Search Results: "Robie Harris"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 15, 2003

"A little clunky, a little slow: a blip in the spy genre."
Evil, upright, or misunderstood? It's possible to see Red spy Kitty Harris—a.k.a. Elizabeth Dreyfus, Alice Read, Gypsy, Norma, Ada, et al.—as all three in this biography by retired KGB officer Damaskin. Read full book review >

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MAYBE A BEAR ATE IT! by Robie Harris
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"The art here is also unexpectedly irresistible, not to mention moving, guaranteeing that for at least one child this will become a very special book of his or her own. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A small fellow of indefinable species snuggles down for the night with his stuffed animals and a much beloved book. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"Closing on a cheery note with a look at new baby customs in several parts of the world, this provides sensible, reassuring answers to readers' questions and concerns, and interrupts the rain of information with occasional silliness. (index) (Nonfiction. 8-10)"
Harris and Emberley fill the gap between their picture book, Happy Birth Day (1996), and the instant-classic It's Perfectly Normal (1994) with this equally sensitive, good-humored take on love and sex, puberty, genetics, pregnancy, and related topics, from sibling rivalry to HIV. Read full book review >

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WHEN LIONS ROAR by Robie H. Harris
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"A tried-and-true strategy, though the fright fades with unrealistic speed in this iteration. (Picture book. 3-6)"
What to do when sudden or loud noises bring "the scary." Read full book review >

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THE DAY LEO SAID, “I HATE YOU!” by Robie H. Harris
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Harris's patient take on a difficult topic will make this must-have reading for many a parent and child. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The H-word gets the full attention of two of picture-book literature's finest emotional plumbers. Read full book review >

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DON’T FORGET TO COME BACK! by Robie H. Harris
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2004

"An amusing, sophisticated look at an age-old concern, reflecting the emotions of separation anxiety through the eyes of a verbal, assertive child. (Picture book. 3-7)"
It's a night out at the opera for Mommy and Daddy while their demanding, somewhat overly imaginative preschooler is apprehensive about staying home with babysitter, Sarah. Read full book review >

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I AM NOT GOING TO SCHOOL TODAY! by Robie H. Harris
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2003

"A great send-off. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The team of Harris and Ormerod once again create a reassuring title with utter purity of feeling. Read full book review >

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HELLO BENNY! by Robie H. Harris
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"The visual references that correspond to the supporting facts make this piece educational and lots of fun. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Children are exposed to a wealth of information as Harris (Goodbye Mousie, 2001, etc.) begins a series that will educate children about the first five years of life. Read full book review >

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MAIL HARRY TO THE MOON! by Robie H. Harris
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 21, 2008

"His over-the-top characterizations of the exaggerated requests will elicit gales of giggles from all readers, regardless of their birth order. (Picture book. 3-6)"
With keen understanding and a comic touch, Harris addresses the trials and travails of adjusting to a new baby in the house. Read full book review >

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HAPPY BIRTH DAY! by Robie H. Harris
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 1996

"The predominant message, however, is of the love and wonder that greet this child from her first moment. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Perhaps designed for the baby-gift market (the title page is preceded by a page for recording a newborn's vital statistics), this book occupies an unusual niche: There are plenty of books about gestation, birth, and infancy, but this one focuses on the baby's experiences in the minutes and hours immediately following birth, particularly on the bonding between parents and newborn. Read full book review >