Search Results: "Mary McQuillan"


BOOK REVIEW

BARE BEAR by Miriam Moss
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2005

"McQuillan's textured paintings are friendly and fun, but even they can't rescue the bland, forced rhymes and downright silly story. (Picture book. 3-6)"
It's best to have a change of clothes, as evidenced by this bear whose line-drying garments are blown away, leaving him . . . bare. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MARY by Tomie dePaola
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 15, 1995

"The interesting conceit behind these illustrationsto take children's book figures and place them in formal icon-like posesworks well. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A strongly religious book featuring 15 scenes from the life of Mary. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IT’S NOT FAIR! by Anita Harper
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"The pictures are great fun with soft, colorful pages showing skewed perspectives, humorous touches and a plethora of anthropomorphized animals. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Here's another entry into the sibling-rivalry pantheon, made different only by the quick understanding of the younger sibling's issues by his big sister and McQuillan's genuinely appealing illustrations. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CLUCK O’CLOCK by Kes Gray
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2004

"Funny stories that make the potentially boring subject of telling time more interesting are welcome any time in the kindergarten and first-grade classroom, and teachers and librarians will be happy to give this tale a few minutes in story hours about chickens or clocks. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A busy day down on the farm is the premise for this lesson in telling time, focusing on a coop full of perky hens with names such as Jane, Marge, and Freda, and their resident rooster, Colin. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HAVE YOU SEEN MY POTTY? by Mij Kelly
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"This is a sure winner for the toddler and preschool set. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A stolen potty is a disaster for young Suzy Sue, "who had something very important to do." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SQUEAKY CLEAN by Simon Puttock
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"McQuillan (Get Well Soon Book, not reviewed) illuminates the story with her brushstroke textures of pudgy cuteness brightened with sparkling colors on silky paper. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The three little piglets in this rambunctious tale, like most wee ones, have a knack for getting downright filthy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MARY by Vladimir Nabokov
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1970

"The story is a slight thing at best—a frail straw in the wind."
This is Nabokov's first novel (Mashenka), more properly novella, which is best read for its germinal indications of the later works to follow: particularly the theme of the emigre in transition which will be so triumphantly realized in another habitat, Pnin; and the retrospective refrains of Speak, Memory. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MARY by Hillary Monahan
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"An urban legend too light on either gore or camp to be any fun. (Horror. 14-18)"
Four friends face the dire consequences of summoning the infamous Bloody Mary. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MARY by Demi
by Demi, illustrated by Demi
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"An Apostolic Blessing from Pope John Paul II reproduced on the back cover emphasizes the volume's Roman Catholic orientation, though Demi's superb paintings and the exemplary design elevate the work above these potential concerns. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Demi continues her highly regarded series of biographies of spiritual leaders with this reverential, exquisitely illustrated depiction of the life of Mary, the mother of Jesus. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2004

"Sure to kick up some biblical dust: a graphic, instructional story unlikely to receive the Church's imprimatur."
A knowledgeable journalist profiles history's most renowned Jewish mother, tracing a life barely touched upon in the gospels. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MARY, MARY by Julie Parsons
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1999

"Powerful stuff—lyrical, elliptical, and unrelentingly grim."
Britisher Parsons's harrowing first novel traces the aftermath of a brutal sex killing. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ACHOO! by Mij Kelly
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Still, McQuillan's whimsical cartoon animals are full of personality, and her bright colors and humorous details are sure to have readers poring over the illustrations. (Picture book. 3-6)"
After learning to use the potty (Have You Seen My Potty?, 2007), Suzy Sue and her farm-animal friends are back, this time teaching the very young some manners in rhyming verses with a catchy beat. Read full book review >