Books by Giuliano Ferri

MAMA BEAR, LITTLE BEAR by Mania Kaplanoglou
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 1, 2016

"There's much to identify with in this gentle, perceptive book, no matter the gender or species. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Kaplanoglou pokes light fun at the yin/yang of the mother/daughter experience. Read full book review >
BRICK BY BRICK by Giuliano Ferri
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 5, 2016

"Touching and timely. (Board book. 2-4)"
In this story without words, a band of anthropomorphic critters finds a better use for a brick wall than the usual one. Read full book review >
THE SNOWBALL by Giuliano Ferri
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 1, 2015

"Emphasizing collaboration and creativity, this lovely little board book is a wonderful wintertime selection for toddlers and preschoolers. (Board book. 1-3)"
A group of friends turns a snowball disaster into some spontaneous fun. Read full book review >
SMALL WONDERS by Matthew Clark Smith
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 12, 2015

"Long before Yogi Berra said, 'You can observe a lot by watching,' Fabre proved it so. (historical note, timeline, author's note, annotated source list) (Picture book/biography. 9-11)"
The rewards of simply taking time to bend down for a closer look are celebrated in this tribute to the great French entomologist. Read full book review >
LUKE & THE LITTLE SEED by Giuliano Ferri
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 1, 2015

"Readers will appreciate seeing the good things that come to those who wait, watch, and water. (Picture book. 3-8)"
What could be a better gift for a wee mouse than a mysterious gift that promises both something delicious to eat and branches to climb and play on? Read full book review >
PEEKABOO! by Giuliano Ferri
Released: April 1, 2015

"Simple and lovely, this interactive offering would make a delightful addition to any board-book collection for infants and toddlers. (Board book. 1-3)"
Infants and toddlers are invited to engage in a game of peekaboo with an assortment of cuddly critters. Read full book review >
THE LEGEND OF ST. NICHOLAS by Anselm Grün
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 8, 2014

"Visually attractive but unlikely to appeal broadly. (Picture book/religion. 5-8) "
An introduction to the life of an early saint historically revered by both Eastern Orthodox and Western Christian traditions. Read full book review >
JESUS by Anselm Grün
by Anselm Grün, illustrated by Giuliano Ferri, translated by Laura Watkinson
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 1, 2014

"The Life of Jesus, by Sophie Piper and Angelo Ruta (2013), and The Light of the World, by Katherine Paterson and François Roca (2008), are better introductions to the life of Jesus for a similar age group. (Picture book/religion. 4-8)"
First published in Germany, this theologically confusing introduction to the life of Jesus is told through disjointed episodes that don't have any connecting narrative to help the reader. Read full book review >
A TASTE OF FREEDOM by Elizabeth Cody Kimmel
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"A gentle introduction to Gandhi's remarkable work. (map, resource list). (Picture book. 4-9)"
An old man recalls the extraordinary time when, as a young boy, he joined an older brother in following Mahatma Gandhi on his long march to gather salt from the sea. Read full book review >
JONAH'S WHALE by Eileen Spinelli
Released: March 1, 2012

"A spiritually satisfying whale of a tale. (Picture book. 4-9)"
The familiar biblical story is told from the perspective of the swallowing whale. Read full book review >
ANT AND GRASSHOPPER by Luli Gray
ANIMALS
Released: March 8, 2011

"Would that all morals were so joyful. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A retelling of the evergreen Aesop fable jauntily adds detail both in the telling and the illustrations. Read full book review >
ONE PIZZA, ONE PENNY by K.T. Hao
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 4, 2010

"Yummy for foodies of all ages. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Warm, glowing colors and delicious words tell the tale of Ben Bear's "divine pizzas" and Chris Croc's "heavenly cakes." Read full book review >
SMALL CAMEL FOLLOWS THE STAR by Rachel W.N. Brown
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"While one might quibble that the Wise Men would not have had codex volumes next to their scrolls as Balthazar does, this is a lovely approach to an age-old story. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Small Camel and his mama belong to Balthazar, "a wise and wealthy man." Read full book review >
THE STORY OF NOAH AND THE ARK by Michael McCarthy
RELIGION
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"It's too bad the text doesn't live up to the illustrations. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The story of Noah's ark is told in rhyming verse that doesn't quite sing. Read full book review >