Search Results: "Polly Dunbar"


BOOK REVIEW

POLLY by Amy Bryant
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2007

"Polly isn't boring, but her romantic angst is—and that's the author's unfortunate focus."
An insecure teenager meanders her way through a series of boyfriends in the 1980s, in Bryant's debut. Read full book review >

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DUNBAR by Edward St. Aubyn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"A superb, assured reminder that as flies to wanton boys are we to the gods—and that ain't good."
A brilliant reworking of William Shakespeare's King Lear for our day. Read full book review >

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DOG BLUE by Polly Dunbar
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"Blue looks on. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Dunbar gives the tried-and-true Boy Meets Dog story an engaging twist or two. Read full book review >

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FLYAWAY KATIE by Polly Dunbar
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2004

"Exuberant, to say the least. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A joyous cure for a case of the doldrums. Read full book review >

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ARTHUR'S DREAM BOAT by Polly Dunbar
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"A real attention-getter. (Picture book. 2 & up)"
Dunbar imaginatively transforms a seaside memory of a small boy in the ocean and a boat on the distant horizon into Arthur's adventure with a dream boat. Read full book review >

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HELLO TILLY by Polly Dunbar
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Happy Hector (ISBN: 978-0-7636-4110-8) publishes simultaneously, with the other four 'coming soon.' (Picture book. 2-5)"
Tilly is a little girl who lives with her five animal friends in a little yellow house, and readers meet them all, one by one, in this inaugural title of a six-book series. Read full book review >

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PENGUIN by Polly Dunbar
by Polly Dunbar, illustrated by Polly Dunbar
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2007

"An attractively designed, child-appealing package. (Picture book. 4-6)"
In this fanciful tale, a boy unwraps a gift penguin and tries to make it talk. Read full book review >

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PAT-A-CAKE BABY by Joyce Dunbar
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 9, 2015

"A sweet confection through and through, from the glitter on the cover to the nonpareils on the endpapers. (Picture book. 4-7)"

BOOK REVIEW

SHOE BABY by Joyce Dunbar
ADVENTURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2005

"Polly Dunbar's delightful mixed-media collage illustrations of eccentric creatures great and small burst forth with as much glee as the text in this contagiously exuberant mother-daughter collaboration. (Picture book. 2-5)"
"There once was a baby / Who hid in a shoe / And had learned how to say, ‘How do you do?' " Thus begins the rollicking, rhyming, Edward Lear-style story of the adventures of the rosy-cheeked Shoe Baby. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 23, 2012

"Wonderfully exuberant and completely delightful. (Picture book. 3-8)"
There's fun for all when the man from Fandango comes to call. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

POTCH & POLLY by William Steig
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 30, 2002

"The one missing piece of her pie'—gives the essentially adult tale the air of a sophisticated valentine, but perceptive younger readers will also catch the tenderness underlying this rocky, slapstick romance. (Picture book. 7-9)"
Agee (Milo's Hat Trick, 2001, etc.) illustrates this comic take on the course of true love never running smooth with clownish flair. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BUBBLE TROUBLE by Margaret Mahy
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 6, 2009

"A frothy, effervescent gift. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Mabel blows a bubble that envelops her baby brother, gently wafting him all over the village, causing shock and excitement among the population. Read full book review >