Search Results: "Carin Berger"


BOOK REVIEW

FINDING SPRING by Carin Berger
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 27, 2015

"Exceptional, exhilarating artwork perfectly suited for a story about anticipation, discovery and joy. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Maurice, a little bear, can't wait to experience his first spring, so while Mama hibernates, he goes looking for it. Read full book review >

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A PERFECT DAY by Carin Berger
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2012

"With no story to follow, readers are not likely to ask for rereadings, however masterful the images. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A charmingly illustrated catalog of things to do in the snow, Berger's latest nonetheless lacks a narrative to hold it together. Read full book review >

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THE LITTLE YELLOW LEAF by Carin Berger
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"They might wonder, as well, what exactly happens to the brave little leaves after they drift out of sight into the cold winter sky. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Beautifully designed and executed, this modest fable anthropomorphizes a leaf who hangs onto his oak branch far into the winter. Read full book review >

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STARDINES SWIM HIGH ACROSS THE SKY by Jack Prelutsky
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"Whimsy takes flight in this humorous collection. (Picture book/poetry. 4-8)"
Prelutsky and Berger are back with 16 new specimens of poem and collage, meticulously rendered to excite and amuse. Read full book review >

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OK GO by Carin Berger
by Carin Berger, illustrated by Carin Berger
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2009

Berger follows the success of New York Times Best Illustrated Little Yellow Leaf (2008) with a book for little tree-huggers. Read full book review >

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FOREVER FRIENDS by Carin Berger
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2010

"Sophisticated, sensitive and accessible, this picture book will offer new insights and pleasures with each season. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Spring sparks a perennial friendship between bunny and bird, who frolic together until winter's chill forces the bird south, promising a spring reunion. Read full book review >

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NOT SO TRUE STORIES AND UNREASONABLE RHYMES by Carin Berger
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2004

"Reminiscent of Calef Brown's daffy outings, but less forced, this debut should inspire plenty of chuckles from fans of all that is oddball. (Poetry. 7-10)"
Channeling Hieronymus Bosch, but with a smile, newcomer Berger services her collection of urbane nonsense verse with cut-paper collages featuring cone-nosed, stick-limbed creatures, most resembling insects in wildly variegated garb, all strewn across the pages with postmodern abandon. Read full book review >

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BEHOLD THE BOLD UMBRELLAPHANT by Jack Prelutsky
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Pretty brilliant, indeed. (Poetry. 5-9)"
The reigning king of iambic "pun"tameter returns with 17 new poems. Read full book review >

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GOOD NIGHT! GOOD NIGHT! by Carin Berger
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 3, 2017

"Young readers will giggle over the bedtime jollity, while parents may recognize the familiar bedtime battle and see themselves in the mother rabbit whose love and patience prevail.(Picture book. 3-7)"
Three mischievous bunnies finally fall asleep in this playful look at the bedtime routine. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2011

"These illustrations invite close inspection, while the poems will be welcomed in schools where going green is a value. (Poetry. 5-9)"
For this collection of 30 poems, not only nursery rhymes but also familiar children's songs ("Yankee Doodle," "Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush," etc.) have been given new lyrics promoting energy conservation activities and healthy living. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ARE WE PEARS YET? by Miranda Paul
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"These pears will be fun read-aloud companions for curious eaters and budding botanists. (Informational picture book. 5-8)"
Paul (The Great Pasta Escape, 2017, etc.) merges theatrical farce with informational picture book in this latest. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JUST A DUCK? by Carin Bramsen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 27, 2015

"Sweet, tender and delightful. (Picture book. 3-6)"
An innocent little duck wants to be a cat, just like his new feline friend. Read full book review >