Search Results: "Eric Kester"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2012

"College humor is supposed to be a little lowbrow, but Kester is stuck in a mode of repetitive and ultimately tiring gags."
In which the author copes with attending the world's most demanding institution of higher learning by reducing it to middle-school jokes. Read full book review >

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COLOR COMMENTARY
by Julie Danielson

I’ve always found it difficult to answer the what’s-your-favorite-color question, as the answer depends entirely on my mood. (I like deep blues for more contemplative times, but I need sunny yellow to help wake me in the mornings.)

Perhaps it’s even harder for artists to pick a favorite color. Is it like asking them to pick a favorite child? I ...


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BOOK REVIEW

COUNTING DOGS by Eric Barclay
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 26, 2015

"A sense of fun, clear, uncluttered design, and construction that should hold up to heavy use make this board book's relatively high price well worth the extra expense. (Board book. 18 mos.-3)"
A book bound in a box, with layered die-cut board pages within, introduces a variety of animals for young children to practice counting. Read full book review >

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WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE ANIMAL? by Eric Carle
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 21, 2014

"This menagerie offers picture-book lovers of all ages a glimpse into each creator's style, personality and brand of humor. (biographies, photographs, websites) (Picture book. 4-8)"
Cause-related anthologies are challenging to do well, but this one (benefiting the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art) succeeds admirably—on multiple levels. Read full book review >

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MADDY KETTLE by Eric Orchard
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 2014

"A sweet-mannered debut with plenty of lift, despite the abrupt and wide-open ending. (Graphic fantasy. 8-10)"
Intrepid young Maddy encounters goblins, flying whales, and allies ranging from a friendly vampire bat to a pair of "cloud cartographers" in this kickoff chapter. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ARTIST WHO PAINTED A BLUE HORSE by Eric Carle
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Eye-catching fun. (Picture book. 2-5)"
This bright new entry by an old pro should find a place on the long shelf of picture books about animals and colors. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A KITTEN TALE by Eric Rohmann
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 8, 2008

"A winner for a winter storytime, this is as amusing as watching real kittens romp. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Once there were four kittens who had never seen snow. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TODAY IS MONDAY by Eric Carle
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 24, 1993

"Music included, but the song isn't sourced. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Carle's illustrations for this catchy, lighthearted cumulative song ("...today is Tuesday, Tuesday spaghetti, Monday string beans, All you hungry children Come and eat it up") originally appeared in 1977 as a frieze; they are even more welcome in this attractive book showing a porcupine eating the beans, an elephant slopping up Wednesday's "ZOOOOP," a cat snitching Thursday's roast beef, and so on. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SEE A HEART SHARE A HEART by Eric  Telchin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 6, 2012

"Stick with Tana Hoban's books on shapes found in everyday locations. While obviously a passion for the photographer, few others are likely to be charmed by this offering. (author's note, picture notes) (Picture book. 3-6)"
After noticing a heart-shaped puddle of melted ice cream at a friend's party, Telchin began to see heart shapes everywhere and to take pictures of them with his phone. Here, he shares some of his diverse collection of photographic images of hearts. Read full book review >

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FRANKIE PICKLE AND THE MATHEMATICAL MENACE by Eric Wight
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 26, 2011

"Ultimately, math teachers and parents might like this mildly amusing offering, but it just won't add up to much for many real-life Frankies. (Graphic hybrid. 7-10)"
Frankie Pickle, star of previous graphic-hybrid novels, is once again in, well, a pickle. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GRANDMA’S RECORDS by Eric  Velasquez
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2001

"Although we can't hear Grandma's song, this heart-felt story has a melody of its own. (author's note) (Picture book. 5-8)"
In his debut as an author, Velasquez, illustrator of The Sound That Jazz Makes (2000) tells an entertaining first-person story (presumably autobiographical) of an unnamed Puerto Rican boy in the '50s who spends every summer with his grandmother in Spanish Harlem. Read full book review >