Search Results: "Gillian Lobel"


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FOR EVERYONE TO SHARE by Gillian Lobel
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2008

"However, the overlong and repetitious text may leave young readers—and will more certainly leave their grown-ups—wishing they'd chosen something with rather more emotional complexity, such as Martin Waddell's Tiny's Big Adventure (2004). (Picture book. 3-5)"
While his sleeping brothers and sisters snuggle up to mother, Little Mouse ventures out of the cozy nest to discover new smells, the brightness of daylight, a furry coated buzzing bee, flowers, the sun in the bright blue sky, a blue-and-purple butterfly, singing birds, whispering grasses, starry daisies and dewdrops on a spider's web. Read full book review >

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MOONSHADOW’S JOURNEY by Gillian Lobel
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Although the paintings are lovely and convey a sense of movement and physical space, this is not a necessary purchase. (Picture book. 6-9)"
A formal text is enhanced by sweeping watercolor paintings in this odd tale of a young swan's first journey south just prior to the onset of winter. Read full book review >

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LITTLE HONEY BEAR AND THE SMILEY MOON by Gillian Lobel
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Just the right amount of fancy to enchant young readers. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Beguiled by the friendly twinkle of the moonlight, Little Honey Bear sets off on a jaunt to visit the moon. Read full book review >

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DOES ANYBODY LOVE ME? by Gillian Lobel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"A happy ending with a reassurance that, yes indeed, many people do love Charlie. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Poor Charlie is stuck with parents who have no appreciation for her wild, sometimes messy imagination in Lobel's amusing US debut. Read full book review >

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PLAYFUL PIGS FROM A TO Z by Anita Lobel
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 14, 2015

"Delightfully playful indeed. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Twenty-six pigs spend a glorious day playing with the alphabet. Read full book review >

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TAKING CARE OF MAMA RABBIT by Anita Lobel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"A sweet little family tale. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Who can make Mama Rabbit feel better? Read full book review >

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NINI HERE AND THERE by Anita Lobel
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2007

"Nini's expressions tell it all. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Nini, the cat from One Lighthouse, One Moon (2000), is dismayed when she sees piles of suitcases: Her family is going away—without her! Read full book review >

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AWAY FROM HOME by Anita Lobel
ABC BOOKS
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"A lovely book, wrought with exquisite care, with much to discover and ponder. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A name, an action, a city—that's all it takes for this gifted artist to devise an intriguing mini-drama for each letter; e.g., ``Edward escaped in Edinburgh'' or ``Henry hoped in Hollywood.'' Twenty-six children take their turns on a stage while six more respond with gusto from the front row. Read full book review >

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THE ROSE IN MY GARDEN by Arnold Lobel
Released: April 18, 1984

"An old English floral design, in effect, come to exuberant life."
A horticultural House That Jack Built—with the infectiousness of a nursery rhyme, an abundance of child-wise visual detail, a rousing return-to-square-one climax. Read full book review >

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NINI LOST AND FOUND by Anita Lobel
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 14, 2010

"She also introduces the joys of home, the thrill of freedom and the scariness of the unknown to young readers, who will strain to hear the calls of Nini's owners in the night. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Temptation leads Nini the tabby cat out an open door, away from her cozy house, through a vibrant garden and beyond, into dark woods. Read full book review >

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PIERROT'S ABC GARDEN by Anita Lobel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"Charming. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Another enchanting alphabet from the illustrator of On Market Street (1981, Caldecott Honor). Read full book review >

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THE DWARF GIANT by Anita Lobel
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: April 15, 1991

"Meanwhile, for children, a beautifully illustrated tale about a man bewitched, brought back to himself by his wife's courage and ingenuity. (Picture book. 5+)"
Set in Japan, a deeply felt variant on a classic theme that more often ends in tragedy. Read full book review >