Search Results: "Nancy Winslow Parker"


BOOK REVIEW

ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Although there is an index, this would be more useful and successful when viewed as an enjoyable introduction to the era than as an aide to report-writing. (Nonfiction. 6-9)"
In a brisk overview of one of the most progressive 50-year spans in human history that aims to be both entertaining and instructive, Winslow presents brief, highly illustrated portrayals of 12 major explorers, from Columbus's first voyage in 1492 to Cabrillo's in 1542. Read full book review >

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WORKING FROG by Nancy Winslow Parker
ANIMALS
Released: April 14, 1992

"Still, a charming first chapter book that should delight younger readers and zoo lovers of all ages. (Fiction. 6-8)"
In picture book format, a story based on the adventures of a real frog. Read full book review >

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LOCKS, CROCS, AND SKEETERS by Nancy Winslow Parker
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1996

"(index) (Picture book/nonfiction. 8-10)"
Subtitled ``The Story of the Panama Canal,'' this is a lively panorama of canal history, from pig-farmer-turned-explorer, Balboa, who discovered the Isthmus of Panama, to ambitious American President Theodore Roosevelt who seized the Isthmus and ``left Congress . . . to debate me.'' The decade-long American canal- building effort took engineering genius, an army of mosquito fighters, millions of dollars, and a devastating loss of lives to create ``the eighth wonder of the world.'' In a witty account that makes full use of entertaining detail, Parker (Working Frog, 1992, etc.) blends mesmerizing profiles, amiable illustrations (including wryly illustrated cautionary verse by a poet who succumbed to ``malaria's poisonous breath''), plus maps and diagrams of everything from scorpions and mosquitos to the canal itself. Read full book review >

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THE DRESS I'LL WEAR TO THE PARTY by Shirley Neitzel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 16, 1992

"Just the thing to introduce the costume box. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Like this team's delightful The Jacket I Wear in the Snow (1989): a childlike cumulative story about getting dressed—and then, in a surprise reversal, undressed. Read full book review >

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I’M NOT FEELING WELL TODAY by Shirley Neitzel
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 30, 2001

"Once again, Parker's guileless, watercolor and colored-pencil illustrations keep pace with the gathering rhyme, fitting rebuses into the verse text so that young readers can join in. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Rhymes and rebuses see a young boy through his perhaps-not-so-sick-after-all day off from school tale from the two mistresses of this format. Read full book review >

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WHO WILL I BE? by Shirley Neitzel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Collaboration, then, comes to the rescue. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Neitzel's story jumps out of the starting block. Read full book review >

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WHEN THE ROOSTER CROWED by Patricia Lillie
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 24, 1991

"Farm animals and their traditional voices are neatly dovetailed into this appealing story; Parker's simple, nicely designed illustrations contribute dozens of amusing details. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Each time the rooster crows, another importunate animal (hungry pig, cow in need of milking, etc.) also speaks while—for ten minutes—the farmer repeatedly snuggles in for an ever- diminishing bit of sleep. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OUR CLASS TOOK A TRIP TO THE ZOO by Shirley Neitzel
ADVENTURE
Released: April 1, 2002

"Still funny after all these years. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Neitzel continues her rebus stories (I'm Not Feeling Well Today, 2001, etc.), this time with a zoo setting of sorts. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HERE COMES HENNY by Charlotte Pomerantz
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 1994

"Try this with a toddler who enjoys chanting Mother Goose, or give it to new readers as an unusually diverting way to polish their phonics. (Picture book. 2-7)"
``Here comes Henny/with her sacky,/which she carries/pickabacky/back and forth/and forth and backy./See her pick pick pick/a snicky./See her pack pack pack/a snacky./See her put/a snicky-snacky/in her backpack/picnic sacky.'' So begins the tale of a hen whose three chicks, far from pleased with her provisions, prefer—in fact, ``DEMAND''—``A snacky-snicky/for the chickies'/picnic-nicky.'' No problem. Read full book review >

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NO BATH TONIGHT by Nancy Winslow Parker
Released: Oct. 25, 1979

"And, for all that it matters, the illustrations are similarly 'cute' and vacuous."
Some people must think kids are dumb. Read full book review >

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BLACK CROW, BLACK CROW by Ginger Foglesong Guy
ANIMALS
Released: April 26, 1991

"A happy fusion of unusual idea, melodious words, and charmingly lucid art. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A repetitive, lyrical text (``Black crow, black crow, what do you caw about?/What do you jaw about high in your tree?/I wake up my children, my small sleeping children...'')with just a few words changed in each versetakes a crow and her young through a day, from ``high in the sky'' to ``home in your nest.'' Parker pictures the young crows, who wear simple clothes and have toys, engaged in activities (eating, playing) paralleled by the child who asks the questions. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CAPITAL CRIMES by George Winslow
NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 6, 1999

"In questioning conventional criminological wisdom, Winslow raises some provocative questions, but in reducing crime to a matter of economics, he runs the risk of unconstructive oversimplification."
paper 1-58367-001-7 In a sweeping indictment of our economic system that's short on solutions, freelancer Winslow traces the economic genesis of American crime in the streets and in the suites. Read full book review >