Search Results: "Marilyn Singer"


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FOLLOW FOLLOW by Marilyn Singer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 7, 2013

"Read alongside the traditional tales it plays off of or enjoyed on its own, this volume is one to savor. (about reversos, about the tales) (Picture book/poetry. 8-12)"
A companion piece to the acclaimed Mirror, Mirror (2010), this offering presents more delightful "reverso" poems to treasure. Read full book review >

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TALLULAH'S NUTCRACKER by Marilyn Singer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"Tallulah shines as a real little dancer with her own distinct style, learning step by step. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In the fourth entry in the popular series about budding ballerina Tallulah, she wins a part as a mouse in a professional production of The Nutcracker, but the performance doesn't turn out as she imagines. Read full book review >

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MIRROR MIRROR by Marilyn Singer
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2010

"A mesmerizing and seamless celebration of language, imagery and perspective. (note on the form) (Poetry. 8-12)"
A collection of masterful fairy-tale-inspired reversos—a poetic form invented by the author, in which each poem is presented forward and backward. Read full book review >

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CITY LULLABY by Marilyn Singer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 2007

"Cheerfully over-stimulating—a bit like the city itself. (Picture book/poetry. 3-7)"
Inspired by Brooklyn's cacophonous streetscapes, Singer's cumulative rhyme counts down from ten to one: "Traffic jam, 10 horns beeping, / In the stroller, Baby's sleeping." Read full book review >

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I’M YOUR BUS by Marilyn Singer
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2009

"As a first-day-of-school reassurance for newly minted kindergartners, for whom the school bus is an often anxiety-producing rite of passage, this one's top-notch. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A cheery yellow school bus, grille grinning from headlight to headlight, introduces itself to the children it carries from home to school and back again in rhythmic, three-line stanzas: "Watch those backpacks coming through. / Have fun today. Read full book review >

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CENTRAL HEATING by Marilyn Singer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2005

"Its engaging design will surely entice readers to open and read, perhaps in front of their own candle, hearth, or stove. (Poetry. 7-11)"
Continuing their series of poetic evocations of the natural world, Singer and So present 19 poems about fire, this time printing in a curving, delicate red font and choosing a powerful red for the illustrations. Read full book review >

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TOUGH BEGINNINGS by Marilyn Singer
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2001

"The picture-book format, handsome paintings, and fascinating choice of facts presented make this an engaging and useful science nature title for younger children. (Nonfiction. 5-8)"
All sorts of baby animals have tough beginnings, whether they are tiny sea turtles scrambling to reach the ocean before they are eaten, cicadas emerging from a 17-year sleep, or penguin chicks surviving in the minus-70-degree temperatures of Antarctica. Read full book review >

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HOW TO CROSS A POND by Marilyn Singer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 12, 2003

"Take it for its frequently splendid parts, not its whole. (Poetry. 8-12)"
The team behind Footprints on the Roof (2002) returns to present another slim, elemental celebration. Read full book review >

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NINE O'CLOCK LULLABY by Marilyn Singer
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 29, 1991

"A useful, attractive concept book. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Beginning in Brooklyn, N.Y. at nine p.m., Singer samples activities that might be taking place simultaneously around the world, moving west to east, including an anomalous Indian time- zone (half an hour different) and contrasting points in the same zones (Zaire and Switzerland). Read full book review >

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ECHO ECHO by Marilyn Singer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 16, 2016

"In all, though, a visual and interpretive feast bringing timeless tales to a young audience. (Picture book/poetry. 8-12)"
Poetic portraits of well-known figures from Greek mythology. Read full book review >

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DIDI AND DADDY ON THE PROMENADE by Marilyn Singer
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 19, 2001

"The sweeping panoramic views are strikingly reproduced on double-paged spreads and those who know the area can spot familiar sites from the Statue of Liberty to the twin towers on down to the Brooklyn Bridge. (author's note) (Picture book. 3-5)"
A preschooler drags her father from his comfy bed for adventures on the landmark Brooklyn Promenade. Read full book review >