Search Results: "Michael Foreman"


BOOK REVIEW

MICHAEL FOREMAN’S PLAYTIME RHYMES by Michael Foreman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"A perfect companion to Michael Forman's Mother Goose (1991). (Nonfiction. 2-6)"
A comprehensive anthology of favorite children's activity rhymes that is sure to have children building churches with their fingers; celebrating all the animals on Old Macdonald's farm; and rowing their boat gently down the stream. Read full book review >

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MICHAEL FOREMAN'S MOTHER GOOSE by Mother Goose
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

From a talented illustrator, a lush but uneven collection with a wealth of verse (over 200 rhymes, many unfamiliar), a delightful introduction by Iona Opie, and notably creative matching of rhymes to create composite double spreads (e.g., the old woman under the hill and the grand old Duke of York). Read full book review >

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MICHAEL by Henry Flesh
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"Amen."
Flesh's X-rated debut novel, the Lambda Award-winning Massage (1999), told of life at the bottom of Manhattan's gay subculture. Read full book review >

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CAT & DOG by Michael Foreman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"Though the happy ending is far from hard-won, cat fanciers and dog lovers will be pleased nonetheless. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Pretty pictures and a feel-good plot combine to create a pleasant, if not especially compelling, tale. Read full book review >

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FORTUNATELY, UNFORTUNATELY by Michael Foreman
ADVENTURE
Released: March 1, 2011

"Still, it's a fresh and welcome alternative to a perennial crowd pleaser that has become a period piece. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Answering the longstanding need for an alternative to Remy Charlip's classic but now-creaky Fortunately (1964), Foreman reworks the titular dichotomy into a young chimp's adventuresome delivery of an umbrella to his grandma's house. Read full book review >

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THE LITTLEST DINOSAUR by Michael Foreman
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2008

"Nor will the routine plot or language. (Picture book. 6-8)"
In this bland tale, a hatchling dinosaur barely bigger than one of his several siblings' feet gets a chance to shine when his entire family becomes mired in sticky mud. Read full book review >

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CAT ON THE HILL by Michael Foreman
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"Large attractive illustrations give the slight tale substance but the nuance, message, and cat's voice don't elicit child appeal. (Picture book. 4-7)"
In a story told by a ship's cat now relegated to shore because his skipper is too old to care for him, Foreman's signature, blue-dominant palette portrays the cat's existence through three seasons: summer, autumn, and winter. Read full book review >

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HELLO, WORLD by Michael Foreman
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2003

"Beautiful. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Prompted by his bear—"Wake up, Baby. Read full book review >

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AFTER THE WAR WAS OVER by Michael Foreman
BIOGRAPHY
Released: May 20, 1996

"Evocative and memorable. (Autobiography. 10+)"
After The War Was Over ($18.95; May 20, 1996; 96 pp.; 0-55970-329- 6): Unusually small typeface doesn't detract from this companion to War Boy (1990) and War Game (1994), about the return to relative innocence that marked the immediate postWW II years. Read full book review >

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JACK'S FANTASTIC VOYAGE by Michael Foreman
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"The lucid, tenderly evocative watercolors—whether glowing with tropical color, delicately misty, or in delectable shades of ocean blue—are a pleasure. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Jack loves his grandfather's seaside house, its marvelous nautical decorations, and Grandfather's tales about his adventurous years at sea. Read full book review >

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JAMAL'S JOURNEY by Michael Foreman
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2017

"Adults will likely appreciate this low-key introduction to a far-off place, but young listeners may not find quite enough action or context to make the trip worthwhile. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A young camel is lost in a sandstorm then finds his way to his owners. Read full book review >