Search Results: "Marion Dane Bauer"


BOOK REVIEW

CRINKLE, CRACKLE, CRACK by Marion Dane Bauer
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2015

"A new perspective on the 'arrival of spring' theme best suited to blond, pink-skinned readers. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Bauer's imaginative first-person romp puts (some) readers right into the story, inviting them to journey with the animals in the moonlight to welcome spring. Read full book review >

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HALLOWEEN FOREST by Marion Dane Bauer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"Elegantly designed, this collaboration shows a great respect for children's sensibilities regarding the fine lines between fear, fun and bravery. This title should be at the top of the book pile come autumn. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Veteran Bauer sends an intrepid trick-or-treater into a deliciously creepy forest full of fantastical frights and rattling menaces. Read full book review >

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ONE BROWN BUNNY by Marion Dane Bauer
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"A strong selection that showcases many basic concepts in an entertaining, fun-filled manner, and a solid choice for school or home. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A bright-eyed little bunny looks for playmates to share a sunny day in this engaging, energetic counting rhyme. Read full book review >

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GRANDMOTHER’S SONG by Marion Dane Bauer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"A beautifully illustrated celebration of birth. (Picture book. 1-5)"
Bauer's (Jason's Bears, p. 627, etc.) latest effort is a sentimental tribute to motherhood, both her own and her daughter's. Read full book review >

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THE CHRISTMAS BABY by Marion Dane Bauer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 6, 2009

"The concluding pages connect the birth of a modern baby, with all the attendant joy and family celebration, with the birth of the Christ Child. (Picture book/religion. 3-5)"
A charming, poetic text is marred by Cowdrey's over-sweet illustrations in this Nativity story that celebrates the miracle of birth, not only of the Christ Child but of all babies. Read full book review >

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AN EARLY WINTER by Marion Dane Bauer
Released: Aug. 23, 1999

A leaden, purposeful tale of a child encountering the reality of Alzheimer's. Read full book review >

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THE BLUE GHOST by Marion Dane Bauer
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 26, 2005

"A welcome addition to the venerable Stepping Stone series. (Fiction. 7-9)"
Liz is trying to help her grandmother prepare the family's old log house for sale. Read full book review >

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GHOST EYE by Marion Dane Bauer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"Hyman contributes a wealth of drawings; cats are one of her fortes, and these are a pleasure. (Fiction. 7-11)"
When old Lydia goes to a nursing home, her cat Purrloom Popcorn ("a white Cornish rex with one eye of brilliant blue and one of shining gold") goes on the competition circuit, where his extraordinary looks make him a Grand Champion. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A MAMA FOR OWEN by Marion Dane Bauer
ANIMALS
Released: March 27, 2007

"The story is dramatized more fully, although with almost no words, in Jeanette Winter's Mama (2006), and told with photographs and a fine narrative text in Owen & Mzee (2006), by Craig Hatkoff and his daughter Isabella. (Picture book. 5-7)"
The story of the baby hippopotamus named Owen who adopted Mzee, a century-old tortoise, as his mother, caught the world's imagination after the tsunami of 2004. Read full book review >

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THE VERY BEST DADDY OF ALL by Marion Dane Bauer
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2004

"A beautiful celebration of fathers of all species, complete with a separate greeting card to share. (Picture book. 1-5)"
Just in time for Father's Day, Newbery Honor author Bauer offers a companion to My Mother Is Mine (2001). Read full book review >

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WHEN I GO CAMPING WITH GRANDMA by Marion Dane Bauer
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1995

"Garns's paintings capture spectacular natural light, and have a comfortable familiarity of details; words and text encourage an attentive reading and a savoring of each page. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In a text as spare as haiku, Bauer (Am I Blue, 1994, etc.) tells of a camping trip that includes roasting hot dogs, catching a fish (and letting it go), and taking in the natural wonder of their surroundings. Read full book review >