Search Results: "Jujubee Illustrations"


BOOK REVIEW

MONKEY AND CROC by Will Terry
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"Although designed for the iPad, this playful text fails to take advantage of the platform, ultimately providing an only mildly amusing user experience. (iPad storybook app. 4-6)"
In this simple jungle tale done as an app, Monkey and Croc are both going about their individual daily routines—but, unbeknownst to Monkey, he is quite close to becoming Croc's next meal as their parallel routines dangerously converge. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 1995

"With visuals as original and euphoric as the day they were created, and a narrative that is poignant but never pitying, straightforward without being dry, this is a grand work, for all collections. (Nonfiction/biography. 8-12)"
Based on "conversations with him and on autobiographical essays," Engel and Freedman reconstruct the key scenes of Jack Ezra Katz's childhood and adult years, from his first inking of a tabletop through his discovery of news clippings about his art in his deceased father's wallet, to his success selling art in Paris, to his joyful creation of children's books. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

REFUGEES AND MIGRANTS by Ceri  Roberts
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"While this book and its companion appear to be meant for the lower elementary grades, these British imports will require too much adult intervention to be very useful. (bibliography, websites, glossary, index) (Informational picture book. 7-9)"
With this series entry, Roberts attempts to help readers understand that their peers in many parts of the world are suffering and becoming refugees because of "wars, natural disasters, and acts of terrorism." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHEN I GROW UP by Paula Vásquez
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 21, 2017

"Love makes a family, but this may not be the best book to demonstrate this truism. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A duckling wants to be just like his porcine parents when he grows up. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CARPENTER by Bruna Barros
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 7, 2017

"A joyful invitation to participate in invention. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Creativity abounds in this wordless tale of an overalls-clad adult and similarly dressed child spending time together in a wood shop. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THAT'S NOT A HIPPOPOTAMUS by Juliette MacIver
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"Buoyant fun for the very young. (Picture book. 3-5)"
When the hippo goes missing, the whole young class visiting Don's Safari takes up the search. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DRAWING BLOOD by Molly Crabapple
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 2015

"Compelling reading about how art gave the author 'a way to see, to record, to fight and interrogate…to find joy where once I could see only ash.'"
A New York artist and writer's illustrated memoir about how she rose out of obscurity during the tumultuous decade of the 2000s to become a renowned artist. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

VEGETABLES IN UNDERWEAR by Jared Chapman
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 7, 2015

"Those who are making the transition from diapers are sure to laugh, though it doesn't really stand out from the other books in the underwear drawer. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A survey of underwear and opposites is leavened (as if talk of underwear needs to be made funnier) by anthropomorphized veggies. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALIUM by Jenny Broom
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"Overall, this impressive survey will surprise and please its visitors. (index) (Nonfiction. 7-12)"
Part oversized album and part encyclopedia, this "museum" of the animal kingdom showcases its variety and diversity with numerous examples from around the world. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE VELVETEEN RABBIT by Margery Williams
by Margery Williams, translated by Yuki Kaneko, retold by Komako Sakai, illustrated by Komako Sakai
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 2, 2012

"No replacement for the original, but a particularly tender variant. (Picture book. 6-9)"
A lightly massaged version of the classic tale, with atmospherically combed and rubbed oil-pencil pictures. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CAPTAIN AWESOME TO THE RESCUE! by Stan Kirby
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 3, 2012

"As Captain Awesome would say, this kid is 'MI-TEE!' (Fiction. 5-8)"
The town of Sunnyview got a little bit safer when 8-year-old Eugene McGillicudy moved in. Read full book review >