Search Results: "Robin Preiss Glasser"


BOOK REVIEW

FANCY NANCY AND THE WEDDING OF THE CENTURY by Jane O'Connor
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 8, 2014

"Frothy and fun, Nancy's latest adventure feels as fresh as her first appearance. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Given the obvious opportunities, it's remarkable that it took O'Connor and Glasser eight years to place their pulchritudinous picture-book phenom into a wedding-themed tale—but the wait was worth it. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FANCY NANCY AND THE POSH PUPPY by Jane O’Connor
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2007

"Nancy seems destined for more explorations of things frou-frou and frilly—perhaps a shopping trip to Paris with Frenchy? (Picture book. 3-7)"
Fancy Nancy Clancy, the charming child who likes beads, baubles and big words, returns for another fanciful adventure that will please her adoring audience. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AMERICA by Lynne Cheney
ABC BOOKS
Released: May 21, 2002

"Though the concept and busy design require some extra effort, this well-meant exploration of our history and heritage packs a huge amount of information between its covers. (author's note) (Nonfiction. 6-11)"
What does it mean to be an American? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ABC BOOKS
Released: Sept. 16, 2003

"Still, as a consciousness-raiser, this offers a larger cast than Cheryl Harness's Remember the Ladies: 100 Great American Women (2001). (Picture book/biography. 8-10)"
The creators of the sumptuous, if superficial, America: A Patriotic Primer (2002) follow up with a better, look-alike tribute to the achievements of this country's women, Abigail Adams to Babe Didrikson Zaharias. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FANCY NANCY AND THE LATE, LATE, LATE NIGHT by Jane O’Connor
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 27, 2010

"Besides the zoom and voice-over features, the app makes limited use of leveraging the iPad's platform, making it fall sadly short of fancy. (iPad storybook app. 5-9)"
Captivated by a scrapbook of classic Hollywood stars, Fancy Nancy stays up late imagining herself a starlet donning a glamorous dress, posing for photographs and giving out autographs. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SUPER-COMPLETELY AND TOTALLY THE MESSIEST by Judith Viorst
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

"While cleaning fanatics will empathize with Olivia, the rest of the population will be longing to make the lively, free-spirited Sophie their new best friend. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Viorst's tale of two sisters comically captures the vast diversity in personality that can exist between siblings. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"For Viorst, that's just treading water. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Having neither aged nor mellowed since his Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (1972), Alexander digs in his heels as the rest of the family packs up to move. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SECRET ADMIRER by Jane O'Connor
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 2, 2012

"Ooh la la! What will these two friends think of next? (Fiction. 5-8)"
When there are no mysteries to solve, Nancy and best friend Bree turn their sleuthing skills to the business of love. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

YOU MADE ME A MOTHER by Laurenne Sala
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2016

"Motherhood has rarely been summed up so succinctly or so well. (Picture book. 4-7)"
With just the right touches of humor to balance the sentiment, Sala neatly encapsulates motherhood. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TAKING CARE OF TROUBLE by Bonnie Graves
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"Cleary's Ramona and Hurwitz's Russell are much better choices for children who like realistic, humorous situations. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Who's taking care of toddler Tucker Goodchild? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: April 20, 1964

"599, J-201)."
Jonas, Maria, and Lotta — Big Noise, Little Noise and Little Nut as their father calls them — are the three reasons for the street's name. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NANCY CLANCY, SUPER SLEUTH by Jane O'Connor
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 24, 2012

"Nancy is one sassy gumshoe. Her fans will enjoy growing up with her. (Mystery. 7-10)"
Fancy Nancy is back, this time in a chapter book. Read full book review >