Search Results: "Elisa Chavarri"


BOOK REVIEW

MAYBE MOTHER GOOSE by Esmé Raji Codell
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 21, 2016

"While there's rhyme, this text lacks reason. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Nursery rhymes provide playful opportunities for a diverse classroom. Read full book review >

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FLY BLANKY FLY by Anne Margaret Lewis
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2012

"A cozy last spread finds a sleeping Sam cuddling his beloved blanky: cheerful adventure with a most agreeable end. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A bubbly boy, his adventurous imagination and one brightly hued blanky make for an exuberant bedtime tale. Read full book review >

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'E' IS FOR ELISA by Johanna Hurwitz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 20, 1991

"Fans are sure to enjoy this latest entry in a popular series. (Fiction. 4-10)"
These six easily read chapters about the four-year-old sister of Russell, one of Hurwitz's favorite characters, are appropriate for precocious readers and listeners as well as for Russell's third-grade contemporaries. Read full book review >

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MAKE ROOM FOR ELISA by Johanna Hurwitz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"A humorous, recognizable portrayal of family life, with Hoban's characteristic b&w sketches to add dimension. (Fiction. 4- 8)"
Russell's little sister (``E'' Is for Elisa, 1991), now five, helps Russell through an embarrassing moment at his violin recital; gets eyeglasses; finds herself locked in the bathroom of the family's new apartment; learns a lesson about admitting wrongdoing; and, finally, welcomes a new baby brother. Read full book review >

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ELISA MICHAELS, BIGGER & BETTER by Johanna Hurwitz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2003

"Familiar situations and characters, frequent pencil illustrations, and generous font and white space make this a perfect transitional book for new readers who will look forward to following Elisa and her warm family and friends in the future. (Fiction. 6-9)"
Elisa, almost eight, is the star of the newest Riverside Kids series. Read full book review >

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EVER-CLEVER ELISA by Johanna Hurwitz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"This story is full of good intentions, but lacks energy. (b&w illustrations) (Fiction. 5-8)"
There are few surprises in this outing from Hurwitz (Make Room for Elisa, 1993, etc.), who lays on the lessons with heavy hand and subdues any potential excitement with deadening passive-voice narration: ``Books were given out to the students, and the routine was explained.'' In six short chapters, Elisa attends her first day of first grade, follows her father into a voting booth, counts down to her birthday, celebrates Mother's Day in the wee hours of the morning, swallows a tooth, and enters a raffle. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RAINBOW WEAVER / TEJEDORA DEL ARCORIS by Linda Elovitz Marshall
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 2016

"A buoyant, accessible, if simplified tribute to Mayan weaving. (glossary, author's note) (Picture book. 4-8)"
A resourceful Maya girl crafts rainbow-colored fabric out of recycled plastic bags in this modest tale of ingenuity. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE FRIENDSHIP WISH by Elisa Kleven
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Although it may not be eventful enough for the masses, this quiet story could be just right for a preschooler who is about to begin school, has just moved or is shy about meeting new peers. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Dreams of angels help the new dog in the neighborhood make friends. Read full book review >

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WELCOME HOME, MOUSE by Elisa Kleven
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 28, 2010

"Kleven's inspiring words and her paint, ink and cut-paper art burst with the same kind of joyous creativity displayed by Stanley. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Every word and brush stroke is spot-on in this luminous celebration of creativity, conservation and compassion. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A CAROUSEL TALE by Elisa Kleven
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2009

"Kleven's playful, light-infused collages sing and dance on the pages like the carousel in springtime. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Ernst, the endearing blue crocodile (Ernst, 1989, etc.), reappears in this joyous, childlike tale that celebrates the power of the creative imagination to transform the broken into something new, wonderful and whole. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SUN BREAD by Elisa Kleven
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2001

"Though not an especially riveting story, the richly detailed illustrations, with the promise of an accompanying activity, hold alchemy of their own. (Picture book 4-7)"
The winter winds are whipping through the village, leaving everyone cold and disheartened—and the baker decides to change all that with a loaf of bread. Read full book review >