Search Results: "Munro Leaf"


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MUNRO LEAF'S FUN BOOK by Munro Leaf
Released: Oct. 1, 1941

"Nursery guides to a good life' — already soundly established as favorites among the small fry and big."
Omnibus volume, containing the big three,- Manners Can Be Fun, Grammer Can Be Fun, Safety Can Be Fun. Read full book review >

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LEAF by Stephen Michael King
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2009

"Wonderful squiggly line, patches of green and brown, gold and blue and fabulous use of negative white space make this a joy to reread. (Picture book. 5-9)"
A curious, curiously subversive and very pretty wordless Australian import. Read full book review >

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READING CAN BE FUN by Munro Leaf
Released: Sept. 23, 1953

"All told in direct relationship to its young audience- from pre-readers who will get the idea from listening to it, to kids in the thrown of rejecting their books for funnies and TV- a perfect and humorous antidote to the many modern factors that undermine a true literacy."
Inimitably, Leaf conveys the wonder of the world of books in a way you fervently hope will captivate just one, or ten, a thousand, a million children. Read full book review >

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LET'S DO BETTER by Munro Leaf
Released: Oct. 1, 1945

"Amusing, lively cartoons, in his particular style, make this a good companion piece- with a broader significance- for Manners Are Fun, etc. Black and white with a splash of red Humor and a barb of not always palatable truth."
Only Munro Leaf could get away with this kind of moralizing on the course of the history of War and Peace, and he manages to get his ideas across to the children, without surenting the pill. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 11, 1936

"The most original and amusing thing Leaf has done."
This has an irresistible appeal to the sense of the ridiculous. Read full book review >

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WHO CARES? I DO by Munro Leaf
Released: Sept. 7, 1971

"There's no positive reinforcement in the pictures or the lecture, only a tired watchbird admonishing litterbugs."
Two stick figures state the case, "You Know What? Read full book review >

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I HATE YOU I HATE YOU by Munro Leaf
Released: Oct. 24, 1968

"Arabs and Jews ('Shalom-Salaam'); whites and blacks; hippies and parents, etc. The conclusion—mushroom cloud with a more auspicious alternative."
A cartoon morality by the Ferdinand-Watchbird seer, in which the "I Hate You's" of two mites pulling at a boy extend to other differentials all over the world—racial, political, domestic. Read full book review >

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HEALTH CAN BE FUN by Munro Leaf
Released: Sept. 15, 1943

"Food, exercise, cleanliness, clothing, rest and sleep — handled in the same vein as Manners Can Be Fun, etc. Munro Leaf has a facility in the directions of moral tales in humorous vein."
The same public that welcomed its predecessors will welcome this new Fun book. Read full book review >

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FLY AWAY, WATCHBIRD! by Munro Leaf
Released: Feb. 21, 1941

"It might be called today's equivalent of the Goops of a generation or two age. A picture book of behavior. This volume includes the Know It All, the Pouter, Messy, Snooty, the Borrower, etc. etc."
Third and — in book form — last Watchbird book, though the series goes on and n in the Ladies' Home Journal. Read full book review >

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THE WATCHBIRDS by Munro Leaf
Released: March 2, 1939

"Nonsense text and pictures — but the idea gets across."
Munro Leaf can wrap his pills in the best sugar coating of any juvenile writer today. Read full book review >

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Released: May 2, 1938

"Pen and ink decorations."
Highlighting in an informally conversational way the approach to getting a job, jobs classified and ways of living in New York. Read full book review >

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SCIENCE CAN BE FUN by Munro Leaf
Released: Sept. 24, 1958

"Add to that an appetite for Leaf's bold and entertaining approach and you have it,- a real help, both in presentation and in the encouragement of further reading."
It was inevitable that science would join arithmetic, manners and the rest, and prove to be fun when presented by the prolific and inspired Munro Leaf. Read full book review >