Search Results: "Rebecca Emberley"


BOOK REVIEW

REBECCA by Daphne du Maurier
Released: Sept. 23, 1938

"Should be easy to sell — easy to rent."
A brilliant piece of writing, with the atmosphere and suspense and pace that made Jamaica Inn an absorbing and thrilling story — and it has besides a depth of characterization and soundness of psychological conflict that makes it a finer and more penetrating book. Read full book review >

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MY MOTHER'S SECRET LIFE by Rebecca Emberley
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: April 1, 1998

"Emberley arrays the fantasy realm with bright feathers, glitter, beads, tinsel, and neon-colored mesh netting; children won't miss the details of a mother's sparkling nail polish, a broken string of pearls, or the sequined tip of a clown's shoe. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A mother's exasperated shout of "This place looks like a three-ring circus!" borders on the literal in this ambiguous concoction in which a young girl's daytime nap leads to dreams of the circus. Read full book review >

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MY SPANISH TOUCH-AND-FEEL BOOK OF COLORS by Rebecca Emberley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Buy as an adjunct to, not a replacement for, the earlier title. (Ages 1-3)"
Against white backgrounds, objects of the same color are grouped, spread by spread. Read full book review >

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PIÑATA! by Rebecca Emberley
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2004

"Attractive, jaunty, and perfectly pitched both for preschoolers and the youngest students and for their parents and teachers. (Picture book/crafts. 3-6)"
Emberley's mixed-media look at the piñata features a vibrant red background on which she has displayed the objects, mostly formed of cut paper, which form her illustrations. Read full book review >

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SPARE PARTS by Rebecca Emberley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"Children aren't really the natural audience for this heartfelt tale of second chances; save it for over-40s just starting out again. (Picture book. 4-8)"

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THERE WAS AN OLD MONSTER! by Rebecca Emberley
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2009

Three generations collaborated to create this catchy spin on the storytime classic. Read full book review >

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SHELTERING REBECCA by Mary Baylis-White
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"Not very deep, but pleasant as the story of a friendship and authentic as far as it goes. (Fiction. 8-12)"
When Rebecca arrives in Sally's class after being smuggled out of Germany in 1938, Sally knows little about Hitler's persecutions; but when she is given special responsibility for the young Jewish refugee, the two quickly become close friends. Read full book review >

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Released: May 29, 2012

"The unfolding mystery—not the characters—will keep readers interested in this dark tale."
Mystery novelist Simpson (A Debt of Death, 2008, etc.) weaves a twist-filled tale of deception about a young wife who disappears at a mall in upstate New York. Read full book review >

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THE ANT AND THE GRASSHOPPER by Rebecca Emberley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 16, 2012

"The Emberleys offer such a joyful, imaginative interpretation of the classic that even the youngest will understand the unstated message to 'eat, drink and be merry.' (Picture book. 4-8)"
In this playful riff on Aesop's fable, an ant's load is made light when her spirit is lifted by the grasshopper's music. Read full book review >

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THE LION AND THE MICE by Rebecca Emberley
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 15, 2011

"Likely a bit more turquoise and abstract than Aesop had in mind, but fantastic visual fun. (Early reader/folktale. 2-5)"
Aesop's lion and mouse (or mice, as this case has it) have never looked more stylish. Read full book review >