Search Results: "Marla Frazee"


BOOK REVIEW

BOOT & SHOE by Marla  Frazee
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 9, 2012

"Read unhurried, in a lap, again and again. (Picture book. 4-7)"
This gem about canine siblings goes from peaceful routine to funny mayhem to erroneous bereavement—and relief. Read full book review >

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A COUPLE OF BOYS HAVE THE BEST WEEK EVER by Marla  Frazee
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2008

"As respectful of kid sensibilities and priorities as it's possible for an adult to achieve. (Picture book. 5-8)"
James and Eamon spend a week with Bill and Pam, Eamon's grandparents, while they take in a week of nature camp—a week that turns out to be "the best week ever." Read full book review >

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THE BOSS BABY by Marla  Frazee
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 31, 2010

"This wry picture book will appeal to parents, of course, but also to siblings who see a new baby demand so much of mom and dad's time and energy. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Sporting a black business-suit onesie, this baby looks and acts more like a balding CEO than an infant. Read full book review >

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ROLLER COASTER by Marla  Frazee
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2003

"Capturing both the train's breathtaking speed and a hilarious range of rider reactions with consummate skill, the artist who made Linda Smith's Mrs. Biddlebox (2002) and Susan Meyers's Everywhere Babies (2001) such delights is once again in top form. (Picture book. 5-8)"
The most exhilarating amusement park visit since Kevin O'Malley's Roller Coaster (1995) begins with a line of prospective riders, each drawn as a distinct individual; some look eager, or at least confident, but "at least one of them has never ridden on a roller coaster before, ever." Read full book review >

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THE BOSSIER BABY by Marla Frazee
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"Someone give Frazee a raise. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A new baby sister hands the Boss Baby a demotion. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE FARMER AND THE CLOWN by Marla Frazee
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 23, 2014

"The beauty of an unexpected visit, done beautifully. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A solitary farmer on an empty plain receives the most unlikely visitor. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WALK ON! by Marla  Frazee
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2006

"Frazee's saucy invitation to all generations to 'walk on' has just enough kick and sass to incite action in babies (and grown-ups) everywhere. (Picture book. 1-3)"
"Is sitting there on your bottom getting boring?" asks an unseen narrator of a roly-poly tot with one curl on his head, followed by the announcement, "It is time to learn how to walk!" Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SANTA CLAUS by Marla  Frazee
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"An oversized, horizontal format adds to the unique view of this Santa's workaday world. (Picture book. 4-7)"
This unusual view of Santa Claus focuses solely on the jolly old fellow himself, because in Frazee's interpretation, dedicated Santa does all the work, all the time and all alone, from initial toy selection to final package delivery. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"A funny, earthy interpretation, with plenty of scenic details to pore over. (Picture book/folklore. 3-6)"
The traditional folk lullaby is given an Appalachian setting in which the pictures tell their own story. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CLEMENTINE by Sara Pennypacker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"Give this to readers of Cleary and Blume and cross your fingers for more. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Maybe it was because third-grader Clementine was a little bit angry with her best friend Margaret that things got out of hand with the scissors and the permanent markers and the hair. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MRS. BIDDLEBOX by Linda Smith
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"If Betsy Everitt's Mean Soup (1992) isn't filling enough, dish up this tempting dessert. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Features pinched, frizzy hair floating like a cloud of concentrated gloom overhead, entirely surrounded by great, dark angry swirls of color, old Mrs. Biddlebox has definitely gotten up on the wrong side of the bed. Read full book review >

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CLEMENTINE’S LETTER by Sara Pennypacker
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2008

Clementine's only just "getting the hang of third grade"—she hasn't been sent to Principal Rice's office for a whole week—when her world turns upside-down: Her beloved Teacher is a finalist for an Adventures for Teachers award, and if he wins, he'll be gone for the rest of the year. Read full book review >