Search Results: "Sarah Wilson"


BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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FRIENDS AND PALS AND BROTHERS, TOO by Sarah Wilson
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2008

"Point taken: Make your own Eden, play hard, get dirty—why squabble when the alternative is to mud your brother's hair? (Picture book. 3-6)"
This is a dear piece of work, not least because it fosters congenial relations between brothers. Read full book review >

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THE DAY WE DANCED IN UNDERPANTS by Sarah Wilson
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2008

"Not a necessity, but a colorful summertime beat-the-heat story—and what child can resist a story about skivvies? (Picture book. 4-7)"
I see London, I see France, I see Papa's underpants! Read full book review >

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LOVE AND KISSES by Sarah Wilson
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"Sendak team and Elizabeth Winthrop's Sloppy Kisses. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Small, sweet, and silly, Wilson's book exhorts readers to "Blow a kiss and let it go. / You never know how love will grow." Read full book review >

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GEORGE HOGGLESBERRY, GRADE SCHOOL ALIEN by Sarah Wilson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"This is so over-the-top that it may well make such differences easier to deride. (Picture book. 7-9)"
This "first day at a new school" tale doesn't ring true. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 17, 1997

"Perhaps Kilcommons and Wilson's work with dogs is magical, though thoughtful trainers will say that's half the equation; the admittedly more troublesome half, their handling of the owners, could use a fair amount of polishing. (b&w photos) (Radio satellite tour)"
Dog trainers Kilcommons and Wilson continue a pattern they established in Good Owners, Great Dogs (not reviewed): a self-professed tactful handling of the charges in their care and a supercilious treatment of the owners. Read full book review >

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BIG DAY ON THE RIVER by Sarah Wilson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2003

"A good tale of a spunky girl for independent or group reading. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Willie starts out at dawn for a solo raft ride on the Wallawatchee River. Read full book review >

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A NAP IN A LAP by Sarah Wilson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2003

"The text, often broken into only four or five words per page, sometimes 'reads' too quickly for young listeners to absorb the accompanying pictures, but the sonorous rhyme and menagerie of familiar, dozy animals make this an effective settle-downer. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A child tallies favored napping places for a variety of baby animals, "sprawled upside-down / or cuddled in fur / or feathered in brown," then concludes that, "the best nap for ME . . . / is a nap in a lap!" Read full book review >

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LEGENDARY ROUTES OF THE WORLD by Alexandre Verhille
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 25, 2015

"Unlikely to prod children out of their armchairs to undertake their own voyages of discovery, but the lighthearted suggestion that it's the journey, not the destination, that matters most won't go amiss. (Informational pop-up. 8-10)"
A pop-up commemoration of five historic journeys for would-be travelers to attempt—both on the Earth and beyond it. 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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