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 GREAT DUFFY by Ruth Krauss
Released: June 15, 1946

"A love of a book."
A delectable book for the distracted parent who wants to wean small sons from too constant demand for the comics. 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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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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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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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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THE BACKWARD DAY by Ruth Krauss
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 6, 1950

"The idea will amuse when the tedium of too much routine is overpowering, and also show that a joke is a joke and not to be kept up indefinitely."
The appeal of this little book is its nonsense for the little boy who wakes to decide that "Today is backward day" carries through his dressing backwards, walks backwards, sits backwards at the breakfast table — and is joined by his father and mother and little sister. 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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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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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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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 >