Search Results: "Alex Berenzy"


BOOK REVIEW

HOME AT LAST by April Pulley Sayre
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"Text and the soft pastels impart the timelessness of migration, and may strike a deep chord in young readers. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Sayre (If You Should Hear a Honey Guide, 1995, etc.) using "home at last" as her refrain, achieves an evocation of the ancient rhythm of migration, as warbler, salmon, green turtle, and wood frog mark the passage of the seasons as dictated by their biological imperatives. Read full book review >

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SAMMY by Alix Berenzy
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2005

"What Sammy really wants is love and attention, the students soon see, and that's the best lesson of all. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Though somewhat didactic, Berenzy's latest is an engaging and informative primer for kids with classroom pets. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RAPUNZEL by Alix Berenzy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"For the first time, the use of Rapunzel's hair as a ladder seems utterly viable; her tresses fill her tower room and one long braid trails down the spine of the book. (Picture book/folklore. 4-8)"
Everything is romanticized in this version, told in a slightly archaic and elevated manner—a fairy tale with all the yearnings of a love story. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CROCODILE'S TEARS by Alex Beard
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2012

"Ecological storytelling at its finest. (author's note, glossary of endangered animals with colored photos) (Picture book. 4-8)"
Rhino and Tickbird's query about why Crocodile cries tears leads them from one animal to another, triggering troubling and provocative questions about Africa's endangered habitats and its vanishing wildlife. Read full book review >

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PIGSTICKS AND HAROLD AND THE PIRATE TREASURE by Alex Milway
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 2, 2016

"A silly gem of a chapter book. (Adventure. 7-10)"
Pig Pigsticks and hamster Harold return for a third installment of their odd-couple story for newly independent readers. Read full book review >

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THE LAST SLICE OF RAINBOW AND OTHER STORIES by Joan Aiken
Released: April 1, 1988

"A handsomely produced book; Berenzy's 11 white-on-black illustrations are delicately detailed, shining with the stories' bizarre humor."
Nine offbeat adventures occur in a fey but perfectly logical world, where very human children cope sensibly with magical events. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY DAY by Alex Ayliffe
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2013

"Though a little on the slight side, these are cozy and familiar experiences for little ones nonetheless. (Board book. 6-18 mos.)"
A baby with mocha-colored skin enjoys a romp in the bath. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LION VS. RABBIT by Alex Latimer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2013

"A droll, nonthreatening tale of bullying in the guise of a modern fable. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Lion's a real bully, but he may have met his match when wily Rabbit takes him on. Read full book review >

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NEVER FOLLOW A DINOSAUR by Alex Latimer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"It's a goofy romp with a very lovable dinosaur at its center that never loses its (very small) footing. (Picture book. 4-8)"
If a set of small tracks leads to a bowl of missing cat food, it must be a dinosaur, right? One with very tiny feet? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GUARDIAN by Alex London
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 29, 2014

"Corrupt powers, budding romance, an epidemic and grisly action synthesize to sate sci-fi fans. (Science fiction. 12 & up)"
It's a grave new world when the revolution a reluctant hero inspired could mean the death of everyone he tried to save, including himself. Read full book review >