Search Results: "Ray Marshall"


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ADVENTURE
Released: April 1, 2008

"Between the rhyme and the ease of opening, this should prove popular with piratically minded preschoolers. (Pop-up/picture book. 3-6)"
Suitably rollicking verse describes the travails of a crew of pirates whose boat has sprung a leak. Read full book review >

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THE WORST BOOK EVER! by Maria  Cypher
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 13, 2011

"Technologically and artistically juvenile, but still a taste of good cheeky fun. (iPad storybook app. 4-8)"
Two unfortunate children are treated to a day of "fun." Read full book review >

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MONSTER, BE GOOD! by Natalie Marshall
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 14, 2013

"'If a monster is tired and grumpy, send it to bed and say, ‘GO TO SLEEP!' ' Like that would work. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A blatantly psychotherapeutic variation on Where the Wild Things Are and like empowerment fare.Read full book review >

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FOX OUTFOXED by James Marshall
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 1992

"Illustrations limned with Marshall's usual zest and verve; good comical fun. (Easy reader. 4-8)"
In his seventh appearance, Fox—always a bit too clever for his own good—gets three more just deserts: when he cheats by using little sister Louise as the engine of his homemade race car; when a neighbor gleefully absconds with the beloved comics he has mendaciously disparaged; and when Louise, abandoned in her Halloween pumpkin costume by the older kids, renders some delightfully novel and appropriate poetic justice. Read full book review >

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FOX ON STAGE by James Marshall
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1993

"One more to treasure. (Easy reader. 4-8)"
To an adult mourning Marshall's passing, there's a bittersweet irony to these tales of the unquenchable Fox, whose self-confidence lands him in one pickle after another; each cloud that eclipses Fox here has a silver lining. Read full book review >

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FIVE LITTLE DUCKS by Natalie Marshall
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 31, 2017

"An energetic take on a very familiar tune. (Board book. 1-2)"
The simple rhyme is presented in a tabbed board book. Read full book review >

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GEORGE AND MARTHA ONE FINE DAY by James Marshall
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1978

"Another winner."
Another quintet of minitales, filled out by the blimpy shapes of Marshall's inseparable hippopotami. Read full book review >

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FIVE LITTLE MONKEYS by Natalie Marshall
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"An unnecessary book. (Board book. 6 mos.-3)"
A board-book reinterpretation of the well-known nursery rhyme. Read full book review >

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RATS ON THE ROOF by James Marshall
ANIMALS
Released: June 17, 1991

"Sure appeal; a natural for reading aloud. (Fiction/Young reader. 6-10)"
The author-illustrator of a fine array of comical easy readers, picture books, and creatively retold nursery tales adopts a new genre. Read full book review >

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POCKETFUL OF NONSENSE by James Marshall
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

Fifteen traditional limericks and other nonsense rhymes, plus five in the same spirit by the late illustrator ("Antoinette Leach came in from the beach/with a lobster asleep in her curls..."), each visualized in fairly literal fashion, without many of the witty graphic embroideries at which Marshall was so adept. Read full book review >