Search Results: "Pamela Duncan Edwards"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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 >

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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 >

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THE WRIGHT BROTHERS by Pamela Duncan Edwards
BIOGRAPHY
Released: June 1, 2003

"Among the plethora of books on the subject this year, most of them straightforward, none has taken a humorous approach, which makes this more accessible to young readers. (Picture book/biography. 5-9)"
This author/illustrator duo turns its whimsy to the Wright brothers as they remodel the device of "The House That Jack Built" to explain the steps that led to the historic first flight. Read full book review >

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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 >

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ROSIE’S ROSES by Pamela Duncan Edwards
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2003

"Really rewarding. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Having done with the letters C, F, and S, Edwards and Cole offer an alliterative run of R to cheer a story of graceful, if unintentional, gift-giving. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 26, 2005

"Includes a seven-sentence author's note, a simple, 14-point timeline of Parks's life and a black-and-white photo of Parks. (Picture book/nonfiction. 6-9)"
This telling of one of the most consequential episodes in U.S. civil-rights history is aimed at the youngest of readers, but it suffers from its clunky, House-That-Jack-Built-patterned narrative. Read full book review >

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GIGI AND LULU’S GIANT FIGHT by Pamela Duncan Edwards
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Inserts with cutout puppet figures for Gigi Pig and Lulu Mouse come with a suggestion card on ways to help children cope with and resolve conflicts. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A new pair of characters portrays a realistic preschool concern with a certain amount of charm and subtle wisdom. Read full book review >