Search Results: "Michael Emberley"


BOOK REVIEW

MISS BROOKS' STORY NOOK by Barbara Bottner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"While sequels can sometimes be disappointing, readers and listeners who enjoyed Miss Brooks' first appearance will likely be very happy to find out what happens next—and they just might be inspired to create some tall tales of their own. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Energetic, book-loving Miss Brooks is back, as is Missy, the grumpy, stumpy, hat-wearing reluctant reader-turned-bookworm who is her biggest fan (Miss Brooks Loves Books (and I don't), 2010). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RUBY AND THE SNIFFS by Michael Emberley
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2004

"Not quite just right, but close enough. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Ruby, an imaginative little mouse with a big attitude, hears a "thumpity-bump!" from upstairs and simply must investigate. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE PRESENT by Michael Emberley
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1991

"Lighthearted and innovative: a story to amuse older children as well as its intended audience. (Picture book. 4-11)"
The author of Ruby (1990) creates another charmingly original story, this time set in rural Denmark. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WELCOME BACK, SUN by Michael Emberley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"A perfect antidote to a dreary winter week. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A little girl who lives ``wedged deep in a narrow mountain valley'' far in the north describes the weary months Norwegians call ``murketiden''—``the murky time'' when the sun has disappeared—and the joyful March day when she and her parents make the steep climb to glimpse its first reappearance. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MAYBE A BEAR ATE IT! by Robie Harris
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"The art here is also unexpectedly irresistible, not to mention moving, guaranteeing that for at least one child this will become a very special book of his or her own. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A small fellow of indefinable species snuggles down for the night with his stuffed animals and a much beloved book. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AN ANNOYING ABC by Barbara Bottner
ABC BOOKS
Released: Sept. 13, 2011

"A is for one awesome, amusing, antic alphabet book. (Alphabet picture book. 4-8)"
What's annoying? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MISS BROOKS LOVES BOOKS! (AND I DON’T)  by Barbara Bottner
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 9, 2010

"In a word: lovable. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Guaranteed to be warmly welcomed by librarians everywhere, this paean to the joys of reading will find an enthusiastic audience among kids and parents as well. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PRISCILLA GORILLA by Barbara Bottner
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 7, 2017

"A precious and precocious primate parable sure to please. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Priscilla is not a gorilla, but she sure loves everything about them. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MAIL HARRY TO THE MOON! by Robie H. Harris
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 21, 2008

"His over-the-top characterizations of the exaggerated requests will elicit gales of giggles from all readers, regardless of their birth order. (Picture book. 3-6)"
With keen understanding and a comic touch, Harris addresses the trials and travails of adjusting to a new baby in the house. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"And what fun this is for readers and listeners alike. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Playful rhymes celebrate the sheer joy of reading in this exuberant read-aloud collection. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"A terrific teaching tool that just may help slow the spread of sexual diseases and ignorance. (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
Illustrator Emberley (Welcome Back, Sun, 1993, etc.) has teamed up with Harris (Hot Henry, 1987, etc.) to present more ethnic and sexual diversity than New York City's Rainbow Curriculum ever bargained for as they battle all concepts non-PC: They take swings at ageism (``People have sexual intercourse well into old age'') and at homophobia in the military (pointing out that, in ancient Sparta, it was thought ``that if a warrior was in the same regiment as his lover, he would fight harder in order to impress him''). Read full book review >