Search Results: "Nancy Coffelt"


BOOK REVIEW

BIG, BIGGER, BIGGEST!  by Nancy Coffelt
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2009

"A solid addition to storytime, as well as to the shelves of English teachers. (Picture book. 3-7)"
An ingenious treatment of not only comparisons but also synonyms and antonyms that all the while exposes children to some fantastic vocabulary. Read full book review >

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THE DOG WHO CRIED WOOF by Nancy Coffelt
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1995

"Coffelt (Tom's Fish, 1994, etc.) has created a story that, on the strength of its visuals, has definite kid-appeal, but it won't stand up to repeat readings. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The flat forms of folk art and a quirky palette, weighted toward the violet end of the spectrum, decorate the story of Ernie, the dog who won't stop barking. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"Fun on many levels, this has a sure spot in classrooms and storytimes as fable, grammar lesson and wordplay all rolled into one. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Coffelt masterfully weaves a lesson in words around a familiar "Little Red Hen" moral, making this one entertaining teaching tool. Read full book review >

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PUG IN A TRUCK by Nancy Coffelt
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 30, 2006

"A glossary wraps it up perfectly. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A friendly dog sees the world from the front seat of a tractor-trailer truck. Read full book review >

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LISTEN by Nancy Coffelt
FICTION
Released: Oct. 26, 2009

"Strong characterizations and an unusual theme are highlights of this interesting effort aimed at very mature YA readers. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Three emotionally damaged people are drawn together. Read full book review >

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UH-OH, BABY! by Nancy Coffelt
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 19, 2013

"A sweet, simple story featuring a tenacious tot who is easy to love. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Coffelt and Nash (Catch That Baby, 2011) join forces again to give readers another glimpse into the topsy-turvy world of an endearing toddler named Rudy. Read full book review >

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FRED STAYS WITH ME! by Nancy Coffelt
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2007

"A gem. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The word "divorce" is never uttered in this charming story of a young girl who sometimes lives with her mom, and sometimes with her dad, but who never leaves the side of her affable dog Fred. Read full book review >

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CATCH THAT BABY! by Nancy Coffelt
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 7, 2011

"Hysterical fun to share with the older siblings of all the Nudie Rudys out there, and for those Nudie Rudys as they outgrow this stage…but parents beware the power of suggestion and urge to imitate. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When bathtime is over, the whole family pitches in to help catch "Nudie Rudy," who hides to delay having to get dressed. Read full book review >

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It seems inevitable the phrase “vast right-wing conspiracy” will pop into your head while reading Duke University historian Nancy MacLean’s disquieting Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America. After all, the phrase made famous by Hillary Clinton in the 1990s popped into MacLean’s head a few times while she researched and wrote her ...


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BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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JACKSON’S BLANKET by Nancy Cote
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"With a non-preachy and empowering ending, this story will certainly ring true to those ready (or not quite) to give up their loveys. (Picture book. 4-6)"
There's nothing not to like in this sweet tale of a boy who needs to give up his beloved blanket. Read full book review >

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A GARDEN OF OPPOSITES by Nancy Davis
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 10, 2009

"EWSLUGp2006 for older toddlers and preschoolers. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A pigtailed redhead takes readers through her garden, strikingly simple graphics demonstrating such opposing pairs as a "short" caterpillar and a "long" snake, "inside" and "outside" an apple (with jaunty leaf reorienting itself in opposing directions). Read full book review >