Search Results: "Paul Meisel"


BOOK REVIEW

SEE ME DIG by Paul  Meisel
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"New readers will dig this. (Early reader. 5-8)"
In this gem of an early reader, a cast of cavorting canines find more than they expected when they start digging—namely a scary bear, buried treasure, pirate ghosts and heavy construction equipment. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SEE ME RUN by Paul  Meisel
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 15, 2011

"Formatted in a larger trim than the usual early reader, this imaginary rumpus is just right for beginners to successfully read and reread. (Early reader. 5-7)"
A dog set free to run and roam in a dog park uncovers an archeological surprise. Read full book review >

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THE LEPRECHAUN UNDER THE BED by Teresa Bateman
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 17, 2012

"At the satisfying conclusion of this original tale, the robbers run away leaving Sean and Brian, now friends for life, in peace. 'Tis a grand thing. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Mischief ensues when Sean, a human, accidentally builds his cottage over the home of Brian, a leprechaun. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GO TO SLEEP, GROUNDHOG! by Judy Cox
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 15, 2004

"If young readers are sharing Groundhog's insomnia, a thorough note on the origins of Groundhog Day will give them something to chew on at book's end. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Groundhog doesn't know what he's been missing when he hibernates, but a case of insomnia gives him the opportunity in this toasty story of autumn and winter festivities. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHIP AND THE KARATE KICK by Anne Rockwell
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2004

"Rockwell and Meisel offer some dojo etiquette and karate terminology along with the Lesson; younger readers with dreams of breaking bones rather than boards will benefit from this understated study in developing a better attitude. (Picture book. 6-8)"
The newest entry in the Good Sports series features a Bruce Lee wannabe (here named "Striper Mee" and recast, in Meisel's all-animal illustrations, as a tiger clad in a karate gi) who finds out what it really takes to advance in his chosen martial art. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BRENDAN AND BELINDA AND THE SLAM DUNK! by Anne Rockwell
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2007

"The facile resolution and meaningless title don't diminish the importance of the message, and Meisel's wide-eyed animal people are as engagingly fun as ever. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Twins Brendan and Belinda Porker like basketball, but their father loves it. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2009

"Especially strong in its explanation of the history of petroleum, this is an accessible and thought-provoking look at a global issue. (gasoline facts) (Informational picture book. 6-10)"
Part of the Let's-Read-And-Find-Out Science series, this Stage 2 title educates readers about fossil fuels and the damage that their use causes to Earth. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE COOL CRAZY CRICKETS by David Elliott
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2000

"Bringing to light carefree summer days and the intimacy of hideouts with good friends, Elliott highlights the benefits of working as a group and the rewards of compromise. (Picture book. 6-8)"
In four short chapters, Elliott (An Alphabet of Rotten Kids, 1991) has created a breezy summertime read in which a group of friends form a club. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MORGAN PLAYS SOCCER by Anne Rockwell
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"658, etc.) lively artwork captures the fun of being out on a great lawn and kicking a ball around, but the best scene is indoors, where every reader will fall in love with Nina Jane's alligator bed. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Aspiring sportsters can take a lesson from Morgan, Rockwell's (Bugs Are Insects, p. 665, etc.) frustrated soccer player who, with the help of a friend and a patient coach, learns how to play this game of the feet with his hands. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HARRIET’S HAD ENOUGH! by Elissa Haden Guest
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2009

"This amusing peek at a common childhood scenario and its peaceable resolution will satisfy children and parents alike. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A youngster's refusal to tidy up leads to a big argument with her mother. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY TEACHER IS AN IDIOM by Jamie Gilson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"Nothing to write home about. (Fiction. 7-12)"
Confusion about idioms plus rudeness in the cafeteria equals unpleasant consequences for second-graders Patrick and Richard. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SCHMUTZY FAMILY by Madelyn Rosenberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"Delightful and unpretentious in its approach to welcoming the Sabbath. (Picture book. 3-5)"
The Schmutzy family, appropriately named for their carefree exploration of all things messy, cleans up perfectly at the end of each week for a proper Sabbath celebration. Read full book review >