Search Results: "Dušan Petricic"


BOOK REVIEW

MY FAMILY TREE AND ME by Dusan Petricic
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2015

"Budding genealogists will enjoy poring over this illustrated family history. (Picture book. 4-9)"
This dos-à-dos book looks at both sides of one little boy's ancestry. Read full book review >

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IN THE TREE HOUSE by Andrew Larsen
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"A melancholy story of changing relationships rather than a celebration of the excitement of a blackout. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A tale reminiscent, but falling short, of John Rocco's 2012 Caldecott honor book, Blackout, depicts a boy longing for time with his big brother. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MR. ZINGER'S HAT by Cary Fagan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 14, 2012

"A thoroughly engaging addition to the shelf of stories about storymaking. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Here's one answer, at least, to the archetypal question about where stories come from: Their authors pull them out of hats! Read full book review >

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JACOB TWO-TWO ON THE HIGH SEAS by Cary Fagan
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 8, 2009

"Not too-too bad. (Fiction. 7-9)"
Fagan resurrects the late Mordecai Richler's most famous character for a new adventure released to accompany freshly illustrated editions of the three original episodes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SNAP! by Hazel Hutchins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"A beautifully humorous ode to both pragmatism and imagination. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Evan learns a lot about life in general and colors in particular as his new set of crayons ages. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2011

"C'est fini.' (Folktales. 9-11)"
"Il était une fois…" French Canada's version of beanstalk-climbing Jack gets a rare outing in three tales refashioned from old sources by a veteran storyteller. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LET'S PLAY by Camilla Gryski
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1998

"They are yours to play.' (Nonfiction. 7-10)"
A joyous initiation into the world of old-fashioned fun, for kids whose games are now enjoyed in adult-supervised play-dates, cyberspace, and television. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LICKETY-SPLIT by Robert Heidbreder
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"EWSLUGp2003. (Picture book. 5-7)"
In what must have been a challenge to illustrate, Petricic turns out a series of scenarios for a text that consists entirely of the title and 28 variations, from "Klickety-Klank" to "Zippety-Zoom." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY NEW SHIRT by Cary Fagan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 11, 2007

"This Canadian import with a Yiddish accent might appeal more to the Bubbies than their bubbellah, but it will have appeal especially when shared. (Picture book. 5-8)"
David loves to visit his Bubbie, except on his birthday. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 3, 2003

"Atkins takes liberties with secondary details, but overall this narrative linear timeline emphasizes the significance of women as they pursued dreams, broke barriers, made headlines, and shaped aviation history proving that women could fly as well as men. (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
Among the current proliferation of books about aviation due to the upcoming centennial (December 17, 2003) of the Wright brothers' historic flight, here is one that finally focuses on women and their collective role and contributions. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MUD PUDDLE by Robert Munsch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"Score one for cleanliness. Like (almost) all Munsch, funny as it stands but even better read aloud, with lots of exaggerated sound effects. (Picture book. 6-8)"
The master of the manic patterned tale offers a newly buffed version of his first published book, with appropriately gloppy new illustrations. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE QUEEN’S FEET by Sarah Ellis
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2006

"Required reading for all unruly little kickers, stompers, squirmers and scuffers. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Embarrassed by misbehaving feet that prefer boots or slippers to sedate, queenly shoes, insist on wandering off during boring official events and act up outrageously on the dance floor, Queen Daisy calls in all "sages, wise women, wizards, fairy godmothers and, of course, footmen" for advice. Read full book review >