Search Results: "Elise Hofer Derstine"


BOOK REVIEW

MUSIC EVERYWHERE! by Maya Ajmera
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 25, 2014

"A medley perfectly tuned. (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
"We love music!" Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"Creative teachers, librarians and parents will be able to use this book to start a number of different conversations, but descriptions of the clothing and their special meanings (if only for adult users) would greatly increase this book's value. (Informational photo essay. 4-7)"
By focusing this visually stunning book on "dressing up" rather than on the broader topic of clothing, the authors enjoy the freedom of selecting striking photographs of children dressed in traditional clothing, theatrical costumes and masks and school and sports uniforms. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE THREE DOTS by Elise Primavera
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 14, 1993

"Media-conscious readers will laugh at the droll ads and celebrity caricatures in Primavera's exuberant, cartoony illustrations, and enjoy the simple, feel-good story. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Vigorously told, hilariously illustrated: the tale of three spotted friends—Henry, Sal, and Margaret (frog, moose, and duck)- -united by their twin passions for donuts and music, then reunited, after a falling out, by their mutual regard. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IF YOU EVER WANT TO BRING A PIANO TO THE BEACH, DON'T! by Elise Parsley
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 3, 2016

"A delightful demonstration of just one of many things not to take to the beach; the brainstorming possibilities are endless. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The voice of experience (about alligators at school) this time deals with her inability to leave her beloved piano at home while visiting the beach. Read full book review >

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IF YOU EVER WANT TO BRING A CIRCUS TO THE LIBRARY, DON'T! by Elise Parsley
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2017

"Librarians will love sharing this story, maybe. Their listeners will love hearing it, definitely. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Quiet in the library? Not while Magnolia is in action! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE FLY by Elise Gravel
by Elise Gravel, illustrated by Elise Gravel
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 11, 2014

"Gross-out potential, for sure—but also likely to give larval entomologists a mild buzz. (Picture book. 5-7)"
The author of the rousingly revolting Day in the Office of Doctor Bugspit (2011) dishes out more dirt with this appetite-spoiling introduction to the ubiquitous fly clan. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AUNTIE CLAUS by Elise Primavera
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 6, 2009

"As is often the case with later entries in a series, the bloom is off the (Christmas red) rose with this overblown effort. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Santa Claus's big sister is back for a third holiday adventure with her great-niece Sophie (Auntie Claus, 1999). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I WANT A MONSTER! by Elise Gravel
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2016

"Though not quite as much fun as Gravel's Disgusting Critters series, this offering will still elicit chuckles from the younger set. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Snaggle-toothed, asymmetrical, bug-eyed monsters abound in this not-so-subtle "A pet is a big responsibility" primer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OLGA AND THE SMELLY THING FROM NOWHERE by Elise Gravel
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 14, 2017

"A bubble-gum crowd pleaser with wide audience appeal. (Graphic/fiction hybrid. 7-10)"
A young girl who prefers science to people discovers an adorable and smelly little creature. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

POETRY SPEAKS TO CHILDREN by Elise Paschen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"Sure to please teachers, parents and children who might not yet know how much they need poetry, and how much they will love it. (Poetry. 7-12)"
This is jolly and good, a fine thing in an anthology. Read full book review >