Search Results: "Greg Pizzoli"


BOOK REVIEW

TEMPLETON GETS HIS WISH by Greg Pizzoli
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 12, 2015

"Moderately inspired but tired all the same. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Pizzoli's young cat, Templeton, gets what he wishes for, with predictable results. Read full book review >

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NUMBER ONE SAM by Greg Pizzoli
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 13, 2014

"A polished work, from the words to the finish on the race cars. (Picture book. 3-5)"
There's more than one way to be the big dog in the little bestiary. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: March 10, 2015

"An appealingly colorful, deadpan account of a remarkably audacious and creative criminal. (glossary, bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 7-9)"
Geisel winner Pizzoli turns from early readers to biography with this story of a consummate 20th-century con man. Read full book review >

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THE WATERMELON SEED by Greg Pizzoli
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 14, 2013

"A humorous vignette with deliciously bright colors that leap from the page. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A watermelon-loving crocodile worries over a swallowed seed in this balmy tale. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NOT VERY SCARY by Carol Brendler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 12, 2014

"A terrific Halloween title to share with those readers who prefer giggles to shivers. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Monster Melly is invited to her cousin Malberta's house "on the scariest night of all." On her way, she notices she is being followed. Why? More importantly: by what? Read full book review >

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JUST ITZY by Lana Krumwiede
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"Spidery good fun with a can-do message. (Picture book. 4-7)"
This book that combines nursery rhymes and folk songs about spiders with a first-day-of-school story about not giving up offers a little something for everyone. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GOOD NIGHT OWL by Greg Pizzoli
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 19, 2016

"A funny tale about stress and an ever upping ante, with a comforting end. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Something is preventing Owl from falling asleep. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE QUEST FOR Z by Greg Pizzoli
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 13, 2017

"A superb snapshot of an adventurer. (author's note, appendix, glossary, selected sources) (Picture book/biography. 7-12)"
Pizzoli resurrects an early-20th-century mystery in this riveting portrait of Percy Fawcett, a renowned British explorer who vanished during an ill-fated hunt for a "lost" city. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHAT'S A BANANA? by Marilyn Singer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 30, 2016

"Quick but savory fare, both sonic and visual, for pre- or newly independent readers. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Two award winners pair wordplay and food play. Read full book review >

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DRAGON WAS TERRIBLE by Kelly DiPucchio
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 23, 2016

"This is one terribly good dragon tale that will leave readers laughing and with an appreciation for the healing power of a good book. (Picture book. 3-8)"
In this comical tale, one kingdom is fed up with its disobedient dragon. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NEW YORK by Jennifer Adams
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 11, 2017

"Sure to promote toddler wanderlust; here's hoping more excursions are en route. (Board book. 1-3)"
The youngest tourists can take a nibble out of the Big Apple in this first installment of the My Little Cities series. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I LOVE YOU LIKE A PIG by Mac Barnett
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"This may leave readers pondering the many forms that love can take, but when is that ever a misstep? (Picture book. 3-7)"
Love doesn't always make sense. Read full book review >