Search Results: "Ayano Imai"


BOOK REVIEW

CHESTER by Ayano Imai
Kirkus Star
by Ayano Imai, illustrated by Ayano Imai
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Touches of the fantastic are waiting to be spotted: Chester carries his own doghouse under his arm for his whole journey, a dog sheds tears and flowers grow up through the tablecloth when a family is reunited. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Delicate, impressionistic illustrations and an understated text convey the story of Chester, a black-and-white dog who is not appreciated by his busy family. Read full book review >

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MR. BROWN'S FANTASTIC HAT by Ayano Imai
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"A delicate, whimsical story that succeeds completely in its illustrations and design and a little less so in its text. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A fanciful picture book about the value of friendship. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE 108TH SHEEP by Ayano Imai
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2007

"Emma may be optimistic in thinking that she'll never have trouble falling asleep again, but the tale's understated suspense and wry humor, along with the delicate visuals, should lull even mildly insomniac children into dreamland. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Young Emma's time-honored method for getting to sleep literally crashes to a halt when Sheep #108, not much of a jumper, collides with the headboard. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PUSS & BOOTS by Ayano Imai
by Ayano Imai, illustrated by Ayano Imai, translated by Sayako Uchida, adapted by Kate Westerlund
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2014

"Friendship trumps greed in this satisfying tale. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A resourceful feline comes to the aid of a shoemaker. Read full book review >

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SEBASTIAN'S TRUMPET by Miko Imai
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"Share this with those who want to join in on the sound effects. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Three little white bears receive musical instruments for their birthday. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LILLY'S SECRET by Miko Imai
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"Through Lilly, Joey, and Coco, Imai (Little Lumpty, not reviewed) has found a fine way to teach children what qualities are truly important. (Fiction/Picture book. 3+)"
Feline Lilly has a secret that she's been able to keep until her catty neighbor, Coco, comes to tea. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 1, 1999

"More than simply the stories of six men and their painstaking dedication, this book is a unique meditation on Japanese history and culture. (Nonfiction. 6-10)"
PLB 0-688-14608-2 With sustained reverence, Hamanaka (Bebop-A-Do-Walk!, 1995, etc.) and Ohmi present portraits of six artists who are among Japan's "Living National Treasures," for perpetuating traditions that seemed to erode after WWII. Read full book review >