Search Results: "Mary Ann Hoberman"


BOOK REVIEW

MARY ANN by Betsy James
by Betsy James, illustrated by Betsy James
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 1994

"A note offers sensible advice on keeping a mantis. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When her best friend moves away, Amy feels bereft: ``I wish there were hundreds and hundreds of Mary Anns,'' she tells Daddy, imagining that it wouldn't matter, then, if one moved away. Read full book review >

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MARY ANN IN AUTUMN by Armistead Maupin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 2, 2010

"Agreeable entertainment until the ridiculous denouement."
Maupin continues his popular Tales of the City saga (Michael Tolliver Lives, 2007, etc.) with the return to San Francisco of Mary Ann Singleton after 20 years in the cushy Connecticut suburbs. Read full book review >

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THE CURIOUS CASE OF MARY ANN by Jenn  Thorson
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 16, 2017

"An inventive combination of fresh storytelling and an adored classic."
A housemaid—a minor character in Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland—investigates the mystery of her father's murder in this fantasy novel. Read full book review >

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MALLORY AND MARY ANN TAKE NEW YORK by Laurie Friedman
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"Slight and formulaic. (Fiction.7-10)"
Mallory's friendship with Mary Ann is tested in this latest installment of the long-running series. Read full book review >

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ALL KINDS OF FAMILIES! by Mary Ann Hoberman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2009

"French artist Boutavant's stylized, digitally produced illustrations are a clear departure from Fraser's watercolors, but they share a high attention to detail, inviting children to pore over pictures for new discoveries on every page opening. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Readers who approach this title expecting a 21st-century love-makes-a-family message overtly embracing adoptive, queer, blended and other diverse family constellations will be disappointed. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE COZY BOOK by Mary Ann Hoberman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"Accept this as riotously pell-mell wordplay and as a catalog of a child's world—then it's right on the mark. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The word cozy—warmth, ease, snugness—may not be the perfect choice for this compendium of hundreds of action and sensory experiences associated with one long day. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"Full of insight and lots of fun. (Poetry/Picture book. 4-9)"
Thirty wise, witty, neatly constructed poems, from a spirited definition (``Whether there's ten or there's two in your family,/All of your family plus you is a family!'') to an inclusive celebration (``Our Family Comes from Round the World''). Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"And what fun this is for readers and listeners alike. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Playful rhymes celebrate the sheer joy of reading in this exuberant read-aloud collection. Read full book review >

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A FINE FAT PIG by Mary Ann Hoberman
POETRY
Released: March 15, 1991

"The poems do make good companions to the naive paintings, whose bold forms and colors will especially appeal to young children while their elders enjoy the exquisite balance of the vibrant tones.~(Poetry/Picture bool. 2+)"
Fourteen paintings of animals in a modern ``folk art'' style, accompanied by amusing, deftly phrased verse that seems to have been devised for the art, rather than the reverse: while Hoberman's usual wit and craftsmanship are in evidence, the book as a whole has less unity than her other popular titles (A House Is a House for Me, 1978). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"Nifty. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Hoberman and Emberley return with their fourth collaboration of short read-aloud stories in verse, this time a baker's dozen of goofy-scary original ones. Read full book review >

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I’M GOING TO GRANDMA’S by Mary Ann Hoberman
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: April 1, 2007

"While this has limited applicability, it may alleviate some anxiety or help some grandparents start a new tradition, and is a sweet tale on its own. (Picture book. 3-8)"
The first time a granddaughter sleeps over, Grandma makes her a little more comfortable when she tells the story of her special quilt. Read full book review >

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IT’S SIMPLE, SAID SIMON by Mary Ann Hoberman
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2001

"Readers who never have liked the way the Gingerbread Boy meets his end will be pleased by Simon's escape—easily. (Picture book. 6-8)"
In sketchy, expressive watercolors, So (Tasty Baby Belly Buttons, 1999, etc.) deftly shifts the scene from city sidewalk to jungle path as a strolling lad takes on more and more difficult challenges from animals met along the way. Read full book review >