Search Results: "Mark Sperring"


BOOK REVIEW

MAX AND THE WON'T GO TO BED SHOW by Mark Sperring
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 2014

"A fun-filled revamp of the bedtime genre and a humorous choice for the not-quite-sleepy set. (Picture book. 3-6)"
"Please put your hands together for…MAX THE MAGNIFICENT!" Read full book review >

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MABEL AND ME  by Mark Sperring
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 7, 2015

"A pretty package but lacking in substance and storyline. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A small mouse with delusions of grandeur strolls down a vaguely Parisian street with his best friend, Mabel. Read full book review >

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THE SUNFLOWER SWORD by Mark Sperring
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2011

"Or at least into a gift for a new friend. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A little knight, creatively costumed with household items such as a colander helmet, rubber gloves and cowboy boots, wants to be "big like the other knights and fight like the other knights and have a sword like the other knights." Read full book review >

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I'LL CATCH YOU IF YOU FALL by Mark Sperring
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2016

"This sentimental story of a return voyage carries an important message—let's all take care of one another. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A little boy on a perilous adventure at sea needs someone to see him safely home. Read full book review >

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THE SHAPE OF MY HEART by Mark Sperring
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2013

"While this may inspire children to create their own heart full of shapes they love, the title fails to deliver anything that has not been done before. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Singsong rhyming text introduces the myriad shapes encountered during the course of a child's day. But one shape—any guesses?—holds special significance. Read full book review >

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HOW MANY SLEEPS 'TIL MY BIRTHDAY? by Mark Sperring
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2016

"Cute if one-dimensional. (Picture book. 3-6)"
An anxious cub drives his father a little crazy with the anticipation of his big day. Read full book review >

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YOUR HAND IN MY HAND by Mark Sperring
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 29, 2015

"Great either for a bedtime story or to celebrate a newborn; no one can refute the book's final words: 'with your hand in my hand, / we'll never feel lost.' (Picture book. 3-5)"
A caregiver adult mouse and its child mouse enjoy love and support along the path of life. Read full book review >

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THE FAIRYTALE CAKE by Mark Sperring
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2005

"With guests like these, how could it be otherwise? (Picture book. 3-5)"
The text may run to just a few words per page, but the pictures in this heavily populated outing invite lingering as dozens of European nursery rhyme and folktale characters gather to prepare a huge cake, and then wheel it down the road to the house of a lucky birthday boy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MERMAID DREAMS by Mark Sperring
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: July 1, 2006

"A perfect bedtime 'tail.' (Picture book. 3-5)"
Like many kids, Meriam doesn't like to get ready for bed. Read full book review >

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FIND-A-SAURUS by Mark Sperring
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2003

"Sure to be a hit with young children, but fun for adults as well. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Marty's mom has told him all about dinosaurs and now he wants to find one to be his pal in Sperring's highly imaginative picture book debut. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MISSING MARK by Julie Kramer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 14, 2009

"Nicely done, if not groundbreaking, with a likable heroine in an intriguing profession."
TV investigative reporter Riley Spartz has an instinct about stories, and the unexplained disappearance of a groom-to-be gets her juices flowing. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Nov. 20, 2001

"A coffee-table volume that someone might actually read—and enjoy. The wonders of Burns and Company never cease. (110 b&w and 40 color illustrations)"
What comes after baseball, the Civil War, and jazz? Mark Twain, of course. Read full book review >