Search Results: "Melanie Hope Greenberg"


BOOK REVIEW

MERMAIDS ON PARADE by Melanie Hope Greenberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2008

"A historical note and directions for making a paper mermaid tail cap this celebration of a colorful, distinctive local tradition. (Picture book. 6-8)"
In a tribute to Brooklyn's annual Coney Island Mermaid Parade, a fictional young narrator suits up and marches with an array of Mermaids, Neptunes and other sea denizens along the boardwalk and Surf Avenue, past the judges' stand then down to the beach for the ceremonial ribbon-cuttings that "open" the ocean for summer frolicking. Read full book review >

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THE WIND’S GARDEN by Bethany Roberts
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"Parents beware; it also contains a tip on how youngsters can help the wind by blowing dandelion seeds. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Just in time for spring, Roberts (A Mouse Told His Mother, 1997, etc.) shows young readers that nature's beauty can be appreciated for both its tamed and wild sides. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GOOD MORNING, DIGGER by Anne Rockwell
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2005

"Youngsters, moreover, will have a blast hearing and making the mechanical sound effects. (Picture book. 2-6)"
One early morning, a young narrator greets Digger, the backhoe. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SUPERMARKET by Kathleen Krull
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2001

"A fascinating peek into an amazingly complex industry that is virtually taken for granted by most of us. (Nonfiction. 4-8)"
A behind-the-shelves look at the inner workings of supermarkets offers readers an in-depth examination of how the myriad foodstuffs come to be available in the grocery store. Read full book review >

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LIZZIE LOGAN WEARS PURPLE SUNGLASSES by Eileen Spinelli
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 1995

"With its easy-to-read format and entertaining story, this looks like a hit. (Fiction. 7-10)"
It's not always easy to be best friends, especially when the friend is two years older and has an eccentric imaginationthat's the premise of this very funny book. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I LOVE YOU AMERICANLY by Lynn Parrish Sutton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2015

"Thoroughly misconceived and poorly executed. (Picture book. 5-7)"
An adverbial tour from sea to shining sea. Read full book review >

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A CITY IS by Norman Rosten
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2004

"Visually, at least, the finest valentine to New York (or at least, two of its five Boroughs) since Kathy Jacobsen's My New York (1993). (Picture book/poetry. 6-9)"
Greenberg's bright, populous Brooklyn and Manhattan street scenes bustle with energy, buoying this undistinguished gathering of posthumously published snippets from poet/playwright Rosten. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE RAGGEDY RED SQUIRREL by Hope Ryden
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"The brief text follows the squirrel from spring to fall; an afterword adds a few more facts. (Nonfiction. 4-8)"
By the author of Wild Animals of Africa ABC (1989), another attractive nature book with outstanding photos. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

YOUR CAT'S WILD COUSINS by Hope Ryden
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 1992

"List of 18 additional wild cats; index. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
From the author of Wild Animals of America ABC (1988) and other nature titles, an elegant, readable look at 18 wild relatives of the housecat, with striking color photos and information on appearance, behavior, habitat, scientific name, and endangered status for each. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOW TO MARRY A GHOST by Hope McIntyre
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 3, 2007

"Chick-lit trappings expand a pretty good puzzle beyond the comfort zone."
Ghostwriter Lee Bartholomew (How to Seduce a Ghost, 2005) jumps the pond for the sake of family, career and maybe something special. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JOEY by Hope Ryden
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 1994

"An enchanting animal portrait. (Nonfiction. 4-9)"
An able wildlife author-photographer (The Raggedy Red Squirrel, 1992) portrays a young gray kangaroo from the time he first peeks from his mother's pouch until he's supplanted by her next newborn. Read full book review >