Search Results: "Erika Oller"


BOOK REVIEW

THE CABBAGE SOUP SOLUTION by Erika Oller
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

"A clever story about cultivation, in more ways than one. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Elsie lives a simple life on a small farm where she grows many vegetables, but growing cabbages is what she does best. Read full book review >

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CATS, CATS, CATS! by Lesléa Newman
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2001

"A whimsical tale perfect for cat fanciers young and old. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A celebration of all things feline, this frisky, rib-tickling picture book unveils the secret life of cats. Read full book review >

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DOGS, DOGS, DOGS! by Lesléa Newman
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2002

"Another collaboration (on the subject of perennially popular pigs) is already in the works for this talented pair. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Newman and Oller (Cats, Cats, Cats!, 2001) join forces again for this canine counting exercise featuring a pack of extremely exuberant dogs of every size, shape, and shade. Read full book review >

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TOP BANANA by Cari Best
by Cari Best, illustrated by Erika Oller
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1997

"Oller's debut is a solid success: Her ink and watercolor monotypes, in a warm palette and full of throwaway humor, invest Flora and Benny—even Scarlett—with enough personality to carry a sequel. (Picture book. 5-9)"
A tongue-in-cheek tale of Flora Dora's pampered pet parrot, Benny, who is so smart he can read the newspaper (it has long lined the bottom of his cage). Read full book review >

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PIGS, PIGS, PIGS! by Lesléa Newman
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

Another exuberantly rhymed and illustrated animal invasion from the creators of Cats, Cats, Cats! (2001) and Dogs, Dogs, Dogs! (p. 738): "The pigs are coming to play, hooray! / The pigs are coming today. / We'd better take care to completely prepare, / A minute's too long to delay." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ERIKA-SAN by Allen Say
by Allen Say, illustrated by Allen Say
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 26, 2009

"Expert angles and a touching sense of stillness make this piece visually masterful even while conceptually disquieting. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Say's hallmark watercolors, beautifully composed and superbly detailed, illustrate this slightly unsettling shift of homeland. Read full book review >

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WHAT ERIKA WANTS by Bruce Clements
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 8, 2005

"The result shines through as the portrait of a real girl emerging from a life controlled by others into the beginnings of a life of her own. (Fiction. 12-14)"
Clements serves up a touching, realistic portrait of a shy high-school girl trapped between dueling parents. Read full book review >

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THE DOG WHO SANG AT THE OPERA by Jim West
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"A most excellent and humorous introduction to the world of opera. (Picture book. 4-10)"
Pasha is a beautiful Russian wolfhound, and she knows she's beautiful and perfect and a queen. Read full book review >

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THE SWAMP FOX by John Oller
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"A thoroughly researched biography, if a tad tendentious."
An admiring biography of Francis Marion (1732-1795), a military hero of the American Revolution. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 15, 2014

"A well-researched, thoughtful biography of a woman who 'became entirely her own person, a rare feat for women of her day.'"
Biography of the 19th-century socialite who made her way to or near "the center of more major events…than any woman and most men of her time." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AZAD'S CAMEL by Erika Pal
Kirkus Star
by Erika Pal, illustrated by Erika Pal
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Her heart-tugging tale also folds in a succinct social-studies lesson, and a brief afterword explains the controversial 'sport' of camel racing. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A kidnapped orphan races away to freedom. Read full book review >