Search Results: "Gary Clement"


BOOK REVIEW

OY FEH SO? by Cary Fagan
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"While the amusing scenario may prove to be more a nostalgia trip for adult readers than something today's kids will immediately recognize, they will appreciate the overall sentiment even if they miss the Yiddish essence. Nu? (Picture book. 5-7)"
Weekly Sunday visits from their two aunts and one uncle are so disagreeable that three children take steps to alter the atmosphere through some harmlessly exaggerated imitation. Read full book review >

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SWIMMING, SWIMMING by Gary Clement
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 12, 2015

"Friendship and a pool: the perfect summer combination, here captured to a T. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A quartet of friends—three boys and one girl—revel in the watery joys afforded by the local public pool. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JUST STAY PUT by Gary Clement
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1996

"Clement's witty illustrations depict Mendel sometimes towering over the village, sometimes in miniature among giants, always slightly dazed. (Picture book/folklore. 4-8)"
Chelm, that village of ``extremely silly'' (as Clement words it) folk, is the setting of a splendidly idiotic tale of Mendel, a lazy man with his head literally in the clouds. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A COYOTE SOLSTICE TALE by Thomas King
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"The skillfully rhymed text entertains while making a case for more important aspects of the season than acquiring expensive gifts, and Clement's humorous, cartoon-style illustrations in watercolor and ink add to the story's overall appeal. (Picture book. 4-9)"
This witty winter tale deftly skewers the materialistic aspect of the holiday season in a humorous, trenchant way. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE HOCKEY SONG by Stompin' Tom Connors
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 14, 2016

"Considerable fun, just like a game of shinny, and a reason to cut greenhouse-gas emissions that everybody can get behind. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The Canadian classic twanging salute to hockey, visually set to a gathering of outdoor puck-slingers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 26, 2006

"Wry fun for the early grades. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Two-Eyes lives with her two elder sisters, One-Eye and Three-Eyes, who make fun of her for not looking normal like they do. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TEN OLD MEN AND A MOUSE by Cary Fagan
ANIMALS
Released: March 13, 2007

"So share it, already. (Picture book. 7-9)"
The discovery of a mouse in the synagogue signals a break from the routine for the ten old men who gather there every night. Read full book review >

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FINDING BASQUIAT'S HUMANITY WITH JAVAKA STEPTOE
by Julie Danielson

The year 2016 has been a long and arduous one for many, so somehow it seems like an eternity ago to recall Spring, when I rounded up here at Kirkus some of Fall 2016’s best picture books, ones that I thought would make a splash when their time came. One of them was Radiant Child, Javaka Steptoe’s biography of the ...


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BOOK REVIEW

DRIVE by Nathan Clement
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"Indeed, in its strong, steady lines and depiction of a deeply pastoral Midwest, this offering could well be seen as the Great American Truck Book. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Striking graphics accompany a child's narration of a truck-driving dad's day at work, from his departure before dawn to his arrival home at the end of the day. Read full book review >

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CURIOSITY KILLED THE CAT SITTER by Blaize Clement
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 9, 2006

"An entertaining debut. Dixie is a complex, well-conceived character and the plot fast-moving and believable."
Sarasota, Fla., is a peaceful spot for a pet sitter until her job leads to murder. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TWENTY QUESTIONS by Alison Clement
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 11, 2006

"Although Clement (Pretty Is as Pretty Does, 2001) can get preachy about the oppressed poor and the evils of war, she wrestles eloquently with some meaty issues: lies, responsibility, chance."
An Oregon woman's life unravels as she grapples with the possibility that another woman was murdered because she was not. Read full book review >

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PAINTING THE STORY OF A SONG WITH CHARLOTTE RILEY-WEBB
by Julie Danielson

Gary Golio’s newest picture book is, in many ways, the biography of a song. Strange Fruit: Billie Holiday and the Power of a Protest Song, illustrated by Charlotte Riley-Webb, tells the story of how Holiday and Abel Meeropol—the son of Jewish immigrants, who was himself outraged by discrimination against African Americans in the 1930s—joined forces to create one of the ...


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