Search Results: "Penny Gentieu"


BOOK REVIEW

BABY! TALK! by Penny Gentieu
Released: April 1, 1999

"The direct correlation between text and photos provide children with visual clues that reinforce their comprehension of basic words and phrases. (Picture book. 1-3)"
Gentieu creates an engaging set of photographs for very young eyes. Read full book review >

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MY BABY & ME by Lynn Reiser
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 13, 2008

"Babies will enjoy the bright photos while toddlers will savor their moments of triumph. (Picture book. 1-5)"
Reiser and Gentieu's collaboration is perfectly pitched to enchant toddlers and babies. Read full book review >

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YOU AND ME, BABY by Lynn Reiser
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 10, 2006

"As most know, babies love looking at babies, so the question is, 'Where's the board book?' (Picture book. 0-3)"
The simple interactions between baby and mommy or daddy are the focus of Gentieu's marvelous photos and Reiser's repetitive text. Read full book review >

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DINOSAUR ROCKET! by Penny Dale
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"Combining the popular topics of space and dinosaurs is a surefire recipe for a storytime hit. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Dale continues to put dinos in situations sure to attract preschoolers' attention. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY
Released: May 10, 2011

"This thoughtful portrayal of two complex women is further enhanced by comprehensive backmatter, making this an invaluable addition to the literature of suffrage. (Nonfiction. 12 & up)"
Two of the most iconic figures in women's history were linked in deep friendship as well as commitment to the most contentious causes in 19th-century America: antislavery and woman suffrage. Read full book review >

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Released: April 24, 1989

An impassioned, thorough, thoroughly predictable polemic that blasts Vatican traditionalism while saluting liberal Catholic currents in North and Latin America. Read full book review >

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THE BRUTAL TELLING by Louise Penny
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 22, 2009

Chief Inspector Gamache of the Canadian Sûreté is again called to restore order to the tiny Quebecois hamlet of Three Pines. Read full book review >

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MY MOTHER WAS NUTS by Penny Marshall
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"Bold and irrepressibly sassy."
Actress, producer and director Marshall's frank and funny memoir about the path that led her from an ordinary childhood in New York City to Hollywood stardom. Read full book review >

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GLASS HOUSES by Louise Penny
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 29, 2017

"A meticulously built mystery that follows a careful ascent toward a breaking point that will leave you breathless. It's Three Pines as you have never seen it before."
A dark, still figure, wearing long black robes and a hood, appears on the charming village green of Three Pines, a small Québec town; though at first it seems scary but harmless, it turns out to be something much more sinister. Read full book review >

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A NEW HOUSE FOR THE MORRISONS by Penny Carter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"With a predictable but satisfying outcome, a briskly amusing text, and sunny illustrations featuring amusingly expressive animal characters and many comical details, a promising debut. (Picture book/Easy reader. 4-8)"
Though little Albert likes their house, his parents are tired of it (``too plain''; ``too much grass to cut''), so they get realtor Mr. Sharkey to show them around—giving Carter a chance for some fanciful exaggeration of houses these alligators declare to be ``too large,'' ``too new'' (Albert writes his name on a modernistic white expanse), ``too old'' (ghosts), unfriendly, overcrowded, etc. At last they spot the perfect house (``Such a big lawn!...We could plant a nice garden'')—their old one. Read full book review >

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DINOSAUR ZOOM! by Penny Dale
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 9, 2013

"From start to finish, this cleverly constructed and well-designed title is a winner. (Picture book. 3-6)"
This gleeful mashup of dinosaurs and things-that-go will surely rev up some noisy participation when it is read aloud. Read full book review >