Search Results: "Marylin Hafner"


BOOK REVIEW

A YEAR WITH MOLLY AND EMMETT by Marylin Hafner
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 1997

"Hafner takes the comic-book form to new heights with her colorful and expressive watercolors of this inimitable pair. (Picture book. 2-7)"
Anyone who has witnessed a child chuckling over the last page of Ladybug magazine will relish the arrival of plucky Molly and her sidekick cat, Emmett, in their picture book debut of 15 brand-new comedies. Read full book review >

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TUMBLE BUNNIES by Kathryn Lasky
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2005

"If it's not a startlingly original setting or plot, it's nevertheless an eminently comfortable one—and there's nothing wrong with that. (Picture book. 5-8)"
An insecure little rabbit finds that the air is where he shines. Read full book review >

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DADDY, COULD I HAVE AN ELEPHANT? by Jake Wolf
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 1996

"A riot. (Picture book. 4+)"
From the collaborators behind And Then What? Read full book review >

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THE PEPINS AND THEIR PROBLEMS by Polly Horvath
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 11, 2004

"A delight. (Fiction. 10-12)"
Horvath puts a distinctive and decidedly hilarious spin on the "problem novel" with this chronicle of a family's unusual (to say the least) mishaps. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

POCKET POEMS by Bobbi Katz
edited by Bobbi Katz, illustrated by Marylin Hafner
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2004

"Amid the ranks of similar collections, this shiny-faced newcomer may not stand out—but neither will it drift to the bottom of the class. (Picture book/poetry. 7-9)"
With an eye toward easy memorization, Katz gathers over 50 short poems from the likes of Emily Dickinson, Valerie Worth, Jack Prelutsky, and Lewis Carroll, to such anonymous gems as "The Burp"—"Pardon me for being rude. / It was not me, it was my food. / It got so lonely down below, / it just popped up to say hello." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STARRING LUCILLE by Kathryn Lasky
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"Give that ham a hand: Lucille is a lovable star who deserves another encore. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Prepare a place for yet another precocious piglet protagonist with panache, this time the youngest in a family of three little pigs: Frances, Franklin, and budding ballerina Lucille. Read full book review >

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A CARNIVAL OF ANIMALS by Sid Fleischman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 2000

"While not as rollicking as the author's McBroom stories, these will tickle the fancy of many and could serve as an introduction to Fleischman's masterful tall-tale telling. (Fiction. 7-9)"
Fleischman (Bandit's Moon, 1998, etc.) relates six lively, interlocking tall tales involving the animals who live near Barefoot Mountain and the changes brought about by "a no-account little tornado" that "came twirling like a ballerina across the countryside." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RED DAY, GREEN DAY by Edith Kunhardt
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 26, 1992

"Unpretentious fare but right on target. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A simple, upbeat story that reviews a typical kindergarten experience while presenting the colors. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IT'S THANKSGIVING! by Jack Prelutsky
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Hafner picks up the spirit of familiar fun, and though there are no delights here, the sheer predictability of form and content (suitable perhaps to this most predictable of holidays) might be an advantage to beginning readers."
Like Prelutsky's It's Halloween and It's Christmas, this consists of jog-trotting rhymes concerning standard holiday topics - including the modern one of the after-dinner football game on TV. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LUCILLE’S SNOWSUIT by Kathryn Lasky
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"Mothers everywhere will send up a cheer for this wonderfully funny tale that shows mother does know best. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Snowsuits, the bane of every child's snow-filled days, are the focus of this hilarious tale. Read full book review >

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DON'T TEASE THE GUPPIES by Pat Lowery Collins
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 31, 1994

"A likable story, sure to find a variety of uses. (Picture book. 4-8)"
``I'll read the signs,'' Jon assures his little brother as the two enter the aquarium, but Tim isn't deterred: he likes to ``read'' them first. 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 >