Search Results: "Mem Fox"


BOOK REVIEW

SHOES FROM GRANDPA by Mem Fox
Released: March 1, 1990

"Mullins' expansive collages are bright and bold, fine for group sharing; she achieves wonderful three-dimensional effects with her various, skillfully employed materials."
In a lively cumulative rhyme, the well-loved Australian author of Hattie and the Fox (1988) tells how Jessie's family all chip in with other garments after Grandpa gives her new shoes ("I'll buy you a skirt that won't show the dirt, to go with the socks. . ."). Read full book review >

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SLEEPY BEARS by Mem Fox
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"A bewitching collection of sleepy time rhymes. (Picture book. 3-6)"
An enchanting tale from Fox (Boo to a Goose, 1998, etc.), about a mother bear readying her six little cubs for their long winter snooze. Read full book review >

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YOO-HOO, LADYBUG! by Mem Fox
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 7, 2013

"Fox's playful rhymes steer young preschoolers along on this very satisfying excursion. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A ladybug that likes to hide drives the action in this cheery, rhyming romp. Read full book review >

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TIME FOR BED by Mem Fox
by Mem Fox, illustrated by Jane Dyer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"Best are the shaggy, drowsy, contented ewe and her lamb; repeated on the jacket, they guarantee a constant audience for this appealing bedtime book. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A gentle litany of good nights, ostensibly from various animals to their young ("It's time for bed, little mouse, little mouse,/Darkness is falling all over the house") but mostly more apposite to their human counterparts ("It's time for bed, little calf, little calf,/What happened today that made you laugh?"), ending, inevitably, with a human mother tucking in a child. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A PARTICULAR COW by Mem Fox
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"EWSLUGp2001, illustrated by Mark Teague, will give readers and listeners more time to become engaged in the goings-on. (Picture book. 5-7)"
In a sort of bovine Rosie's Walk, a cow starts out on a stately stroll that degenerates into a wild careen down a hill, through a wedding ceremony and into a small boat floating on a pond. Read full book review >

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HUNWICK’S EGG by Mem Fox
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2005

"A rare miss for Fox, but not really her fault. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Several disconnects between text and pictures sink this faintly bizarre tale of a solitary elder who adopts an understandably silent confidante. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHERE IS THE GREEN SHEEP? by Mem Fox
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: April 1, 2004

"Ideally easy and well-designed. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Fox's latest is a participation story filled with a variety of sheep. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE STRAIGHT LINE WONDER by Mem Fox
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"Let readers decide. (Picture book. 6-8)"
The illustrator of Daniil Kharrm's First, Second (1996) rises ingeniously to the challenge of a story Fox (Feathers and Fools, 1996, etc.) published in Australia ten years ago. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BABY BEDTIME by Mem Fox
by Mem Fox, illustrated by Emma Quay
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"Quay's striking illustrations cannot rescue this one. (Picture book. 1-3)"
A beautifully rendered, anthropomorphic elephant tenderly (sort of) puts a pachyderm child to bed. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HELLO BABY! by Mem Fox
Kirkus Star
by Mem Fox, illustrated by Steve Jenkins
ANIMALS
Released: May 5, 2009

"This picture book brims with fascinating animals, brilliant words and engaging artwork; it begs for cozy nightly readings. (Picture book. Newborn-5)"
A warm authorial voice asks baby, "Who are you?" and a parade of potential animals follows. Read full book review >

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BOO TO A GOOSE by Mem Fox
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1998

"In words and art, a delightful mix of nonsense and verve. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Something is troubling the narrator of Fox's tale: "I'd ride on a 'roo to Kalamazoo but I wouldn't say 'Boo!' to a goose." Read full book review >

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NELLIE BELLE by Mem Fox
by Mem Fox, illustrated by Mike Austin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 8, 2015

"Sunny, reassuring fare for recent graduates from toddlerdom itching to leave safe harbors (for a time, at least) to check out new horizons of their own. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A canine explorer finds small adventures in the wide world outside her fenced yard. Read full book review >