Search Results: "Shirley Parenteau"


BOOK REVIEW

SHIP OF DOLLS by Shirley Parenteau
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"Historically inclined readers will enjoy this heartwarming story and its feisty heroine. (author's note) (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
An 11-year-old girl living in Portland, Oregon, in 1926 learns about love when she plans to leave her protective grandparents to join her unconventional mother. Read full book review >

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DOLLS OF HOPE by Shirley Parenteau
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 22, 2015

"Regardless, Chiyo's affection for Emily Grace fascinates, and the message of friendship and peace between nations endures, while a small-town girl's honor is redefined. (author's note, glossary) (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
A companion piece to Parenteau's Ship of Dolls (2014), this historical novel explores the 1926 Dolls of Friendship international project, a gesture for peace between the U.S. and Japan, from the point of view of a girl growing up in Japan.Read full book review >

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BEARS AND A BIRTHDAY by Shirley Parenteau
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"Preschoolers will enjoy this very festive celebration. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Get ready for a very special party! Read full book review >

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BEARS IN BEDS by Shirley Parenteau
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 14, 2012

"Little bears who are afraid of storms or who have trouble sleeping will want to cuddle up with these five friends. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Bouncy rhyming couplets tell the story of five bears and their bedtime routine. Read full book review >

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BEARS IN THE BATH by Shirley Parenteau
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 8, 2014

"Splish! Splash! Everyone will look forward to a bath. (Picture book. 2-5)"
These bears, returning in the third book in the series having conquered chairs and beds (Bears in Chairs, 2009; Bears in Beds, 2012), are in need of a bath. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BEARS ON CHAIRS by Shirley Parenteau
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2009

"Between the unerringly positive approach to a common early-childhood dilemma and the can't-miss rhyme, this volume will likely find its place on many a daycare shelf. (Picture book. 2-5)"
"Four small chairs / just right for bears. / Where is the bear / for each small chair?" Read full book review >

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DOLLS OF WAR by Shirley Parenteau
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 14, 2017

"The story seems to be trying hard to provide substance, but readers will notice the effort it takes. (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
A young white girl tries to hold onto a special Japanese doll in the racially charged aftermath of the Pearl Harbor bombings in this third book about the Friendship Dolls. Read full book review >

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ONE FROG SANG by Shirley Parenteau
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2007

"Surprisingly, as the text is rather spare, Parenteau's lyrical language is really the icing on the cake of this successful offering. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Children will love making the range of frog sounds, from "Preep, Preep" and "Gree-deep" to the more familiar "Ribbit, Ribbit," presented in this entertaining counting story. Read full book review >

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BEARS IN THE SNOW by Shirley Parenteau
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 18, 2016

"Adults: get ready for your children to ask you to lie facedown in the snow at the top of a hill. (Picture book. 2-5)"
The same four bears who puzzled out an issue with chairs (Bears on Chairs, 2009, etc.) again face the problem of where to fit four bear bottoms. Read full book review >

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ELLA’S BIG CHANCE by Shirley Hughes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"Hughes has added shimmer to her familiar pen-and-gouache style and elegantly fashioned a delightful, revisionist fairy tale. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Few illustrators could so stylishly dress up the tale of Cinderella with the dash and glitter of the roaring '20s as Hughes has done here with aplomb. Read full book review >

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THE BIG ALFIE OUT OF DOORS STORYBOOK by Shirley Hughes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 16, 1992

"Mom'' and other needless Americanizations, undermining the splendidly evoked British setting. (Young reader/Picture book. 3-8)"
Four longish stories and as many pleasant poems about happy, wholesome experiences for Alfie and his little sister: setting up shop on a cardboard box; camping out with Dad in a real tent near Grandma's (a huge pig provides an amusing midnight disturbance, just scary enough); adopting a rock (``Bonting'') that Alfie invests with so much personality that losing ``him'' at the beach is truly sad (he's found, in the end). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY
Released: July 15, 1994

"Includes chronologies for Burma and for Suu Kyi; bibliography; glossary; end notes; and index. (Biography. 12+)"
Parenteau brings past and present together to present a very sympathetic portrait of Nobel Peace Prize-winning Burmese dissident Aung San Suu Kyi and a well-rounded picture of Burmese political life. Read full book review >