Search Results: "Christopher Franceschelli"


BOOK REVIEW

COUNTABLOCK by Christopher Franceschelli
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"An inventive and extensive counting experience that will delight youngsters. (Board book. 2-4)"
Shaped pages help youngsters count to 10 and beyond. Read full book review >

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DINOBLOCK by Christopher Franceschelli
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2015

"The age-appropriate new vocabulary and the clever design will prompt hours of study by aspiring paleontologists; the sturdy construction ensures the book will survive them. (Board book. 2-5)"
At a hefty 96 pages and 2 inches thick, this dinofest will be a challenge for little hands to lift, but the subject matter is sure to intrigue for longer than most board books. Read full book review >

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OLIVER by Christopher Franceschelli
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2011

"The back of the book proclaims that what happens in this story is '[b]ecause miracles happen.' Children may not be so sure. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Picture-book minimalism is taken to an almost unnatural extreme with this avant-garde presentation of a very familiar concept. Read full book review >

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CITYBLOCK by Christopher Franceschelli
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"Children in urban settings will recognize this city's feel, while suburban or rural children will be equally happy to join in the adventure. (Board book. 1-4)"
The latest addition to Franceschelli and Peskimo's (Dinoblock, 2015, etc.) collection of very thick board books exploits all the possibilities of the format. Read full book review >

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ALPHABLOCK by Christopher Franceschelli
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"While the likely answer is no, this offering is still a visually captivating delight for careful little ones. (Board book. 2-4)"
In this ABC book, shaped pages lead readers to corresponding objects. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KIMONOS by Annelore Parot
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Trite, but very attractively presented, this gift book will charm some little girls and easily teach them snippets of Japanese while engaging them in recognizing unusual patterns. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Kokeshi, northern Japanese wooden folk dolls, are painted with differently designed kimonos that denote the area in which they are made and form the inspiration for this pretty novelty. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GOODBYE MY BABY by Christopher
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 27, 2014

"A complex, powerful concept strained by its own length and ambition."
Ware's debut novel spans decades, taking on the abortion debate from the immediate aftermath of Roe v. Wade to the present day. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JOHN DENVER’S TAKE ME HOME, COUNTRY ROADS by Christopher Canyon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

Canyon has outdone himself in his second pairing with a John Denver tune, this one about returning home to the place of his roots. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WINGS by Christopher Myers
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"Ikarus himself. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Myers (Black Cat, 1999, etc.) comes into his own as a children's-book writer, as well as illustrator, with his second solo picture book. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: March 23, 1994

"A handsome edition, with especially felicitous typography and design. (Folklore/Picture book. 5-10)"
A scrupulous note explains that, with ``minimal'' editing, this is the great Russian collector Afanasev's version, ``crafted by Petr Nikolaevich Polevoi (1839-1902), a well-known historian, archaeologist, and Shakespearean scholar.'' In outline, it differs little from Arthur Ransome's text as used in Uri Shulevitz's Caldecott winner (1968); but where Ransome is more literary and humorous, the more straightforward text here is propelled by its energetic cadence. Read full book review >

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FLY! by Christopher Myers
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2001

"It is, nevertheless, a beautiful exploration of urban friendship in unexpected places. (Picture book. 5-9)"
A lonely boy discovers a world of friendship on his apartment building's roof. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 9, 2012

"An exciting bragging-rights adventure on the basketball court, around and beyond planet Earth and back again. (author's note) (Picture book. 6-10)"
Two teens on a city basketball court start a game of matching each other's shots. Miss five tries and you are out! Read full book review >