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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

AH, MUSIC! by Aliki
by Aliki, illustrated by Aliki
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2003

"The joy of music is not lost in all the information, however—the energetic art, particularly in the chapter on dance, conveys the power of music to inspire. (Picture book. 4-10)"
Everything you'd ever want to know about music: from how to define it, to types of instruments, the voice as an instrument, how dance and music work together, its history and diversity, music as therapy, and the importance of practice. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY VISIT TO THE ZOO by Aliki
by Aliki, illustrated by Aliki
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 30, 1997

"The colored pencil illustrations, though somewhat stylized, are lively and give readers a good working knowledge of each animal's appearance and the habitat in which it lives. (map, index) (Picture book. 4-8)"

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 >