Search Results: "Barbara Vagnozzi"


BOOK REVIEW

ALL ABOARD THE ARK by Elena Pasquali
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"All in all, a muddled effort. (Board book. 18 mos.-3)"
Five double-page scenes and matter-of-fact text present the story of Noah and the flood. Read full book review >

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ON THE ROAD TO BETHLEHEM by Elena Pasquali
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"A pleasant-enough offering that would have been improved by elimination of the gimmick. (Board book. 18 mos.-3)"
A simple retelling of the Nativity story with tactile elements embedded on each spread. Read full book review >

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SANTA'S MIDNIGHT SLEIGHRIDE by Elena Pasquali
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"Pasquali's talents deserve better than this erratically applied gimmick. (Board book. 18 mo.-3)"
Santa Claus makes a few deliveries on Christmas Eve. Read full book review >

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LITTLE MISS MUFFET by Barbara Nascimbeni
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"There are a few clever ideas in this series, but many of the added verses and the repetitive art feel forced to fit the die-cut-hole gimmick. (Board book. 2-4)"
The famed Mother Goose arachnophobe finds her picnic pilfered by various animals in this expanded adaptation. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RAINSTORM by Barbara Lehman
ADVENTURE
Released: April 9, 2007

"Another surrealist triumph from a vigorous emerging talent. (Picture book. 4-9)"
Boredom leads to excitement when a little boy, trapped by rain, finds wonder and escape in an unlikely place. Read full book review >

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PERFECT SNOW by Barbara Reid
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Cooperation, teamwork and creative problem solving taken to new levels make this a great choice, no matter what the season. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Most snow-themed books celebrate a day off from school, but Reid's latest just may have kids hoping for their own snow-filled recess. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"Bash (Ancient Ones, 1994, etc.) has created a harmonious story, written out in calligraphy and warmly, colorfully illustrated with authentic scenes that firmly root this tree's importance in the facts. (Picture book/nonfiction. 6-10)"
A fascinating look at the social, spiritual, and ecological significance of the banyan tree in the life of an Indian village. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ELEANOR by Barbara Cooney
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"An author's note supplies other relevant information. (Picture book/biography. 5-9)"
"From the beginning the baby was a disappointment to her mother," Cooney (The Story of Christmas, 1995, etc.) begins in this biography of Eleanor Roosevelt. Read full book review >

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ANIMAL FABLES FROM AESOP by Barbara McClintock
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1991

"A delight. (Folklore/Picture book. 4-10)"
Nine of the more familiar fables in gracefully phrased, slightly expanded versions that incorporate the morals in their amusing dialogue. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RENATO AND THE LION by Barbara DiLorenzo
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 20, 2017

"DiLorenzo's careful research yields a touching tale about art's ability to deeply affect both adults and children. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-8)"
A white Italian boy emigrates from Florence to New York during World War II, leaving a beloved stone lion behind in the Piazza della Signoria. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PICTURE A TREE by Barbara Reid
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"For Arbor Day and every day. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Master of Plasticine Reid returns with a celebration of trees and the people who love them. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE PARTY by Barbara Reid
Released: April 1, 1999

"A treat. (Picture book. 4-9)"
A girl and her sister start off rather glumly in the back seat of the car, leaving all their friends behind, because they are off to a family party. Read full book review >