Search Results: "McGuffy Ann Morris"


BOOK REVIEW

WEEDS by McGuffy Ann Morris
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 29, 2012

"A worthy read, especially for the disillusioned."
Morris' (Bedtime Tail, 2012) short, melancholy collection of poetry brims with remorse but also with the wisdom that comes from age and reflection. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FAMILIES by Ann Morris
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 31, 2000

"While much of this ground has already been covered in Morris's own Loving (1990) as well as in many other books, teachers and librarians will be happy to have this attractive and useful book in their collections. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Sticking to her tried and true formula (i.e., eye-catching photographs of people from all over the world accompanied by brief snippets of text), the author celebrates the concept of family. Read full book review >

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WEDDINGS by Ann Morris
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"This title requires an older audience than an accompanying title, Shoes, Shoes, Shoes (0-688-13666-4), and is mostly useful for browsing or for jump-starting discussions. (map) (Picture book/nonfiction 7-10)"
Morris (Bread, Bread, Bread, 1989, etc.) describes universal and specific aspects of weddings around the world in captions of text and full-color stock photos. Read full book review >

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THE BABY BOOK by Ann Morris
by Ann Morris, photographed by Ken Heyman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 1995

"The photographs (not by Heyman but from various collections) are rather arbitrary, and Morris has written a text in doggerel, marred by forced rhymes, poor grammar, and misinformation. (Picture books/nonfiction. 2-6)"
Morris (Weddings, p. 1114, etc.) and her longtime collaborator, Heyman, join for three books that look at basic human relationships in the new The World's Family series. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

"Teachers, grandparents, and parents will enjoy sharing this with children of all cultures and then moving on to their own family memories. (Nonfiction. 5-8)"
Engaging color photographs of Angelica and her grandmother, who lives right next door in a San Francisco housing project, accompany the simple text that highlights the contemporary life of a Hispanic family. Read full book review >

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SPRING CLEANING, AWESOME READING
by Bobbi Dumas

Are you a Spring Cleaner? Is this the time you go through closets and boxes, wash windows and pack away clothes?

The weather in Wisconsin has been a little erratic the past couple of months, so I’m hesitant to put away any warm clothes just yet. However my awesome husband has had some time off this month and has decided ...


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BOOK REVIEW

I AM CAT by Jackie Morris
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 9, 2013

"Slight but exquisite, this lovely hybrid will supplement more comprehensive approaches to the topic. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Striking illustrations and lyrical descriptions will please fans of big cats, but this combination of pictures, fiction and facts may not have quite enough substance to inspire repeat readings or engage general readers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ICE BEAR by Jackie Morris
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2011

"Visually stunning, the tale succeeds best as a fanciful, wistful cuddle-up bedtime story. (Picture book. 5-8)"
In a mythical time, animals and humans live harmoniously. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BAREFOOT BOOK OF CLASSIC POEMS by Jackie Morris
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"An ideal collection to give or to share. (indexes) (Poetry. 10-12, adult)"
Stately figures and scenes in luminous colors provide rich backdrops for 74 English poems selected as much for their sonorous language as for their familiarity. Read full book review >

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ONE CHEETAH, ONE CHERRY by Jackie Morris
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2016

"The aesthetic pleasures are very strong, but one-on-one adult guidance will be necessary to help young mathematicians make sense of these complex images. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Exquisite watercolor-and-gold-leaf paintings of animals and objects that look as if they tumbled out of medieval illuminated manuscripts distinguish this counting book. Read full book review >

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THE SNOW LEOPARD by Jackie Morris
ADVENTURE
Released: Nov. 15, 2007

"It may all seem overdone to adults, but younger animal lovers and dreamy sorts will linger over both the art and the story. (Picture book. 7-9)"
Highlighted by close-ups of a magnificent snow leopard rendered in subtly blended watercolors, this mystical original tale will transport readers to its remote, otherworldly setting. Read full book review >

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TELL ME A DRAGON by Jackie Morris
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2009

"Together with the brief verses, the images will appeal to all who love to make believe. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A beguiling invitation to the diverse, fantastical realms of dragons. Read full book review >