Search Results: "Debrah Santini"


BOOK REVIEW

ABBY’S CHAIRS by Barbara Santucci
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Ultimately, the cozy-but-slight story and repetitive watercolor art will have a tough time interesting most bored-out-of-their-seats children with its adult characters, adult situations, and adult sentiments. (Picture book. 4-8)"
No matter what new homeowner Abby does, she just can't seem to figure out a pleasing arrangement for her chair collection. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TULIPS by Jay O'Callahan
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1992

"Santini deftly illustrates this satisfying comeuppance in soft pencil and watercolor, amusingly satirizing the events and glorying in the elegance of Grand Ma Mere's mÇnage. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In his first picture book, a gifted storyteller who has performed worldwide tells a tale about a practical jokester whose victims finally turn the tables on him. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LAST DANCE by Carmen Agra Deedy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"Children may have difficulty with the calligraphic typeface, making this a book more appropriate for sharing than solos. (Picture book. 8-12)"
A complex, pretty story—about dancing and death—whose text and illustrations are stitched together from different fragments; poetic snatches of narrative are woven together like a series of dreams. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SINGING WITH THE TOP DOWN by Debrah Williamson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 5, 2006

"Pauly's voice has some charm, but even 13-year-olds might find the story cloyingly innocent and optimistic."
A young girl deals with her parents' death while driving with her aunt from Oklahoma to California in this work of spiritual uplift from romance novelist Williamson. Read full book review >