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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A GUIDE TO BEING BORN by Ramona Ausubel
Released: May 2, 2013

"Ausubel has a gift of language so rich that even the most mundane events are invested with poetry, and many of her characters are in need of all the poetry they can muster."
Lyrical stories arranged around themes of birth, gestation, conception and love—yes, in that order. Read full book review >

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UNCLIPPED WINGS by Ramona Harvey
Released: Oct. 27, 2010

"A quiet philosophy presented in songlike, uncomplicated structures and rhetoric, with light wit and obvious morals."
Harvey's debut collection of personal, lyrical poetry explores identity construction, the vicissitudes of fortune and the significance of the seemingly insignificant. Read full book review >

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SONS AND DAUGHTERS OF EASE AND PLENTY by Ramona Ausubel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 14, 2016

"Ausubel's magical, engrossing prose style perfectly fits this magical, engrossing story."
Fortunes and hearts are lost and found in a modern fairy tale set in the 1960s and '70s. Read full book review >

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NO ONE IS HERE EXCEPT ALL OF US by Ramona Ausubel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"Ausubel's sustained, idiosyncratic take on the Holocaust is double-edged, alternating affecting heartache with sentimental poetic overkill. Opinion may be divided, but there's an undeniable element of talent here."
A bittersweet fable of war and survival set in a Romanian shtetl. Read full book review >

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THREE PRINCES by Ramona Wheeler
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"Like static electricity: might give you a jolt but won't keep the lights on."
Steampunk alternate history yarn from the author of A Chance to Remember (2003, etc.) and various nonfiction books about Egypt. Read full book review >