Search Results: "Eric Shanower"


BOOK REVIEW

DOROTHY AND THE WIZARD IN OZ by L. Frank Baum
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 26, 2013

"An enjoyable continuation of the series, it raises high hopes for the subsequent volumes. (Graphic adaptation. 10 & up)"
Dorothy and her friends, both old and new, return to Oz in this illustrated whimsical adventure. 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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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

THE NONSENSE SHOW by Eric Carle
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"A picture book made to incite pleasure and joy. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The celebrated picture-book artist enthusiastically joins the nonsense tradition. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FRANKIE PICKLE AND THE CLOSET OF DOOM by Eric Wight
ANIMALS
Released: May 5, 2009

"The diagram of Frankie's newly organized room might provide inspiration for kids with their own Room of Doom—when they've stopped snickering, that is. (Fiction. 7-10)"
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BOOK REVIEW

10 LITTLE RUBBER DUCKS by Eric Carle
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"Audiences of one or many will enjoy it, especially if they get to press the duck and make him squeak. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Ten rubber ducks are packed in a box and tied to a boat. Read full book review >