Search Results: "Emma Bianchi"


BOOK REVIEW

THE COMET by Ivano Baldassarre
by Ivano Baldassarre, illustrated by Andrea Glioti, developed by bitLuna, translated by Emma Bianchi
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 13, 2012

"The irony of a story about digital distraction presented on the iPad won't be lost on readers, and, like a lot of the technology we have that's unaffected by passing comets, the app itself is a bit of a mixed blessing. (iPad storybook app. 3-7)"
Three kids—Anna, Gino and Mark—are stressed out by the demands of modern student life and the distractions of the digital age. Their lives are therefore improved when a passing comet renders all the technology in their town of Sourapple useless. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FLUTTERBY BUTTERFLY by Emma Parrish
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 21, 2015

"Flutterby Butterfly's mild mystery makes for good, interactive fun. (Board book. 1-3)"
This interactive board book is actually sturdy enough for young children to manipulate. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ORION AND THE DARK by Emma Yarlett
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2015

"A funny, savvy bedtime story that addresses common fears. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A friendly, benign-looking creature called the Dark takes the boy Orion on a fear-conquering adventure. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RUDIE NUDIE by Emma Quay
by Emma Quay, illustrated by Emma Quay
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2014

"A bracing burst of joie de vivre, ideal for any rude, nude, naked brood. (Picture book. 2-6)"
This Australian import features two imps who take a particular pleasure in gamboling about sans covering. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I LOVE BUGS! by Emma Dodd
by Emma Dodd, illustrated by Emma Dodd
ANIMALS
Released: March 15, 2010

"EWSLUGp1999 or Denise Fleming's taxonomically correct Beetle Bop (2007) as a springboard for an adjective lesson or on its own, this is just plain fun. (Picture book. 3-7)"
This young narrator loves bugs of all sorts, including several creepy-crawlies that are not bugs or even insects. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TIP TIP DIG DIG by Emma Garcia
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"With its arresting design and simple repetition, Garcia's bright book is perfectly pitched to its target audience, who will really dig it. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A colorful tour through a variety of construction vehicles. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I DON’T WANT A POSH DOG by Emma Dodd
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2009

"It should be a treat to children and older dog lovers alike. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The little girl in the red dress and red shoes knows exactly what kind of pooch she wants and exactly what she does not want. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DOG’S NOISY DAY by Emma Dodd
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"A story as gentle as a lamb, with loopy good-time characters—the type that have both eyes on one side of their head—but tricked out in high-saturation, energetic colors that light a fire under all the hee-haws and honks. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Read aloud, yes, but Dodd's tour of the farmyard, conducted by her friendly mutt who first taught colors and the alphabet (Dog's Colorful Day, 2001; Dog's ABC, 2002), is more a woof-quack-oink-baaa-moo-cock-a-doodle-doo aloud. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NIBBLES by Emma Yarlett
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"A delicious escapade that young librivores (to use a more logical coinage) will snap up. (Novelty picture book. 5-7)"
A voracious "bookivore" leaves ragged holes behind as it chews its way through an introduction to dinosaurs. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BLISTERED CAT by Chuck Bianchi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 7, 2007

"A deep-running, unaffected tale of growing up, as elementally touching as a Grandma Moses canvas."
A boy comes of age among a nicely sprawling cast of animated characters in a hardscrabble coal-mining town. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ENTERTAINER by Emma Dodd
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 2, 2015

"A pleasant party bonbon. (Picture book. 3-6)"
When the family hires the man in the big, brown bear suit to entertain at Billy's birthday party, many surprises follow. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WISH by Emma Dodd
by Emma Dodd, illustrated by Emma Dodd
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 8, 2015

"The sentiments are certainly sweet, but this vein may be just about played out. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Another in Dodd's series of diminutive picture books that celebrate the loving bond between an adult and a child. Read full book review >