Search Results: "Hiroe Nakata"


BOOK REVIEW

ALL OF BABY, NOSE TO TOES by Victoria Adler
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2009

"This intuitive picture book exposes children to the beauty of language, their bodies and a communal expression of love. (Picture book. 0-3)"
Speech pathologist Adler harnesses her knowledge of language to introduce baby's cutest body parts (all of them) through playful sounds, words, beats and rhyme. Read full book review >

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GOT TO DANCE by M.C. Helldorfer
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 11, 2004

"The story strains for agility and comes across as rather pedestrian, but the bouncy illustrations are full of razzle-dazzle that fulfills the promise of the title. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Nakata's joyously exuberant watercolor illustrations flow gracefully throughout this story of an African-American child's summer day filled with playful dance movements. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SHOE BOP! by Marilyn Singer
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2008

"This sparkling tale serves as a fun introduction to poetry as well as a paean to the undeniable appeal of new shoes. (Picture book/poetry. 4-8)"
Singer weaves a collection of fanciful poems into a clever salute to shoes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WINTER FRIENDS by Mary Quattlebaum
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 11, 2005

"Not essential, but fun. (Picture book/poetry. 5-8)"
An uneven collection of poems tells the story of one winter day spent playing outside and making new friends. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GARDEN THAT WE GREW by Joan Holub
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

Holub (Scat, Cats!, above, etc.) uses a rhyming, patterned text to follow a group of five young children experiencing the growth cycle with pumpkins, from planting seeds all the way through to jack-o'-lanterns, pumpkin bread, and seeds saved for next year's garden. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DUCK DUNKS by Lynne Berry
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2008

"After a read or three, listeners will chant right along, hoping there are more outings planned for this ducky family. (Picture book. 2-5)"
"Ducks in swimsuits. One with a float / One with a kite and cakes in a tote. / Five with towels—one towel each! / Five little ducks on their way to the beach." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DUCK SKATES by Lynne Berry
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Storytimers will have just one word for you when you finish this: AGAIN! (Picture book. 3-5)"
Five ducklings could not be more excited over the hefty snowfall outside their windows. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TELL ME MY STORY, MAMA by Deb Lund
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2004

"Warm-hearted and compassionate, this tale is ideal for sharing with expectant siblings, who will appreciate this subtle reminder of their own individuality. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Awaiting the arrival of her sibling, a young toddler is regaled with tales of the story regarding her own birth. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BABY SHOES by Dashka Slater
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2006

"Fast-moving rhyme and playful illustrations invite kids on the go to scuff, scrape and have a blast breaking them in. (Picture book. 2-6)"
What happens when an active toddler gets a pair of brand-new shows? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PAJAMAS ANYTIME by Marsha Hayles
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"Fittingly illustrated by pajama designer Nakata, this looks to be a fun choice for bedtime, but the slight story makes it a title most libraries can do without. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A little pajama-clad boy recalls special times through out the year when he can wear his cozy and colorful pajamas. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DON’T STEP ON THE SKY by Miriam Chaikin
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"EWSLUGp1998. (Poetry. 6-10)"
Chaikin (Clouds of Glory, 1998, etc.) defines haiku in traditional form in her introduction and goes on to say that today haiku does not always follow that three-line, seventeen-syllable model. Read full book review >