Search Results: "Felicia Zekauskas"


BOOK REVIEW

BELLY BUTTON BOY by Peter Maloney
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"Not a first choice for all collections, but a book that grows on you, especially if you're six and hate baths. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Everyone knows a boy like Billy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: May 12, 2011

"A classy, well-turned piece of work. (Picture book. 3-5)"
American English, as a language, has much to answer for, not least being irregular plural nouns—foot, feet; mouse, mice; goose, geese—but this cut-above counting book explicates them by wedding the numbers two to ten to plurals while the number one introduces the singular of each. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"A mediocre text comprised of tortured meter makes this no easier on readers than the forced plot, but the illustrations are full of humor in the exaggerated lines of cartoons, and in the homely details: hair curlers, puffy slippers, and Kate's omnipresent hair bow. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A nonsensical rhyming tale of an unusual Christmas adventure shows the persistence of a heartbroken little girl trying to rescue Redbird. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HIS MOTHER’S NOSE by Peter Maloney
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"With its humor and gentle message of genetics, this is a story to be shared whenever the family photos get pulled off the shelf. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Dedicated to the people who have made them who they are, Maloney and Zekauskas's (Belly Button Boy, 2000, etc) latest offering celebrates the fact that there is ". . . a little bit of everybody in everybody." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIG HUGS, LITTLE HUGS by Felicia Bond
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 3, 2012

"Pass. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Bond, illustrator of the If You Give… series, falls short in her attempt to celebrate hugs of all kinds everywhere. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JUNA'S JAR by Jane Bahk
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2015

"While a little logically shaky, this fills a need for those children who find themselves adrift when their closest friends seemingly disappear. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A seemingly ordinary kimchi jar is anything but in this gentle tale of old friends and new. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BIG GREEN POCKETBOOK by Candice Ransom
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 30, 1993

"A cozy, satisfying tale of an orderly world—simply told and illustrated with pictures in which the cheerful faces and tidy, spacious design nicely reflect the text's sunny flavor. (Picture book. 3-7)"
When they board the bus to town, Mama takes her big blue pocketbook; the narrator's pocketbook is just like it—but green and empty. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DOWN HOME AT MISS DESSA'S by Bettye Stroud
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"These problems don't ruin the generous sentiments of the story, but they render them less forceful. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Two picture-book newcomers create a remembrance of a special friendship from a summer day in an African American community in the rural south of the 1940s. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TRACE ELEMENTS OF RANDOM TEA PARTIES by Felicia Luna Lemus
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Spry debut from a writer who's got the skills but needs to set her sights on bigger things."
A fiercely independent Chicana lesbian navigates the pleasures and perils (mostly the latter) of the Los Angeles dating scene. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TUMBLE BUMBLE by Felicia Bond
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Delicate, jaunty pictures make a companionable match. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A sly caper with a merry cast and fun that readers can count on. ``A tiny bug went for a walk./He met a cat and stopped to talk.'' Bug and cat bump into a crocodile, her friend the bee, and a baby pig (`` `Oink!' he squealed. `That was my tail!'/They apologized to no avail.''). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

YESTERDAY by Felicia  Yap
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"A twist in the final act can't save this over-the-top revenge tale."
In a world where long-term memory is a thing of the past, investigating a murder becomes a daunting prospect indeed. Read full book review >