Search Results: "Stuart J. Murphy"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 6, 2006

"Imaginative, piercing portrayal of a man shadowed by merciless demons."
British homeless advocate Masters crafts an unconventional biography of a man who raged not only at the dying of the light but often at the very light itself. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PERCY'S NEIGHBORHOOD by Stuart J. Murphy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2013

"Pair with Paulette Bourgeois' In My Neighborhood series for a more in-depth look at some specific community helpers. (Picture book. 2-5)"
An openly didactic exploration of the concept of a neighborhood and its community helpers, part of the useful, if unsubtle I See I Learn series. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BEEP BEEP, VROOM VROOM! by Stuart J. Murphy
Released: Jan. 31, 2000

PLB 0-06-028017-4 paper 0-06-446728-7 This rambunctious introduction to visual patterns and sequences is a strong addition to the MathStart series. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ROOM FOR RIPLEY by Stuart J. Murphy
Released: Sept. 30, 1999

PLB 0-06-027621-5 paper 0-06-446724-4 Room For Ripley (32 pp.; $15.95; PLB $15.89; paper $4.95; Sept. 30; 0-06-027620-7; PLB 0-06-027621-5; paper 0-06- 446724-4) Murphy (see review, above) ably conveys the role of volume in measurement for this MathStart entry, but the story he uses as a vehicle is dull. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RABBIT'S PAJAMA PARTY by Stuart J. Murphy
Released: Sept. 30, 1999

"Characteristically, the final spread offers tips and suggestions for adults who may want to extend the sequencing concept with follow-up activities. (Picture book. 2-4)"
PLB 0-06-027617-7 paper 0-06-446722-8 New to the MathStart series is this quick take on sequencing, although almost any story with a beginning, middle, and end would serve as well. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Jan. 31, 2000

PLB 0-06-027619-3 paper 0-06-446723-6 This entry in the MathStart series investigates the concepts of calendar time through the events of a kitten's first year. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

J by Howard Jacobson
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"A pleasure, as reading Jacobson always is—though much different from what we've come to expect, which is not at all a bad thing."
Jacobson (The Finkler Question, 2010, etc.), Britain's answer to Philip Roth, returns with an enigmatic tale of the near future.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ONE...TWO...THREE... SASSAFRAS! by Stuart J. Murphy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Though Wallace puts more of a scowl on Uncle Howie's face than might be warranted, his cartoon art has a pleasurably unruly character that fits the story well. (short bibliography) (Picture book/nonfiction. 3-5)"
Murphy sets up this beginning-level, math-concept outing to give readers a sense of numerical order, leading them down the road to place value. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SUPER SAND CASTLE SATURDAY by Stuart J. Murphy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 31, 1999

"For those who resist Larry's strict notions, bring out Loreen Leedy's blithe Measuring Penny (p. 270) for a more generous examination of nonstandard measurements. (Picture book. 6-8)"
PLB 0-06-027613-4 This entry in the MathStart series explores the hazards of measuring in nonstandard units. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FREDA SAYS PLEASE by Stuart J. Murphy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2013

"Didacticism tops the charts with Freda, but co-publishing Carlos is on the money. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Normally very good at breaking down skills in a way that both teaches and entertains, the I See I Learn series missteps with this entry. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EMMA'S FRIENDWICH by Stuart J. Murphy
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2010

"Backmatter includes a list of follow-up questions and activities. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Murphy's promising (if utilitarian) new series, I See I Learn, uses the concept of visual learning to help reinforce social, emotional, cognitive and health and safety skills. Read full book review >