Entries Tagged as 'Mice'

The Secret of NIMH (1982)

January 31st, 2012 · 6 Comments · Movies

Review By JESSICA ALMY When a mama mouse living in a field must save her family from the plow, including her son who is stricken with pneumonia, she discovers a secret world of super-intelligent rats who have suffered at the hands of vivisectors (at the National Institute of Mental Health, or NIMH) and are seeking […]

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The Dancing Pig

July 18th, 2011 · No Comments · Books

Review By JESSICA ALMY This colorful picture book by Judy Sierra and Jesse Sweetwater brings to life a folktale from Bali, in which a dancing pig saves twin girls from an ogress. Using bold illustrations and expressive language, The Dancing Pig recounts the rescue — which involves a bunch of musical frogs and a mouse — and […]

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Mrs. Marlowe’s Mice

January 31st, 2011 · No Comments · Books

Review By JESSICA ALMY If you’re the kind of person who likes animals attired in 1940s garb and dark story lines revolving around persecuted animals secreted away from Gestapo-like police cats, you’ll love Mrs. Marlowe’s Mice. (For the record, kiddo and I both fall in this category.) Is Frank and Devin Asch’s smart picture book […]

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It’s a Book

January 9th, 2011 · No Comments · Books

Review By JESSICA ALMY It’s hard to believe that people have called It’s a Book by Lane Smith subversive, simply because it uses a mild expletive. I can see calling this picture book (which I suspect is geared more to adults than children) crude, dumb, or mundane. But subversive should be reserved for books that […]

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