Search Results: "Marilyn Brigham"


BOOK REVIEW

SWIM! by Marilyn  Brigham
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2012

"Forced enthusiasm and confusing images sink this experience. (Board book. 1-3)"
This ho-hum dip in the pool skims the surface without wading in the deep. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1998

"Good reading for high-school health classes and for anti-smoking activists."
A useful overview of the science and sociology surrounding the smoking debate. Read full book review >

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WE LOVE CHRISTMAS! by Marilyn Janovitz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"The final pages show the two kittens on Christmas morning, gleefully digging into their stockings and dancing around the Christmas tree. (Picture book. 1-6)"
Two cheery kittens enjoy preparing for the holiday in this delightful rhyming story for young children. Read full book review >

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I WILL TRY by Marilyn Janovitz
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"This cheery selection will bring feelings of accomplishment and security to new readers and budding gymnasts alike. (Picture book/early reader. 2-5)"
This girl is ready for a challenge! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WE LOVE SCHOOL! by Marilyn Janovitz
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2007

"Maybe we don't, and then what do we do with our ruffled feathers? (Picture book. 3-5)"
Janovitz's introduction to school brims with cute animal characters versifying their good fortune to be at school. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GOOD MORNING, LITTLE FOX by Marilyn Janovitz
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2001

"Cuddly foxes, a loving family, and an intergenerational but particularly age-appropriate conflict all make this book a good choice for group as well as one-on-one reading. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Janovitz's second book about the appealing Little Fox (Little Fox, not reviewed) finds him getting up early so he and Father Fox can "sleep late" together. Read full book review >

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LOOK OUT, BIRD! by Marilyn Janovitz
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1994

"A good choice for toddlers, who will enjoy chiming in on the inevitable rereadings. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A simple circular story: ``Snail slipped/and hit bird./Bird flew/and frightened frog,'' and so on, with each spread depicting the new encounter in a boxed scene at the left and its result in a series of images of each dislodged creature making its way off the page to the right. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FOG CAT by Marilyn Helmer
Released: March 1, 1999

"Helmer's story is moving, but never cloying; the watercolor greens and blues of Mombourquette's palette wash the beaches with mist. (Picture book. 5-8)"
An evocative tale about a cat that appears and vanishes into the seaside fog, depending on the season. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HEALTH
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"A real joy from start to finish. (Fiction. 12+)"
It isn't often that a book of short stories doesn't hold a clunker or two. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SURPRISE PARTY by Marilyn Sachs
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1998

"The simple, brisk plot has plenty of lively scenes and the large cast of characters are all believable—and often, believably loony. (Fiction. 10-14)"
From Sachs (Another Day, 1997, etc.), the smart and funny tale of a really good kid—bright, talented, nice to everyone, the apple of her parents' eye, and her teachers' darling—who craves more attention from her parents. Read full book review >