Search Results: "Fumiko Hayashi"


BOOK REVIEW

FLOATING CLOUDS by Fumiko Hayashi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2006

"An imperfect book that joins a tradition of tales of women done wrong and who, at least in some way, get even for their suffering, even if it doesn't make them any happier."
Newly translated Japanese novel from Hayashi (1903-51) offers a tragic love story set against a backdrop of war and occupation. Read full book review >

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THE FANTASTIC STAY-HOME-FROM-SCHOOL DAY by Nancy Hayashi
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1992

"Transitional readers will enjoy the good fun enhanced by Hayashi's comical b&w drawings in this fast-paced, entertaining story. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Events ``gang a-gley'' when Leona and next-door neighbor Eddie plot to stay home from school. Read full book review >

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WANDA’S MONSTER by Eileen Spinelli
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"A must for chasing away those nighttime jitters with a hearty dose of giggles. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A wonderfully insouciant approach to taking care of those pesky critters that lurk in closets. Read full book review >

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RAYMOND AND NELDA by Barbara Bottner
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2007

"Even though the scheme appears not to work at first, the story, along with art by Hayashi, gives an easy grasp of both sides of the misunderstanding, and provides a way out for any reader in the same fix. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Bottner's story of a friendship that has hit a snag is a very mild affair, as it doesn't present any new pathways to explore in this already heavily scrutinized terrain. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I CAN DO IT MYSELF! by Diane Adams
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: March 1, 2009

"The interplay between art and text will work well for the group reader who can enjoy the spontaneous giggles that will erupt at storytime or for one-on-one in-the-lap fun. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Emily Pearl is just big enough to terrorize the household with her can-do attitude: "And if just for one second her mom tries to help, / Emily says, ‘I can do it myself!' " As in this simple refrain, approximate and exact rhymes roll rhythmically along while Hayashi's watercolor, pen and colored-pencil art tells the real story. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I KNOW IT’S AUTUMN by Eileen Spinelli
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"This would go nicely with Cynthia Rylant's In November (2000) and Douglas Florian's Autumnblings (2003). (Picture book. 4-8)"
The dedication page and the one facing display pictures of a pumpkin and a gorgeous spray of chrysanthemums, so readers know right away they are in good hands. Read full book review >

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I WANT TO HELP! by Diane Adams
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"This misses the riotous humor and innocent naughtiness that make Olivia and Eloise such delicious fun. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Emily Pearl, that not-so-helpful but very independent girl, is back in her second outing, this time "helping" at school. Read full book review >

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MY TWO GRANDMOTHERS by Effin Older
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

Parents (and grandfathers, if any) stay in the background as a child gaily introduces her Grammy Lane and Bubbe Silver. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHAT DID YOU DO TODAY? by Kerry Arquette
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2001

"Working its way from the dog to the cat and on through a bee, a bear, an ant, a fish, and a bird, all bases are covered in this joyful romp. (Picture book. 3-5)"
All the animals on the farm are busy: the dog is deep into mischief, the cat is companionably teasing, whereas the pig practically glories in his cool mud, and all the other animals—and a child—report their activities in a swinging, compelling rhyme. Read full book review >

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CAMP K-9 by Mary Ann Rodman
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2011

"This empathetic tale should calm the nerves of all novice campers-to-be. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Can skittish Roxie keep her big secret from fellow summer campers? Read full book review >