Search Results: "Monica Edinger"


BOOK REVIEW

AFRICA IS MY HOME by Monica Edinger
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"Nevertheless, this book gives middle-grade readers a starting point for understanding this landmark episode in American history, in which slaves fought through the court system and won. (author's note, bibliography) (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
In this text-heavy picture book, Edinger fictionalizes the story of Margru, a child whom slave traders transported in 1839 from Mendeland, West Africa, to Cuba and then to the United States on the Spanish slave ship the Amistad. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GABBY AND GRANDMA GO GREEN by Monica Wellington
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2011

"The book will conclude with instructions for sewing a cloth bag, green activities and a list of green websites, none seen by reviewer. (Picture book. 3-6)"
When Gabby comes to visit her grandmother, they give their day a green focus, reusing, returning, refilling and recycling. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TRUCK DRIVER TOM by Monica Wellington
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Simple but spot-on in its appeal for its target audience. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Trucker Tom's delivery route is an adventure. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MR. COOKIE BAKER by Monica Wellington
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"The old-fashioned illustrations, with their two-dimensional and geometric simplicity, add much to the delicious result. (cookie recipes) (Picture book. 2-5)"
Mr. Baker's shop is an inviting place, filled to the gunnels with frosted sugar cookies. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FIREFIGHTER FRANK by Monica Wellington
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Dedicated to the firefighters of New York City, this tribute to this challenging profession is sure to inspire children who dream of one day wearing the uniform. (Picture book. 3-6)"
While waiting for the alarm to sound, Firefight Frank finds many things to do around the firehouse, but he must drop everything when the bell begins to signal that his help is needed. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

APPLE FARMER ANNIE by Monica Wellington
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"Sweet and crisp. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Annie owns and tends her own small apple orchard in this visually robust salute to a favorite fruit. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BABY GOES SHOPPING by Monica Wellington
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 1997

"Wellington (Night House, Bright House, 1997, etc.) keeps the page so uncharacteristically simple that it might be best to think of this book and its companion, Baby at Home (0-525-45640-6), as bound collections of vibrant flashcards for parents intent on brain-building. (Board book. 1-3)"
Turn your back on a baby in a shopping cart for one minute, and your cart's bound to be filled with surprises. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BUNNY'S RAINBOW DAY by Monica Wellington
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"In fact, fans of Wellington's Night Rabbits (1995) may miss this one, with its young format, even though story and art are comparable. (Board book. 1-3)"
An affable rabbit watches the sun rise, and goes through the day romping among other creatures. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SHEEP FOLLOW by Monica Wellington
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 1992

"Light, bright colors, crisp design, and a proven formula recommend this especially for the toddler group. (Picture book. 0-5)"
In a very simple, repetitive text and bright, stylized illustrations, another rehearsal of familiar farmyard animals and their classic attributes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MARGO THINKS TWICE by Monica Arnaldo
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 17, 2016

"Warm and winning. (Picture book. 4-7)"
When Margo's mother expresses her worries, Margo takes her concerns to heart. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2003

"A revealing portrait of one of England's most vilified, but ultimately vindicated, adventurers."
Brisk recounting of the harrowing sojourn that led naval commander Ross to conclude that searching for the Northwest Passage was an utter waste of time. Read full book review >