Search Results: "AnnaLaura Cantone"


BOOK REVIEW

PECORINO PLAYS BALL by Alan Madison
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2006

"Read this aloud, and set children, athletically gifted or otherwise, to laughing. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Having attended his First Concert (2005), young Pecorino Sasquatch now moves on to Little League, where, drowning in an outsized jersey and with the threats of massive Coach Credenza ringing in his ears, he struggles to at least look like he has a clue about how to play. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THREE LITTLE GHOSTIES by Pippa Goodhart
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Fine fare altogether for young readers more comfortable with feigned fright than the real sort. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Goodhart spins several stanzas from a snatch of nursery rhyme with this tale of three ghosties, "eating burnt toasties, / telling big boasties" and then setting out to scare some "girlsies! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PECORINO’S FIRST CONCERT by Alan Madison
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2005

"Cantone's scritchy collage illustrations, accented with bits of cotton and small photographs, perfectly fun-mirror the eccentric, googly-eyed, huge-nosed, projectile-breasted characters that inhabit Pecorino's silly, silly world. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Sure, Pecorino Sasquatch is silly. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PRUDENCE AND MOXIE by Deborah Noyes
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 20, 2009

"This fanciful foray should tickle readers who have their own mismatched friends. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Opposites attract—or do they? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY FAVORITE THING (ACCORDING TO ALBERTA) by Emily Jenkins
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2004

"But they are not so very different either,' without adult interpretation. (Picture book. 7-9)"
Wielding pen, brush, and odd bits of cloth or cardboard with breezy abandon, Cantone depicts a pop-eyed, carrot-topped child in variously skewed domestic settings, tallying her "particular tastes"—"Dogs are not her favorite thing. ‘I do not like large ones that drool, but small ones that keep their tongues in their mouths are okay.' " After going on to weigh in on cats, foods, colors, her big brother, baths, boats, and baby dolls, Alberta concludes with the unsurprising revelation that her very favorite thing is (wait for it): "ME!" Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MAMA ROBOT by Davide Cali
by Davide Cali, illustrated by AnnaLaura Cantone, translated by Marcel Danesi
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 12, 2008

"Good choice, kid. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Weary of never seeing his working mother after school, a lad imagines building a robotic parent who would make all his favorite foods, do his homework, never tell him to brush and would take care of the odd bully or obnoxious neighbor to boot. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHO STOLE MY HOUSE? by Barbara Veit
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2007

"EWSLUGp1973. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Aside from a protagonist with an engagingly goofy look (and wits to match), this inane tale has little to recommend it. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WEDDING DRESS MESS by Beatrice Masini
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2003

"This energetic Italian import may make a good gag gift for engaged couples—but not so great for its intended young audience. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A zealous seamstress very nearly misses out on her own wedding when she places the emphasis on her dress, not the occasion. Read full book review >