Search Results: "Cozbi A. Cabrera"


BOOK REVIEW

BEAUTY, HER BASKET by Sandra Belton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

"It's not hard to find tales in which children, encircled by a loving family, explore links between their past and present, but this is a particularly moving variation on the theme. (Picture book. 7-9)"
Cabrera displays rare sensitivity to color and light in this children's debut, illustrating Belton's account of a child's visit to Sea Island relatives with scenes of dark-skinned, brightly dressed figures against impressionistic swirls of sand, sun, and images from the past. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THANKS A MILLION by Nikki Grimes
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2006

"Good job. (Picture book/poetry. 6-10)"
Gratitude for simple pleasures and small kindnesses is the theme of Grimes's newest collection of poems. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 28, 2008

"An outstanding way to introduce aspects of African-American history and explore the power of community. (Picture book/poetry. 6-12)"
McKissack's series of poems tells the story of and honors the history of the women quilters of Gee's Bend, Ala. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 12, 2009

"An unflinching depiction of slavery's impact on families, this selection's reassuring message of love shatters all bonds. (author's note, further resources) (Picture book. 6-9)"
Spare language and vibrant art present a powerful message of hope during American slavery, through a mother's sacrifice and her gift of freedom. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BAA, BAA, BLACK SHEEP by Jane Cabrera
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Another winner from Cabrera. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Who knew that one little girl with her basket of knitting needles could so tax the wool production of a generous black sheep? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IF YOU’RE HAPPY AND YOU KNOW IT! by Jane Cabrera
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2005

"Guaranteed to get preschoolers (and maybe their sleepy caregivers) moving. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A menagerie of jungle critters engage in some foot-stomping, hand-clapping, rip-roaring sing-along fun that just begs for audience participation. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ROCK-A-BYE BABY by Jane Cabrera
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"Ho-hum. (Picture book. 2-4)"
A riff on the familiar lullaby depicts various animal parents, and then a human father, soothing their sleepy little ones. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OLD MACDONALD HAD A FARM by Jane Cabrera
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2008

"Nothing particularly original here, but a bright enticement to the very young to sing along, and learn about the farm animals. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Eye-catching illustrations enliven a children's musical classic. Read full book review >

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MOMMY, CARRY ME PLEASE! by Jane Cabrera
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2006

"Sure to carry the day. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Cabrera's latest offering details the many ways, and in some cases, the reasons why, animal Mommies carry their babies. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HELLO LAMB by Jane Cabrera
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 17, 2017

"It's not exactly original, but the execution, with familiar, appealing Cabrera illustrations, is attractive and perfect for the target audience. (Board book. 1-3)"
This simple board book invites little ones to greet baby farm animals (including frog, bunny, and bee) with their corresponding sounds. Read full book review >

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ROW, ROW, ROW YOUR BOAT by Jane Cabrera
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2014

"Sweet, if freighted. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Cabrera transmutes the simple children's song into a participatory singalong with a nod to wildlife diversity. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TEN IN THE BED by Jane Cabrera
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2006

"Yet, there's an engaging sense of rhythm and actions in the simple yet imaginative two-page spreads that is balanced by the safe and sunny atmosphere. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A dynamic version of the familiar counting ditty and storytime staple. Read full book review >