Search Results: "Michael Rosen"


BOOK REVIEW

A GREAT BIG CUDDLE by Michael Rosen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 22, 2015

"Despite (or perhaps because of) the odd bits, this book successfully celebrates the private, gleeful, imaginative world of toddlers. (Picture book/poetry. 1-5)"
Short poems and accompanying illustrations make up this word-format poetry anthology for little ones. Read full book review >

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HAPPY HARRY'S CAFÉ by Michael Rosen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 9, 2012

"Slim plot, weak humor and lackluster appeal will leave preschoolers asking for more substantial fare. (Picture book. 3-5)"
The picture-book crowd will most likely find this thin story bland and unsatisfying. Read full book review >

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MICHAEL ROSEN’S SAD BOOK by Michael Rosen
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2005

"Readers burdened by similar loss will be touched by the honesty and perception here. (Picture book. 6-10)"
"Where is sad? Sad is anywhere. Read full book review >

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RED TED AND THE LOST THINGS by Michael Rosen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2009

"A satisfying tale for all involved, from the adopted crocodile, satiated cat and found teddy bear to the readers who will delight in this sweet adventure. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Red Ted, accidentally left behind, is deposited in the Place for Lost Things. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THIS IS OUR HOUSE by Michael Rosen
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 1996

"Overall, it's real cartoon drama. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Nine kids drag a cardboard box into a playground, where George immediately takes over: ``This house is mine and no one else is coming in.'' The others try to get past him, but George won't let them inside—and he explains why not: ``This house isn't for girls,'' ``This house isn't for people with glasses,'' etc. After he temporarily vacates the box to go to the bathroom, he finds that the others have declared the house off-limits to ``people with red hair.'' George, who has red hair, has an epiphany: ``This house is for everyone!'' Rosen (A School for Pompey Walker, 1995, etc.) has written a persuasive and entertaining morality play. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SHAKESPEARE’S ROMEO AND JULIET by Michael Rosen
CLASSICS
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

"Students and teachers have been waiting for this one. (Nonfiction. 12+)"
Shakespeare fangeek Rosen has done the nearly impossible: produced an edited and elided version of the play both accessible and thrilling. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DICKENS by Michael Rosen
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Rewritten for teens who may be studying Dickens, this offering could be of great value, but as it is, the younger audience to whom it's aimed may be forgiven for passing it over. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Following the same format as their work on Shakespeare (2001), Rosen and Ingpen seek to introduce young readers to Dickens's life and oeuvre. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OWW! by Michael Rosen
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2005

"A comic tale, with several views of piglets flying through the air and a mild lesson about never refusing help. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Fans of Snore! (2001) will welcome this return to the same barnyard full of helpful animals. Read full book review >

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CROW AND HAWK by Michael Rosen
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1995

"Everything is in motion in these dynamic pictures, in this dynamic book. (Picture book/folklore. 3-8)"
Rosen, Michael CROW AND HAWK A traditional Pueblo Indian tale, spectacularly illustrated with cut-paper collages—assemblages of sharp shapes, set against blue and clay-red backgrounds that are crammed with details to pore over. Read full book review >

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THE BUS IS FOR US by Michael Rosen
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2015

"A lovely treatment of a perennially popular topic. (Picture book. 2-5) "
There are so many ways to ride; some are flights of imagination. Read full book review >

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SEND FOR A SUPERHERO! by Michael Rosen
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 27, 2014

"Although this approach has been used before, rarely has it been executed with such hilarious results. (Picture book. 4-8)"
An over-the-top comic-book adventure within a bedtime story aims for laughs. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I’M NUMBER ONE by Michael Rosen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2009

"Sure to provoke discussions about bullying, especially since retaliation, even in this rather gentle way, could be deemed controversial. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Mother and daughter leave for the day while four toys and the dog stay home. Read full book review >