Search Results: "Adriano Giuliano"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Aug. 23, 2012

"A caustic but unpersuasive case for breaking Italy apart."
A vitriolic separatist says it's time for Italy's northern regions to declare independence from "a lazy and spendthrift South." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SNOWBALL by Giuliano Ferri
CHILDREN'S
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 >

BOOK REVIEW

PEEKABOO! by Giuliano Ferri
CHILDREN'S
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 >

BOOK REVIEW

BRICK BY BRICK by Giuliano Ferri
CHILDREN'S
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 >

BOOK REVIEW

LUKE & THE LITTLE SEED by Giuliano Ferri
CHILDREN'S
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 >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 15, 2006

"Nothing new for an overflowing table."
A wholly unnecessary retelling of the Fab Four's story, from an author who fails to add anything that seasoned Beatles fanatics don't already know. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KID KIBBLE by Diana Hendry
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"Amusing and slight. (Fiction. 8-11)"
Narrator Ned and his older sister, Jess, are mortified when their mother announces who their new boarder is—Kid Kibble, the school's incoming biology teacher. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HERE COMES TOD! by Philippa Pearce
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1994

From the author of a landmark in children's fantasy (Tom's Midnight Garden, 1958), six cozy episodes in the life of a small boy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOW TO LIVE LIKE AN AZTEC PRIEST by John Farndon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"A bland alternative to You Wouldn't Want to Be an Aztec Sacrifice (2013) and other entries in that rousing series. (index, glossary) (Nonfiction. 9-11)"
In a tongue-limbering recitation, Tlenamacac (fire priest) Ten Vulture describes his city, his gods, and his training. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RED SPIDER HERO by John Miller
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 12, 2015

"Just so, a story that celebrates the dreams of even the smallest of us—the really, really smallest. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Young Harry the red spider mite dreams of glory. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MAMA BEAR, LITTLE BEAR by Mania Kaplanoglou
CHILDREN'S
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 >

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 >