Search Results: "Aliki"


BOOK REVIEW

CHRISTMAS TREE MEMORIES by Aliki
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"A warm evocation of the value of family tradition. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Sharing a bedtime snack on Christmas Eve, a dark-eyed family of four reminisces about their tree ornaments, each laden with family history: a walnut cradle made during the Christmas baking, origami from the museum, a starfish Santa that recalls a summer trip, gifts from near and dear, and more. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HELLO! GOOD-BYE! by Aliki
by Aliki, illustrated by Aliki
NONFICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"In all, the book will be something of a revelation to children and adults alike. (Picture book. 4+)"
A wry, informative look at the almost endless possibilities of greetings and farewells, for they are ``a beginning and an end.'' Through a combination of jaunty illustrations and factual text, youngsters travel the wide world to experience universal moments of arrivals and departures. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE AND THE GLOBE by Aliki
Released: May 31, 1999

PLB 0-06-027821-8 For Aliki (Marianthe's Story, 1998, etc.), the story of the Globe Theatre is a tale of two men: Shakespeare, who made it famous, and Sam Wanamaker, the driving force behind its modern rebuilding. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY VISIT TO THE AQUARIUM by Aliki
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 30, 1993

"Unobtrusive labels for many species and a fervent, sensible environmental plea round out an unusually attractive and useful offering. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 4-8)"
A versatile author at her best, with an introduction to an aquarium she bases on several modern installations in the US. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A PLAY’S THE THING by Aliki
by Aliki, illustrated by Aliki
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"The children are a rainbow of the American classroom, and the lessons gently taught. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Inventive and jolly, Aliki tells a tale in her familiar comic-strip style, with shiny bright colors and enough sly references to convulse adults, even if the kids sail past them. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MANNERS by Aliki
Released: Oct. 17, 1990

Aliki makes a tart lesson in etiquette smoothly palatable—in a comprehensive assortment of good and bad behavior that's presented with such generous good humor that few children will feel preached at. Read full book review >

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ONE LITTLE SPOONFUL by Aliki
by Aliki, illustrated by Aliki
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"All the fun and messiness a tot could want—without the tedious cleanup. (Picture book. 1-3)"
Mealtime mayhem is the focus of this spirited look at a familiar scene. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

QUIET IN THE GARDEN by Aliki
by Aliki, illustrated by Aliki
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

A sandal-shod child holds still in the garden, watching its various denizens help themselves to its bounty. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PUSH BUTTON by Aliki
by Aliki, illustrated by Aliki
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2010

"Completely in sync with toddlers. (Picture book. 2-5)"
What little person does not love to push buttons, especially if all those pushed buttons yield fascinating and rewarding effects? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALL BY MYSELF! by Aliki
by Aliki, illustrated by Aliki
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 2000

"Young readers and pre-readers will respond enthusiastically to this child's proud self-assurance, and be prompted to take stock of their own abilities too. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Essentially a follow-up to Robert Kraus's Leo the Late Bloomer (1971) and like tales of developing competency, this follows an exuberant child from morning wash-up to lights out at night, cataloguing the tasks and skills he has mastered. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THOSE SUMMERS by Aliki
by Aliki, illustrated by Aliki
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 30, 1996

"In contrast to the excellent text, the pictures—though pleasant in every way—are almost irrelevant; Aliki (My Visit to the Aquarium, 1993, etc.) paints what has already been amply evoked in the magic of her words. (Picture book/nonfiction. 4-8)"
This warm and accessible memoir of Aliki's childhood days at the beach with her extended family is a tone poem that vividly reflects a wealth of detail. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MARIANTHE'S STORY by Aliki
by Aliki, illustrated by Aliki
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"The storytelling is vivid and exquisitely emotional, making Aliki's story painfully personal, yet resonant, in very few pages. (Picture book. 7-9)"
One picture book tells two stories and two aspects of the immigrant experience from the perspective of a child. Read full book review >