Search Results: "Amiko Hirao"


BOOK REVIEW

TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALL GAME by Jack Norworth
MUSIC AND THE ARTS
Released: April 1, 2011

"Joyous fun for all. (illustrator's note) (Picture book. 2 & up)"
The song may have been written by a man who had never been to a game, and it was first sung on the vaudeville circuit of early-20th-century America, but it has long since taken its place as the venerable and beloved anthem of baseball. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"Text-heavy and without magic, this one can be passed by. (Picture book. 5-9)"
A twist on the traditional folkloric motif goes on too long and loses its way and its audience. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JUST WHAT MAMA NEEDS by Sharlee Glenn
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2008

"As cozy as it can get without falling into gooey sentimentality, this playful colloquy probably won't change anyone's attitude about doing chores, but it may make them seem a little less onerous. (Picture book. 6-8)"
On Monday, Abby dresses as a pirate—just the ticket, says Mama, to help swab the kitchen floor. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TULIP AT THE BAT by J. Patrick Lewis
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2007

"However, Tulip, who is last seen waving triumphantly with her teammates through a blizzard of ticker tape, makes a fetching hero, and the outsized 'WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS' message at the end will be music to the ears of New York fans everywhere. (Picture book. 6-8)"
The New York Pets square off against the Boston Beasts, with the usual result, in this very distant cousin to "Casey at the Bat." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALL ABOARD! by Mary Lyn Ray
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"When the girl departs the train and is greeted lovingly by her grandparents, Mr. Barnes again pokes out of her backpack, reminding readers both young and old that a train can take you anywhere your imagination is willing to go. (Picture book. 4-8)"
This fluid locomotive voyage starts rolling even before the title page with a "Choong. Read full book review >