Search Results: "Mem Fox"


BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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THE GOBLIN AND THE EMPTY CHAIR by Mem Fox
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 22, 2009

"A perfect combination of words and images. (Picture book. 6-9)"
An unspecified medieval setting, an outwardly grotesque creature who is tender and compassionate, sad humans beset by difficulties, three tasks performed by the hero and a moral about looking beyond appearances; all of these are familiar elements in the fairy-tale tradition. 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 >

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TELL ME ABOUT YOUR DAY TODAY by Mem Fox
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"A lovely, gentle story for bedtime sharing. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A little boy loves to cuddle and chat with his stuffed-animal friends at bedtime. Read full book review >

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TEN LITTLE FINGERS AND TEN LITTLE TOES by Mem Fox
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Little readers will take to the repetition and counting, while parents will be moved by the last spread: a sweet depiction of mother and baby. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A pleasing poem that celebrates babies around the world. Read full book review >

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HARRIET, YOU'LL DRIVE ME WILD! by Mem Fox
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2000

"The story, insightful and with ample doses of gentle humor, should prove a soothing balm for exasperated moms and their busy little bees. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Fox offers a wry look at the often-tumultuous life of a toddler and her harried mother. Read full book review >

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THE MAGIC HAT by Mem Fox
Kirkus Star
by Mem Fox, illustrated by Tricia Tusa
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"KANGAROO!' (Picture book. 5-7)"
Hopping from head to head, a wizard's errant hat works a quick series of transformations in this giddy, rhymed episode. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHOEVER YOU ARE by Mem Fox
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"An essential book that acknowledges in the simplest of terms our common humanity. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A one-world, "we-are-all-the-same-under-the-skin" message for the very young from Fox (The Straight Line Wonder, p. 1388, etc.). Read full book review >

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ZOO-LOOKING by Mem Fox
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1996

"Whitman's charming torn-paper collage illustrations add visual excitement and a fresh approach to the zoo. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Repetition and rhyme are key in this story of Flora's day at the zoo. Read full book review >

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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

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 >