Search Results: "Robin Pulver"


BOOK REVIEW

AXLE ANNIE by Robin Pulver
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Arnold's spunky illustrations capture the tongue-in-cheek spirit of the text and his characterization of the curmudgeonly Shifty help make this blustery tale the perfect antidote for the winter doldrums. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Pulver (Homer and the House Next Door, 1994, etc.) delivers a rambunctious wintry tall tale about how a valiant bus driver, Axle Annie, defeats a dastardly scheme concocted by fellow driver Shifty Rhodes. Read full book review >

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MRS. TOGGLE'S BEAUTIFUL BLUE SHOE by Robin Pulver
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1994

"Simple and, by now, predictable; still, disarmingly lighthearted and funny. (Picture book. 4-8)"
``Overcome by spring,'' the ever-childlike Mrs. Toggle (Mrs. Toggle's Zipper, etc.) leaves the papers on her desk to join her class in kickball. Read full book review >

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NEVER SAY BOO! by Robin Pulver
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

It's never easy being the new kid at school, but when you're the only ghost, too, it's really tough. Read full book review >

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SATURDAY IS DADURDAY by Robin Pulver
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 14, 2013

"Readers will relate to her disappointment and cheer her on as she comes to her own creative solution. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Irrepressible Mimi and her father have named the day after Friday Dadurday. It is their special day to do everything together. But when Dad's work schedule changes, their weekend tradition is in jeopardy. Read full book review >

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HOMER AND THE HOUSE NEXT DOOR by Robin Pulver
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"A funny story about the anxieties of moving from the author of the Mrs. Toggle books. (Fiction/Picture book. 4-7)"
Homer the dog feels ``disgusted'' when he hears that his friend Mrs. Gallivant is moving from the house next door—he'll miss her biscuits, the tennis balls she threw for him, the shade tree in her yard. Read full book review >

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AUTHOR DAY FOR ROOM 3T by Robin Pulver
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 23, 2005

"Illogical and antic, with yucks only for youngsters who enjoy the absurd. (Picture book. 6-8)"
This cockamamie look at third-grade hijinks opens with the kids in Room 3T aping for their class photo and then settling in (sort of) to prepare for a visit from Harry Bookman, author of "some of the silliest books in the school library." Read full book review >

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CHRISTMAS FOR A KITTEN by Robin Pulver
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Her illustrations are filled with glowing tones, the golden kitty, Christmas lights and ornaments, and welcoming lights in the windows. (Picture book. 4-7)"
An orange kitten, tossed in a sack to the side of the road, hides in the trunk of a car as its occupants load a freshly cut Christmas tree on Christmas Eve. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MRS. TOGGLE AND THE DINOSAUR by Robin Pulver
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 1991

"A fine sequel to the equally delightful Mrs. Toggle's Zipper (1990). (Picture book. 4-8)"
When the principal tells Mrs. Toggle that her new student will be a dinosaur, she is taken aback but doesn't doubt his word—Mr. Stickler never jokes. Mrs. Toggle and her wide-eyed class start to get ready: they'll need a big desk and another reptile to keep the dinosaur company; the cafeteria should be warned. Read full book review >

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AXLE ANNIE AND THE SPEED GRUMP by Robin Pulver
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

Type-A lead foot Rush Hotfoot is the nemesis of Axle Annie's school bus in Pulver's droll poke at all those drivers who feel a creeping road rage when they get stuck behind Big Yellow, the vehicle that can't get off its brakes. Read full book review >

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THE CASE OF THE INCAPACITATED CAPITALS by Robin Pulver
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"Still, this is a pretty painless way to teach capitalization and letter writing. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Mr. Wright's class learns the importance of capital letters in this latest from Pulver and Reed. Read full book review >