Search Results: "Erin Eitter Kono"


BOOK REVIEW

CATERINA AND THE BEST BEACH DAY by Erin Eitter Kono
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 19, 2015

"Children will especially appreciate seeing their wisdom validated in this sweet mother-son outing. (Picture book. 2-4)"
In this variation on a well-trodden theme, mother barn owl Caterina takes her son Leo to the beach. Read full book review >

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CATERINA AND THE PERFECT PARTY by Erin Eitter Kono
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 11, 2013

"In spite of a somewhat lackluster text, this is a refreshingly traditional antidote to electronic amusements. (Picture book. 3-5)"
The best-laid plans of mice and OCD birds…. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HULA LULLABY by Erin Eitter Kono
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: May 18, 2005

"Guaranteed to gently rock tiny tots to sleep. (author's note) (Picture book. Infant-3)"
A little girl crawls onto her mother's lap to listen to the ipu "thump tap thump-a-tap" and watch the hula dancers sway in this perfectly pitched tropical lullaby that captures the sounds, sights and scents of an island night. Read full book review >

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STAR BABY by Margaret O’Hair
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 17, 2005

"Basic baby rhyme books are a dime a dozen; this one's priceless. (Picture book. 3-7)"
"Hi baby / Up, baby / Sun, baby / Shine / Smile, baby / Laugh, baby / Hug, baby / Mine"—so go the first verses of this utterly winning baby-rocking ditty. Read full book review >

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THE TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS IN WISCONSIN by Erin Eitter Kono
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 13, 2007

"Visitors to the state and any student studying the state will find this an entertaining way to learn about Wisconsin. (state facts and famous figures) (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-10)"
Jake is excited that his friend, Emma, is coming to visit him. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EVERY COLOR by Erin Eitter Kono
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 15, 2016

"A bit touristy and perplexing in its lesson but cheerfully enjoyable—and worth it for that northern lights spread. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A polar bears searches for colors beyond white. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PASSOVER! by Roni Schotter
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2006

"Dull, though serviceable for the youngest. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Schotter describes in a simple, yet humdrum, rhyming chant, the celebration of Passover and the special Seder or dinner for a modern-day American Jewish family. Read full book review >

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GRANDMOTHER, HAVE THE ANGELS COME? by Denise Vega
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"We will set the world on fire,' an unarguably beautiful inspiration that needs a little tinkering and demystifying to work with its target audience. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Kono's flowing acrylics swirl about this bright, abstract tribute to an old woman's love for her little brown granddaughter, who thinks angels have made her wonderful grandmother the way she is: white hair, bowed back, slow step. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PUNK WIG by Lori Ries
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"This positive and upbeat approach to coping with cancer will be a welcome addition—younger than, but complimentary to Patricia Polacco's The Lemonade Club (2007). (Picture book. 5-8)"
A serious illness is given a lighthearted and encouraging treatment as a young boy relates how his mother is undergoing chemotherapy for cancer. Read full book review >

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TYING UP DEAD ENDS
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BOOK REPORT for Sorrow's Knot by Erin Bow

Cover Story:
Unadulterated Fantasy
Adoption Certificate: Eventually
Swoonworthy Scale: 2
Talky Talk: Brothers Grimm
Bonus Factors: Worldbuilding, Feminism, Legends
Relationship Status: Rebound


Cover Story:
Unadulterated Fantasy

This cover screams "FANTASY!" so hard, I'm surprised unicorns don't come running. The typeface! The mystical light! The vaguely ethnic ...


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SADDLE UP
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for Vengeance Road by Erin Bowman

Cover Story: Montell Jordan

BFF Charm: Eventually

Swoonworthy Scale: 5

Talky Talk: Howdy, Y’all

Bonus Factor: The Lost Dutchman, Wild West

Relationship Status:

 

Cover Story: Montell Jordan

YES. ALL THE YES. This cover is not only stunning and fits the story within to a T, but also it’s completely unique ...


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BOOK REVIEW

NELLIE AND THE BANDIT by Eileen Ross
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 14, 2005

"Kono's lively illustrations capture the spirit of frontier life and include African-American and Asian characters. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In Ross's sophomore effort, a young girl sets off to find her father, the sheriff, when she learns that the baddest bandit around has just escaped from jail. Read full book review >