Search Results: "Sue Truesdell"


BOOK REVIEW

THIS IS A HOSPITAL, NOT A ZOO! by Roberta Karim
ANIMALS
Released: March 23, 1998

"The snappy text, featuring quirky characters and understated humor, works well with Truesdell's loosely drawn, larger-than-life animals who pop up at the turn of a page. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A perfectly silly take on the indignities of a hospital stay. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

POETRY
Released: April 1, 1992

Not since Carl Withers's A Rocket in My Pocket (1948) has there been such a grand compilation of familiar (and unfamiliar) rhymes and chants from the children's own tradition: riddles, games, wishes and taunts; poems about love, food, school, or animals; parodies, nonsense, and stories. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HALLOWEEN HATS by Elizabeth Winthrop
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"The illustrations are rather small for sharing with a group, but the bouncy text and wild variety of hats will be a treat in any Halloween story hour, especially with a collection of the creative chapeaux as props. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A group of neighborhood children set off for a night of Halloween fun in this holiday offering from Winthrop (Dumpy La Rue, 2001, etc.). Read full book review >

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ADDIE'S BAD DAY by Joan Robins
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 30, 1993

"A particularly amiable take on a lively friendship. (Easy reader. 4-8)"
In her third appearance, a tight-capped Addie delivers Max's present but explains that she can't come to his party. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A MOOSE THAT SAYS MOO by Jennifer Hamburg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"Infectious good fun. (Picture book 3-8)"
A little girl with her nose in a book and toys scattered about conjures up a zoo filled with zaniness and mixed-up mayhem. Read full book review >

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LOOK OUT, LOOK OUT, IT'S COMING! by Laura Geringer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 30, 1992

"Geringer's brief, nicely cadenced text is amusingly suggestive, if a bit enigmatic; the real fun here is in Truesdell's ebullient illustrations of irrepressible kids and their bumptious, endearing companion. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The title conjures up a delightfully scary childhood game that must be universal. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GOLLY SISTERS GO WEST by Sue Truesdell
Released: Oct. 1, 1986

"This is Byars' first easy reader; more would be welcome."
Traveling by horse-drawn covered wagon, May-May and Rose Golly joke and bicker their way along the American frontier, entertaining the locals with their singing and dancing as they go. Read full book review >

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ALIEN BRAIN FRYOUT by Barbara M. Joosse
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 18, 2000

"Bright with high comedy and low, this unabashed ribtickler will find plenty of reluctant readers among its many fans. (Fiction. 7-9)"
Matched to a hard-to-top title, Joosse's (Ghost Trap, 1998, etc.) fourth neighborhood mystery featuring Wild Willie, with fellow junior detectives Kyle and Lucy, centers on puzzling changes of behavior in both a local bully and a parrot. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALLIGATOR SUE by Sharon Arms Doucet
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 6, 2003

"Laissez les bon temps roulez. (Picture book. 5-8)"
While Tarzan seems to have been relegated to the back shelf in recent years, here's an updated female version with a distinctly Cajun flavor. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MARSUPIAL SUE by John Lithgow
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"The oversized format, double-page spreads, and professional, witty CD make this a natural for reading aloud (and singing along) with a group. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Marsupial Sue must learn that lesson that so many picture-book heroes and heroines have learned before: just be yourself and follow your own "marsupial star," whatever that felicitous phrase might mean. Read full book review >