Search Results: "Michael Foreman"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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THE SEEDS OF FRIENDSHIP by Michael Foreman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"An immigrant story without angst and with lots of love and hope. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A small, brown boy named Adam loves his new home, a tall building in a big city, but he misses the warmth of the place he is from. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OH, IF ONLY... by Michael Foreman
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"A blithe romp. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Take one playful dog, add a red ball, and the result is mischief. Read full book review >

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FRIENDS by Michael Foreman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"A warm, welcoming book with a taste and tone of its very own. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The time-honored odd-couple pairing of predator and prey does a star turn in this sweet tale of friendship. Read full book review >

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SAVING SINBAD! by Michael Foreman
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Some youngsters might be drowning with excitement here, but for others, this might be nothing but foam. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Everyone works in an English fishing village and everyone volunteers for life-saving duty, even the carpenter's canine. Read full book review >

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THE BOY WHO SAILED WITH COLUMBUS by Michael Foreman
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 2, 1992

"Columbus's accomplishments and attitudes are getting plenty of scrutiny; though Foreman's story is only loosely based on the historical record, and has more action than analysis, it should set readers thinking. (Fiction. 9-11)"
The New and Old Worlds exchange captives in a tale of a ship's boy who is left behind by Columbus and grows up to be a respected sage and healer. Read full book review >