Search Results: "Holly Zanville"


BOOK REVIEW

How the Dog Came to Live at the Z House by Holly Zanville
Released: Feb. 2, 2013

"A friendly, quirky book with a slow, steady rhythm all its own."
Zanville (How BJ Diana Came to Live at the Z House, 2012, etc.) offers a warm, realistic picture book about getting a new pet. Read full book review >

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How BJ Diana Came to Live at the Z House by Holly Zanville
Released: July 19, 2012

"A quirky story about a cat with a mind of her own."
An animal-loving family meets a spunky cat in an illustrated comedy of errors. Read full book review >

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SUMMER AT THE Z HOUSE by Holly Zanville
Released: Oct. 27, 2013

"A well-observed, colorfully illustrated book about a close-knit family's day-to-day life."
A little boy, his mom and assorted pets enjoy a summertime visit from Grandma in this warm chronicle of everyday family life, enlivened with vocabulary-rich text and quirky illustrations. Read full book review >

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HANSEL & GRETEL by Holly Hobbie
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 29, 2015

"A fine addition to the fairy-tale shelves. (Picture book/fairy tale. 4-8)"
Hobbie's stripped-down retelling of "Hansel and Gretel" maintains a high degree of fidelity to the classic fairy tale, while her illustrations reveal a rich array of artistic influences on her visual interpretation of the story. Read full book review >

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PEEK-A-BOO BUNNY by Holly Surplice
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 21, 2014

"Preschoolers who are just beginning to understand the game of hide-and-seek will find this irresistible. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A gray rabbit plays hide-and-seek with his forest friends in this delightfully illustrated, simple story with a bouncy, rhyming text. Read full book review >

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EVERYTHING BUT THE HORSE by Holly Hobbie
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 5, 2010

"They cannot compensate for the disappointing story, though. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Toot and Puddle's creator offers a nostalgic sucker-punch. Read full book review >

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PEARL’S NEW SKATES by Holly Keller
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2005

"Keller's tale is a wonderful antidote to discouragement and is bound to bolster any new athlete's faltering self-esteem. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Keller's tale of Pearl's struggles to master the slippery sport of ice skating has at its core a powerful message about perseverance. Read full book review >

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FARFALLINA & MARCEL by Holly Keller
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"This heartwarming, colorfully illustrated story underscores beautifully the power of true friendship without glossing over the reality that change is inevitable as friends grow and mature. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Farfallina the caterpillar and Marcel the gosling become fast friends when they meet during a rainshower, taking an immediate liking to one another. Read full book review >

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JOHN WILLY AND FREDDY McGEE by Holly  Meade
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Particularly remarkable is how Meade, through impressive cut-paper pictures, captures the guinea pigs in their vacant, caged stage, and then, with little anthropomorphization, fashions two personable adventurers, full of brio. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Meade (Minfong Ho's Hush!, 1996, etc.) solos for this fine adventure about John Willy and Freddy McGee, guinea pigs whose caged existence is boring. Read full book review >

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THE ONE AND ONLY by Holly Hobbie
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"Another satisfying, sympathetic addition to Hobbie's repertoire of slice-of-life tales. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In Hobbie's latest offering in the series, readers revisit a familiar, beloved character, Opal, as she adjusts to the obsessive presence of a new girl in school. Read full book review >

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THAT’S MINE, HORACE by Holly Keller
ANIMALS
Released: May 31, 2000

"Her cheerful menagerie of animals—Horace is a leopard, Walter a tiger, and the teacher a zebra—amuse and engage as readers learn a vital lesson. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Keller's (Jacob's Tree, 1999, etc.) popular preschool character Horace returns in a sympathetic tale about impulsive childhood theft. Read full book review >