Books by Anne Miranda and Complete Book Reviews

Anne Miranda, Author Bradbury Press $13.95 (0p) ISBN 978-0-02-767250-3
At ``moontime,'' a mother asks her child to ``lie still. / Listen'' for the ``night songs.'' Beginning with the sounds of the countryside, where ``crickets chirp / their scratchy meadow melody,'' the poem describes a storm on the prairie, the ``chatt
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Anne Miranda, Author, Janet Stevens, Illustrator , illus. by Janet Stevens. Harcourt $6 (36p) ISBN 978-0-15-216398-3
"In this clever riff on the old nursery rhyme, a plump matron makes a series of increasingly calamitous purchases of animals at the supermarket. This is one market trip children will wish to take again and again," PW said. Ages 5-8. (Sept.)
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Anne Miranda, Author, Janet Stevens, Illustrator Harcourt Children's Books $17 (36p) ISBN 978-0-15-200035-6
In this clever riff on the old nursery rhyme, ""To market, to market, to buy a fat pig,"" a plump matron makes a series of increasingly calamitous purchases of animals at the supermarket. Hungry and cranky after the raucous menagerie turns her house
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Anne Miranda, Author, Polly Powell, Illustrator Voyager Paperbacks $7 (32p) ISBN 978-0-15-216530-7
A little red-nosed, green-skinned monster invites 49 of her nearest and dearest monster friends to a birthday party. ""The math lesson feels like a natural component and the mega-motley monster crew is a hoot,"" said PW in a starred review. Ages
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Anne Miranda, Author, Dorothy Stott, Illustrator Joy Street Books $9.94 (14p) ISBN 978-0-316-57454-9
Two siblings and their dog spend an evening with the baby-sitter in this lift-the-flap book. As the parents drive off, those left at home proceed to have fun with activities that include hide-and-seek and painting. The flaps nicely advance the story'
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Anne Miranda, Author, Dorothy Stott, Illustrator Dutton Books $8.95 (14p) ISBN 978-0-525-44421-3
In an appealing companion to last year's Baby Talk , Miranda and Stott again reveal their astute understanding of a toddler's daily life. In 12 scenes, they feature a day's natural progression: from the toddler's anticipation of going out, to...
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Anne Miranda, Author, Ross Collins, Illustrator Hyperion Books for Children $12.99 (24p) ISBN 978-0-7868-0811-3
Gatefolds and flaps conceal goblins and ghouls in Who Said Boo? by Anne Miranda and Ross Collins, about a plucky girl's attempt to find the titular boo-sayer.
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Anne Miranda, Author, Rosekrans Hoffman, Illustrator Boyds Mills Press $14.95 (32p) ISBN 978-1-56397-558-5
Twenty-six members of a hog family attend a potluck ""pignic'' in this alphabet book. There's no plot, just an alliterative parade of pigs bearing food, from ""Aunt Annie made apple pie"" to ""Zak baked zucchini bread."" Miranda (The Elephant at the
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Anne Miranda, Author, Don Vanderbeek, Illustrator Bridgewater Books $14.95 (32p) ISBN 978-0-8167-3452-8
Campy pastel illustrations with the fluidity of graffiti art give this book a certain punch, but the story itself lacks staying power. A girl and her mother happen upon a circus truck at the doors of the Waldorf-Astoria in New York City. (The...
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Anne Miranda, Author, Miranda, Author, Polly Powell, Illustrator Harcourt Children's Books $16 (32p) ISBN 978-0-15-201835-1
""The house is a wreck and the couch has been frosted./ The food's been devoured and Mother's exhausted."" But what else could be expected when a little red-nosed, green-skinned monster invites 49 of her nearest and dearest monster friends to a...
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