Search Results: "Denis Roche"


BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE PIG IS CAPABLE by Denis Roche
ANIMALS
Released: March 25, 2002

"Goofy stills of straight-armed, skinny-legged Little Pig suffering his parents' silliness give his steady hand real appeal, rather than turning him into a party pooper. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Little Pig's parents are fusspots. Read full book review >

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THE BEST CLASS PICTURE EVER! by Denis Roche
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Here is that rare bird: cultivated anarchy. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A rambunctious class of second graders loses and finds their guinea pig, gets a new teacher, successfully completes camouflaged English and math lessons, and has their class picture taken, all in a day's work. Read full book review >

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MIM, GYM, AND JUNE by Denis Roche
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 24, 2002

"This is a well-crafted and believable story sure to relate to any school child facing her own concerns by creating her own solutions. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Parents and educators seeking to bully-proof their child and school will welcome this latest scenario from Roche (Little Pig Is Capable, 2002, etc.) depicting a child's real-life problem and well-resolved conclusion. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1998

"Still, the book will be utterly welcome with teachers and young artists alike, and fans of the first book will be in awe of this encore. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Roche (Loo-Loo, Boo and Art You Can Do, 1996) takes her artistic talents on the road, exploring crafts from around the world. Read full book review >

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OLLIE ALL OVER by Denis Roche
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1997

"The companion volume—Only One Ollie (0-395-81123-6)—is just as fetching. (Board book. 1-3)"
Roche (Loo-Loo, Boo, and Art You Can Do, 1996), in her hugely charming, hand-size board book, opens the story with a line that lets toddlers in on a familiar game: ``Ollie was hiding. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOO-LOO, BOO, AND ART YOU CAN DO by Denis Roche
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"Roche's illustrations, primitive and antic, are sure to entice readers into a world of art that inspires rather than intimidates. (Picture book. 4-9)"
TV stars Loo-Loo and Boo walk readers through potato printmaking, mask creation, collage, and sculpture in this useful art primer intended to reach budding craftspeople at their own level. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A PLANE GOES KA-ZOOM! by Jonathan London
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 14, 2010

"A deft weave of word and image. (Picture book. 2-5)"
London's rhymed text is easy to follow, easy to read and, importantly, easy to engage; like the subject, it lifts young readers and carries them off. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1998

"Roche's friendly drawings ingeniously indicate the diminutive size of the teeny tiny teacher and her teeny tiny students by showing domino-topped tables, and stools made of dice—it's as if the Borrowers have landed in school. (Picture book. 5-8)"
The scary story of the teeny tiny woman has been expanded into an explanatory tale that works well on its own but without the original story's pounce of surprise. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: May 22, 2006

"Count to Ten in Ten Different Languages (1999). (Picture book. 5-9)"
The subtitle tells (nearly) all. Read full book review >

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A TRUCK GOES RATTLEY-BUMPA by Jonathan London
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"The text is basic and slight with a pleasant rhyming cadence meant for the earliest listeners, and every illustration is loaded with a wide variety of these oversized vehicles. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Joining the slew of automobile-oriented picture books is London's newest all-around toddler-pleaser covering the colors, styles, sounds and purposes of trucks: "A truck could be blue." Read full book review >

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A TRAIN GOES CLICKETY-CLACK by Jonathan London
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"All Aboard! (Picture book. 2-5)"
A good picture book on trains can be as pleasurable as witnessing the real thing tear the air and move the earth under your feet. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IT’S MY CITY! by April Pulley Sayre
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"Elementary mapping, finding one's way, and the mnemonic uses of rhythm and rhyme are all aspects of this gambol to which young children will relate. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Rhythm and energy abound as a young girl sings herself a map of her trip to the grocery store and back. Read full book review >