Search Results: "Patience Bloom"


BOOK REVIEW

ROMANCE IS MY DAY JOB by Patience Bloom
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 6, 2014

"In the end, it's not romance but something more elusive that Bloom finds: intimacy. Romance may wane as the quotidian details of cohabitation intrude on hearts and flowers, but that's when true love begins."
A veteran editor of romance novels at Harlequin delivers a witty memoir of her history with romance. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PEE-WEE’S TALE by Johanna Hurwitz
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"A caveat: this tale of freedom gained may leave readers longing to emancipate their own caged darlings. (Fiction. 7-9)"
A precocious guinea pig finds himself adrift in Central Park in a tale of high adventure. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RABBIT INN by Patience Brewster
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1991

"The text's amiable spirit of cooperation and anticipation is beautifully extended in the illustrations; these rabbits, with their expressive, elongated ears, are captivating, while every detail of their domestic arrangements contributes to the theme of welcome and nurture. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Pandora Lapinandro begins a monumental list of tasks that must be done before the arrival of mysterious, important guests. Read full book review >

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CHRISTMAS IN APRIL
by Bobbi Dumas

At the end of 2016, I requested a few Christmas titles from a few publishers, and while I was able to enjoy them over the season, it was a little late to write about them during the season.

So I decided to do something a little fun and informative with the authors. For the last two weeks in April, I’ll ...


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BOOK REVIEW

A SPLENDID FRIEND, INDEED by Suzanne Bloom
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2005

"Bear's ursine fuzziness against a background of deep blues and Goose's small awkward, overeager self make an adorable contrast. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A more perfect union between giggle-inducing but reassuring images and a text of very few words is hard to conjure. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHAT ABOUT BEAR? by Suzanne Bloom
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2010

"Another splendid outing, indeed. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A small red fox joins playmates Goose and Polar Bear, introduced in A Splendid Friend, Indeed (2005)—setting up a "three's a crowd" conflict that even the still-diapered set will quickly recognize. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FEEDING FRIENDSIES by Suzanne Bloom
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Give two green thumbs up for the joy of mud pies everywhere. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Getting dirty has never been so much fun. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IT HAPPENED IN SCOTLAND by Patience Griffin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 3, 2017

"A fun hop to scenic Scotland for the price of a paperback."
In a quaint Scottish village by the sea, a young American widow gets a second chance at love. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MERBABY by Teresa Bateman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2001

"The message of care and compassion, as well as the power of dreams—there's a wonderful image of Tarron with his own ship tangled in his hair, a visible vision—are played but not hammered, and the ships, merpeople, and fishy denizens are rendered with graceful energy. (Picture book. 5-9)"
A gentle teaching story with lovely watercolors in every hue of aquamarine, opal, and sea foam. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LEXI’S TALE by Johanna Hurwitz
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"Although occasionally didactic, no one who reads this will ever look at these furry little creatures in the same way. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Lexi, a precocious squirrel, and PeeWee, an abandoned guinea pig, band together to help a hungry and friendless man in this latest Park Pals Adventure. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WOLF! by Becky Bloom
Released: March 1, 1999

"The cartoonish figures have expressive faces and postures, offering plenty for readers to pore over. (Picture book. 4-8)"
An entertaining tale featuring well-known figures; a tired, hungry wold enters a little town populated by disgruntled people, humorously drawn by Biet. Read full book review >