Search Results: "Marsha Diane Arnold"


BOOK REVIEW

PRANCING DANCING LILY by Marsha Diane Arnold
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 15, 2013

"Keep plugging, follow your muse, find your right fit in the world. Fine sentiments, though they might need a little more nerve than Lily is willing to give. (iPad storybook app. 5-8)"
Arnold's story app of a cow trying to find her calling is minimalist in every way, except some handsome artwork from Manders. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOST. FOUND. by Marsha Diane Arnold
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"What is 'Found' now? A community, that's what. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Just two words (and many amusing sound effects) form the text of this visually driven story about conflict resolution, resourcefulness, community—and a red scarf. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PRANCING, DANCING LILY by Marsha Diane Arnold
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2004

"High-stepping fare for fans of Karma Wilson's Hilda Must Be Dancing (p. 13), Robert Kinerk's Clorinda (2003), and the rest. (Picture book. 7-9)"
A new addition to the recent stampede of dancing livestock, twinkle-hooved Lily leaves her slower-mooooving fieldmates to travel the world in search of a Place. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CHICKEN SALAD CLUB by Marsha Diane Arnold
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 1998

"Despite the illustrations full of warm and cozy details, this nostalgic, personal book is so unlikely- -more of a prescription for youngsters than a description of their real lives—that it may fail to find an audience. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The story of a boy who visits his 100-year-old great-grandfather every day after school to hear his tales is imbued with elements of wishful thinking. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WAITING FOR SNOW by Marsha Diane Arnold
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"Snow can't be forced, but this will help ease the wait. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Small woodland animals try to conjure snow. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BABY ANIMALS TAKE A BATH by Marsha Diane Arnold
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"This is developmentally appropriate nonfiction for the youngest animal lovers. (Board book. 18 mos.-3)"
Two-word descriptions and realistic art depict the ways a variety of baby animals bathe. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

METRO CAT by Marsha Diane Arnold
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2001

"Mais oui. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A speeding limousine spills a pampered society cat out on to the streets of Paris to fend for herself. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE PUMPKIN RUNNER by Marsha Diane Arnold
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"They place this legend of a long-distance, Down Under runner somewhere between a tall tale and a picture-perfect front-porch anecdote. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Noting her story's origins in the true tale of a 61-year-old Australian farmer who beat much younger runners in a 542-mile race from Sydney to Melbourne in 1983, Arnold (The Chicken Salad Club, p. 808, etc.) pens a folksy, aw-shucks piece. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ROAR OF A SNORE by Marsha Diane Arnold
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2006

"Simple and satisfying. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Rhythm, rhyme, repetition and a charming surprise ending (with an amusing coda) make this a likely winner with the preschool set. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HEART OF A TIGER by Marsha Diane Arnold
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"The author opens with a pronunciation guide and concludes with a note on Namakarana, the Indian naming ceremony, briefly describing similar ceremonies in other countries. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Arnold makes an appealing debut in a book set in India. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GREEK: DOUBLE DATE by Marsha Warner
FICTION
Released: May 1, 2010

"The premise is mild fun, but because it centers around previously established characters, the appeal is mostly limited to those who already enjoy the TV series. (Fiction. YA)"
Casey, pledge trainer for Zeta Beta Zeta, agrees to do a favor for her brother, Rusty. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOMETOWN by Marsha Qualey
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"This stunning mastery of technique makes the characterization of every person in this arresting work appear effortless. (Fiction. 12+)"
Border Baker is a tough street kid, hailing most recently from Albuquerque. Read full book review >