Search Results: "Adrienne Yorinks"


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QUACK! by Arthur Yorinks
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2003

Bilingual, in a way, this tale of a duck who rockets to the Moon, then parachutes back when homesickness strikes, is told partly in English, partly in Quack, a one-word duck language. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

A very nicely conceived title that does not entirely cohere. Read full book review >

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FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"Nevertheless, it's a solid addition to the growing body of literature on the subject. (author's note) (Fiction. 10+)"
George Shannon was 16 years old when he joined the Lewis and Clark expedition in 1803. Read full book review >

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STAND FOR CHILDREN by Marian Wright Edelman
NONFICTION
Released: May 1, 1998

"The book is poorly designed, with text and art disappearing into the gutters, but the message is important, and forcefully seconded by the illustrations. (Picture book. 12+)"
In this version of a speech delivered during a 1996 rally at the Lincoln Memorial, the founder of the Children's Defense Fund asserts the rights of children, then challenges readers to do more to nurture and preserve those rights. Read full book review >

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HARRY AND LULU by Arthur Yorinks
Released: April 1, 1999

"Not exactly, but it has its moments. (Picture book. 4-8)"
PLB 0-7868-2276-7 Yorinks (The Miami Giant, 1995, etc.) captures a child in several deeply recognizable moments: the tantrum, the imaginary journey, the heartbreak of the wrong toy; the delight when it turns out to be the right one. Read full book review >

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TOMATOES FROM MARS by Arthur Yorinks
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"Readers may be momentarily amused, but the idea of humongous food is put to funnier, more imaginative use in books such as David Wiesner's June 19, 1999 (1992) and Judi and Ron Barrett's Pickles To Pittsburgh (1997). (Picture book. 6-8)"
The creators of Whitefish Will Rides Again! (1994) try again, with less-than-clever results. Read full book review >

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THE ALPHABET ATLAS by Arthur Yorinks
Released: May 1, 1999

"The single sentence captions are either carelessly phrased or refer to natural features that are not depicted; still, each turn of the page will elicit admiration from viewers. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Though marred by an ill-conceived text, this alphabet of countries makes as magnificent a showcase for Adrienne Yorinks's textile art as Marian Wright Edelman's Stand For Children (1998) was. Read full book review >

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LITTLE ELEPHANT'S WALK by Adrienne Kennaway
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 28, 1992

"Classified as fiction, but less a story than an excellent introduction to African wildlife. (Picture book. 3-8)"
The 1988 Greenaway winner (Crafty Chameleon), who is noted for striking watercolors illustrating animal fables, surveys African animals as seen by Little Elephant while he roams the plains and forests with his mother. Read full book review >

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DOGS DON'T WEAR GLASSES by Adrienne Geoghegan
ANIMALS
Released: April 16, 1996

"For preschoolers, satisfying silliness. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Nanny Needles, readers discover in the pictures, needs glasses, but she places the blame for all the accidents around the house on her poor dog: When she dumps the trash on the floor, Seymour is reprimanded for his clumsiness; when she washes his blanket and bones instead of the laundry, she decides that Seymour needs a haircut to improve his eyesight. Read full book review >

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BUSHBABY by Adrienne Kennaway
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

A talented illustrator sets forth on her first solo effort, an engaging pourquoi tale: Yearning for the best figs, little Bushbaby takes a low-tide path to a tree guarded by a sleeping- -but fierce—monitor lizard. Read full book review >

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TIMOTHY AND THE DRAGON’S GATE by Adrienne Kress
ADVENTURE
Released: Jan. 13, 2009

"Though at least as wordy as its predecessor, the tale's snarky dialogue, sudden twists, authorial asides and daffy characters will keep readers turning the pages. (Fantasy. 11-14)"
The eponymous young heroine of Alex and The Ironic Gentleman (2007) sails in about halfway through to play a supporting role in this equally tongue-in-cheek sequel. Read full book review >