Search Results: "Andy Mora"


BOOK REVIEW

SPACE TOURISM by Peter McMahon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"McMahon's enthusiasm for his topic may get readers off the ground—but not into orbit. (glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
A buoyant but slapped-together look at current and future efforts to get more people into space. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LISTEN TO THE DESERT/OYE AL DESIERTO by Pat Mora
ANIMALS
Released: April 18, 1994

"An attractive book for introducing the desert- -and a second language—to young children. (Picture book. 2-7)"
A very simple text, with each line (``Listen to coyote call, ar-ar-aooo, ar-ar-aooo/El coyote canta, ah£££, ah£££, ah£££''; ``Listen to the wind spin, zoom, zoom, zoom...'') repeated twice in English plus twice in Spanish, becomes a rhythmic, lyrical bilingual chant suggesting the onomatopoeic powers of both tongues. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOST PROPERTY by Andy Poyiadgi
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: June 1, 2015

"The general premise is an old favorite, though here it gets an inflection that may appeal best to audiences familiar with the accretion of loss. (Graphic short story. 14 & up)"
In this short graphic tale a mail carrier's past comes back not to haunt but to inspire him. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PICKLICIOUS! by Andy Myer
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 8, 2011

"Alec is earnest enough, but his campy enthusiasm is a bit hard to choke down and leaves behind a slightly sour aftertaste. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Alec enjoys pickles' snappy yumminess in all their great shades and variations, but no one understands his heartfelt adoration for them. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IT WAS SO QUIET I COULD HEAR A PIN DROP by Andy Goodman
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 17, 2016

"A clever concept, in both progression and design, whose realization sometimes falls short. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A child listens closely to the breeze as sounds evoke images and imaginings. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KING FLASHYPANTS AND THE EVIL EMPEROR by Andy Riley
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 20, 2017

"An agreeably fizzy series opener. (Fantasy. 7-10)"
Evil Emperor Nurbison has his eye on the peaceful, neighboring kingdom of Edwinland. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE by Pat Mora
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 22, 2014

"While it is wonderful to see a book featuring Latina characters who are proud Americans, the promotion of idealized visions of life in the United States and the immigrant experience makes it a distinctly one-sided treatment. (author's note) (Picture book. 5-9)"
An intergenerational ode to a positive United States immigration experience. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

YUM! MMMM! ¡QUÉ RICO! by Pat Mora
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"More interesting as social science than as poetry, but visually gorgeous. (Nonfiction/poetry. 7-12)"
Haiku celebrating the diversity of edible plants native to the Americas—blueberries, chocolate, prickly pears, pecans and more. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SONG OF FRANCIS AND THE ANIMALS by Pat Mora
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Though there is no author's note to explain the life of the saint in more detail, this treatment serves well as an introduction to the saint who lived in a down-to-earth fashion. (glossary) (Nonfiction. 4-9)"
Strikingly beautiful woodcuts and an oversized format create a first-rate visual accompaniment to this imaginative story about St. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THIS BIG SKY by Pat Mora
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1998

"Tall Walking Woman,'' where Mora is all minute observation and Jenkins all atmosphere, but when their efforts fuse, they lyrically summon the special qualities of a singular landscape. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Mora (Tom†s and the Library Lady, 1997, etc.) celebrates the people, creatures, and landscapes of the American southwest through poetry of mixed quality. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PABLO'S TREE by Pat Mora
by Pat Mora, illustrated by Cecily Lang
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"Meandering but moving story. (Fiction/Picture book. 2-6)"
It's Pablo's birthday, and he's ready for his birthday visit to his grandfather Lito's house, where Lito has decorated a special tree in Pablo's honor. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

¡MARIMBA! by Pat Mora
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 13, 2006

"An inviting introduction to both Spanish and the animal kingdom. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Animals frolic through the whole alphabet in Spanish as well as English. Read full book review >