Search Results: "Paulette Bogan"


BOOK REVIEW

VIRGIL & OWEN by Paulette Bogan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 27, 2015

"A story so simple it appears to only skim the surface, but it just might be what territorial toddlers need to hear. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A bow tie-resplendent penguin finds a fluffy polar bear and declares he is going to keep him. Read full book review >

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GOODNIGHT LULU by Paulette Bogan
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2003

"Good for sharing with any member of the Teddy-bear set suffering an attack of night anxieties, this is guaranteed to generate giggles, guffaws, and, at last, a drowsy 'good night.' (Picture book. 3-6)"
In huge, simple, Boynton-like barnyard scenes, a mother hen fiercely promises to drag off any bear, tiger, or alligator that might come into the barn where her little Lulu's bedded down. Read full book review >

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LULU THE BIG LITTLE CHICK by Paulette Bogan
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2009

"This comic feature clucks in with a vengeance. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Little chick Lulu hopes to fly the coop, seeking independence from her loving mother. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BUFFALO WINGS by Aaron Reynolds
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"Closing with a pair of recipes (one of which, unfortunately, is partially hidden by the jacket flap), this latest culinary misadventure will likewise provoke equal quantities of laughter and saliva, even in non-football fans. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Reading his recipe a little too quickly, the cock-of-the-kitchen introduced in Chicks and Salsa (2005) sets out just before the start of the Big Game to fetch what he thinks are the main ingredients in the perennial football snack. Read full book review >

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MOMMA’S MAGICAL PURSE by Paulette Bogan
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2004

"Purple plastic purses make fine fashion statements, but young readers will agree that a bag like Momma's is far more useful in the clutch—so to speak. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Taking a cue from Mary Poppins, Rachael's Momma sports a hefty handbag that's plainly larger inside than out. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SPIKE by Paulette Bogan
ANIMALS
Released: March 16, 1998

"Amiable illustrations with strong lines and an expressive Spike pick up on all his ineptitudes and add mightily to the fun. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Bogan's first picture book features a dog attempting to ditch his canine inclinations before discovering that being a dog is actually what he does best. Read full book review >

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VIRGIL & OWEN STICK TOGETHER by Paulette Bogan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 12, 2016

"A welcome glimpse into child sensibilities. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Virgil and Owen, from their previous eponymous title, might be best friends, but Virgil still has some friendship lessons to learn. Read full book review >

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BOSSY FLOSSY by Paulette Bogan
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 19, 2016

"No matter if the premise is a bit thin; the humorous art and the use of well-known phrases such as 'You are not the boss of me' will encourage rereads. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Flossy bosses everyone—even adults—until she meets the equally bossy Edward. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHICKS AND SALSA by Aaron Reynolds
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Olé! (Picture book. 6-8)"
A Southwestern cooking show spied through the farmhouse window inspires a rooster weary of the same-old same-old to plan a farmyard fiesta with filched garden tomatoes, chiles, cilantro and other produce. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"An eloquent self-examination without self-pity that helps resolve the now-common struggles of 30-plus women who face not only infertility but the conflict between society's expectations and personal fulfillment."
This low-key exploration of belatedly (age 40) wanting and not being able to conceive a baby is uncommonly sensitive and revealing. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Unleashing Intentions by Paulette Noble
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 30, 2014

"A wonderful beginning that whets the reader's appetite but breaks off a little too soon."
A millennium from now, a shy, insecure data security analyst enters a highly realistic simulation hoping to safely explore romance—but a computer virus threatens her virtual world. Read full book review >

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BRIDGE OF SIGHS by Paulette Roeske
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 24, 2002

"Roeske's stories, at first glance, seem filled with emotional cripples, but when all is done, his people don't seem a whole lot different from the rest of us."
Prize-winning poet Roeske's first collection consists of six stories (five published previously) and a novella about relationships and the way conflagrations in the past can scorch the present. Read full book review >