Search Results: "Sandra Miniere"


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Released: Aug. 26, 2012

"A valuable look at alternative approaches to cancer recovery."
A holistic mental-health counselor describes how she pursued natural, alternative treatments after receiving a cancer diagnosis in this debut memoir and self-help guide. Read full book review >

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SPOOKY POOKIE by Sandra Boynton
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 7, 2015

"A pleasant holiday spent with a perfectly charming character. (Board book. 1-3)"
One of Boynton's signature characters celebrates Halloween. Read full book review >

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HIPPOS GO BERSERK! by Sandra Boynton
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Most of the fun will make perfect sense to preschoolers; give this to a slightly younger audience than those who love Jeff Sheppard's The Right Number of Elephants (1990). (Picture book. 2-5)"
Hippos Go Berserk ($14.00, paper $5.99; Oct. 1, 1996; 32 pp.; 0- 689-80854-2, paper 0-689-80818-6): A 20-year-old counting book gets new illustrations featuring, once again, the solitary hippo who invites two friends to what becomes a wild party as groups of three, then four hippos (up to nine) arrive and then depart. Read full book review >

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EEK! HALLOWEEN! by Sandra Boynton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 23, 2016

"An excellent, rounded effort from a creator who knows how to deliver. (Board book. 1-3)"
The farmyard's chickens experience Halloween. Read full book review >

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GROWING UP WILD: BEARS by Sandra Markle
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2000

"Great photos, great bears! (glossary, author's note) (Nonfiction. 710)"
Another exceptional title by the prolific science writer best known for her Outside and Inside series, this one describes the life cycle and growth of bears: brown, black, grizzly and polar. Read full book review >

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TICKLE TIME! by Sandra Boynton
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 16, 2012

"Sure to prompt little fingers into joyful action. (Board book. 1-3)"
A favorite baby-and-toddler activity receives an upbeat celebration that will get those fingers going. Watch out! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: April 9, 2007

"Teachers in the upper-elementary grades will want to enlist Miss Perfect's help in their letter-writing lessons, and parents and grandparents who would like to encourage proper behavior from their own little beasts will find Miss Perfect's approach commendable. (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-10)"
An articulate bird named Miss Perfect serves as the advice columnist for the Beastly News in this witty collection that entertains while subtly conveying information about manners and letter-writing conventions. Read full book review >

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GROWING UP WILD: PENGUINS by Sandra Markle
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2002

"Though the text is considerably franker than most, this is patchy, uninspired work, not up to Markle's usual excellent standard. (Nonfiction. 7-9)"
The author of the popular "Outside and Inside" series sticks to outsides in this photo album for younger readers—but the verbal and visual messages are definitely at odds. Read full book review >

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OUTSIDE AND INSIDE GIANT SQUID by Sandra Markle
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Fascinating. (glossary/index) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
As long as a city bus, with eyes as large as volleyballs, the giant squid is a thing of nightmares. Read full book review >

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PHILADELPHIA CHICKENS by Sandra Boynton
Released: Oct. 21, 2002

"Ex-toddlers and their parents alike will happily cut the rug along with the title song's Pennsylvanian pullets. (Picture book. 3+)"
Once again, Boynton goes Broadway: " . . . having completely forgotten how much work had been involved," the creators of Rhinoceros Tap (1996) offer a second, equally effervescent musical revue, packaged as a hardcover book/CD combination. Read full book review >

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I'M WILD ABOUT YOU! by Sandra Magsamen
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 28, 2016

"These cutesy board books come across as just more saccharine fluff. (Board book. 1-3)"
Sweet exclamations of unconditional love and admiration are the order of the day here. Read full book review >