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

TALKING TO GOD by Demi
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"A visually pleasing collection with appeal for those families who wish to introduce a universal approach to religious education, suitable for the religion section in larger libraries. (Picture book/religion. 5-9)"
This collection of short prayers from different religions around the world is presented with intricate illustrations showing related settings and people. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FALL IS FOR SCHOOL by Robert Neubecker
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 20, 2017

"Neubecker should have called it quits after his amazing Wow! School! (2007)."
The same brother-sister duo from Winter is for Snow (2013) this time looks at fall's big marker: the start of school. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CHILDREN'S GARDEN by Carole Lexa Schaefer
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2017

"This charming look at a cooperative project outdoors in fresh air and sunshine captures the appeal of gardening and may inspire children to plant some seeds of their own. (author's note) (Picture book. 3-7)"
A multiethnic group of five children plants and cares for their own neighborhood garden in a city setting. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GRADUATION DAY by Piotr Parda
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2017

"A possible discussion starter, though enigmatic to a fault. (Picture book. 11-18)"
A subtle reminder that education is a gift no amount of bullying can spoil. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE DEVIL AND WINNIE FLYNN by Micol Ostow
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"This stylish novel is both a celebration of horror as a genre and chilling in its own right. (Horror. 14-18)"
Family history is uncovered when a teen heads to New Jersey with her aunt's film crew to seek out the urban legend of the Jersey Devil. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS by Clement C. Moore
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 29, 2015

"The warm Christmas glow traditionally associated with this classic poem is completely missing in this unusual but ultimately unsuccessful interpretation. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The old-fashioned phrases of the classic Christmas poem are juxtaposed with edgy, contemporary illustrations. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHO'S THERE? BEWARE! by Patricia Hegarty
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Thrill-seeking tots will give this a once-over, but that's about it. (Pop-up picture book. 3-5)"
A mouse encounters spooky shadows on the dark path to Grandma's house. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IN THE SAVANNAH by Ella Bailey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2015

"A sweet ecosystem introduction for preschoolers, the first of a promising series. (Picture book. 2-5)"
The African savanna, home of a tiny lion cub, is full of intriguing wildlife. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BLIZZARD by John Rocco
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 30, 2014

"A kid is the hero in this tale of ingenuity and bravery. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Young readers will be tickled by a young boy's resourcefulness in this story of how he and his family survive a monumental blizzard. Read full book review >