Search Results: "Dara Toe"


BOOK REVIEW

MONKEYS IN MY HEAD by Chrissy Lim
by Chrissy Lim, illustrated by Dara Toe, developed by PaperPlaneCo
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 7, 2012

"Meager monkey business. (iPad storybook app. 4-8)"
Engaging artwork, superb narration and one extra-sparkly page fail to keep this disjointed story about self-esteem afloat. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DARA PALMER'S MAJOR DRAMA by Emma Shevah
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 5, 2016

"This funny, charismatic heroine will capture her readers' hearts. (Fiction. 8-13)"
A fifth-grader who dreams of becoming a famous actor cannot find role models that reflect her Cambodian background. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TOE SHOE MOUSE by Jan Carr
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2014

"A honey-coated story of interspecies friendship. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A little mouse finds friendship at the ballet. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TALLULAH'S TOE SHOES by Marilyn Singer
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 19, 2013

"A charming entry in the ongoing saga of Tallulah. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Toe shoes are de rigueur for ballerinas, and Tallulah wants them—now! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TIPPY-TOE CHICK, GO! by George Shannon
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"Great for group sharing and participation story hour. (Picture book. 2-4)"
The usual favorite breakfast consisting of "sweet itty-bitty beans and potato bugs" awaits Hen and her three chicks in the garden, guarded this morning by a grumpy and growling dog tied to the tree. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2002

"Enhanced by directions for several simple models or demonstrations, some experiments, plus more of the same on the illustrator's Web site, this once-over conveys a clear sense of the body's complexity without losing sight of the big picture. (Picture book/nonfiction. 6-8)"
The illustrator of many "Let's Read And Find Out" science titles supplies characteristically flat, simplified, lighthearted (so to speak) diagrams for Seuling's (Robert and the Weird and Wacky Facts, p. 426, etc.) tour of the body's major components. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TIPPY-TOE MURDER by Leslie Meier
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 1994

"An easygoing style, a few chuckles, but too heavy on cozy details, too lightweight in plotting and detection."
A second visit to Maine's Tinker's Cove and homemaker-sleuth Lucy Stone (Mail Order Murder, 1991), pregnant again (her fourth) and at the center of village activities. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BECAUSE I STUBBED MY TOE by Shawn Byous
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2014

"An eye-tickling, cacophonous vocabulary builder. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Byous explores the domino theory—and they all fall down—to comic effect. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHO TOOK MY HAIRY TOE? by Shutta Crum
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"An author's note cites sources for the tale and the variants, which include the British 'Teeny Tiny Bone' and the Midwestern 'Tailipoo.' (Folktale. 5-8)"
This folktale has been a favorite for many storytellers and Crum, a storyteller herself, provides a smooth and lively retelling that will send shivers down the listener's spine. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2000

"The index was not seen. (glossary) (Nonfiction. 9-12)"
Science teacher Wiese (Cosmic Science, not reviewed) is back with 40 quick and often intriguing science puzzles and activities to promote understanding of the human body. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FROM HEAD TO TOE by Eric Carle
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 11, 1997

"Linda Lowery's Twist With a Burger, Jitter With a Bug (1995) inspires similar participation, but is a more rhythmic and vivacious book. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Carle (Little Cloud, 1996, etc.) takes as his premise that animals don't have to go to the gym—their natural movements give them plenty of exercise. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY LIFE, STARRING DARA FALCON by Ann Beattie
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 12, 1997

"Crisp prose with little behind it: Beattie's narrative skill nearly makes up for the paltry tale itself—but not quite."
Beattie follows up the successful Another You (1995) with a tale of domestic grief on a low boil. Read full book review >