Search Results: "Emily Gravett"


BOOK REVIEW

ORANGE PEAR APPLE BEAR by Emily Gravett
ANIMALS
Released: May 22, 2007

"The creamy background and gray typeface complement the light lines and bright colors of the fruits, and the bear is a striking example of how, in this case at least, less is definitely more. (Picture book. 1-4)"
Loose line-and-watercolor illustrations ring the changes on all the possible combinations of the four title words in this deliciously playful romp. Read full book review >

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MONKEY AND ME by Emily Gravett
ANIMALS
Released: March 4, 2008

"Playfully set typography finishes off this fizzy offering, which is perfectly in tune with the way a child's imagination and a beloved toy are all the ingredients needed for happiness. (Picture book. 3-6)"
"Monkey and me, / Monkey and me, / Monkey and me, / We went to see, / We went to see some . . . / PENGUINS!" Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WOLVES by Emily Gravett
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2006

"Brilliant fun. (Picture book. 5-8)"
With a nod to David Wiesner's classic, The Three Pigs (2001), newcomer Gravett creates a postmodern story that can easily be enjoyed by a less sophisticated audience. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BEAR & HARE GO FISHING by Emily Gravett
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 7, 2015

"Funny and quick, with excellent art that's curbed by its tight frame. (Picture book. 2-5)"
An easygoing fishing trip yields unexpected catches. Read full book review >

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MATILDA'S CAT by Emily Gravett
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 18, 2014

"Even Matilda's cat would like this. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A master of animal countenance, Gravett pairs an expressive cat with a busy kid and winks at the difference between textual and visual message. Read full book review >

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BLUE CHAMELEON by Emily Gravett
ANIMALS
Released: March 8, 2011

"Both chameleons and friendship populate children's picture books liberally, but this one's well worth adding to the shelf. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A lonely chameleon pines for a pal. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TIDY by Emily Gravett
Kirkus Star
by Emily Gravett, illustrated by Emily Gravett
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 21, 2017

"Alarming, timely, gorgeous, and open-ended, allowing readers the time to think for themselves. (Picture book. 4-8)"
How tidy can a forest become and remain a forest? Read full book review >

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AGAIN! by Emily Gravett
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 16, 2013

"This little bit of bedtime foolery feels a little incomplete, but it should strike a chord—and it's far wittier than the similarly themed Go the Fuck to Sleep. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Gravett, that master of the metafictive die cut, returns for a savvy bedtime satire. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SPELLS by Emily Gravett
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 6, 2009

"A torn scrap on the endpaper explains it all, delicately hinting the criticality of reading the small print when casting spells. (Picture book. 3-6)"
What if you found a book of spells—but wished it were something else? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ODD EGG by Emily Gravett
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 27, 2009

"A gem of persistence and sweetness. (Picture book. 3-7)"
This simple plot, illustrated in delicately winsome pencil and buoyant watercolor, will make readers jump at the upshot—and return to be startled again. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE MOUSE’S BIG BOOK OF FEARS by Emily Gravett
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 16, 2008

"Timorous Mouse doesn't vanquish the worries but does weather the dangers, revealing a tiny final smile at an unexpected turnabout. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Under the guise of a self-help book whose instructions are obediently followed by a mouse taking notes on the pages, Gravett takes readers on an intense exploration of fear. Read full book review >

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LITTLE MOUSE'S BIG BOOK OF BEASTS by Emily Gravett
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"Sweet and silly, this metafictive romp is sure to please even the most anxious readers. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Little Mouse makes a triumphant return, this time trading a pen for a paintbrush to tackle fearsome foes. Read full book review >