Search Results: "Arthur Yorinks"


BOOK REVIEW

HARRY AND LULU by Arthur Yorinks
Released: April 1, 1999

"Not exactly, but it has its moments. (Picture book. 4-8)"
PLB 0-7868-2276-7 Yorinks (The Miami Giant, 1995, etc.) captures a child in several deeply recognizable moments: the tantrum, the imaginary journey, the heartbreak of the wrong toy; the delight when it turns out to be the right one. Read full book review >

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QUACK! by Arthur Yorinks
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2003

Bilingual, in a way, this tale of a duck who rockets to the Moon, then parachutes back when homesickness strikes, is told partly in English, partly in Quack, a one-word duck language. Read full book review >

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TOMATOES FROM MARS by Arthur Yorinks
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"Readers may be momentarily amused, but the idea of humongous food is put to funnier, more imaginative use in books such as David Wiesner's June 19, 1999 (1992) and Judi and Ron Barrett's Pickles To Pittsburgh (1997). (Picture book. 6-8)"
The creators of Whitefish Will Rides Again! (1994) try again, with less-than-clever results. Read full book review >

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THE ALPHABET ATLAS by Arthur Yorinks
Released: May 1, 1999

"The single sentence captions are either carelessly phrased or refer to natural features that are not depicted; still, each turn of the page will elicit admiration from viewers. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Though marred by an ill-conceived text, this alphabet of countries makes as magnificent a showcase for Adrienne Yorinks's textile art as Marian Wright Edelman's Stand For Children (1998) was. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOMEWORK by Arthur Yorinks
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2009

"Tony wrote another draft; too bad his creators didn't do the same. (Picture book. 6-10)"
Tony's homework routine consists of reading a comic book and falling asleep, and tonight's like any other—almost. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHAT A TRIP! by Arthur Yorinks
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Stranger things have happened—but not often. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Always good for an offbeat tale, Yorinks and Egielski this time send a klutzy lad falling into and back out of a parallel dimension no different from ours—except that there are no curves there. 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

THE WITCH’S CHILD by Arthur Yorinks
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Pair this with Audrey Wood's Heckedy Peg (1987), illustrated by Don Wood, for an effective fright-fest. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A bit of TLC accomplishes what a mighty witch's powers cannot in this pointed melodrama. Read full book review >

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ARTHUR TURNS GREEN by Marc Brown
ANIMALS
Released: April 5, 2011

"Brown's familiar, brightly colored cartoon illustrations (printed in soy inks on recycled paper) feature schoolmates and family members sufficiently well identified that a new generation of Arthur readers could start with this timely title. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Working on a school project his teacher calls "the Big Green Machine," Arthur finds many ways to save energy at home but frightens his little sister D.W., who thinks he and their father and Arthur's friend Buster might really be turning green. Read full book review >

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MOMMY? by Arthur Yorinks
FANTASY
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"Readers will answer, 'AGAIN!' (Pop-up. All ages)"
Sendak's first foray into the world of pop-up books is a brilliant success. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MIAMI GIANT by Arthur Yorinks
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 2, 1995

"It's a mish-mash to please both jolly giants and little people alike. (Picture book. 7-9)"
Amid great pomp, Giuseppe Giaweeni left Italy to look for China." Read full book review >