Search Results: "Anita Lobel"


BOOK REVIEW

ON MARKET STREET by Arnold Lobel
Released: April 6, 1981

An almost wordless alphabet book that is simple, original, gimmick-free, and bursting with the surprise and delight to be found on a stroll along Market Street. Read full book review >

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PLAYFUL PIGS FROM A TO Z by Anita Lobel
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 14, 2015

"Delightfully playful indeed. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Twenty-six pigs spend a glorious day playing with the alphabet. Read full book review >

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TAKING CARE OF MAMA RABBIT by Anita Lobel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"A sweet little family tale. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Who can make Mama Rabbit feel better? Read full book review >

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10 HUNGRY RABBITS by Anita Lobel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 24, 2012

"Good, basic food to feed the youngest of minds. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Lobel, no stranger to gardening—or concept books—serves up a feast once again. 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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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ONE LIGHTHOUSE, ONE MOON by Anita Lobel
ANIMALS
Released: April 30, 2000

"There's neither a missing elementary concept nor a jarring fly in the ointment of this bewitching cat's charmed life. (Picture book. 4-6)"
In three short chapters of just a few words each, Lobel demonstrates her artistry for choosing the right ingredients to create a perfect concept book around the life of a small gray-striped cat. Read full book review >

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THE CAT AND THE COOK by Ethel Heins
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: April 1, 1995

Heins has taken 12 fables of Ivan Krylov, the Russian Aesop, and unfolded them into short texts full of crunchy poetic incrustations (``they tugged and shoved, sweated and strained, but the cart stubbornly refused to budge''). Read full book review >

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MANGABOOM by Charlotte Pomerantz
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: April 1, 1997

"Lobel's gouaches give a heroic touch to the proceedings, with Mangaboom's colossalness often bleeding right off the page. (Picture book. 5+)"
Although this tale is somewhat disjointed, its tender bonhomie compensates. Read full book review >

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NO PRETTY PICTURES by Anita Lobel
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 17, 1998

"I want more.' (b&w photos, not seen) (Memoir. 10-14)"
A haunting look back by Lobel, a Polish Jew who "was born far, far away, on a bloody continent at a terrible time." Read full book review >

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Released: March 28, 1977

"It's not the look most would envision for the story's simple humor, but it makes a splendid show, and this wily rooster, in all his golden glory, is a natural performer."
Lobel is in direct touch with the preschool funnybone in this folklike tale of a robber who creeps at night into a barn, aiming to make off with the rooster. Read full book review >