of a tale, readers see just how far moms often go. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MR. POSTMOUSE'S ROUNDS by Marianne Dubuc
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2015

"Like a mailbox overstuffed with gifts, Dubuc's animal scenes are a delight and well worth the wait. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A dedicated postal worker, who happens to be a small mouse, makes the daily deliveries in a lively dispatch from Dubuc. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I'LL NEVER LET YOU GO by Marianne Richmond
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2014

"Though its heart is in the right place, this tale doesn't come close to the artistry of Kevin Henkes' Owen (1993), still the gold standard. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A little bear struggles with separation anxiety as he prepares to go to school for the first time—without Blankie. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ANIMALS' ARK by Marianne Dubuc
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2016

"Sail past this one. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Mr. Noah uses his boat to rescue an assembly of animals stranded on an island by floodwaters. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LUCY AND COMPANY by Marianne Dubuc
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"A charming book about the joy of sharing with friends, with the added benefit of reinforcing counting skills. (Picture book. 3-5)"
An adventurous little girl explores the natural world around her with her animal friends. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BEDTIME BLESSINGS by Marianne Richmond
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"A sweet but inessential offering for families who desire a bedtime story with a Christian theme. (Picture book/religion. 3-6)"
A gentle bedtime story written as a prayer lists many reasons to be thankful. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE NAMED by Marianne Curley
FANTASY
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Anguished heartbreak and suppressed longing are bound to continue to spice up the history-hopping sword-and-sorcery, making the sequels an ongoing guilty pleasure. (Fantasy. 12+)"
Swashbuckling time-travel plus soap-opera relationships make for a page-turning start to a promised trilogy. Read full book review >