Search Results: "Rosie Reeve"


BOOK REVIEW

TRAINING TALLULAH by Rosie Reeve
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 21, 2014

"This may satisfy absurdist kitty fans but leave others scratching their heads. (Picture book. 3-7)"
If a human can be very good at understanding Cat, how about the other way round? Read full book review >

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DELILAH D. AT THE LIBRARY by Jeanne Willis
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 19, 2007

"While her antics may be amusingly familiar for parents and librarians, it's less clear how much kids will enjoy the arch humor. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Delilah D., a precocious preschooler, insists that she's the queen of a distant country. Read full book review >

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MY FRIEND FRED by Hiawyn Oram
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"It's a doggone shame that didacticism mars the depiction of a young owner's relationship with her beloved pup. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A young girl shares a special bond with Fred, her family's pooch. Read full book review >

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BELLA GETS HER SKATES ON by Ian Whybrow
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"Reluctant readers will take heart in Bella's ultimate triumph. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Despite the regrettably trendy-sounding title, Whybrow's latest release is a sweetly wholesome tale. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RUBY AND BUBBLES by Rosie Winstead
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2006

"Accompanied by typeface that sometimes varies to reflect the text, they are comic and cute enough, but they can't quite get this lightweight story off the ground. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Ruby is a little girl with an active fantasy life: Her pretend full-time job, twins and TV chat show keep her well-occupied and content, but all it takes is one well-delivered dis from her mean-girl neighbors to rock Ruby's world. Read full book review >

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SPROUT HELPS OUT by Rosie Winstead
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 20, 2014

"High, sly entertainment for troublemakers and helpers alike. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Big sister Sprout happily takes on any domestic duty (babysitting, housecleaning, laundry, dishes), but she leaves merry mishaps and minor misbehaviors in her wake. Read full book review >

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THE DASHWOOD SISTERS’ SECRETS OF LOVE by Rosie Rushton
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2005

"Leans vaguely on Austen's structure without developing its own substance or grace; unsatisfying. (Fiction. 10-13)"
Unlike Jane Austen's classic exploration of passion versus reserve, this homage to Sense and Sensibility itself falls victim to exaggeration and melodrama. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DAUGHTER OF THE HOUSE by Rosie Thomas
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Rather sloppy, but Thomas fans may embrace this latest effort."
British author Thomas (The Illusionists, 2014, etc.) brings back the Wix family, entertainers who own London's Palmyra theater, and focuses on the daughter's story in this historical romance set in the early 20th century and beyond. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 25, 2014

"A spunky and heartfelt memoir."
A celebrated Puerto Rican actress's memoir about how she found success despite growing up in unstable and often abusive environments. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OTHER PEOPLE'S MARRIAGES by Rosie Thomas
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 24, 1994

"Maybe you just have to be British. (Book-of-the-Month alternate selection)"
City mouse wreaks havoc in the gentrified country in this lackluster British soap, paced like interminable knitting—knit one, pearl two, sex, lactation, adultery, chintz, tears, cases of dry wine, eggplant-purÇe rosettes in pastry shells, knit one. Read full book review >