Search Results: "Penny Ives"


BOOK REVIEW

RABBIT PIE by Penny Ives
by Penny Ives, illustrated by Penny Ives
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2013

"While the bedtime-as-recipe contrivance may be a little sophisticated for toddlers, the cozy charm within these pages makes for a comforting lap read. (Board book. 18 mos.-3)"
A bunny mama helps her six children get ready for bedtime in this British import that was originally published as a full-size picture book. Read full book review >

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MRS. SANTA CLAUS by Penny Ives
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1991

"Predictable role reversal, but done with affection and lively good humor that make it one of the holiday season's more appealing new offerings. (Picture book. 4-8)"

BOOK REVIEW

CELESTINE, DRAMA QUEEN by Penny Ives
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2009

"Not a necessary purchase. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Young duckling Celestine has an unswerving faith in the inevitability of her future fame, bolstered by a supportive family. Read full book review >

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HOW TO IMPRESS A MARQUESS  by Susanna Ives
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"A charming romance about the ways in which words can divide lovers—and unite them."
When a writer falls in love with her villain, even her Muse is powerless. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SCRIB by David Ives
ADVENTURE
Released: March 1, 2005

"Shoot-em-up action, young hero, character and language buffoonery—it's ready-made for a movie and brimming with ten-gallon fun. (Historical fiction. 10-15)"
Hitch up your jeans and saddle up for a rip-roarin' and -writin' escapade wild-west style with 16-year-old Billy Christmas, a letter writer whose life never lacks for adventure as he relates the exploits, letters and conversations he encounters in 1863. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Still, this good-natured caricature is an improvement on predecessors such as Borat; Voss brings out the best in people, not the worst. (Fiction. 11-13)"
Vospop Vsklzwczdztwczky—Voss, for short—has smuggled himself to America from Slobovia in a freight container full of Cheez Puffs and tells his story in a series of letters to his friend Meero. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1996

"One just has to trust and respect a guy who lets you know up front that you won't be seeing any tigers on his tiger safaris."
Tigers are not just an endangered species in India and Thailand and Nepal, writes field naturalist and safari guide Ives. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MONSIEUR EEK by David Ives
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 23, 2001

"Silly names aside, like Steven Bauer's Cat of a Different Color or Paul Shipton's Mighty Skink (both 2000), this gleeful attack on human ignorance and narrow-mindedness will appeal more to adult readers than most children. (Fiction. 11-13)"
Playwright Ives doesn't stray far from his theatrical roots in this pointed tale of parochialism run amuck in a town not unlike Gotham or Chelm. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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DARK ORBIT by Carolyn Ives Gilman
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 14, 2015

"A thoroughly engrossing story with a fast-paced plot, memorable characters, and big ideas, this book is science fiction at its very best."
A gripping story in which travelers to a distant world grapple with new people, new ideas, and ancient obsessions. 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 >

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 >