Search Results: "Dan Yaccarino"


BOOK REVIEW

DAN YACCARINO’S MOTHER GOOSE by Dan Yaccarino
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 28, 2004

"Mother Goose reinterpreted lives on. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Yaccarino casts 34 traditional Mother Goose nursery rhymes into an unconventional urban setting. Read full book review >

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DAN by Joanna Ruocco
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"Giddy, intriguing stuff from a writer eager to let words misbehave."
A young woman becomes increasingly aware of authority—and the urge to push back against it—in this linguistically free-wheeling and challenging novel. Read full book review >

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MORRIS MOLE by Dan Yaccarino
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2017

"Plot holes may mar the story a bit, but there's plenty to dig anyway. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Morris strikes out on his own in this story about an anthropomorphic, iconoclast mole. Read full book review >

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BIG BERRY by Dan Yaccarino
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 23, 2016

"This playful little tale and its companions are spoiled by the imposition of moral lessons. (Board book. 1-3)"
The lesson of this and every other story in the Happyland board-book series is proclaimed right on the cover. Read full book review >

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THE BIRTHDAY FISH by Dan Yaccarino
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2005

"The bonding falls between the lines, but thoughtful readers and listeners will understand how it happens, and really perceptive ones may even see it coming. (Picture book. 6-8)"
In this deceptively simple tale, a child obsessed with ponies doesn't get one for her birthday. Read full book review >

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WHERE THE FOUR WINDS BLOW by Dan Yaccarino
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2003

"Combining wafer-thin characters, clumsy attempts at humor, a wandering plotline, and a severe case of explaining rather than showing that makes the opening chapter positively tedious, this labored, agenda-heavy effort isn't rescued even by its many small, quirky illustrations. (Fiction. 9-11)"
Picture-book veteran Yaccarino tries his hand at a longer form, with less-than-happy results. Read full book review >

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DELIVERY OF DOOM by Dan Yaccarino
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 2014

"Readers with quirky senses of humor can look forward to being surprised—and then surprised again a few paragraphs later. (Science fiction. 8-12)"
There's a party game writers play from time to time. They'll try to improvise a story based on the objects in front of them in the room. If Yaccarino was playing that game, he got carried away and threw every item in his house into this story. Read full book review >

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I AM A STORY by Dan Yaccarino
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"All in all, this is a good introduction to stories, books, and reading. (Informational picture book. 4-7)"
From a campfire lit by early humans to a campfire lit by a contemporary vacationing family, gathering together to share words and tales has always been in our DNA. Read full book review >

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BILLY AND GOAT AT THE STATE FAIR by Dan Yaccarino
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 30, 2015

"Billy's experience may encourage young children who share his attitude toward new adventures to screw their courage to the sticking place. (Picture book. 5-7)"
A shy lad and his horned, adventurous best buddy take in the state fair. The lights! The rides! The corn dogs! Read full book review >

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SO BIG! by Dan Yaccarino
ANIMALS
Released: March 31, 2001

"One of the better offerings in the glutted novelty market. (Picture book. 1-4)"
Exuberant as ever, Yaccarino is the perfect illustrator to turn this favorite toddler/parent game into a book—"How big is a baby giraffe?"—open out the gate fold—"SOOO BIG!" Read full book review >

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ZOOM! ZOOM! ZOOM! I'M OFF TO THE MOON by Dan Yaccarino
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

With infectious excitement, a young child bounds through his door, into a rocket and off to the moon. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 8, 2011

"A gloriously warm celebration. (Picture book. 5-9)"
With clarity and deep affection, Yaccarino turns his family history into a story of enduring charm. Read full book review >