Search Results: "Prudence Shen"


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NOTHING CAN POSSIBLY GO WRONG by Prudence Shen
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 7, 2013

"Smart and funny; don't miss this one. (Graphic fiction. 13 & up)"
An unlikely assemblage of robot-builders and cheerleaders rally together for a common cause. Read full book review >

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MOUSENET by Prudence Breitrose
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 8, 2011

"Genuine goodwill, humor and impressive believability will have readers longing for mice as friends—not to mention political allies. (Animal fantasy. 8-12)"
What if computer mice meant something more exciting than tech accessories—something that could change the world? Read full book review >

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THE GOSSIPY PARROT by Shen Roddie
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 15, 2004

"The pleasures of gossip seem to outweigh its hazards here, though. (Picture book. 5-7)"
In this arch variation on Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears (1975), a parrot named Godfrey gets "such a flutter!" from fomenting fights and arguments among the jungle's animals with invidious "tittle-tattle." Read full book review >

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YOU’RE TOO SMALL! by Shen Roddie
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2004

"Nothing new, but not bad. (Picture book. 2-7)"
Tad, a mouse, wants to help the other animals on the farm. Read full book review >

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ANIMAL STEW by Shen Roddie
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1992

"The bold, cartoon-style illustrations are perfect for group sharing. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A deceptively simple cumulative tale about an enormous giant (Eva) who collects bigger and bigger animals and puts them into a sack, where a flap reveals them becoming increasingly crowded and scared. Read full book review >

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TALES OF CLAY by James  Shen
Released: July 16, 2012

"A well-written, engaging tale through time."
Two murders, without a mystery, punctuate this centuries-long story of rare antiques, a great sweep of Chinese history and a conclusion like a piece of seamless jade. Read full book review >

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WHEN MU MEETS MIN by Shen Shixi
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2017

"A provocative model of amity. (Picture book. 5-8)"
An affectionate farm cat and a lovable farm dog are the best of friends as youngsters, but as they grow up, they also grow apart. Read full book review >

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TOES ARE TO TICKLE by Shen Roddie
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 16, 1997

"Chipper colors add to the free-spirited frolic found in the pages of this early concept book. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A takeoff of the Ruth Krauss and Maurice Sendak classic A Hole Is to Dig (1952) that revives the same snappy childlike style of defining words that so charmed generations of early listeners. Read full book review >

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MOUSEMOBILE by Prudence Breitrose
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"Closing the book, readers may wonder: Will these mice return, and can they really stop climate change? They will hope so. (Animal fantasy. 8-12)"
In this charming sequel to Mousenet (2011), mice who use tiny Thumbtop computers need some rescuing by the very few humans who know that mice have evolved. Read full book review >

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NOT NOW, MRS. WOLF! by Shen Roddie
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"The book also includes suggestions for read-aloud sessions and extension activities for parents and caregivers to enrich the child's reading experience. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A ravenous wolf and a duckling become an unlikely pair in this humorous tale about best-laid plans that have gone wildly awry. Mrs. Wolf is in the mood for a bite of duck when she discovers a duck's egg in the road. Read full book review >

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Dear Prudence by Prudence Farrow Bruns
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 26, 2015

"A moving, spiritual account of a search for meaning through meditation.
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A woman depicted in one of the Beatles' most famous songs tells her story. Read full book review >