Search Results: "Bob Staake"


BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: May 25, 2010

"The spring of 2009 saw a host of First Dog books; this more mature work should win the vote. (Picture book. 4-7)"
This stylish, jazzy introduction to both the First Family and their new dog provides an entertaining and simple-to-understand look at the current residents of the White House. Read full book review >

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BLUEBIRD by Bob Staake
Kirkus Star
by Bob Staake, illustrated by Bob Staake
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 9, 2013

"Like nothing you have seen before. (Picture book. 6 & up)"
One little boy, one little bird and one big city come together in a wordless fable of friendship, school, loss and comfort. Read full book review >

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LOOK! A BOOK! by Bob Staake
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"Children overwhelmed by the visual density of Where's Waldo? or the aforementioned I Spy albums will be drawn to these somewhat more open and visually groovy assemblages of images. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Staake ventures into "I Spy" territory with a set of big spreads teeming with tiny random objects, beaming children and silly cartoon figures, all rendered in a retro silkscreen style. Read full book review >

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THE DONUT CHEF by Bob Staake
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 9, 2008

"Pour a tall glass of milk for this yummy treat. (Picture book. 2-5)"
The wild popularity of a new donut shop brings on the kind of competition that no donut-lover wants, the kind where traditional glazed and sugar donuts give way to such imposters as Gooey Cocoa-Mocha Silk and Cherry-Frosted Lemon Bar. Read full book review >

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LOOK! ANOTHER BOOK! by Bob Staake
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 4, 2012

"The jaunty rhyme and easy-to-decode words make this a perfect choice for the new reader. (Picture book. 4-12)"
The energetic sequel to Look! A Book! (2011) picks up just where the last one ended. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE RED LEMON by Bob Staake
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 12, 2006

"Pair with some lemonade and perhaps a muffin, and enjoy the depth of meaning behind this computer-enhanced visual feast. (Picture book. 4-9)"
Wildly colorful pages filled with geometrically shaped figures tell the tale of Farmer McPhee and his lemon orchards. Read full book review >

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HELLO, ROBOTS by Bob Staake
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Chock-full of funny visual details (such as the pie baked on a backyard grill), with a thumping rhythm that makes this an excellent read-aloud. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Blink, Zinc, Blip, and Zip comprise an unusual household of brightly colored robots in this charming rhyme. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BOOK OF GOLD by Bob Staake
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"More sentimental even than Staake's earlier My Pet Book (2014), but the shiny metaphor is well-intentioned and the nod to libraries is well-taken. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A lifelong quest slowly transforms a stolidly incurious Brooklyn lad into an educated, well-traveled geezer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BEACHY AND ME by Bob Staake
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 3, 2016

"A child as bored as Pixie may read this once. (Picture book. 2-5)"
In rhyming text, the diminutive, blonde, pink-faced Pixie Picklespeare befriends a whale named Beachy. Read full book review >

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MY PET BOOK by Bob Staake
by Bob Staake, illustrated by Bob Staake
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 22, 2014

"One of Staake's sillier, more ebullient outings—and that's saying something. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In this cheer for books and reading, a boy wants a pet—but one that's easy, lacks fleas and won't run away. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PETS GO POP! by Bob Staake
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2009

"A little too much style, not enough substance. (Pop-up/picture book. 2-5)"
Two per spread, a cavalcade of pets runs, romps and plays. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY LITTLE 123 BOOK by Bob Staake
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1998

"There are things to count, 120, and a nice final spread recaps the exercise. (Board book. 2-5)"
There is a lot going on in the polished design of this counting book, with some scenes and objects more readily recognizable in their simplicity or sophistication than others. Read full book review >