Search Results: "Molly Bang"


BOOK REVIEW

WHEN SOPHIE'S FEELINGS ARE REALLY, REALLY HURT by Molly Bang
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 29, 2015

"Bang's trademark striking colors and bold outlines enhance this welcome new book that's as much about the creative process as it is about emotion. (Picture book. 5-7)"
From the author/illustrator of Caldecott Honor book When Sophie Gets Angry—Really, Really Angry (1999) comes another book about coping with emotional upheaval.Read full book review >

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WILEY AND THE HAIRY MAN by Molly Bang
Released: April 26, 1976

"That the hairy man keeps coming back makes for a better story, and though the three-times-and-out condition, introduced toward the end, does seem to be stacking the cards for the hero, you will admire Wiley's mother and her resourceful final routing of the bogey."
In outline, skinny black Wiley in Alabama and the scary "hairy man" he has to fool three times to be rid of can't help reminding you of Mayor's Liza Lou (above) and the separate swamp monsters she tricks, but Bang's glowing gray-and-white pictures are far more subdued and there's a touch of humor in her monster even though he's as ferocious a creature as you'd want to see. Read full book review >

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THE BURIED MOON AND OTHER STORIES by Molly Bang
Released: May 16, 1977

"With redundantly literal illustrations and no unifying theme, it's as unexceptional as it is inoffensive."
In a sequel of sorts to The Goblins' Giggles (1973), Bang retells five stories from four different cultures, beginning with "The Wolf In Disguise," which she identifies as "an amalgam of the Grimm Wolf and the Seven Kids and a Japanese version of the same tale." Read full book review >

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THE GREY LADY AND THE STRAWBERRY SNATCHER by Molly Bang
Released: March 1, 1980

"The jacket flap calls this wordless string of gratuitous effects an allegory, which we will accept as part of the joke."
At a faux-woodgrain fruitstand rifled with lushly painted fruit, an old woman buys strawberries. Read full book review >

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DAWN by Molly Bang
illustrated by Molly Bang
Released: Aug. 22, 1983

"Mawkish folderol—which probably would strike some girls (and lots of grownups) as appealingly romantic."
One of those rarefied concoctions of portentous folk motifs that never quite coalesces into anything. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 2014

"Gorgeous illustrations and impressive, urgent scientific explanation. (Nonfiction.7-12)"
This fourth in Chisholm and Bang's series about the sun's relationship to life on Earth explores its ancient stores of fossil fuels and the effect of intense and rapid consumption of these in recent human history. Read full book review >

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YELLOW BALL by Molly Bang
by Molly Bang, illustrated by Molly Bang
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 24, 1991

"A wonderfully satisfying book. (Picture book. 0-7)"
Captioned with the simplest of texts—just an occasional word or a phrase—a warm picture-story about what happens to a favorite toy: a beach ball as round and yellow as children imagine the sun to be. Read full book review >

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PICTURE THIS by Molly Bang
Released: Aug. 16, 2016

"A must-have book for anyone wanting to learn or teach about art elements and principles and their connections to (picture book) art and visual perception. (Nonfiction. 14 & up)"
A revised and expanded 25th-anniversary edition of Bang's go-to text about visual perception, or "how pictures work," delivers sublime design and picture-book-art commentary for readers and artists alike. Read full book review >

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THE GOBLINS GIGGLE AND OTHER STORIES by Molly Bang
Released: Nov. 1, 1973

"That should be good for a startled hugh, but only the grisly Irish tale of a dead man who eats blood and tries to pull young Mary Cullane into the grave with him will make you shudder."
Bang retells five variously "scary" folktales from as many countries (sources not provided) and illustrates them in black and white with a broadly gruesome band of naked Halloween hobgoblins. Read full book review >

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IN MY HEART by Molly Bang
Kirkus Star
by Molly Bang, illustrated by Molly Bang
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2006

"Happy and heartwarming. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Heartfelt verbal and visual images strongly validate the invisible, invincible ties binding parent and child in this upbeat affirmation. Read full book review >

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WHEN SOPHIE GETS ANGRY--REALLY, REALLY ANGRY . . . by Molly Bang
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1999

When Sophie has to surrender one toy to her sister, stumbles over another toy, and gets no sympathy from her mother, she runs furiously out into the woods, first to cry, and then sit in a huge old beech, watching the ocean until the tempest abates. Read full book review >

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CHATTANOOGA SLUDGE by Molly Bang
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1996

"It all adds up to a favorable omen for the future of the Chattanooga. (Picture book/nonfiction. 8-12)"
Bang (One Fall Day, 1994, etc.) salutes one man's efforts to clean up "the most polluted waterway in the southeastern United States." Read full book review >