Search Results: "Nelson Wells"


BOOK REVIEW

AROUND THE WORLD WITH LILUP by Ben Hecht
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 16, 2011

"A good-humored if bland adventure made slightly spicy through interactive add-ons—if readers can find them. (iPad storybook app. 2-5)"
Soothing music accompanies Lilup, the friendly, white Great Pyrenees dog as he effortlessly floats above the Earth and under the sea, stopping on several continents to befriend local animals. Read full book review >

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SOPHIE'S TERRIBLE TWOS by Rosemary Wells
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 25, 2014

"A worthy topic and a capable concept that barely miss the mark. (Picture book. 2-6)"
It's Sophie's birthday, but nothing seems right to this headstrong 2-year-old until Granny saves the day in this rote offering from Wells. Read full book review >

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OTTO RUNS FOR PRESIDENT by Rosemary Wells
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2008

"Place this timely outing next to Mark Teague's LaRue For Mayor (2008) and Doreen Cronin's arch Duck For President (2004), illustrated by Betsy Lewin. (Picture book. 6-9)"
A dark-horse candidate faces two big political machines in this election campaign at the all-canine Barkadelphia School. Read full book review >

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MAX CLEANS UP by Rosemary Wells
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"Still, it's a good try, as droll as ever, and sure to draw plenty of giggles from the burgeoning Max and Ruby fan club. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Corduroy's pocket has nothing on Max's. Read full book review >

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MAX'S DRAGON SHIRT by Rosemary Wells
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 1991

"Totally satisfying. (Picture book. 3-8)"

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FRITZ AND THE MESS FAIRY by Rosemary Wells
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

The strange bedfellows that occur in creative disorder are always good for a laugh; Wells makes the device even funnier here by compounding it. Read full book review >

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BUNNY MONEY by Rosemary Wells
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"Either way, the book is a great adjunct to primary-grade math lessons. (Picture book. 4-7)"
In the siblings' latest adventure, their grandmother is having a birthday (again! see Bunny Cakes, p. 67), so Ruby takes Max shopping. Read full book review >

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FIONA'S LITTLE LIE by Rosemary Wells
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"A gently humorous take on being honest and learning to admit when you're wrong. (Picture book. 4-7)"
How can you un-tell a lie? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NOISY NORA by Rosemary Wells
Released: April 30, 1973

"And flew it down the stairs'—and the more reassuring when she is searched for in panic and welcomed back with joy after she finally runs away."
Compared to Jane Breskin Zalben's icky pink siblings in Cecilia's Older Brother (1973), Nora and her family are both more essentially mouselike and more recognizably human. Read full book review >

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YOKO LEARNS TO READ by Rosemary Wells
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 21, 2012

"A perky paean to the joys of literacy, with a bit of library love thrown in for good measure. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Wells' winsome kitten experiences a milestone sure to bring smiles to the faces of teachers and librarians everywhere. Read full book review >

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MIRACLE MELTS DOWN by Rosemary Wells
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2012

"While more didactic, William Mulcahy and Darren McKee's Zach Gets Frustrated (2012) teaches children to deal with their frustrations rather than depend on others to solve difficulties for them. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Harry, star of the first Kindergators book, Hands Off, Harry (2011), relates the school day's dramas to his parents. Read full book review >