Search Results: "Monica Wellington"


BOOK REVIEW

MONICA by Saunders Lewis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 31, 1997

"But Lewis is also an obtrusive writer whose digressions and summaries both vitiate this novel's artfulness and make it unlikely that Monica will ever be seen as anything more than an unusually interesting period piece."
Monica ($17.95 paperback original; Oct. 31; 120 pp.; 1-85411-195-7): The first American edition of a once-notorious 1930 novel by eminent Welsh writer Lewis (18931985), whose only foray into prose fiction was this Bovary-an tale of an unhappy housewife sustained, then betrayed, by her overheated romantic imagination. Read full book review >

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WELLINGTON by Rory Muir
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 3, 2013

"Next up, Waterloo. A welcome biography, particularly for students of European geopolitics."
First of a two-volume life of Arthur Wellesley, the Duke of Wellington, covering his first 45 years, a time in which he became a military legend and major political figure. Read full book review >

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MY LEAF BOOK by Monica Wellington
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"While its true usefulness as an identification guide may be questionable, there's no doubt it will capture children's attention and hopefully have them searching for their own specimens and creating leaf books of their own. (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
Wellington turns a leaf-identification book into a visual display of fall color and shape. Read full book review >

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RIKI’S BIRDHOUSE by Monica Wellington
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2009

"Bird lovers with young children and aspiring bird watchers are sure to want to emulate Riki. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Riki's passion for birds is evident, and likely to be contagious, in Wellington's latest. Read full book review >

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ZINNIA’S FLOWER GARDEN by Monica Wellington
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"All of these factors create a successful germination of science and storytelling, growing a terrific introduction to the life cycle of plants and a good choice for young gardeners everywhere. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A girl and her garden are the subject of this engaging outing. Read full book review >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >