Search Results: "Elisa Amado"


BOOK REVIEW

WHAT ARE YOU DOING? by Elisa Amado
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2011

"Nevertheless, the book captures some of the initial excitement of emergent literacy against a setting too-little seen in North American children's books. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A young boy discovers the possibilities of reading on his first day of school. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY TATTOOED DAD by Daniel Nesquens
by Daniel Nesquens, illustrated by Magicomora, translated by Elisa Amado
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2011

"A strange and entertaining affirmation of the parent-child bond. (Picture book. 10-12)"
From Spain, a son's affectionate tribute to his wandering, heavily decorated, yarnspinning father. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHY ARE YOU DOING THAT? by Elisa Amado
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 10, 2014

"An energetic, simple exploration of food's journey from farm to table for today's young locavores. (glossary) (Picture book. 3-5)"
Chepito, an inquisitive little boy, wanders around his agricultural community posing the titular question to the various people he encounters, all laborers involved in food production. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

COUSINS by Elisa Amado
by Elisa Amado, illustrated by Luis Garay
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2004

"The tone is earnest, but there is no preaching—and not only will young readers or listeners understand this child's motives, her religious and family issues are sure to spark reflection and discussion. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Sin, Confession, and Forgiveness are the dominant themes in this spare tale of a bi-cultural child shuttled between worlds. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TRICYCLE by Elisa Amado
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2007

"Economic extremes may not be so side-by-side visible in the U.S., but they certainly exist, and children on both sides of the metaphorical hedge would benefit from this invitation to think about that. (Picture book. 6-9)"
A discussion-starter if ever there was one, this brief episode contrasts wealth and poverty in an unnamed Latin American country. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOM AND THE GNATTERS by Kurusa
by Kurusa, illustrated by Isabel Ferrer, translated by Elisa Amado
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"The bugs are a little adult in their tastes, but the slight story will remind young children of their own experiences with the dreaded comb, and Ferrer's rich, textured illustrations reveal new humorous surprises with each reading. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Inspired by her hairbrush-hating daughter, Venezuelan writer Kurusa sets her cautionary story in an imaginary East African savanna. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHAT A PARTY! by Ana Maria Machado
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"An effervescent celebration of the best possibilities of urban multiculturalism. Readers will want to move right in. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A birthday party demands some pretty careful planning. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NIGHT SOUNDS by Javier Sobrino
by Javier Sobrino, illustrated by Emilio Urberuaga, translated by Elisa Amado
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 9, 2013

"Bedtime desires are gently portrayed and gathered up until it is indeed sleepy-time in this cuddlesome import. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The animals of the rain forest settle down for sleep, but they are disturbed by the sounds of the night in this cumulative story. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JIMMY THE GREATEST! by Jairo Buitrago
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2012

"Eye-opening inspiration in this unassuming import from Colombia. (Picture book. 6-8)"
In a thought-provoking twist on the usual immigrant story, a village lad elects to stay put. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LIGHT FOOT/PIES LIGEROS by Natalia Toledo
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"In the hands of a creative teacher or librarian, this could be a strong starting point for an exploration of the symbolic image of Death in different cultures. (Picture book. 8-12)"
Taking her father's eerie engravings featuring Death jumping rope with Man and various animals as inspiration, the writer spins an original story that has a traditional rhythm. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GUACAMOLE by Jorge Argueta
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"A bilingual treat. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Argueta follows Arroz con leche/Rice Pudding (illustrated by Fernando Vilela, 2010) with another simple, lyrical bilingual recipe for children. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LET'S GO SEE PAPÁ! by Lawrence Schimel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"While this is clearly a much-needed story that effectively captures the experience faced by many immigrant families, its themes are relevant to all children. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A young girl realizes that moving to the United States to live with her father means leaving familiarity behind. Read full book review >