Search Results: "Marilyn Mufson"


BOOK REVIEW

NEON DREAMS by Marilyn Mufson
Released: Jan. 1, 2011

"A deftly crafted tale of an absorbing character in dire straits; readers will be pulling for Rebecca Plotnik."
The grinding tribulations of a promising young woman breaking from the bad habits sewn by her upbringing. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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

PLAY BABY PLAY! by Marilyn Janovitz
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"Here's to all the fun without any of the fuss. (Board book. 6 mos.-3)"
No need for rain to go away because babies can stay inside and play. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: July 15, 1993

"List of sources of help; further reading; index. (Nonfiction. 12+)"
Using examples and analogies to define this often unreported crime, the authors explore their subject's extensive gray area in detail, acknowledging that perceptions of victim and rapist often differ but emphasizing that the element of unwillingness determines legal rape. 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 >