Search Results: "Marsha Winborn"


BOOK REVIEW

MAY BELLE AND THE OGRE by Bethany Roberts
ADVENTURE
Released: June 1, 2003

"Winborn's whimsical illustrations add clever touches to the overall effort, and her May Belle might be a country cousin of Sendak's Rosie. (Easy reader. 6-8)"
May Belle is a perky little blonde with fuzzy black eyebrows, freckles, and bare feet. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EMMA’S TURTLE by Eve Bunting
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Young readers should relate to an odyssey close to home. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Emma's prized pet discovers a whole world in the backyard. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OGRE EATS EVERYTHING by Bethany Roberts
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2005

"Winborn's amusing paintings add to the humorous mix with matching furry eyebrows for both monster and little girl. (Easy reader. 6-8)"
In this second entry in the May Belle and Ogre easy reader series, May Belle continues to try to civilize her friend, a furry beast without much sense of how the world works. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DIGBY AND KATE AND THE BEAUTIFUL DAY by Barbara Baker
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1998

"For the illustrations, which are full of funny asides, Winborn splices Garth Williams's warmth with Edward Koren's droll flippancy. (Picture book. 6-9)"
This third installment in the Digby and Kate saga finds the dog and cat chums engaged in their usual benign contumacy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHAT’S THE MAGIC WORD? by Kelly DiPucchio
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2005

"Little Chick and his mom look like ruffled, diminutive cousins of Big Bird in Winborn's simple farmyard scenes, but there the resemblance to Sesame Street's multicultural viewpoint ends. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Most pre-readers know the answer to that one—and they'd better, to make sense of this breezy (in several senses) but confusing effort. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MI CARRITO by Alma Powell
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2003

"Designed for ages two to four, these board books will also have a place in the hands of kindergarten and first-grade students, giving beginning readers in either English or Spanish a bite-size opportunity for read-alone success. (Board book. 2-6)"
First-timer Powell, wife of Secretary of State Colin Powell, offers a straightforward text of four sentences, in each edition, allows a young bear to detail the handy uses he finds for his wagon—pushing, pulling, going uphill and down, etc. Irregularly occurring rhymes add a hint of musicality to each version, and the illustrations supply details not included in the words, allowing young listeners to supplement the telling. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EGG-NAPPED! by Martha Montes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"The animated goofiness of Winborn's (Probably Pistachio, 2001, etc.) illustrations gives the right touch of squawking energy to the tale, too. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Montes (Juan Bobo Goes to Work, 2000, etc.) takes a wild-goose chase literally in this rousing, if at times slapdash, versified story. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PROBABLY PISTACHIO by Stuart J. Murphy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 31, 2001

"The popular author of other MathStart titles (Missing Mittens, see above, etc.) will find a ready audience for this effort. (Nonfiction. 6-8)"
Jack is having a bad Monday morning in this MathStart (Level two) title, which painlessly slides probability into the story. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIGGER, BETTER, BEST! by Stuart J. Murphy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Nicely done. (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-8)"
This Math Start title entwines the basic geometry concept of area, with an engaging family story of sibling rivalry. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PORKY AND BESS by Ellen Weiss
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 23, 2010

"The brief chapters are broken into short paragraphs, and although this isn't a particularly exciting read, this structure and the story's resolution will be satisfying for new readers. (Early reader. 6-8)"
The title reference to Gershwin's Porgy and Bess has no bearing upon the content of this story, making it seem like a gimmick rather than a thoughtful choice. 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 >