Search Results: "Rhonda Gowler Greene"


BOOK REVIEW

FIREBEARS by Rhonda Gowler Greene
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2005

"Green has written an exciting and charming ode to all firefighting heroes, whatever their species, aimed at the young cubs who will love the excitement. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Andreasen's 1950s-hued décor adds quaintness to this exceptional look into a day in the life of firemen, or rather, firebears. Read full book review >

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THE VERY FIRST THANKSGIVING DAY by Rhonda Gowler Greene
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"There are plenty of offerings that perpetuate the myth of this day; libraries don't need another. (Poetry. 5-9)"
Not really a cumulative verse and not quite a circular tale the rhythm of this story brings to mind "This is the House that Jack Built." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JAMBOREE DAY by Rhonda Gowler Greene
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2001

Though Greene (The Stable Where Jesus Was Born, not reviewed, etc.) sometimes loses the beat, this rhymed jungle party tale will elicit the same finger-snapping, hand-clapping audience response that Gail Jorgensen's Crocodile Beat (1989) and Bill Martin Jr.'s classic Chicka Chicka Boom Boom (1989) usually get. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHEN A LINE BENDS...A SHAPE BEGINS by Rhonda Gowler Greene
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"Still, an instructional intent hangs heavy over this, and the examples are not always on target; a better book on the topic is Dayle Ann Dodds's The Shape of Things (1994). (Picture book. 4-6)"
Cataloging several examples for each of ten regular shapes, Greene develops in an ever-changing rhyme scheme the premise that all shapes are made from bent lines. Read full book review >

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EEK! CREAK! SNICKER, SNEAK by Rhonda Gowler Greene
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2002

"On repeated reads, kids will eagerly join in with the word sounds as they anticipate the child-size victory. (Picture Book. 4-7)"
When all the town is fast asleep, two creatures crawl and creep, making eerie sounds and playing scary tricks on children. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PUSH! DIG! SCOOP! by Rhonda Gowler Greene
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"Painless counting practice for construction-truck fans. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Anthropomorphic mother and father construction trucks teach their young ones how to do their jobs in this counting book/singalong. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

"NO PIRATES ALLOWED!" SAID LIBRARY LOU by Rhonda Gowler Greene
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2013

"Worthy, even trendy, but unlikely to make nonreaders (of any age) follow the animals in Judy Sierra and Marc Brown's classic to become Wild About Books (2004). (Picture book. 6-8)"
A librarian endows a treasure-hunting pirate with reading skills as well as training him to hush up in this bland valentine to literacy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MOMMY IS A SOFT, WARM KISS by Rhonda Gowler Greene
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2010

"Smith's button-nosed, pink-cheeked characters appeal. (Picture book. 3-5)"
This rhyming celebration of mother-daughter love describes all the fun the two have together, consistently making the equation between Mommy and whatever she is doing for her daughter: "Mommy is a yummy smell of pumpkin pie, so sweet... // Mommy is a happy tune I keep inside my heart... // Mommy is a soft, warm kiss..." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GREENE by Graham Greene
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 19, 1969

"It concludes with the sad apostrophe, 'How could they tell that for a writer as much as for a priest there is no such thing as success?"
Half of the essays here, including his more important sequence on Henry James, have been reprinted from Mr. Greene's 1952 collection The Lost Childhood which established in Greene's case that the creative writer could also be a critic of some distinction. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THIS IS THE TEACHER by Rhonda Gowler Green
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2004

"This one is a perfect back-to-school read-aloud or even a story to end the year. (Picture book. 4-9)"
Every teacher knows that some days, no matter how ready for school they are in the morning, they'll leave fit only for bed. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 1, 1995

"Despite Shelden's relentless animus for Greene as a person and a writer, this propaganda campaign can neither surpass nor subvert the Greene legend. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
Trying to hunt down the controversial, complex Greene (190491) as the Harry Lime of the literary racket, Shelden (Orwell, 1991, etc.) succeeds less in decoding the deceptions of Greene's life than in creating a trail of false leads. Read full book review >