Search Results: "Pamela Duncan Edwards"


BOOK REVIEW

THE OLD HOUSE by Pamela Duncan Edwards
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Offbeat and appealing. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Will it be new residents or demolition for the lonely old house? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RUDE MULE by Pamela Duncan Edwards
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"It's Emily Post for the preschool set, an appealing and laugh-inducing introduction to civilized living. (author's note on mules) (Picture book. 4-8)"
A misbehaved mule gets an etiquette lesson in Edwards's (Little Brown Hen's Shower, p. 410, etc.) humorous tale. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1998

"Cole's great toothy warthogs and manic action make for an ideal mix of comedy and energy, all the way to the end, when there are no cupcakes left (it's nice to see zero make an appearance in a counting book, as do two recipes) and the warthogs collapse from their efforts. (Picture book. 4-9)"
A slap-happy counting book in which first one warthog then gradually more whip up a batch of singular cupcakes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GRUMPY MORNING by Pamela Duncan Edwards
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1998

"Labrosse's sunny drawings match Edward's happy rhyme and its amiable female lead; the only aspect that may be off is the title—the players are never discontented enough to qualify as really, truly grumpy. (Picture book. 2-5)"
When the farmer oversleeps, it's not her alarm clock that awakens her, but a cacophony of grumpy barnyard animals. Read full book review >

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DINOSAUR STARTS SCHOOL by Pamela Duncan Edwards
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2009

"While most readers will recognize just who occupies which role in this small fear-buster, they'll be happy enough to let it unfold. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A series of what-ifs posits a timid stegosaurus whose little boy must guide him gently through the first day of school, defusing his anxiety at every step. Read full book review >

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MCGILLYCUDDY COULD! by Pamela Duncan Edwards
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2005

"The encounter isn't as suspenseful as Mem Fox's Hattie and the Fox (1987), but younger readers and listeners should get the point that everyone has different talents. (Picture book. 5-7)"
A kangaroo hops into a farmyard, and gets a hostile reception—that is, at first. Read full book review >

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BRAVO, LIVINGSTON MOUSE! by Pamela Duncan Edwards
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"And a-one, and a-two, keep that rhythm Livingstone. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Livingstone Mouse (1996) returns to the scene in a musically themed adventure. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DINORELLA by Pamela Duncan Edwards
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"Cole dazzles in this dumbed-down classic, which goes from hilarious to tedious in very short order. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A one-note Cinderella—composed in the key of D—from Edwards, a devotee of alliteration (Some Smug Slug, also illustrated by Cole, 1996, etc.) who spins a dervish of D-words featuring dinosaurs in this fractured fairy tale and starring Dinorella and her stepsisters, Doris and Dora. Read full book review >

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WHILE THE WORLD IS SLEEPING by Pamela Duncan Edwards
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2010

"An imaginative look at nighttime nature. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A giant snowy owl pays a visit to a young child, introducing him/her to some nocturnal animals. Read full book review >

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THE MIXED-UP ROOSTER by Pamela Duncan Edwards
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2006

"Young readers will be delighted that Ned and the surrounding animals work out a compromise that satisfies everyone. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Ned just cannot arise in time to herald the dawning of each new morn. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MS. BITSY BAT’S KINDERGARTEN by Pamela Duncan Edwards
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Most collections would best be served by sticking with Miss Bindergarten for now. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Prolific collaborators Cole and Edwards return for this story of new-teacher anxiety. Read full book review >