Search Results: "Ruth Krauss"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Aug. 10, 1981

"Someone's likely to be lit up by those lemons-on-fire and might even take a heady dive into that 'lake in the middle of a sentence."
. . ."in a poem you make your point with lemons-on-fire." Read full book review >

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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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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 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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I'LL BE YOU AND YOU BE ME by Ruth Krauss
FICTION
Released: Oct. 20, 1954

"Varied type sizes keyed to text."
Ruth Krauss' imagination mellows with successive books. 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 BIRTHDAY PARTY by Ruth Krauss
FICTION
Released: March 20, 1957

"Guaranteed a hit for the 3 to 5 year olds."
David was bored. 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 >

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THE GROWING STORY by Ruth Krauss
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2007

"When the previous winter's clothing proves too small, thus providing objective proof that he is indeed getting bigger, his exuberant cartwheel ends the episode on an emphatic, upbeat note. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Despite his mother's repeated reassurances, a tyke who observes changes in chicks and a puppy as seasons pass has trouble believing that he's growing too. 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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I WANT TO PAINT MY BATHROOM BLUE by Ruth Krauss
FICTION
Released: Aug. 22, 1956

"The pictures are in many shades of pastel."
With help again from Maurice Sendak, here is another book of the things one dreams about rather than does- like painting the bathroom blue and sprinkling seeds all over the sunny earth and having a whole house for all one's friends. Read full book review >