Search Results: "Suse MacDonald"


BOOK REVIEW

ALPHABET ANIMALS by Suse MacDonald
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 27, 2013

"Overall, a well-designed edition with extras that will appeal to diapered digerati. (iPad alphabet app. 1-3)"
Voicing, small-scale animations and a matching game suit MacDonald's 2008 abecedary to a T. Read full book review >

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LOOK WHOOO’S COUNTING by Suse MacDonald
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"A treat for both new and experienced counters. (Picture book. 3-6)"
This elegant counting book by a Caldecott Honor-winner introduces young children to the numbers one through ten. Read full book review >

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ALPHABET ANIMALS by Suse MacDonald
ABC BOOKS
Released: June 3, 2008

"A coup of concept, color and construction. (Picture book/toy book. 2-6)"
The alphabet's been good to MacDonald, who won a Caldecott Honor for Alphabatics (1986), and she has certainly returned the favor. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: June 26, 2007

"Thick cardboard pages ensure that this will withstand a lot of use, thereby making it a good choice for libraries looking to expand their counting-book collection. (Picture book. 2-5)"
The clever construction of this counting book guarantees a repeat audience: After counting up to ten, readers turn the book upside down and count back down to one, where they can begin yet again. Read full book review >

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SHAPE BY SHAPE by Suse MacDonald
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2009

"Plus, the sweetest shape of all is not forgotten—his heart. (Picture book. 2-6)"
In previous works MacDonald has proven to be a master of concepts by playing with space, design and clever construction. Read full book review >

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PECK SLITHER AND SLIDE by Suse MacDonald
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1997

"A glossary of facts on all ten animals, too difficult for the picture-book audience, will be useful to adults sharing the book with children. (Picture book/nonfiction. 2-4)"
From MacDonald (with Bill Oakes, Once Upon Another, 1990, etc.), ten action verbs provide the setting for this guessing-game animal adventure for the very young. Read full book review >

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I SEE A STAR by Jean Marzollo
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"MacDonald's children are cheerful and appealing as they don their creative costumes, and she provides humorous asides in her illustrations with the pageant participants getting into minor mischief. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Marzollo and MacDonald collaborate for their second rebus creation (I Love You: A Rebus Poem, 2000), this time with a story that follows a group of children preparing for a traditional church Nativity pageant. Read full book review >

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A WAS ONCE AN APPLE PIE by Edward Lear
ABC BOOKS
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

MacDonald gives Lear's 1871 collection of 26 nonsense rhymes a fresh take in this fun-filled alphabetical frolic. Read full book review >

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WHO SAYS A DOG GOES BOW-WOW? by Hank De Zutter
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 1993

"There's some disparity between format and subject appeal here; still, creative adults are sure to find uses for this attractive, multicultural look at a classic topic. (Picture book. 4-10)"
Only in English does the dog say ``Bow-wow''; Finns, Turks, Russians, and Poles agree it's ``How-how,'' while a dozen other languages come up with even more transliterations, as different as ``Ar-ar'' and ``Mong-mong.'' Varying his introductory question only slightly (``What does a lamb say?'' ``How does a cat sound?''), De Zutter lists sounds attributed to 16 animals, in several tongues for each. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 8, 1954

"For a girl who forgets her pets at home, there's a good dose of farm animal care- and so on down the line of faults."
The author of The Egg and I comes up with some cleverly done fantasy in which the morals are golden, enticingly packaged and totally unlike sermons. Read full book review >

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BAD BABY by Ross MacDonald
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"A new and very funny take on a perennially relevant subject. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Jack, hero of Another Perfect Day (2002), is back, but something's missing. Read full book review >

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ANOTHER PERFECT DAY by Ross MacDonald
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Still, children will roar at the droll swerves that fill this broad, hilarious episode. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Putting an even dizzier spin on familiar daily routines than Rod Clement did in his classic Just Another Ordinary Day (1997), New Yorker cartoonist MacDonald follows a mighty-thewed gent who energetically rises in the morning, shoots himself out of a circus cannon into a business suit, dives off a high platform into a tub of cereal, then roars off in a racing plane to his job as an ice cream taster. Read full book review >