Search Results: "Angela DiTerlizzi"


BOOK REVIEW

SOME BUGS by Angela DiTerlizzi
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 4, 2014

"Deceptively simple, with innovative illustrations and a catchy narrative, this book adeptly supplies information, a sense of accessibility, close looking and joie de vivre. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A picture book that capers with joy in the buggy natural world. Read full book review >

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BABY LOVE by Angela DiTerlizzi
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 14, 2015

"A joyful, warm and lovely bedtime story. (Picture book. 6 mos.-2)"
A beloved baby is the center of the universe for adoring parents. Read full book review >

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SAY WHAT? by Angela DiTerlizzi
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 12, 2011

"For preschoolers who enjoy language play, this opens up whole new opportunities for communication. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A small boy wonders and speculates what animals might mean by their traditional sounds. Read full book review >

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SOME PETS by Angela DiTerlizzi
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 23, 2016

"Exuberant in its visuals and narratively well crafted but with slight blind spots. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Children and animals mingle at a pet show in this picture book. Read full book review >

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SEEKING A BUNNY by Angela DiTerlizzi
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 17, 2017

"A sweet introduction to a popular holiday icon. (Board book. 1-3)"
Barnyard animals search for the Easter Bunny. Read full book review >

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I WANNA BE A COWGIRL by Angela DiTerlizzi
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"This well may lead young readers to some pretending of their own. (Picture book. 2-5)"
"Way out west, the warm winds blow." Read full book review >

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SEEKING A SANTA by Angela DiTerlizzi
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"While nothing new, there is enough to engage celebratory tykes. (Board book. 1-3)"
Rhyming text and playful art provide a list of all the qualities that make up "a Santa." Read full book review >

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A HERO FOR WONDLA by Tony DiTerlizzi
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 8, 2012

"Inventive in detail if predictable in plot, this should please fans of the first volume. (Science fiction/fantasy. 10-13)"
Long on action and atmosphere, with detailed descriptions and illustrations of the odd world of Orbona, Eva Nine's adventures pick up just where they ended (The Search forWondLa, 2010).Read full book review >

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TED by Tony DiTerlizzi
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"It's not exactly subtle, but children may find its exaggerations appealing. (Picture book. 7-9)"
A more-or-less imaginary friend brings a lonely boy and his distracted father together in this heavy-handed but slapstick romp from the author/illustrator of Jimmy Zangwow's Out-of-This-World Moon Pie Adventure (2000). Read full book review >

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THE SEARCH FOR WONDLA by Tony DiTerlizzi
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 21, 2010

"Unfortunately, while the sprawling plot offers plenty of action, stilted language distances readers, the final reveal is utterly clichéd and the shameless cliffhanger is more likely to exasperate than entice. (Science fiction. 10-14)"
What's the difference between an absorbing adventure and a disappointing effort? Read full book review >

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G IS FOR ONE GZONK! by Tony DiTerlizzi
ABC BOOKS
Released: Sept. 12, 2006

"Fans of If I Ran the Zoo (1950), or silly alphabets in general, will delight in tracking the burgeoning chaos while trying to wrap their tongues around the droll monikers of this manic menagerie. (Picture book. 6-8)"
In memorable homage to his dedicatees Dr. Seuss and Edward Lear, DiTerlizzi introduces an unruly alphabet of imaginary "creachlings," colored in flat hues to evoke the printing processes of the previous century's middle decades and described in sprightly verse. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KENNY & THE DRAGON by Tony DiTerlizzi
ADVENTURE
Released: Aug. 5, 2008

"A readable, if denatured, rendition of a faded classic. (Fantasy. 9-11)"
Reports of children requesting rewrites of The Reluctant Dragon are rare at best, but this new version may be pleasing to young or adult readers less attuned to the pleasures of literary period pieces. Read full book review >