Entries Tagged as '1980s Childrens Literature'

Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge

September 20th, 2010 · No Comments · Books

Review By HUYEN MACMICHAEL Mem Fox writes a brilliant and memorable tale of the innocence and simplicity of a child reaching out and connecting with the elderly, who have been forgotten and are forgetting a part of themselves. It is a compassionate story about a little boy who cares enough to gather memories for his […]

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Princess Smartypants

July 18th, 2010 · No Comments · Books

Review By JESSICA ALMY The love of all things princess has driven saner parents than me crazy, so when my daughter started talking about Belle, Cinderella, and the rest of the Disney clan (despite having never seen the movies), I knew I had to do something. Happily, I stumbled across Princess Smartypants by Babette Cole. […]

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Gorilla

January 6th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Books

Review By JESSICA ALMY If your kiddo likes Good Night, Gorilla, I suggest you freecycle (or maybe just recycle) the zoo propaganda and pick up a secondhand copy of Anthony Browne’s Gorilla instead. This heartwarming picture book details the enchanted evening a little girl Hannah, somewhat neglected at home, experiences with her toy gorilla-turned-real.¬†What makes […]

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