Search Results: "Wendy Pfeffer"


BOOK REVIEW

LIGHT IS ALL AROUND US by Wendy Pfeffer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 25, 2014

"An illuminating choice for the science shelf. (notes on experiments) (Informational picture book. 5-8)"
Inquiring minds in primary grades can gain understanding about a seemingly ever-present subject in this title about light in the Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science series. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MUTE SWANS by Wendy Pfeffer
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"Without scientific names, sizes, or other vital statistics on the swans, this is an attractive title, though mostly for browsers. (Nonfiction. 8-10)"
In this entry in the Creatures in White series, glossy full- color photographs and a brief text document the life cycle of the mute swan, a European native that has been introduced into areas of the eastern US and Michigan. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A NEW BEGINNING by Wendy Pfeffer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"Still, with a corrected picture replacing this one page, this could be a valuable seasonal resource, as are the two previous (and correct) titles about winter and fall. (Picture book/nonfiction. 6-8)"
Continuing her tributes to the seasons, Pfeffer explores spring in her latest science/history title. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SOUNDS ALL AROUND by Wendy Pfeffer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 31, 1999

"Still, with its suggestions for activities and clear language, it's a welcome addition to the series. (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-8)"
PLB 0-06-027712-2 This appealing Stage 1 title in the Let's-Read-And-Find-Out Science series provides a simple explanation of sounds and hearing. Read full book review >

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THE SHORTEST DAY by Wendy Pfeffer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Closing with a handful of poorly designed activities ('Around March 21, June 21, and September 21, repeat steps 1 to 5'), and a skimpy resource list, this well-meaning effort is likely to leave readers more confused than enlightened. (Web sites) (Picture book/nonfiction. 7-9)"
Generic ancient and modern figures in the illustrations accurately reflect the superficiality of this bland account of the winter solstice's natural signs and traditional commemorations. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WIGGLING WORMS AT WORK by Wendy Pfeffer
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

"Even squeamish kids will love this. (Picture book/nonfiction. 4-8)"
Here's an eye-opener for anyone unimpressed by the lowly worm. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LONGEST DAY by Wendy Pfeffer
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2010

"A comfortable, multidimensional investigation of the Summer Solstice that transcends time and place. (facts, activities) (Informational picture book. 7-9)"
In this fourth of a series (A New Beginning, 2008, etc.), science, myth and custom merge into a celebratory introduction to the Summer Solstice. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LIFE IN A CORAL REEF by Wendy Pfeffer
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Two 'Find Out More' pages conclude this attractive presentation. (Informational picture book. 5-9)"
This colorful entry in the long-running Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science series introduces the world of coral reefs with simple concepts and Jenkins's signature collage illustrations. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

POPCORN PARK ZOO by Wendy Pfeffer
ANIMALS
Released: June 3, 1992

"Brief glossary; further reading; index. (Nonfiction. 8- 12)"
This unusual zoo in New Jersey takes in and cares for old, injured, handicapped, or unwanted animals, both wild and domestic. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"That there is very little else that goes into such detail on the subject for the age group makes this lack of explanation particularly frustrating; it also makes this, despite its flaws, a reasonable purchase. (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-9)"
A Stage 2 entry in the Let's-Read-and-Find-Out series seeks to explain the mysteries of dolphin communication. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE DEAD AND THE GONE by Susan Beth Pfeffer
ADVENTURE
Released: June 1, 2008

"Incredibly engaging. (Fiction. YA)"
Seventeen-year-old Alex, the son of a Puerto Rican New York City working-class family, attends college-prep Vincent de Paul on scholarship. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JUSTICE FOR EMILY by Susan Beth Pfeffer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 1997

"All's well that ends well in a pat, unrealistic story that glibly defines all the characters in simplistic, black-and-white terms. (Fiction. 8-12)"
When this inferior sequel to Pfeffer's Nobody's Daughter (1995) opens, Emily, 11, has been taken in by kindly Aunt Bessie, the town telephone operator, and Bessie's daughter, Miss Alice, the town librarian. Read full book review >