Search Results: "Arthur Dorros"


BOOK REVIEW

UNDER THE SUN by Arthur Dorros
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"Ehmet is fairly generic, as is the whole text: if not for repeated narrative use of the words 'Muslim,' 'Croat,' 'Serb,' and 'Bosnian,' the whole thing could take place in any war setting. (map, author's note) (Fiction. 10-13)"
This middling war story, placed in Bosnia and Croatia in the early 1990s, follows a boy displaced and scrambling for survival. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RADIO MAN/DON RADIO by Arthur Dorros
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 1993

"An upbeat but largely realistic picture of migrant life—and an entertaining boost to bilingualism. (Picture book. 4-8)"
As Diego travels with his family looking for work—picking melons near Phoenix, cherries in California, apples in the Northwest—he tunes in to local stations, Spanish, English, or both; that's why his friend David, whom he hasn't seen since they picked cabbages on the Texas border, calls him ``Radio Man.'' When Diego relays a message through a call-in show in Washington, David hears it and they meet again. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PAPÁ AND ME by Arthur Dorros
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2008

"The exuberant art and simple text convey the dreamlike perfect happiness of a young boy's joyous day with his beloved Papá. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Dynamic, energetic, larger-than-life swirls of color vividly celebrate the loving relationship between a young Latino boy and his Papá. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE FUNGUS THAT ATE MY SCHOOL by Arthur Dorros
FICTION
Released: April 1, 2000

A science project literally mushrooms out of control in this wildly funny twist on a building problem common to more than a few schools. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHEN THE PIGS TOOK OVER  by Arthur Dorros
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Thanks then to the rest of the trippingly fun story for keeping the book afloat. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Dorros (Ten Go Tango, 2000, etc.) lets loose his usual bright humor, lively narrative, and momentum—here paired with the shining colors and kinetic characters in Greenseid's (Chicken For a Day, not reviewed, etc.) art—but he beats an aggravating one-note tune with his Spanish lesson. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A TREE IS GROWING by Arthur Dorros
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1997

"Readers will be exploring woods, sidewalks, and yards- -anyplace there are trees—with new eyes. (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-8)"
A verdant testimony to the noble plants that shade our lawns and line our streets. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ABUELA by Arthur Dorros
by Arthur Dorros, illustrated by Elisa Kleven
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"Pronouncing glossary. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Rosalba imagines how the grandmother who takes her to the park might soar with her over the city (New York), sharing the sights. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ARTHUR TURNS GREEN by Marc Brown
by Marc Brown, illustrated by Marc Brown, developed by ScrollMotion
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 23, 2011

"Overall, Arthur would probably agree this app is a fine way to save paper and still enjoy a good read. (iPad storybook app. 4-8)"
This adaptation of Brown's newest Arthur story offers pretty much the traditional experience of reading a book; the interactive features that are the hallmark of this new generation of the "book" experience are somewhat limited. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ABUELO by Arthur Dorros
by Arthur Dorros, illustrated by Raúl Colón
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 22, 2014

"This book succeeds at both specificity and universality, presenting the distinct culture of the gaucho cowboy and the plains of South America through a story that will resonate broadly with many children and families. (Picture book. 4-7)"
More than 20 years after Abuela, illustrated by Elisa Kleven (1991), Dorros offers a gentle story of the lessons a grandfather imparts to his grandson while riding horses together on the plains before the boy moves to the city. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JULIO’S MAGIC by Arthur Dorros
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2005

"Grifalconi's collages mingling manipulated photographs and painted surfaces have magic of their own, establishing a strong sense of place with a touch of the surreal. (Picture book. 4-9)"
Set in a small village of wood carvers in southern Mexico, this gentle tale celebrates artistic creation, community and kindness. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CITY CHICKEN by Arthur Dorros
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"But Dorros shines, the wordplay at just the right pitch of sophistication, slyly winking at the readers as it invites them in on all the jokes. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A storm of double-entendres and figures of speech turned into literalisms, plus a fine little twist on commonly held notions of city vs. country, make Dorros's story of a chicken that flew the coop a winner. Read full book review >