Search Results: "Francesco Manetti"


BOOK REVIEW

WHAT WILL YOU GIVE ME? by Nandini Nayar
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 15, 2014

"A delightful offering that not only promotes imagination, but refreshingly includes Indian characters as well. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The third title in the Curious Sameer series from India exalts its protagonist's imagination in an effort to inspire those of its readers. Read full book review >

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WHAT WILL I BE? by Nandini Nayar
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 14, 2014

"The bold, textured paintings and obvious love shown between parent and child will attract readers and entice them to return. (Picture book. 3-6)"
In a narrative reminiscent of The Runaway Bunny, a young boy imagines escaping from his mother. Read full book review >

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WHAT COULD IT BE? by Nandini Nayar
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 14, 2014

"A guessing game that spurs imagination. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A big blue box is waiting for Sameer when he returns home from school, and he tries to guess what's inside. Read full book review >

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WHERE SHALL WE GO? by Nandini Nayar
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 15, 2014

"This otherwise successful series stumbles a bit in this outing. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The third offering in the Curious Sameer series from India invites readers to consider all the fun to be had during school vacations. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IQBAL by Francesco D’Adamo
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2003

"Although he was murdered for his efforts, Iqbal's life was not in vain; the accounts here of children who were liberated through his and activist adults' efforts will move readers for years to come. (Fiction. 10-14)"
This profoundly moving story is all the more impressive because of its basis in fact. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE STORY OF MY PURITY by Francesco Pacifico
Released: March 5, 2013

"A rambling satire that fails to clearly identify its targets."
Whatever happened to sex? A married right-wing Catholic rediscovers chastity in this slow tease of a novel from the Italian author. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HISTORY
Released: March 1, 1994

"As earlier, the utilitarian, bone-dry text is compacted to page-edge; still, those attracted by the splendid, Macaulay-style visual detail will also find plenty of solid facts to temper a Eurocentric curriculum. (Nonfiction. 10+)"
Another entry in the illustrator's series on representative fictional cities (Lebek: A City of Northern Europe; San Rafael: A Central American City [both by Xavier Hern†ndez et al.]; etc.). Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2005

"Still, there's enough content here to pay repeat visits, and, enhanced by the occasional pull tab, paper wheel or other special effect for variety, the dozens of acts of discovery that this encourages could well turn 'Spot' or 'Maisy' junkies into budding naturalists. (Picture book. 5-7)"
In this interactive countryside stroll, practically every rock, bush, cloud or tuft of leaves on each topical spread is a single or multilayered flap, beneath which lurks a common, simply drawn animal or plant, captioned by a morsel of natural history. Read full book review >

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THE OPEN OCEAN by Francesco Pittau
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 8, 2014

"An attention-getter thanks to trim size and eye-filling art—but not an attention-keeper. (Novelty nonfiction. 4-8)"
The author/illustrators' latest raft-sized display of animal portraits focuses on sea life, from oyster and sand hopper to blue whale. Read full book review >