Search Results: "Anita Pouroulis"


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 >

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

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 HERE AND THERE by Anita Lobel
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2007

"Nini's expressions tell it all. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Nini, the cat from One Lighthouse, One Moon (2000), is dismayed when she sees piles of suitcases: Her family is going away—without her! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SECRET SIGNS by Anita Riggio
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 1997

"Underground Railroad along the route. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Riggio (A Moon in My Teacup, 1993, etc.) combines folk art and her experiences with sign language into a story about the Underground Railroad. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AWAY FROM HOME by Anita Lobel
ABC BOOKS
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"A lovely book, wrought with exquisite care, with much to discover and ponder. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A name, an action, a city—that's all it takes for this gifted artist to devise an intriguing mini-drama for each letter; e.g., ``Edward escaped in Edinburgh'' or ``Henry hoped in Hollywood.'' Twenty-six children take their turns on a stage while six more respond with gusto from the front row. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IT WAS JAKE! by Anita Jeram
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1991

"Appropriately light-hearted illustrations round out the funny side of this slight but pleasing story. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In an amusing alternative to the imaginary-friend scapegoat, Danny blames his misdemeanors on his huge, obliging dog until his mother calls a halt: ``Jake can't use scissors...and Jake can't dress himself!'' Danny, not Jake, is sent to bed supperless. 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 >