Search Results: "Pierr Morgan"


BOOK REVIEW

THE NINE DAYS WONDER by Marilyn Hollinshead
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 4, 1994

"A nifty introduction to Shakespeare's world and its robust humor. (Picture book. 5-10)"
The actor Will Kemp, known for his clowning in Shakespeare's plays, also actually danced from London to Norwich in 1601. Read full book review >

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CORNFIELD HIDE-AND-SEEK by Christine Widman
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 8, 2003

"This is a mixed bag at best—only worth a look if you need a slim, southern story. (Picture book. 3-6)"
On a too-hot day, Mattie, Li'l Will, Junie May, and Grampy one by one abandon their chores to hide in the cornfield. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BELLS OF SANTA LUCIA by Gus Cazzola
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 7, 1991

"Morgan's broad, soft-edged lines, sunny colors, and bold design are an excellent complement. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A mini-novel of a story set in picturesque time past: Lucinda loves her village's many bells until after her beloved granny, Nonna, dies; Nonna has used a hand bell to call for help, and in her grief Lucinda rejects all bells. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KIDS LIKE US by Carole Lexa Schaefer
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2008

"A sure-fire impetus for rousing make-believe play! (Picture book. 3-6)"
As the yellow bus pulls away into the drizzle, it leaves behind a cluster of energetic youngsters at preschool, ready for a day of playacting. Read full book review >

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THE SQUIGGLE by Carole Lexa Schaefer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 1996

"Schaefer (In the Children's Garden, 1994, etc.) strives a bit too hard in the sound effects, but for the right performer, this could be a fabulous read-aloud. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Splendid, vibrant illustrations exhibiting a Chinese influence dance through this tribute to the imagination of one small girl. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHO'S THERE? by Carole Lexa Schaefer
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: June 1, 2011

"Make room for this one—with its spot-on characterization, humorous details and wordplay, this stands out even among the crowd of similar books. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Schaefer and Morgan have again paired up (Kids Like Us, 2008, etc.), this time bringing readers an emotionally expressive and linguistically playful book about nighttime fears. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DRAGON DANCING by Carole Lexa Schaefer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2007

"A fun-filled tribute to the powers of cooperation and the imagination. (Picture book. 3-7)"
In school, the teacher reads a book about dragons, and the students are enthralled. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

COOL TIME SONG by Carola Lexa Schaefer
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2005

"Children familiar with Verna Aardema's African tales will chime in on the sound effects as readily as they'll buy into the wise theme. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Twilight brings a chorus with a not-so-hidden message to the African savannah in this brief, lyrical appeal. Read full book review >

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SOMEONE SAYS by Carole Lexa Schaefer
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

Freely brushed human and animal figures seem to dance across the unpainted backgrounds in this energetic tribute to imaginative play. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CHILDREN'S GARDEN by Carole Lexa Schaefer
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2017

"This charming look at a cooperative project outdoors in fresh air and sunshine captures the appeal of gardening and may inspire children to plant some seeds of their own. (author's note) (Picture book. 3-7)"
A multiethnic group of five children plants and cares for their own neighborhood garden in a city setting. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DR. SEUSS & MR. GEISEL by Judith Morgan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1995

"Competent, if uninsightful, in discussing Geisel's place in American culture, the Morgans tend to heap adulation on the creator of Ooblek, the Lorax, and Sneetches."
The facts of Theodor Geisel's life are not as well known as his illustrious works, but in this authorized biography (from Geisel's own publisher), they're nearly as exuberant. Read full book review >