Search Results: "Mary Newell DePalma"


BOOK REVIEW

TWO LITTLE BIRDS by Mary Newell DePalma
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 14, 2014

"Visually distinctive, but a little disingenuous in its approach to the science that underlies it. (Picture book. 4-6)"
This charming if superficial story follows two little birds from the moment they burst from their shells. Read full book review >

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THE STRANGE EGG by Mary Newell DePalma
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2001

"The story is so slight and metaphorical, however, that it has difficulty carrying the energetic illustrations, and it ends up a piece of charming whimsy rather than a tale with real substance. (Picture book. 4-8)"
An odd little tale of fruit and friendship. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

UH-OH! by Mary Newell DePalma
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2011

"Other books with the same title are available—be sure to get this one too, with the impish, blue-spiked dinosaur, for bubbling good fun. (Picture book. 4-7)"
If young kids haven't already learned to exclaim "Uh-oh" over some mishap, it's guaranteed they will after reading this entertaining romp. Read full book review >

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BOW-WOW WIGGLE-WAGGLE by Mary Newell DePalma
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2012

"Full of energy and zip, this is a good example of onomatopoeia, well complemented by the engaging pictures and heartfelt story. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A game of fetch with a brown spotted dog turns into a wild pursuit that passes by a rhythmic cacophony of animals along the way. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE PERFECT GIFT by Mary Newell DePalma
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2010

"A solid salute to friendship, the power of creativity and the wonder of a homemade gift. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Friendship and creative thinking save the day when the perfect gift is lost. Read full book review >

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THE NUTCRACKER DOLL by Mary Newell DePalma
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Little girls who are studying ballet or getting ready to attend the show will enjoy reading about Kepley's successful performance. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Kepley is a redheaded little girl who loves ballet. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A GRAND OLD TREE by Mary Newell DePalma
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"A winsome introduction to the cycles of life. (Picture book. 4-8)"
"Once there was a grand old tree." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HAPPY SCHOOL YEAR! by Susan Milord
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2008

"Includes an author's note on First Day celebrations. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A first-day-of-school celebration featuring cupcakes and a group cheer led by a smiling principal concludes this sunny account. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY CHAIR by Betsy James
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2004

"In a tradition stretching from Ruth Krauss's A Hole Is to Dig (1952) to Elizabeth Scanlon's A Sock Is a Pocket for Your Toes (p. 184), here's another 'just right' invitation to see the uncommon possibilities in commonplace objects. (Picture book. 6-8)"
In this eloquent paean to chairs as much more than just places to sit, a multigenerational group of neighbors comes together on a broad urban lawn to perch on or around an array of folding chairs, overstuffed living room furniture, and everything in between, as children describe their chairs as toys, play environments, conveyances, imagination stretchers, and comfort objects. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

REMBRANDT’S HAT by Susan Blackaby
ANIMALS
Released: March 25, 2002

"Rembrandt is ready to step into story hours with themes of hats or bears, and his story offers lots of possibilities for extensions into drama or art. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Many of Rembrandt's portraits show the subject in a fine hat, the inspiration for this charming tale of a teddy bear searching for the perfect hat. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NOW IT IS WINTER by Eileen Spinelli
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"A lovely winter story. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Jolly cut-paper snowflakes festoon acrylic paintings in this gentle paean to living in the now. Read full book review >