Search Results: "Geraldo Valerio"


BOOK REVIEW

THE HUNGRY GHOSTS by Julius Lester
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Aug. 1, 2009

"Not just for Halloween, it's a solid, not-too-scary ghost story for any season. (Picture book. 5-9)"
When a sudden cold breeze wakes Malcolm David out of a sound sleep, he suspects ghosts and asks his ringring bird to wake him the next night "between Not-Yet-Yesterday and Almost-Tomorrow" to investigate. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALL ABOARD FOR DREAMLAND! by Melanie Harby
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: June 3, 2008

"Valério's brightly colored, stylized paintings, textured with visible brushstrokes and the occasional cutout piece of graph paper, are just jaunty enough to fuel this giddy trip to Dreamland. (Picture book. 2-4)"
"All aboard for Dreamland!" is the clarion call of this rhythmic bedtime read-aloud that opens with a giant megaphone blaring out a wavy set of railroad tracks. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHEN YOU ARE HAPPY by Eileen Spinelli
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2006

"Luminous illustrations in glowing, jeweled tones are filled with flowing lines that establish a dreamy quality, softening the lines between fantasy and reality. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A grinning girl with golden hair floats through the night sky on the star-spangled cover of this lyrical look at the power of a supportive family. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DO YOU HAVE A HAT? by Eileen Spinelli
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"With a line or two of background for each historical figure supplied on the endpapers, this nicely expands the 'hats as occupational markers' theme in Ann Morris's Hats, Hats, Hats (1989), and others. (Picture book/nonfiction. 6-8)"
In bouncy rhyme, Spinelli invites younger readers to contemplate the many shapes and uses of headgear throughout history, drawing on specific examples from Abe Lincoln to Carmen Miranda: "John Chapman had a hat. / They say he wore a cooking pot. / Some folks believe that, some do not. / If true—he was a sight indeed— / a pot-topped sower of apple seed. / Do YOU have a hat?" Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IT’S MOVING DAY! by Pamela Hickman
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2008

"He uses naturalistic swathes of color to portray the seasons and the animals, excellently conveying birth, renewal and the passage of time—indeed, the vivid and kinetic paintings are the real standout. (Picture book/nonfiction. 4-7)"
A variety of the animals that burrow into the earth for various purposes are the focus of this science picture book for very young children. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"The telling is rich with a storyteller's voice and sound effects, while Valério's bright blues and yellows span the spreads with broad, brush strokes that mirror the setting of this symbiotic, ecology folktale. (source notes) (Picture book/folktale. 5-8)"
This third collaboration between author and illustrator (Conejito, 2006, and Go to Sleep, Gecko!, 2007) derives from Micronesia, specifically the Marshall Islands. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GO TO SLEEP, GECKO! by Margaret Read MacDonald
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Valério's bright acrylics, full of goofy grins and exaggerated noses, highlight the humor of this bouncy ecological fable. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A Balinese folktale begins one starry night when the gecko complains to the elephant, who is the village boss, that he can't sleep because of the blinking of the fireflies. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CONEJITO by Margaret Read MacDonald
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2006

"A lively, and less violent, variation on Betsy Bang's Bengali version, The Old Woman and the Red Pumpkin (1975), illustrated by Molly Garrett Bang. (source note) (Picture book/folktale. 6-8)"
MacDonald weaves context-translated Spanish and a simple campfire song into this easy-to-learn tale of a young rabbit who outwits three predators with some help from his canny Auntie. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JUMP, LEAP, COUNT SHEEP! by Geraldo Valério
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 2017

"A gentle charmer ideal for the youngest animal lovers, no matter which side of the border they inhabit. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Although the fauna presented in this simple counting book are not uniquely Canadian, the youngest animal lovers in Canada and beyond will appreciate the opportunity to practice a new skill. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TURN ON THE NIGHT by Geraldo Valério
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"More than a bedtime story: a treat from a masterful artist. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A little girl falls asleep—clutching her picture book and her stuffed-animal hen—and a joyous, wordless adventure unfolds. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY BOOK OF BIRDS by Geraldo Valério
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2016

"A delight to browse, the book also provides resources to further engage budding ornithologists. (glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 8-16)"
An album of North American birds from a Brazilian-Canadian illustrator. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MOOSE, GOOSE, ANIMALS ON THE LOOSE! by Geraldo Valério
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 2016

"Readers will enjoy identifying the cold-weather creatures and their outstanding attributes. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Canadian animals frolic across the pages and through the letters of the alphabet. Read full book review >