Search Results: "Mary Ann Hoberman"


BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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

FORGET-ME-NOTS by Mary Ann Hoberman
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 3, 2012

"An oversized, ambitious collection of verse that, in the end, proves sadly forgettable. (Poetry. 8-14)"
Over 120 poems, with accompanying illustrations, selected to help young readers discover the pleasures of committing verse to memory. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I LIKE OLD CLOTHES by Mary Ann Hoberman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 14, 2012

"With Barton's nuanced illustrations, Hoberman's 36-year-old hand-me-down poem defines sustainability for the next generation. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Hand-me-downs gain new poetic life in this charming picture-book remake. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: July 6, 2005

"Sure to draw giggles from the most reluctant young readers. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A companion to the two earlier volumes put out by this duo, this venture features original stories based on Mother Goose. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MRS. O’LEARY’S COW by Mary Ann Hoberman
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2007

In this adaptation of Brian Wilson's song (originally about the supposed origins of the "Great Chicago Fire"), the excitement begins when the cow kicks over the lantern. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE TWO SILLIES by Mary Ann Hoberman
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"A crowd-pleaser. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Hoberman's rhymes are ever a pleasure and so they are here in this staccato bit of folderol verse about taking the longest distance between two points. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RIGHT OUTSIDE MY WINDOW by Mary Ann Hoberman
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2001

Layering paint, gesso, and natural objects thinly atop scraped concrete surfaces, Wilton (Where Does the Butterfly Go When It Rains?, 1997, etc.) places stylized flora and fauna into subdued settings suggestive of passing seasons. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MARVELOUS MOUSE MAN by Mary Ann Hoberman
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2001

"A rollicking, readable remake from one of the best versifiers in the business, and a strong debut for the illustrator. (Picture book. 6-9)"
A classic legend gets a more or less good-humored makeover with a happier ending. Read full book review >