Search Results: "Davide Cali"


BOOK REVIEW

SNOW WHITE AND THE 77 DWARFS by Davide Cali
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 14, 2015

"A must-read for all offspring…or so their parents and other caregivers are likely to feel. (Picture book. 6-8)"
What'll it be, Snow White? A poisoned apple or keeping house for 77 hyperactive little men? Read full book review >

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10 LITTLE INSECTS by Davide Cali
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2013

"Bright and altogether engaging; aspiring entomologists should find it extra amusing. (Graphic mystery. 10-15)"
A remote island and a weekend getaway, with murder on the menu. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I LOVE CHOCOLATE by Davide Cali
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 10, 2009

"The colors are gorgeous and, appropriately, are reminiscent of a Wayne Thiebaud cupcake—chocolate, of course. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Let us stuff our caloric worries away and now praise, in read-aloud voice, chocolate—that giver of happiness and succor and stomachaches. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE TINY TALE OF LITTLE PEA by Davide Cali
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"Drolly creative but lacking frisson. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Little Pea—a light-skinned human being who never gets taller than half the length of a standard pencil—moves from infancy, through school, and into an ideal career for his talent and his size. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PIANO PIANO by Davide Cali
by Davide Cali, illustrated by Éric Heliot, translated by Randi Rivers
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2007

"Though framed as a tale for emergent readers, this actually has more to say to parents with selective memory who might be disinclined to give their children's preferences sufficient weight. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Thanks to some grandfatherly intervention, young Marcolino avoids the hated piano to practice a more agreeable instrument in this pointed import. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE QUEEN OF THE FROGS by Davide Cali
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 20, 2017

"A lovely but garbled fable. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Pond life: an interrupted idyll. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EACH TO HIS OWN! by Davide Cali
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 20, 2013

"No bells but maybe a few whistles and definitely some giggles. (iPad novelty app. 5-9)"
In this droll, wordless import, a dozen dogs or other animals are connected to as many walkers by, usually, very long leashes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHEN AN ELEPHANT FALLS IN LOVE by Davide Cali
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 20, 2016

"A wry exploration of the symptoms of falling in love. (Picture book. 4-8)"
An elephant in love, it turns out, behaves an awful lot like a besotted human being. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO SCHOOL... by Davide Cali
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 3, 2015

"A well-traveled premise, but like all of its ilk, a fertile source of inspiration for similarly dilatory students. (Picture book. 6-9)"
In the grand tradition of John Burningham's John Patrick Norman McHennessy, the Boy Who Was Always Late (1987), a tardy lad spins exciting if unlikely excuses to a skeptical teacher.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I DIDN'T DO MY HOMEWORK BECAUSE... by Davide Cali
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 4, 2014

"Ultimately, 'list' books wear thin, and this is no exception. It will likely be passed around, but repeated readings are not particularly rewarding. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Who doesn't want to learn new excuses for unfinished assignments? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE TRUTH ABOUT MY UNBELIEVABLE SUMMER... by Davide Cali
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 6, 2016

"Fun for a first read but unlikely to have children calling for another. (Picture book. 6-8)"
An answer to the classic first-day-of-school question is unspooled in tall-tale fashion by the white boy with the black unruly hair in the too-small suit first met in I Didn't Do My Homework Because… (2014). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A FUNNY THING HAPPENED AT THE MUSEUM... by Davide Cali
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 14, 2017

"While some readers may eagerly connect these sights and sensibilities with the Night at the Museum film franchise, this attempt at a rollicking shaggy dog tale will probably occupy urbane, art-loving adults longer than it will their kids. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A boy and his dog encounter dinosaurs and Duchamp on a class trip to the museum. Read full book review >