Search Results: "Pat Works"


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A LOVE UNRIVALED by Pat Works
Released: April 23, 2012

"Well written with a couple of surprises, despite some narrative distance and overly familiar themes."
Touched by a higher power through dreams and visions, Works uses her experience as a seer to illustrate God's love. 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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THERE’S ONLY ONE OF ME! by Pat Hutchins
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2003

"But readers familiar with Hutchins's other classic works will delight in her exploration of the various familial roles and may want to work out their own. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Celebrating all the roles that she has within her own family, one birthday girl explores her sometimes complex relationships with each of its members. 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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TIDY TITCH by Pat Hutchins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 23, 1991

"Spare, deftly tuned dialogue and the colorful illustrations quietly amplify the humor. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Remarkably, Titch's room (Titch, 1971)is immaculate, while those of his older sibs are in such disarray that Mother orders a cleanup. ``I'll help,'' offers Titch, who then obliging takes on all Mary's and Peter's outgrown, broken, and otherwise discarded belongings; the predictable result makes a deliciously funny last page. 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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SILLY BILLY! by Pat Hutchins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 16, 1992

"Crisp, comfortably repetitive dialogue and Hutchins's clean, colorful illustrations of this comically familiar scenario add up to a sure bet for beginning readers or the picture book hour. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A third appearance for the appealing monster family last seen in Where's the Baby? (1988): Poor Hazel! Read full book review >

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BARN DANCE! by Pat Hutchins
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2007

"Fans of the author may appreciate this effort; others will find it slight at best. (Picture book. 3-6)"
In this latest farmyard tale by venerable author-illustrator Hutchins, a horse, sheep and pig are inspired to dance but don't want to disturb their offspring. Read full book review >

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JACK AND THE NIGHT VISITORS by Pat  Schories
ANIMALS
Released: April 30, 2006

"With the nostalgic pastel-and-watercolor illustrations, this is a kid-perfect vehicle for encouraging children's minds to take off. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Jack, the scruffy but adorable little terrier, has a boy. 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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HE'S YOUR DOG! by Pat  Schories
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 4, 1993

"The author's colorful, realistic illustrations make a fine complement. (Picture book. 4-8)"
After his pup chews his mother's shoe and she threatens, ``If you can't train him better, we're getting rid of him,'' a boy imagines where he and the dog could go—the beach (``no place to sleep''), an all-night truck stop (``what if they don't allow dogs?''), the loft in a friend's garage (but the dog can't climb ladders). Read full book review >

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WHEN JACK GOES OUT by Pat  Schories
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"Still fun, quirky and easy to follow for pre-readers. (Picture book. 2-5)"
As a follow-up to Schories's previous wordless book Jack and the Night Visitors (2006), a boy takes his dog, Jack, outside and hooks him up to his leash by his doghouse. Read full book review >