Search Results: "Munro Leaf"


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THREE PROMISES TO YOU by Munro Leaf
Released: Feb. 27, 1957

"Fine for that first course in civics, Firmly side sewn."
The basic premises of the United Nations, a body whose tasks are to prevent wars, see that all people get fair treatment and to find ways for people to live better — are given pat and plain treatment. Read full book review >

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METRIC CAN BE FUN! by Munro Leaf
Released: May 12, 1976

"Usable, but it can't measure up to the Branley."
Though Leaf's stick figures might help demystify the subject, they don't (despite his title) make it look as much like fun as Lustig's cartoons did in Branley's similarly simple but stronger Measure with Metric last year. Read full book review >

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SAM AND THE SUPERDROOP by Munro Leaf
Released: Oct. 1, 1948

"Not Singer sewed."
Here's a book parents and children will enjoy — together and separately. Read full book review >

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MANNERS CAN BE FUN by Munro Leaf
Released: Sept. 24, 1936

"Manners books are perennials — hardy ones at that — and this makes first steps in etiquette easy and fun."
This is his best, both in idea and execution. Read full book review >

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Released: June 15, 1948

"Eye-catching, and merchandise-worthy in the big, bright illustrations of a darling boy and a cat, and with pleasant, alternating black and whites."
The "buck up, it's all nonsense, old man" attitude of Mr. Leaf has proven reassuring to the parents of children, and here, in lavish illustrations by Frances Tipton Hunter, and a healthy and sensible text, the long campaign continues for a healthy mind in a healthy body. 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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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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EL CUENTO DE FERDINANDO by Munro Leaf
Released: March 1, 1962

"But those brave and humble enough to sneak it off the shelves will find it considerably more rewarding than the drab little stories that appear in so many textbooks."
The popularity of Ferdinand the bull has long been established. Read full book review >

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THE STORY OF SIMPSON AND SAMPSON by Munro Leaf
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 31, 1941

"Judge for yourself — is this a book for children, or a book adults will buy using children as an excuse?"
Are Munro Leaf's name, plus Robert Lawson's beautiful pictures sufficient to warrant wide popularity for this new venture, which I personally, felt much too adult in its conception, its execution and its humor for small children. Read full book review >

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Released: June 7, 1948

"Excellent introduction for young people."
This book grew out of two men's work in their respective fields of service of psychiatry and public relations. 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 >