Search Results: "Trudy Harris"


BOOK REVIEW

TRUDY by Henry Cole
by Henry Cole, illustrated by Henry Cole
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"The deceptively simple story gently nudges children to look at and appreciate animals as more than just barnyard fixtures. (Picture book. 4-8)"
At the country auction, Esme and Grandfather find just the right animal for them: "Not too big, not too small. Read full book review >

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100 DAYS OF SCHOOL by Trudy Harris
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"A math-class must, but also at home in story hours. (Picture book. 5-8)"
100 Days Of School (32 pp.; $21.90; Sept.; 0-7613-1271-4): Readers will want to try the more interesting variations on math Harris has devised, e.g., addition and subtraction using clowns, trains, blackberry pie, and centipedes. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 15, 2003

"A little clunky, a little slow: a blip in the spy genre."
Evil, upright, or misunderstood? It's possible to see Red spy Kitty Harris—a.k.a. Elizabeth Dreyfus, Alice Read, Gypsy, Norma, Ada, et al.—as all three in this biography by retired KGB officer Damaskin. Read full book review >

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TRUDY HOPEDALE by Jeffrey Frank
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 17, 2007

"Even the zingers have less zing than in Frank's first two send-ups (Bad Publicity, 2004, etc.) in this hit-and-miss snapshot of the way we live now."
Washington, 2000-2001: Beltway socialites fiddle while D.C. burns in Frank's third satiric soufflé. Read full book review >

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THE ROYAL TREASURE MEASURE by Trudy Harris
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"Though it is regrettable that in neither story nor note is the metric system, the international standard, mentioned, still, save about half an inch (or roughly 1 cm) on your shelves for this one. (Math picture book. 4-8)"
A clever princess and a simple man solve a measurement problem and find true love in this fairy-tale-like math story. Read full book review >

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SAY SOMETHING, PERICO by Trudy Harris
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"A welcome, if a little long, tale of belonging and bilingualism. (Spanish glossary) (Picture book. 4-8)"
Bored with a parrot's life in a pet store, Spanish-speaking Perico wants a permanent home. Read full book review >

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20 HUNGRY PIGGIES by Trudy Harris
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2007

"While the pigs don't gather collectively until the end, their respective numerals—on shirts, pockets, caps and jewelry—aid in the count-up. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Harris counts from one to twenty with some busy porkers getting ready for a picnic. Read full book review >

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SPLITTING THE HERD by Trudy Harris
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Julian's illustrations are bright, with cattle faces as friendly and expressive as the humans' and the occasional playful background detail, and a good fit with Harris's bouncy rhyming text, which is packed with lessons that go down easy. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Neighboring ranchers Emma and Kirby use simple arithmetic to keep their cattle sorted out. Read full book review >

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THE CLOCK STRUCK ONE by Trudy Harris
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"With its emphasis on the hours, this has great potential for the youngest audiences. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Harris's latest math-concept book (Splitting the Herd, 2008, etc.) expands "Hickory Dickory Dock" into a 12-hour romp throughout the farm. Read full book review >