Search Results: "Aleksey Ivanov"


BOOK REVIEW

PAT-A-CAKE by R. A. Herman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2005

"Motions, a rhyme, a story and attention from a loved-one—what could be a better combination? (Board book. 1-3)"
The classic nursery rhyme comes to life in this board-book version. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MIA'S NUTCRACKER BALLET by Robin Farley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"The all-animal cast of characters diminishes the effectiveness of this interpretation as an introduction to the story for younger children. There are many appealing retellings of the ballet in print; The Nutcracker by Susan Jeffers (2007) remains the gold standard. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A gray kitten named Mia poses in her glittering pink tutu on the cover of this somewhat confusing retelling of The Nutcracker ballet.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I LOVE A BOOK by Joe Rhatigan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 17, 2017

"This contemporary interpretation of Dickinson's classic poem 'There is no frigate like a book to take us lands away' has plenty of pizzazz to entice kids. (Picture book. 5-8)"
The title and cover illustration of an exuberant white child flying a small plane built of books will attract many a book maven. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LASSIE COME-HOME by Susan Hill
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"An irresistible treat for dog lovers. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The classic story of the faithful English collie is retold in a greatly simplified, attractively illustrated version for younger children. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BECAUSE OF SHOE  by Ann M. Martin
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 5, 2012

"These amusing tales, all of them strong and distinct, total up to a nice, easily accessible package that will be a hit with dog lovers. (Short stories. 9-12)"
Nine brief, sometimes pithy short stories explore children's interactions with man's (and kids') best friend. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MOUNTAIN DOG by Margarita Engle
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"Poignant and memorable. (author's note) (Verse fiction. 8-12)"
An absorbing story of an 11-year-old boy from Los Angeles who, when his mother is incarcerated for organizing pit-bull dogfights, moves in with his forest-ranger great-uncle and his chocolate Lab in their remote cabin high in the Sierra Nevadas. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2013

"Although the message is sometimes spelled out instead of implied, it's a minor flaw in this worthy, heartwarming effort. (Fantasy. 10-15)"
Can an oft-rejected orphan settle into the stable, loving home of a pair of gentle sisters who are retired missionaries to Africa? Read full book review >