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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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FOX by Caroline Arnold
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 1996

"A useful index is included but the book's great strengths are its clear, highly informative text, and Hewett's stunning photos of these beautiful animals in their natural habitat, which, alas, is fast disappearing. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Another entry about animals from frequent collaborators (Killer Whale, 1994, etc.), and this one's a gem. Read full book review >