Search Results: "Sarah McMenemy"


BOOK REVIEW

JACK’S NEW BOAT by Sarah McMenemy
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2005

"As simple and satisfying as a toy sailboat on a salty sea. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Jack can't wait to sail the toy sailboat his Uncle Jim made for him. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WAGGLE by Sarah McMenemy
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2003

"The art is all big, bright, simple shapes against vibrant monochromatic backgrounds, with just a few details sketched in; Rosie and her father never lose their fond smiles (Mom perhaps wisely, is absent), and young readers, too will instantly adore this doggy dynamo. (Picture book. 6-8)"
McMenemy mixes broad strokes of paint with big pieces of torn paper in a debut that seems to wiggle with the same enthusiasm as the tail of the puppy-from-hell she portrays. Read full book review >

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EVERYBODY BONJOURS! by Leslie Kimmelman
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 8, 2008

"The next-best thing to an actual visit to Paris. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A petite rodent guide, Monsieur LeMousie, takes a charming young girl wearing the colors of the French flag (blue Mary Jane shoes and a red dress with a white heart) and her family on a romp through the sights of Paris, showing her where and how to use the greeting "bonjour." Read full book review >

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THE FIRST RULE OF LITTLE BROTHERS by Jill Davis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 11, 2008

"There is a genuine sense that soon enough the younger brother will be a mate, and a comment as brazen as 'always be nice to your little brother' doesn't ring fatuous. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Yes, Davis admits, younger brothers are irksome little mimics of older brothers, who have yet to learn that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 25, 2011

"The endpapers extend the story—the opening shows women's fashions and the closing recounts the highlights of Tillie's life in racing. (author's note) (Picture book/biography. 6-10)"
Modern bike-riding kids do not realize that for women at the turn of the 20th century bicycles equaled freedom. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BUSIEST STREET IN TOWN by Mara Rockliff
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 13, 2009

"This civil-disobedience fable may cause streetwise readers both young and older to scratch their heads: Can two old ladies in heels really turn their street into a pedestrian mall? (Picture book. 5-8)"
The end papers indicate that the now-gray-haired Agatha May Walker and Eulalie Scruggs have been best friends from childhood, living across the street from each other on heavily trafficked Rushmore Boulevard. Read full book review >

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SEE THE WORLD THROUGH SCARLET-TINTED GLASSES
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for Beneath the Shine by Sarah Fine

Cover Story: Beneath … the Shine
BFF Charms: Eventually, With Benefits
Swoonworthy Scale: 4
Talky Talk: Politechs
Bonus Factor: The Scarlet Pimpernel
Factor: Politics
Anti-Bonus Factor: Needs a Glossary
Relationship Status: Concerned Constituent

Cover Story: Beneath … the Shine

This cover is a little on the nose. It’s pretty, and the ...


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SARAH DUNN
by Megan Labrise

Somewhere along the line in Lucy and Owen’s marriage, the sex tapered off. The makeup, high heels, and date nights went out the window. The poop wound up on the wall. Again.

“Why is there poop on the wall again?” Sarah Dunn writes in The Arrangement, a big, bawdy comic novel (starred review) set in the fictional Hudson Valley ...


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BOOK REVIEW

MRS. MUFFLY’S MONSTER by Sarah Dyer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"This isn't a tale of kids just leaping to conclusions; it's a full-throttle lunge. (recipe in metric and English measurements) (Picture book. 4-8)"
Childhood logic and a preference for the impossible explodes in this enjoyable tale of crazy conclusions. Mrs. Muffly's recent behavior has been most peculiar. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FEELING SAD by Sarah Verroken
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2009

"Who can't respond to a duck that tells clouds what to do? (Picture book. 2-6)"
A deceptively simple Dutch import (with the deliciously evocative original title of Boos) shows young readers a way to turn their moods around. Read full book review >

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TEX THE COWBOY by Sarah Garland
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 1995

"Parodic sketches of the Old West, with a cowhand's understated sense of humor. (Picture book. 7-10)"
Six chapters (with old-fashioned titles, e.g., ``Tex and Bad Hank) in the life of Tex, a hapless cowboy with a drooping mustache, and his horse Gloria. Read full book review >

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JUNE IS A TUNE THAT JUMPS ON A STAIR by Sarah Wilson
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 10, 1992

"Nice. (Poetry/Picture book. 2-7)"
``It's a day for a cone,/for a plum/or a peach,/a warm- spoony day/for a run/on the beach,/where a ball/hits the clouds,/where the sky tips/the sea,/where we jump/for the water,/one, two, three!'' Thirty-one childlike poems about everyday things—weather, growing, seasons, night—as lighthearted and easily accessible as the author's illustrations of merry tots and their animal friends. Read full book review >