Search Results: "Iza Trapani"


BOOK REVIEW

OLD KING COLE by Iza Trapani
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"A pleasant-enough diversion. (Picture book. 3-5)"
What can all the characters in Mother Goose's world do when the reveler in chief runs out of revelry? Read full book review >

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FROGGIE WENT-A-COURTIN’ by Iza Trapani
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2002

"This is a highly enjoyable composite of visually pleasing illustrations and light, catchy text. (Picture book. 2-7)"
In this endearing adaptation of a traditional Scottish folk song, Froggie searches the small animal kingdom for his wife. Read full book review >

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LITTLE MISS MUFFET by Iza Trapani
retold by Iza Trapani, illustrated by Iza Trapani
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"Those with similar fears may feel empathy for Miss Muffet's plight; others will just giggle at the improbability of it all. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The most famous scaredy-cat of them all experiences fright after fright before finally getting to enjoy her curds and whey. Read full book review >

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HAUNTED PARTY by Iza Trapani
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2009

"8216;Trick or Treat,' ' a speedy countdown of terrified party guests begins, a last wicked surprise keeping the book from cloying like too much candy corn. (Picture book. 4-7)"
One ghost invites two "spooky skeletons," three "gruesome goblins" and so on up to nine "morbid mummies," all of whom have a rocking good time playing pin-the-tail-on-the-werewolf and smashing pumpkins. Read full book review >

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OLD MACDONALD HAD A…ZOO? by Iza Trapani
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"A wild time on the MacDonald farm, with music included at the close. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Old MacDonald had a—kangaroo?!? Read full book review >

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THE BEAR WENT OVER THE MOUNTAIN by Iza Trapani
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"A fine addition to the storytime shelf. (Picture book. 1-4)"
Seasons and senses and bears, oh my! Read full book review >

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GABE AND GOON by Iza Trapani
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 5, 2016

"A familiar message, but also a crucial and timely one, charmingly presented. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Could the sleeping child and the monster in the closet possibly become best friends? Read full book review >

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RUFUS AND FRIENDS by Iza Trapani
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"A winner. (Picture book/poetry. 4-7)"
Adventures in elementary school, through the eyes of eager canine students and told in bouncy verse. Read full book review >

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RUFUS AND FRIENDS by Iza Trapani
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2008

"Trapani is a staple for young children—don't miss this one. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Trapani continues her trademark extensions of beloved nursery tales and songs with this latest, a collection of 14 tongue tanglers. Read full book review >

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THE CLAN OF THE CAVE BEAR by Jean M. Auel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1980

"But it's all written with nerveless esprite admirable scenery, swell sex, convincing artifacts and survival modese and, when clubbed on by heavy publisher advertising, this first novel (first of six in a projected early-man series) may well prove curiously primitive enough to catch on in a big way."
If you hopped along with Watership Down or whooped it up with Hanta Yo, you might just go for this startling novelty item which, like a statuette of Venus de Milo with a clock in her stomach, unites the informative with a livelier art: anthropological speculations about the Ice Age illustrated by the odyssey of a remarkably sophisticated Clan of Neanderthals and their Cro-Magnon foundling, Ayla. Read full book review >