Search Results: "Jane Marinsky"


BOOK REVIEW

JUST PERFECT by Jane Marinsky
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 4, 2012

"Since the shelves are crowded with titles in the preparing-for-the-new-baby genre, choose this only if there is room for one with its sophisticated tone in both voice and image. (Picture book. 3-5) "
Searching for a new family member, a little boy considers a number of animal choices before finding something "just perfect." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GOAT-FACED GIRL by Leah Marinsky Sharpe
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 3, 2009

Though Marinsky dresses the cast in traditional fairy-tale hose and flowing gowns, there's a distinctly modern cast to this arch rendition of an old tale. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NO MORE CUDDLES! by Jane Chapman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"A fully rounded, easily associative, and visually inviting story. (Picture book. 3-7)"
As everybody knows, a bigfoot likes his privacy, even if he is built to cuddle: snuggly, soft, and silky (at least those bigfeet like Barry, who evidently knows about bathing). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ROW, ROW, ROW YOUR BOAT by Jane Cabrera
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2014

"Sweet, if freighted. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Cabrera transmutes the simple children's song into a participatory singalong with a nod to wildlife diversity. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MILLIE FIERCE by Jane Manning
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 16, 2012

"The spiky, colorful art is more interesting than the plot, but Millie's fierceness in the middle will speak both to tots who've tried it and those who haven't. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Alluring, edgy watercolors with sharp angles show a tyke's transformation from mild to monstrous and back again. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I'M NOT SLEEPY by Jane Chapman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"An ideal story for those who prefer softer edges to their bedtime shenanigans. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A little owlet employs a big bag of tricks when Grandma tries to get him to settle down to sleep. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TEN IN THE BED by Jane Cabrera
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2006

"Yet, there's an engaging sense of rhythm and actions in the simple yet imaginative two-page spreads that is balanced by the safe and sunny atmosphere. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A dynamic version of the familiar counting ditty and storytime staple. Read full book review >

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OLD MOTHER HUBBARD by Jane Cabrera
adapted by Jane Cabrera, illustrated by Jane Cabrera
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2001

"Ex-toddlers will eat this up. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Cabrera (Dog's Day, 2000, etc.) illustrates this abbreviated adaptation of the nursery rhyme with broadly brushed, vibrantly colored scenes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CAT'S COLORS by Jane Cabrera
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 1997

"Impish and informational. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Those who think they've seen everything in the ubiquitous color concept-book genre haven't seen Cabrera's debut, an irresistible take on the subject. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE STORY OF CHRISTMAS by Jane Ray
adapted by Jane Ray, illustrated by Jane Ray
HOLIDAYS & FESTIVALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"An excellent choice for libraries and home collections. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 3+)"
An elegantly beautiful presentation of the text from Matthew and Luke (King James version), from the illustrator of an exceptionally handsome Noah's Ark (1990). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ZAK by Jane Lidz
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"He'll be a winner with dog-lovers. (Picture book. 6-10)"
Zak is a dog of uncertain lineage, wire-coated and curly- tailed, with floppy ears. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BAA, BAA, BLACK SHEEP by Jane Cabrera
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Another winner from Cabrera. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Who knew that one little girl with her basket of knitting needles could so tax the wool production of a generous black sheep? Read full book review >