Search Results: "Polly Peters"


BOOK REVIEW

THE COLOR THIEF by Andrew Fusek Peters
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Subtle as a rock but likely to be more effective than many other bibliotherapeutic titles. (Picture book. 6-9)"
The colors leach out of a child's bright world when his father is afflicted with depression. Will they ever return? Read full book review >

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THE NO-NO BIRD by Andrew Fusek Peters
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2009

"While it hardly replaces Pierre, knowing youngsters who have hurled the N-word parentward once too often may get a chuckle. (Picture book. 3-6)"
"Have you not heard? / I'm the famous No-No Bird," twitters the eponymous avian haughtily to several would-be forest friends who invite him to play with them in this slim English import. 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 >

BOOK REVIEW

ENTHUSIASM by Polly Shulman
FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"Several cuts above the usual fare. (Fiction. YA)"
Two best friends experience confusion in love in this nifty little spin on Pride and Prejudice. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CANNING SEASON by Polly Horvath
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 7, 2003

"Once again Horvath displays a genius for creating multigenerational, interestingly extended families, and for blending high and low comedy into a tale rife with important themes and life-changing events. (Fiction. 11-13)"
Horvath tops even Everything on a Waffle (2001) with this hilarious, heartrending tale of two unwanted children left with a pair of eccentric old ladies. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

COUNTING CHICKENS by Polly Alakija
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"A fine additional to the counting-book shelf. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Tobi's patience is rewarded in this picture book set in an African village. 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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THE VACATION by Polly Horvath
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 9, 2005

"But a new offering from the queen of offbeat is always a welcome holiday. (Fiction. 11-13)"
His impulsive mother having decided to do Good Works in Africa, 12-year-old Henry abruptly finds himself in the decidedly un-maternal care of quarrelsome, forty-ish aunts Magnolia and Pigg. Read full book review >

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THE TROLLS by Polly Horvath
Released: March 30, 1999

"After the last laugh, Aunt Sally's hard-won understanding of human nature will leave readers with plenty to ponder. (Fiction. 8-12)"
An unconventional aunt blows in from Vancouver to pinch-hit as a babysitter, and offers two sisters and their brother an entrancing view of family history. Mr. and Mrs. Anderson have nonrefundable tickets for a trip to Paris, but their babysitter has canceled on short notice. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EVERYTHING ON A WAFFLE by Polly Horvath
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2001

"That she was right all along about her parents will make her story extra sweet to readers. (Fiction. 11-15)"
Life dishes up the sweet with the sour following the disappearance of a child's parents in this perceptive, barbed tale from the author of The Trolls (1999). Read full book review >

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THE HAPPY YELLOW CAR by Polly Horvath
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"Still, those who enjoyed the wordplay and broad humor in the author's earlier efforts will be amused by Betty's struggles. (Fiction. 10-13)"
The author of An Occasional Cow (1989) features country folk in another slapstick yarn. Read full book review >