Search Results: "Michelle Robinson"


BOOK REVIEW

THERE'S A LION IN MY CORNFLAKES by Michelle Robinson
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 5, 2015

"This bland addition to the 'unusual pets' genre misses most of the comedic possibilities and ends up a long way from 'grrrrreat.' (Picture book. 5-7)"
An all-too-successful cereal promotion leads to surprises, some of them unpleasant, for two lads who send in coupons for a free lion. Read full book review >

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DING DONG! GORILLA! by Michelle Robinson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"Read it with a little fibber and just laugh and enjoy. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The mayhem begins with a pizza delivery, but blame it all on the gorilla. Read full book review >

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HOW TO WASH A WOOLLY MAMMOTH by Michelle Robinson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"With its combination of understated text and witty art, this book will leave most readers hankering (read: begging, pleading) for a prehistoric pet of their very own. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Step-by-step advice for tackling the task of mammoth hygiene. Read full book review >

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THE FORGETFUL KNIGHT by Michelle Robinson
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 5, 2016

"Kids will love this quirky quest and its uproariously unreliable narrator. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A forgetful knight goes to battle against the dragon that stole his horse. Read full book review >

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AND THE ROBOT WENT… by Michelle Robinson
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2017

"Satisfying robot high jinks. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Teamwork + trial and error = a happy robot and an ear-splitting racket. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ODD SOCKS by Michelle Robinson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2016

"Sure to delight young readers as well as the young at heart. (Picture book. 4-7)"
When a pair of new socks find themselves in a drawer, they rejoice because they are "a match made in heaven." Read full book review >

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A BEGINNER'S GUIDE TO BEAR SPOTTING by Michelle Robinson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 9, 2016

"Be sure to snuggle up to 'the stuffed kind' of bears and share this book with future Scaredy Squirrel series fans. (Picture book. 5-7)"
A handy story for little adventurers curious about the outdoor world. Read full book review >

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WHAT TO DO IF AN ELEPHANT STANDS ON YOUR FOOT by Michelle Robinson
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 5, 2012

"A promising launch. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The moral of this tongue-in-cheek instruction book is, Don't Startle the Elephant. Read full book review >

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WHAT ANIMALS REALLY LIKE by Fiona Robinson
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Guffaws and surprising twists (plus Timbertooth's exaggerated tantrums) will have youngsters clamoring for a repeat performance. Brava! (Picture book. 4-8)"
World-famous conductor Herbert Timberteeth (an aptly named beaver) is about to debut his new song, "What Animals Like Most." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STARSEED by Spider Robinson
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"Still, Stardance fans will want to investigate."
Sequel to Stardance, the Robinsons' combination of dance, aliens, and politics in orbit above 21st-century Earth. Read full book review >

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BLESSED ARE YOU by Michelle Edwards
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 18, 1993

"These vigorously limned, unabashedly homely kids might be cousins of the ones in Edwards's Alef-bet (1992); again, the bright, harmonious colors and the warmth and energy of the design bespeak a productive, loving, and devout family. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 2-8)"
Thirteen brief prayers in Edwards's translations, which she uses with her own children, plus the original Hebrew and a transliteration, all appearing on versos elaborately bordered with a vine-like motif that echoes the Hebrew script and also incorporates appropriate symbols—e.g., for the prayer beginning, ``God, grant us peace and goodness,'' Edwards includes a dove, a rainbow, and a menorah. Read full book review >