Search Results: "Grace Maccarone"


BOOK REVIEW

THE THREE BEARS ABC by Grace Maccarone
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"By no means is this an introduction to the fairy tale. The book would be best used as a guessing game or a writing device for kids who already know the story. (Picture book/fairy tale. 6-8)"
Can the classic story of Goldilocks be parsed into an alphabet book—successfully? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE THREE LITTLE PIGS COUNT TO 100 by Grace Maccarone
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Count on other retellings for the fractured-fairy-tale shelf. (Math picture book. 3-6)"
The three little pigs take on math. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MISS LINA'S BALLERINAS AND THE WICKED WISH by Grace Maccarone
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"Applause for another lovely production from the author-and-illustrator duo. (glossary of ballet terms, summary of The Sleeping Beauty ballet) (Picture book. 3-8)"
One of Miss Lina's nine lovely ballerinas suffers pangs of jealously when casting is announced for The Sleeping Beauty. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MR. HAPPY AND MISS GRIMM by Antonie Schneider
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2015

"Stick with the old standby: Roger Hargreaves' Mr. Happy (1980). (Picture book. 4-7)"
Attitude rubs off in this peculiar German import first published as Herr Glück & Frau Unglück.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE COWBOY by Hildegard Müller
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2015

"It's rare to find a real story in a book that brand-new readers can tackle alone—Anna and Toto and the cowboy certainly deliver. (Early reader. 3-5)"
In this German import, Little Anna and her dog have an adventure at the beach. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OLGA THE CLOUD by Nicoletta Costa
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"A beguiling ode to gentle rain. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A cloud's gotta do what a cloud's gotta do. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RABBIT AND THE NOT-SO-BIG-BAD WOLF by Michaël  Escoffier
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2013

"In offering three distinct viewpoints, this curious piece makes a splendid conversation-starter. (Picture book. 3-6)"
An unseen narrator slyly frightens a rabbit by describing the not-very-wolflike characteristics of an approaching wolf. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MISS LINA'S BALLERINAS by Grace Maccarone
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 26, 2010

"The little girls, nicely multiethnic, have personality, and young readers, budding ballerinas or not, will enjoy the details of the ballet studio and the joie de vivre of the nine young ladies. (Picture book. 3-6)"
In an infectiously rhyming text not a little reminiscent of Madeline, eight little girls ranging in name from Christina and Edwina to Marina and Nina all study ballet in Messina. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE NUTCRACKER by Grace Maccarone
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"A disappointing effort that fails to capture the magic inherent in the ballet. (bibliography) (Picture book. 5-8)"
This large-format retelling of the story from the popular holiday-season ballet focuses on the family party scene and the battle between the mice and the soldiers, with just a brief concluding visit to the Land of Sweets. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MISS LINA'S BALLERINAS AND THE PRINCE by Grace Maccarone
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 11, 2011

"Welcome Tony Farina to Miss Lina's, and join the applause for a lovely and lively story. (glossary) (Picture book. 3-7)"
The nine lovely little girls are back and what a joy—for there's a new student joining their ranks, and he's a boy! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A CHILD’S GOOD NIGHT PRAYER by Grace Maccarone
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"A gentle reminder for youngsters (and adults, too) to be grateful for the small things. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A sweet ode of gratitude for the simple pleasures in a child's life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BUTTERFLY'S SURPRISE by Grace Maccarone
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 2, 2016

"Flutter by it. (Board book. 2-4)"
A sparkly, smiling butterfly looks for a present that "Mommy and Daddy" butterfly have hidden in this lift-the-flap board book. Read full book review >