Search Results: "Nancy Poydar"


BOOK REVIEW

NANCY by Adrian Fort
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 22, 2013

"Not the usual gossipy tale of the rich and famous, but rather a wonderful history of tumultuous times."
Fort (Archibald Wavell, 2009, etc.) presents a life of Nancy Astor (1879-1964), a Southern belle and the first woman elected to the House of Commons of the British Parliament. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NO FAIR SCIENCE FAIR by Nancy  Poydar
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2011

"A great book for sharing with classes on many levels, this is both a good primer for science fairs and for skills such as being a good friend, appreciating differences and persistence. (Picture book. 6-9)"
School stories are Poydar's niche, and this latest fits right in, addressing the (n)ever-popular science fair. Read full book review >

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BRAVE SANTA by Nancy  Poydar
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"A joyous concluding spread shows a view of Jack's dream on Christmas Eve, with Jack driving a toy-laden fire engine through the sky, with Santa in the back seat. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Plenty of children are nervous (or downright petrified) about the traditional visit to Santa Claus to convey toy requests and pose for photos. Read full book review >

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MAILBOX MAGIC by Nancy  Poydar
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2000

"Good for introducing the concept of getting mail. (Picture book. 4-8)"
"Presto!" intones Will whenever he witnesses the "magic" of his family's mailbox: letters appear and disappear when no one is looking. Read full book review >

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ZIP, ZIP...HOMEWORK by Nancy  Poydar
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Great visual details—check out Ms. Patience's ankle tattoo and the subtle face incorporated into the backpack's many pockets—and pointed text make for a worthwhile read. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Violet has chosen a bright pink backpack on wheels with so many openings with zippers and snaps that she doesn't really know what to do with them all, and—uh-oh. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BUNNY BUSINESS by Nancy  Poydar
ANIMALS
Released: April 15, 2003

"The final page provides the directions for making 'correct' bunny ears and the challenge to try to make Harry's incorrect pair. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Harry is sharp, but easily distracted. Read full book review >

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BUS DRIVER by Nancy  Poydar
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2012

"The thin story, lackluster text and the missed opportunity in the illustrations add up to make this one to skip—for tales of lost toys, stick with Karen Beaumont and David Catrow's Where's My T-R-U-C-K? (2011) or Mo Willems' Knuffle Bunny books. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Written for a slightly younger audience, this lacks the sparkle and story that mark Poydar's other books. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BAD-NEWS REPORT CARD by Nancy  Poydar
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2006

"Gouache-and-pencil illustrations accompany Isabel's story and perfectly reflect her worry and excitement. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Isabel's class is about to get report cards, and Isabel is so excited that she gets distracted. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SNIP, SNIP...SNOW! by Nancy  Poydar
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 1997

"Children will appreciate the predictability, and Poydar uses fluid illustrations to capture all of Sophie's impatience and her unbridled enthusiasm when the snow finally arrives. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Those who have waited impatiently for the arrival of the first snow will be in perfect sympathy with Sophie. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FISH SCHOOL by Nancy  Poydar
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2009

"A novel look at pet ownership. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When Charlie's class visits the aquarium, little does anyone know that there is an extra student along for the ride—his goldfish Wishy is stashed in a plastic bag in his backpack. Read full book review >

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THE BIGGEST TEST IN THE UNIVERSE by Nancy  Poydar
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"The tradition continues. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Young Sam has heard stories about the end-of-year test in Mr. Albright's class. Read full book review >

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LAST DAY, HOORAY! by Nancy  Poydar
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2004

"The cartoonish figures are nicely accented by the childlike crayon drawings on the one hand, and the caricatured daydream images on the other. (Picture book. 5-8)"
It's the last day of school and Ms. Bell's students have a surprise for her. Read full book review >