Search Results: "Sharleen Collicott"


BOOK REVIEW

MILDRED AND SAM by Sharleen Collicott
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"While the length of the chapters and complexity of language is better suited for more assured readers, the fanciful themes and vibrant illustrations make this an enjoyable romp to share as a read aloud. (Easy reader. 5-8)"
A persnickety house-mouse frets about the size of her burrow in this colorful beginning reader. Read full book review >

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MILDRED AND SAM AND THEIR BABIES by Sharleen Collicott
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2005

"The caring parents, reassuring refrain, and satisfying ending all help this mid-level easy reader to stand out, and the story will also work well as a read-aloud for younger children. (Easy reader. 5-8)"
Eight baby mice are born to Mildred and Sam in the second entry in this I Can Read series. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"The mediocre thinking behind the story outweighs any charm found in the illustrations; the contrast between the cozy, pet-like animals and their bullying behavior is funny, but it's an effect that is wasted here. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Cuddly illustrations accompany a weak, pointless story of one character's transition from tough guy to tenderheart. Read full book review >

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MILDRED AND SAM GO TO SCHOOL by Sharleen Collicott
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2008

"The bland illustrations are at their best during the dream sequences. (Early reader. 5-8)"
Over three short chapters, Mildred and Sam the mice send their brood off to school, on a field trip to the pond and on an imaginary trip to Saturn. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHICH WITCH IS WHICH? by Judi Barrett
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"A clever and fun book that will have kids learning without even knowing it. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A rhyming seek and find makes this book a sure bet for a cozy read-aloud. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CHICKEN SISTERS by Laura Numeroff
ANIMALS
Released: May 30, 1997

Numeroff (Two for Stew, 1996, etc.) sends up the Big Bad Wolf story genre with this tale of an old wolf, new in the neighborhood, who is done in by a trio of contentedly incompetent hens: Their burned cookies, obsessive knitting, and off-key singing send him packing ``to live with his mother in Atlantic City.'' The chicken sisters' relieved neighbors conclude that all the smoke, noise, and unsolicited gifts of itchy knit hats might be worth putting up with after all. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DOUBLE DOLL by Sharleen Daugherty
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 17, 2014

"An engaging, heartfelt story of culture shock, betrayal and acceptance in a Native American community."
A Wall Street–savvy consultant turns Navajo rug trader, finding a path to happiness in the process. Read full book review >