Search Results: "Rebecca Emberley"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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)"

BOOK REVIEW

FLATLAND by David Sayre
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"This metaphor for death is just too metaphorical to succeed. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A brightly colored blob arrives in Flatland, makes relationships and builds a community, then leaves. 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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MICE ON ICE by Rebecca Emberley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"An accessible, inviting title for brand new readers. (Picture book/early reader. 4-6)"
The latest collaboration from the father-and-daughter team is nice indeed. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Roar roar! (Picture book. 2-6)"
In this rollicking interpretation of "If You're Happy and You Know It," brightly colored, digitally created monsters à la Caldecott Medalist Ed Emberley's Big Scary Green one run amok, wriggling and roaring, stomping and twitching! Read full book review >

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THE ITSY BITSY SPIDER by Rebecca Emberley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 21, 2014

"Give this one a miss. (iPad nursery-rhyme app. 1-4)"
Based on a favorite classic finger rhyme, this app features accompanying music and vocals by jazz musician Peter Black. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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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 >