Search Results: "Ros Asquith"


BOOK REVIEW

IT'S NOT FAIRY by Ros Asquith
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 16, 2013

"May not end complaining altogether, but it's sure to get a lot of laughs. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Rhymed and subversively, hilariously funny, this British import might well spark discussion while amusing mightily. Read full book review >

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THE GREAT BIG BOOK OF FAMILIES by Mary Hoffman
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2011

"A sublimely simple idea, brilliantly executed. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A primer on families in words and pictures. Read full book review >

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BABIES by Ros Asquith
by Ros Asquith, illustrated by Sam Williams
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2003

"A perfect choice for an anytime snuggle. (Picture book. 1-4)"
A catalogue list of all the different types of babies begins as their diapered forms start tumbling across the pages. Read full book review >

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THE GREAT BIG BOOK OF FEELINGS by Mary Hoffman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2013

"Well-intentioned but only intermittently effective. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A smorgasbord of thoughts and pictures about a variety of feelings. Read full book review >

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MRS. PIG’S NIGHT OUT by Ros Asquith
ANIMALS
Released: June 15, 2003

"Bright and lively illustrations, full of wiggly detail, show off this funny pig family as they go through the common parental ritual of the changing of the guard. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Mr. Pig watches over his three children as Mrs. Pig gets a night out. Read full book review >

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MY DO IT! by Ros Asquith
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"With thick pages and manageable flaps, this merry little book should keep busy tots happily occupied. (Picture book. 1-4)"
Asquith's exuberant story celebrates the fierce independence of toddlerhood. Read full book review >

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THE LOST TREASURE OF LITTLE SNORING by Lyn Gardner
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2015

"Flashes of wit notwithstanding, the gross is shoveled in with such vigor that even readers who revel in such stuff may weary. (Adventure. 9-11)"
An intrepid lad and his smart-girl best friend repel a pair of particularly putrid pirates in this unbridled farce. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GREAT BIG GREEN BOOK by Mary Hoffman
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2015

"Far too hard a sell for the intended audience. (glossary, websites) (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
Busy, colorful cartoons accompany text meant to encourage environmental activism in children. Read full book review >

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RAIDERS OF THE LOST SHARK by Lyn Gardner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2015

"For fans of the previous book, it's a lot more of the same. For newbies, consider walking the plank instead. (Adventure. 9-11)"
The baddies are back, and they're ready to do anything to locate their beloved treasure, even if it means having to fake acting school experience. Read full book review >

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WELCOME TO THE FAMILY by Mary Hoffman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2014

"Laudable in its inclusivity and content, imperfect in execution. (Informational picture book. 5-8)"
In a companion to The Great Big Book of Families (2011), Hoffman and Asquith tackle the myriad ways families are made in the 21st century.Read full book review >

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BABY’S SHOE by Ros Asquith
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2006

"Great fun for story time. (Picture book. 2-4)"
A cumulative rhyming tale that will have listeners chiming in. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GREAT BIG BODY BOOK by Mary Hoffman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"Cheerful and informative, this is a splendid introduction for humans of all shapes and sizes to share. (Informational picture book. 3-7)"
What is a body? Read full book review >