Search Results: "Molly Bang"


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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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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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ALL OF ME! by Molly Bang
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Joyous. (Picture book. 2-5)"
All toddlers' most fascinating subject (themselves) receives an earnest portrayal as a young child celebrates himself and his world. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"It's an inspiring, and ongoing, saga, well worth struggling through, and its format may help to bring it to otherwise disinterested readers. (Picture book/nonfiction. 11+)"
Bang (Common Ground: The Water, Earth and Air We Share, 1997) tells it like it is in this frank, if kaleidoscopic, account of a Texas shrimper's conversion to environmental activism. Read full book review >

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GOOSE by Molly Bang
by Molly Bang, illustrated by Molly Bang
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"Children will scrutinize every illustration carefully, taking pleasure from the innumerable discoveries therein. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A hand-sized book holds a humorous tale of a goose raised by woodchucks. 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 >