Search Results: "Erika Oller"


BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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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 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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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THE BROKEN SPELL by Erika McGann
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"Thankfully, these young witches will return. (Urban fantasy. 10-14)"
Can five young witches trained only in the theory of their craft fend off the magical attacks of the Mirrorman? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TAKE THE BAI ROAD by Erika Mitchell
FICTION & LITERATURE

"Fast-paced, invigorating, and entertaining."
In the second installment of Mitchell's (Bai Tide, 2015, etc.) spy series, a CIA operative on an off-the-books mission tracks mysterious, cartel-affiliated cargo in Mexico. Read full book review >

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THE QUEEN OF THE TEARLING by Erika Johansen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 8, 2014

"A middling Middle Earth-ian yarn, then, that seems destined to be the next big thing among the Game of Thrones set."
Chick lit meets swords and sorcery in the perfect commodity for a hot demographic. Read full book review >

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FORCED TO FLEE by Erika Berg
Released: March 1, 2015

"An illuminating work of children's hardship and self-expression."
Debut author Berg edits a collection of art from young Myanmar refugees. Read full book review >