Search Results: "Anastasia Suen"


BOOK REVIEW

DELIVERY by Anastasia Suen
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Both text and art have a pleasing circularity that corrals the rhythms of the day so that they can be appreciated anew. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Accompanied by illustrations fittingly charged with movement, minimal couplets tell the story of how a day's-worth of goods are conveyed to their various destinations. Read full book review >

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ANASTASIA by James Blair Lovell
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 1991

"A great, absorbing read by a gifted storyteller. (Two eight-page photo inserts—not seen.)"
The story—apparently definitive—of Anastasia, the fourth daughter of Czar Nicholas II of Russia. Read full book review >

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ANASTASIA by Carolyn Meyer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"Both biography lovers and fiction readers alike will gobble it up. (historical note, family tree, and other endnotes, photos, cast of characters) (Fiction. 9-14)"
Immensely readable and interesting, this fictive diary of Anastasia, daughter of Czar Nicholas and Czarina Alexandra, imparts a good deal of history in an entertaining way. Read full book review >

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LOOSE TOOTH by Anastasia Suen
adapted by Anastasia Suen, illustrated by Allan Eitzen
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

The questionable co-optation of cherished characters from classic children's literature continues, exemplified by this third entry by Suen and Eitzen in the Peter's Neighborhood series (Willie's Birthday, 2001, etc.). Read full book review >

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UP! UP! UP! SKYSCRAPER by Anastasia Suen
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2017

"Crisply informative. (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
Lucky kids don hard hats to witness the construction behind the fence. Read full book review >

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SUBWAY by Anastasia Suen
by Anastasia Suen, illustrated by Karen Katz
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2004

"Movement and energy fill the bright and crowded pages since this is the subway as seen through the eyes of one thrilled at the adventure: busy, joyful, and exciting. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Thumping verses convey the rush and bustle of a crowded subway trip. Read full book review >

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WILLIE’S BIRTHDAY by Anastasia Suen
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2001

"As Peter says when he rescues the fishbowl, 'Safe,' and not a bad idea for reaching a new audience. (Easy reader. 5-8)"
This title is part of Viking's easy-to-read series, with characters inspired by Ezra Jack Keats. Read full book review >

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ROAD WORK AHEAD by Anastasia Suen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2011

"Would that every car ride were as entertaining—truck lovers are sure to ask to drive this route again and again. (Picture book. 3-5)"
On the car ride to visit Grandma, a young boy is delighted to see many trucks and construction workers doing their jobs. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TODDLER TWO by Anastasia Suen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2000

"A treat to be shared again and again. (Board book. 1-4)"
Suen's (Delivery, 1999, etc.) simple tale celebrates the number two. Read full book review >

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WIRED by Anastasia Suen
by Anastasia Suen, illustrated by Paul Carrick
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2007

"Audiences who find Joanna Cole's Magic School Bus and the Electric Field Trip, illus by Bruce Degen (1997), too busy to absorb may come away from this more linear approach with a clearer idea of what powers their everyday infrastructure. (Picture book/nonfiction. 6-8)"
Raising the awareness of any reader who's ever switched on a light or wondered what those wires above the street are, Suen traces the long "dance" of electrons from a (water-driven) generator to a home's plugs, lamps and computer screens. Read full book review >

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AIR SHOW by Anastasia Suen
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2001

"Any way you cut it, too little or too much sends this effort into a tailspin for all but the most rabid, very young plane fanatic. (Picture book. 4-7)"
For all its fine lines and whispery color by newcomer Mariniello, this appreciation of airplanes suffers from a crippling split personality. Read full book review >

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WINDOW MUSIC by Anastasia Suen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"A glowing trip. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Trains make a music all their own with the wheels drumming time as the scenery flies by—"trains on the track/clickety clack." Read full book review >