Search Results: "Pat Cummings"


BOOK REVIEW

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST by H. Chuku Lee
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2014

"This lovely reimagining of an old tale affirms the browning of American's contemporary young readership. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A brown-skinned Beauty—what a refreshing change! Read full book review >

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ANANSE AND THE LIZARD by Pat Cummings
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Sleekly round, shiny black Ananse appears the perfect unctuous schemer, and those familiar with the legends surrounding him will enjoy his comeuppance. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Ananse is the tricked rather than the trickster in this addition to the pantheon of tales featuring the sneaky spider. Read full book review >

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MY AUNT CAME BACK by Pat Cummings
ADVENTURE
Released: Feb. 28, 1998

"The aunt wears wild and exotic clothing throughout, and sports wonderfully decorated and adorned braids, but what emerges is her independence and sense of adventure, which she succinctly and affectionately passes on to her niece in very few pages. (Board book. 1-3)"
An unusual board book—and entry in the Harper Growing Tree series—that stars an irresistible aunt and a galloping text. Read full book review >

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ANGEL BABY by Pat Cummings
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 31, 2000

"Older siblings will really appreciate this one. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Cummings (My Aunt Came Back, 1998, etc.) provides another glimpse of real life in this exuberant family story. Read full book review >

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PETEY MORONI'S CAMP RUNAMOK DIARY by Pat Cummings
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 30, 1992

"Good summer fun. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The title sets the tone for this lighthearted look at a bunch of normally ebullient kids outwitted by a crafty raccoon who snitches most of the snacks they've brought to camp, despite their increasingly ingenious hiding places. Read full book review >

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HARVEY MOON, MUSEUM BOY by Pat Cummings
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"The illustrations are the strength here: Cummings uses lots of color and humor while cleverly showing the relationships between the museum contents and Harvey's tale. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Cummings brings Harvey Moon back after far too long an absence. Read full book review >

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CAROUSEL by Pat Cummings
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1994

"A likable, deceptively simple story that provides a fine model of clemency strengthening an already loving relationship. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Since Daddy's not back, Alex is too upset to enjoy dressing up for her birthday, or even to appreciate the present he's left. Read full book review >

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TALKING WITH ARTISTS by Pat Cummings
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"Great inspiration for young artists, good for researching author projects, or fun just to browse. (Nonfiction/biographies. 9+)"
Cummings (Talking with Artists: Volume I, 1992, not reviewed, etc.) delights with a lively, intimate look at the working lives of 13 diverse artists. Read full book review >

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SQUASHED IN THE MIDDLE by Elizabeth Winthrop
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: May 1, 2005

"Sure to hit the mark with the middle child in everyone. (Picture book. 5-9)"
An ignored middle child takes matters into her own hands and teaches her family how to listen in this humorous domestic drama. Read full book review >

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LULA’S BIRTHDAY by Elizabeth Fitzgerald Howard
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 31, 2001

"This delicious story ends with the author's family recipe for One-Two-Three-Four Cake, leaving readers with a good taste in their mouths as well as in their minds. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Howard's great-aunt, Lulu, is the inspiration for this sweet book about a woman who is admired and loved by many. Read full book review >

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PICKIN' PEAS by Margaret Read--Adapt. MacDonald
ANIMALS
Released: June 30, 1998

"Contributing to the fun is a design that makes clever use of three colors of text to distinguish the voices, encouraging participation in this entertaining tale. (Picture book/folklore. 5-8)"
This down-home retelling of a southern folktale features a spirited little girl and the rascally rabbit who eats her carefully grown and tended peas. Read full book review >