GREAT RABBIT AND THE LONG-TAILED WILDCAT by Andy Gregg
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: April 1, 1993

"Fine for telling or independent reading. (Folklore/Picture book. 5-10)"
A less convoluted version of the Passamaquoddy tale retold in Shetterly's Muwin and the Magic Hare (p. 379). Read full book review >
TWO BY TWO by Barbara Reid
RELIGION
Released: April 1, 1993

"Music included. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Adopting the verse scheme of the traditional song, Reid recounts the building of Noah's Ark and writes a new couplet for each number up to ten (``And in came the animals six by six,/Pandas and penguins, all in a mix''). Read full book review >

LOBSTER BOAT by Brenda Z. Guiberson
ADVENTURE
Released: April 1, 1993

"Lloyd's evocative art is lovely, capturing water and sky in misty watercolors while focusing more specific pen lines on the lobsters, the people, and the tools of their trade. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Moving on from the wildlife in Cactus Hotel (1991) and Spoonbill Swamp (1992), Guiberson and Lloyd depict a day of lobstering on the Maine coast. Read full book review >
FISH AND FLAMINGO by Nancy White Carlstrom
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1993

"A bit earnest, but truly handsome: Desimini at her best. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A carefully constructed story about a singular friendship. Read full book review >
THE TINY, TINY BOY AND THE BIG, BIG COW by Nancy van Laan
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1993

"Fun. (Folklore/Picture book. 3-8)"
Adapted from a story by Joseph Jacobs, a cumulative Scottish tale in which a ridiculous scenario's humor is magnified by the doubling of adjectives. Read full book review >

EGG! by A.J. Wood
by A.J. Wood, illustrated by Stella Stilwell
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1993

"Still, the delicately detailed art and appealing format make this an attractive additional purchase. (Nonfiction. 5-9)"
A handsome puzzle book depicting a dozen eggs, with accordion folds that open to reveal what's inside each (ostrich, crocodile, platypus, corn snake, shark, turtle, etc.) and to show its parent and other stages (like tadpoles) and display similar animals (e.g., all five birds that lay eggs underground). Read full book review >
SHACK AND BACK by Michael Crowley
FICTION
Released: April 1, 1993

"Fine for reading aloud or alone, a story that's entertaining enough to carry its rather obvious message. (Picture book. 5-8)"
The crew that made friends with The New Kid on Spurwink Ave. (1992) is back with another story exploring the gap between supposition and reality. Read full book review >
GO AWAY, BIG GREEN MONSTER! by Ed Emberley
Released: April 1, 1993

"A satisfying game that may also allay some nighttime fears. (Picture book. 2-5)"
By turning these stiff, die-cut pages, even very young children can assemble a green monster with "two big yellow eyes...a long blue nose...[and] a big red mouth with sharp white teeth..." and then make it go away again, feature by feature. Read full book review >
YOU CAN'T CATCH ME! by Annabel Collis
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 1993

"The art is a bit busy- -the children's activity is upstaged by their own imaginary world; still, a lively and attractive debut. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A Londoner illustrates imaginative play with three- dimensional collages of corrugated board, string, and paper. Read full book review >
NIKI'S LITTLE DONKEY by Coby Hol
by Coby Hol, illustrated by Coby Hol, translated by J. Alison James
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1993

"A warmhearted story with a felicitous translation and attractive format. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Her father (``Baba'') says they won't be able to keep the donkey's new baby; when he's old enough, he must be sold. Read full book review >
WHALE by Judy Allen
by Judy Allen, illustrated by Tudor Humphries
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1993

Anya and her parents are returning by moonlight from her grandmother's island home when Anya spots something huge in the sea. Read full book review >
A TURKEY DRIVE AND OTHER TALES by Barbara Ann Porte
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 1993

"An early chapter book that's sure to keep them reading. (Fiction/Young reader. 5-10)"
For the family introduced in The Take-Along Dog (1989), almost anything occasions a story—be it embroidered reminiscence or whole-cloth invention. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Jodi Picoult and Samantha van Leer
authors of OFF THE PAGE
May 19, 2015

Meet Oliver, a prince literally taken from the pages of a fairy tale and transported into the real world. Meet Delilah, the girl who wished Oliver into being. In bestseller Jodi Picoult and her daughter Samantha van Leer’s new young adult novel, Off the Page, it’s a miracle that seems perfect at first—but there are complications. To exist in Delilah’s world, Oliver must take the place of a regular boy. Enter Edgar, who agrees to play Oliver’s role in the pages of Delilah’s favorite book. But just when it seems that the plan will work, everything gets turned upside down. We talk to the mother-daughter team on Kirkus TV. View video >