Search Results: "Anita Pouroulis"


BOOK REVIEW

MY MONSTER MAYHEM by Anita  Pouroulis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 21, 2012

"Slight but fun enough. (iPad storybook app. 4-7)"
An interactive introduction to a motley crew of mischievous monsters whose titular mayhem lands a young girl in trouble with her mum. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PANCAKE PANDEMONIUM by Anita  Pouroulis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 2012

"Still, when whisked together with a lesson in pancake origins and playful narration, this tale of pandemonium turns out not too bad. (iPad storybook app. 4-8)"
Polly's passion for pancakes is surpassed only by how far her imagination will take her to get the ingredients. Read full book review >

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LENA'S SLEEP SHEEP by Anita Lobel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"A lovely 'Going-to-Bed Book' indeed. (Picture book. 2-5)"
When Lena's parents tuck her into bed, she inadvertently unleashes a bit of ovine chaos by asking them to leave the curtains open so she can see the full moon. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HELLO, DAY! by Anita Lobel
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2008

"One hopes there's a companion book for evening just around the corner. (Picture book. 1-4)"
Lobel once again demonstrates that in the hands of a skilled creator, simple is best. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMAL ANTICS by Anita Lobel
ABC BOOKS
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"A charming and literary frolic through a carnival of letters, descriptive adjectives and critters. (Picture book. 3-5)"
This bright, bold alphabet concept book offers a circus tent of animal favorites dressed in a variety of hats and accessories below a series of agile acrobats contorting their bodies into the shapes of all 26 letters. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A MOON IN MY TEACUP by Anita Riggio
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

A nostalgic re-creation of a visit to grandparents at Christmastime a generation or so ago—with carol-singing on the way, the smell of cookies in the ample Victorian home, and tea with biscotti. Read full book review >

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EVERYONE IS YAWNING by Anita Bijsterbosch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 9, 2016

"Irresistibly somniferous. (Pop-up picture book. 2-8)"
One animal after another yawns with the lift of a flap…even the small child at the end. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NINI LOST AND FOUND by Anita Lobel
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 14, 2010

"She also introduces the joys of home, the thrill of freedom and the scariness of the unknown to young readers, who will strain to hear the calls of Nini's owners in the night. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Temptation leads Nini the tabby cat out an open door, away from her cozy house, through a vibrant garden and beyond, into dark woods. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I LOVE MY LITTLE STORYBOOK by Anita Jeram
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2001

Sure to warm the auricles of newly independent readers (and older reading advocates) everywhere, this rhapsody features a brown-and-white bunny only a little bigger than its beloved storybook. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PIERROT'S ABC GARDEN by Anita Lobel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"Charming. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Another enchanting alphabet from the illustrator of On Market Street (1981, Caldecott Honor). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE DWARF GIANT by Anita Lobel
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: April 15, 1991

"Meanwhile, for children, a beautifully illustrated tale about a man bewitched, brought back to himself by his wife's courage and ingenuity. (Picture book. 5+)"
Set in Japan, a deeply felt variant on a classic theme that more often ends in tragedy. Read full book review >