Search Results: "Maureen Wright"


BOOK REVIEW

SNEEZE, BIG BEAR, SNEEZE! by Maureen Wright
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Still, though the bounce of Wright's verse is welcome, the story is all too slender; for truly satisfying ursine braggadocio, try How Chipmunk Got His Stripes, by Joseph and James Bruchac, illustrated by José Aruego and Ariane Dewey (2001). (Picture book. 3-6) "
Big Bear gets in all kinds of trouble when he takes credit for the work of the wind. Read full book review >

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SHARE, BIG BEAR, SHARE! by Maureen Wright
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 25, 2017

"'I like to share…. / It makes me happy deep inside.' To amuse and instruct, one could do a lot worse than Wright and Hillenbrand's bear and old oak. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Big Bear, after a few false starts, remembers to share the fare. Read full book review >

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EARTH DAY, BIRTHDAY! by Maureen Wright
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"Breezy, with a valuable message tucked inside. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Can "the silliest monkey ever seen" share a birthday...with Earth Day? Read full book review >

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SLEEP, BIG BEAR, SLEEP! by Maureen Wright
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Bear-gets-ready-for-winter books abound, but this one's worth adding to any collection. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Big Bear is hard of hearing, so each time Old Man Winter tries to tell him to "Sleep, Big Bear, sleep," he hears something different, from "drive a jeep" to "leap" to "dive deep." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANNA AND THE TOOTH FAIRY by Maureen Wright
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2017

"An older sibling's loving attitude enables an encouraging approach to a sometimes-stressful scenario. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Anna anticipates the arrival of the Tooth Fairy with her first loose tooth but cannot help thinking that her baby sister, Sophie, must be a tooth fairy-in-training since some astute comparisons can be made between the two. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ROSE BY ANY OTHER NAME by Maureen McCarthy
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 1, 2008

"Older teens just stepping into adulthood will recognize and appreciate Rose's authentic transformative experiences. (Fiction. YA)"
Rose's road trip up the Australian coast invokes flashbacks from the previous year, when her parents' marriage, plans for college and best friendship all fell apart. Read full book review >

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FIRST FATHER, FIRST DAUGHTER by Maureen Reagan
Released: April 3, 1989

If all of this cheery book were as clichÇd and sanitized as the opening chapters, one could write it off as the first of the first family's memoirs: exuberant yet inconsequential. Read full book review >

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A JOURNEYMAN TO GRIEF by Maureen Jennings
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2007

"A surprisingly tender tale of slavery, addiction, violence and revenge served ice-cold. "
An interrupted 19th-century honeymoon ends 38 years later in a violent outburst. Read full book review >

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ARE MEN NECESSARY? by Maureen Dowd
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 8, 2005

"Her heart's in the right place, but she really should get out more."
After sticking it to the administration in Bushworld (2004), New York Times Pulitzer-winner Dowd takes on the battle of the sexes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MOTHER LOVE by Maureen Carter
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"Carter (A Question of Despair, 2011, etc.) delivers another well-turned procedural, with the Quinn/King relationship better developed than in her last installment."
A missing woman reignites the fires of animosity between an icy detective and a scheming reporter. Read full book review >