Search Results: "Ramona Badescu"


BOOK REVIEW

POMELO EXPLORES COLOR by Ramona Badescu
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 22, 2012

"While preschoolers dip in and out for fun, older kids could use these inventively expanded color definitions as inspiration in an art or English classroom. (Picture book. 3-13)"
An unusual look at colors provides something for preschoolers and something more for older kids. Read full book review >

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POMELO BEGINS TO GROW by Ramona Badescu
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Dr. Seuss has already explored most of the places he'll go, but there's always room for another heads-up that adulthood's coming—particularly one that doesn't take itself too seriously. (Picture book. 6-9, graduates, adults)"
A tiny pink "garden elephant" has a mighty epiphany in this buoyant, if sometimes oblique, French import. Read full book review >

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BIG RABBIT’S BAD MOOD by Ramona Badescu
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2009

"Great concept, but in practice somewhat strange, and the adult sensibility could be alienating. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Originally published in France, this odd, humorous tale about a rabbit's bad mood will leave readers scratching their heads but giggling nevertheless. Read full book review >

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POMELO'S OPPOSITES by Ramona Badescu
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 15, 2013

"Simple, sunny, silly illustrations brilliantly convey the complexities and joys one can unearth when tilling a garden of language. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Pomelo, a diminutive, round-eyed, pink elephant child, discovers opposites in his garden world. Read full book review >

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POMELO'S BIG ADVENTURE by Ramona Badescu
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2014

"This jaunty little elephant provides a mammoth lesson for young readers about bravery, grit and fortitude. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Pomelo, a small, posy-pink elephant, musters courage and embarks on a grand adventure—one with all the harrowing challenges and unexpected rewards of any good trip. Read full book review >

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RAMONA BLUE by Julie Murphy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 9, 2017

"An exquisite, thoughtful exploration of the ties that bind and the fluidity of relationships, sexuality, and life. (Fiction. 14-adult)"
In Murphy's (Dumplin', 2015, etc.) third novel, a teenage girl navigates the complexities of romance and identity. Read full book review >

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RAMONA FOREVER by Alan Tiegreen
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Aug. 15, 1984

"It's a measure of Cleary's talent and acumen that the Quinbys are as credible in the mid-1980s as they were in the mid-1950s."
So it appears—for Ramona now looks set to weather the advent of a baby sister! Read full book review >

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BEEZUS AND RAMONA by Louis Darling
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 7, 1955

"A few of the things that happen to her and desperately sensible Beezus include a marked up library book, a tussle with Ribsy- Henry's famous dog- a session in art class where Ramona comes off with literally flying colors, etc. Miss Cleary's wit is accurate and irresistible."
Still another set of adventures about the members of the Henry Huggins' contingent turns the spotlight on "Beezus", (Beatrice Quimby) and her younger sister Ramona. Read full book review >

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RAMONA THE PEST by Louis Darling
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 3, 1968

"The conjunction of belly laugh and basal emotion puts this on a par with the best in the series."
Ramona's going to school. . . who needs a review? Read full book review >

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RAMONA AND HER FATHER by Alan Tiegreen
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Aug. 10, 1977

"Cleary knows, for sure."
Ramona wished she had a million dollars so her father would be fun again." Read full book review >

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RAMONA THE BRAVE by Tracy Dockray
illustrated by Tracy Dockray, by Beverly Cleary, illustrated by Alan Tiegreen
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 26, 1975

After a year of kindergarten with Miss Binney who even made the Q in Ramona Quimby look like a kitty cat, Ramona finds it hard to adjust to a drab first grade teacher committed to reading circles and number combinations and avoiding waste. Read full book review >

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RAMONA QUIMBY, AGE 8 by Alan Tiegreen
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Aug. 12, 1981

"Once more, Cleary shows us life through Ramona's eyes and shows her young readers that they are not alone."
Ramona begins third grade at a new school determined to do her share for the family. Read full book review >