Search Results: "Valorie Fisher"


BOOK REVIEW

I CAN DO IT MYSELF by Valorie Fisher
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 8, 2014

"Ultimately, haphazard structure undermines a visually engaging presentation. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A series of colorful, photographed spreads provides visual instruction and documentation of various tasks and skills for child readers to master. Read full book review >

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EVERYTHING I NEED TO KNOW BEFORE I'M FIVE by Valorie Fisher
ABC BOOKS
Released: July 26, 2011

"Cheerful, if not exactly essential, fun. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Fisher packs a lot—if not exactly everything, or perhaps not even some of the most important things—into this compendium of basic concepts for young children: letters, numbers up to 20, colors, shapes, opposites, seasons. Read full book review >

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ABC BOOKS
Released: June 1, 2003

"Impressive and innovative. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Astonishingly arranged assemblages of toys and miniatures described by alliterative nonsense phrases are depicted in brightly colored photographs. Read full book review >

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MY BIG SISTER by Valorie Fisher
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"The carefully worded comments, bolstered by Fisher's exceptional photography, convey a powerful message about the deeply rooted bonds that exist between an older sister and her younger sibling. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Fisher explores the feminine side of sibling relations in this companion title to My Big Brother (2002). Read full book review >

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MY BIG BROTHER by Valorie Fisher
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2002

"A follow-up for big sisters would be a fine idea. (Picture book. 2-7)"
Written from the point of view of a baby brother, and ostensibly intended for the younger sibling, this paean to older brothers will comfort first-borns who may have trouble adjusting to a new baby, showing them just how much they mean to their newest family members. Read full book review >

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WHEN RUBY TRIED TO GROW CANDY by Valorie Fisher
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 8, 2008

"Ruby may have a sweet tooth and a green thumb, but unfortunately the result is less appealing than either. (Picture book. 4-7)"
What kid wouldn't love the idea of growing candy? Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 14, 2006

"This, in combination with the lack of a plot, will limit the audience, especially when said audience usually lets out a collective groan at the mention of word problems. (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-9)"
A collection of unrelated illustrated word problems, this has potential among teachers and the parents of star or struggling math students. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MOXY MAXWELL DOES NOT LOVE WRITING THANK-YOU NOTES by Peggy Gifford
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 12, 2008

"Resourceful and resilient, Moxy is a pleasure to meet again. (Fiction. 7-11)"
Ten-year-old Moxy Maxwell has 13 thank-you notes to finish before she and her twin brother Mark can go visit their father in Hollywood at the end of their Christmas vacation. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NONSENSE! by Edward Lear
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Cheerfully absurd. (biography, map) (Picture book. 4-8)"
Fisher's bright collages of mixed media are a wonderful match for Lear's whimsical limericks. Read full book review >

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MOXY MAXWELL DOES NOT LOVE STUART LITTLE by Peggy Gifford
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 8, 2007

"Technique or no technique, kids will recognize Moxy—and they will love her. (Fiction. 7-11)"
A chapter-book picaresque hilariously chronicles one day in the life of almost-fourth-grader Moxy Maxwell. Read full book review >

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MOXY MAXWELL DOES NOT LOVE PRACTICING THE PIANO by Peggy Gifford
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 11, 2009

"This is a solid addition to a popular series, sure to attract new fans. (Fiction. 7-11)"
Prime procrastinator and drama queen Moxy Maxwell is about to take the stage for real, making her Piano Debut at the Palace Theater, playing "Heart and Soul" with her little sister, Patsy. Read full book review >

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THE FANTASTIC 5 & 10¢ STORE by J. Patrick Lewis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 14, 2010

"A rebus poem by its very nature begs to be reread, but with ebullient wordplay and a nostalgic tug at the (admittedly adult) heart, this one will be especially hard to let go. (complete poem at end) (Picture book. 4-9)"
When sun, rain and snowflakes collide, a strange store suddenly rises up at the end of Pumpkin Street. Read full book review >