Search Results: "Ruth Krauss"


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BOUQUET OF LITTLES by Ruth Krauss
Released: Oct. 23, 1963

"A little book by a big author which is more than a little precious."
The author of A Hole Is to Dig (1952, p. 401) and Open House for Butterflies (1960, p. 288, J-142), here unaccompanied by Sendak, has turned from the wry, humorous approach to the world of little people to a quainter, more old-fashioned view. Read full book review >

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THE BUNDLE BOOK by Ruth Krauss
Released: June 15, 1951

"The warmth of cherished 'secret fun' infuses this gentle story which has a gleeful humor the toddler will recognize and appreciate."
The sweetly soft, pastel illustrations by Helen Stone are lovely, but may appeal more to Mother rather than the toddler, in this delectable story-game for very little children and their mothers. Read full book review >

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FICTION
Released: April 2, 1958

"Side sewn and reinforced."
On the shaky foundations of words said by children Ruth Krauss has evolved inconsequential flights of fancy. Read full book review >

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THIS THUMBPRINT by Ruth Krauss
Released: Aug. 1, 1967

"Original nonsense that will probably be response-less."
If you have an uninhibited imagination (like Miss Krauss). a violet fingerprint can suggest anything—a singer, a dog, an Indian, a cowboy. Read full book review >

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EVERYTHING UNDER A MUSHROOM by Ruth Krauss
Released: March 1, 1974

"There are other comments dropped here and there — 'I'll be the little street and you be the little street cleaner' (the speaker pictured prone, while a companion sweeps him with a broom) or 'I wouldn't wish to be spaghetti' — and it all does take place under a mushroom, to the likely satisfaction of whimsical grownups and children too young to care why."
To this reader at least a sub-mushroom setting is a handicap to overcome, and Ruth Krauss' scattered snatches of childlike conversation only increase the risk of preciosity. Read full book review >

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A GOOD MAN AND HIS GOOD WIFE by Ruth Krauss
Released: Sept. 12, 1962

"Marc Simont's one color funny pictures bring out the heartiest humor in Ruth Krauss' new book."
How the good man cured his good wife of a bad habit will surprise and delight most audiences. Read full book review >

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A HOLE IS TO DIG by Ruth Krauss
NONFICTION
Released: Sept. 3, 1952

"What they should be is more thought provoking."
When a book of imaginative nature such as this comes along, we get all excited, expect it to be top flight. Read full book review >

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THE BIG WORLD AND THE LITTLE HOUSE by Ruth Krauss
FICTION
Released: Nov. 14, 1949

"But this doesn't much matter in a book which has its own story."
This is a book with a purpose — but not too emphatically that to lose out as a quite charming story of how a family brought a house back to life. Read full book review >

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THE HAPPY DAY by Ruth Krauss
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 7, 1949

"Possibly a book that has more perfection to an adult than to a child, but somehow I think children will grow into it, too."
A lovely book, which scarcely needs the captions, for the idea is evident in the enchanting pictures in soft blacks and whites, with one touch of color at the end. Read full book review >

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OPEN HOUSE FOR BUTTERFLIES by Ruth Krauss
ANIMALS
Released: April 13, 1960

"Charming, funny, sometimes wise, the text supported by the irresistible diminutive drawings of Maurice Sendak will find an appreciative audience, in many cases, among the readers at whom it is directed, and, as frequently, will be championed by their parents."
The charm of this verbal free-for-all cannot be disputed, but coming as a sequel to A Hole is to Dig, this second book by Ruth Krauss and Maurice Sendak to some extent lacks the spontaneous charm of the first. Read full book review >

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A VERY SPECIAL HOUSE by Ruth Krauss
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1953

"Better, and closer to young imaginations than last year's A Hole Is To Dig."
Maurice Sendak's very entertaining pictures- all kind of round and angly and spidery at the same time- are perfect for Ruth Krauss's verses. Read full book review >

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GOODNIGHT GOODNIGHT SLEEPYHEAD by Ruth Krauss
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: May 1, 2004

"Short, sweet—and comfortably familiar. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Krauss's blatant variation on Goodnight Moon, originally published as Eyes, Nose, Fingers, Toes (1964) with illustrations by Elizabeth Schneider, gets an intimate remake thanks to Dyer's gentle sleepy-time scenes of a chubby, rosebud-lipped toddler surrounded by plush companions—each of which (child included) gets put to bed to a rhythmic litany: "Goodnight windows / Goodnight doors / Goodnight walls / Goodnight floors." Read full book review >