Search Results: "Jane Vejjajiva"


BOOK REVIEW

THE HAPPINESS OF KATI by Jane Vejjajiva
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2006

"The child's decision, as she works her way through this tangle of vivid human emotion, forms the heart and climax of the tale. (Fiction. 9-12)"
A first novel, translated from Thai by its author, beautifully evokes the rich and flower-filled landscape of Thailand, while it explores the deepest of themes: love, loss, family and death. Read full book review >

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JANE FOSTER'S 123 by Jane Foster
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 7, 2015

"A fetching and effective introduction to the world of numbers. (Board book. 3 mos.-2)"
A simple and stylish counting book. Read full book review >

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COLD, CRUNCHY, COLORFUL by Jane  Brocket
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2014

"Teachers and parents eager for their children to experience the world in a different way will be thrilled. (Informational picture book. 3-7)"
Brocket's latest in the Clever Concepts series uses photographs to explore the five senses. Read full book review >

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DUCK SOCK HOP by Jane Kohuth
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 10, 2012

"A webbed-foot folly that makes a tale most jolly. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Put on your jazziest socks and get ready to bop, ‘cause it's duck hop time! Read full book review >

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THE APPLE-PIP PRINCESS by Jane Ray
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2008

"Ray's trademark illustrations of vibrant scenes and delicate details enliven this satisfying, original fairy tale. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Since the queen's death, the heart has gone out of the kingdom. Read full book review >

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OLD MACDONALD HAD A FARM by Jane Cabrera
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2008

"Nothing particularly original here, but a bright enticement to the very young to sing along, and learn about the farm animals. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Eye-catching illustrations enliven a children's musical classic. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BERYL by Jane Simmons
ADVENTURE
Released: March 1, 2010

"Overall, however, this is too grim to be a great read-aloud for her usual audience and too lacking in nuance to captivate older fantasy fans, so it's likely to have difficulty winning a wide readership. (Animal fantasy. 8-11)"
A brisk tale with black-and-white illustrations sprinkled throughout, this features talking animals, unlikely coincidences, a breathless narrative style and a message about the value of diversity. Read full book review >

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LITTLE BROWN BEAR AND THE BUNDLE OF JOY by Jane Dyer
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2005

"All the animals wear greeting-card clothing and are beyond cheerful, although older sibs may wonder about the whole I-go-for-a-walk-and-a-baby-sister-appears business. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Dyer's signature sunny, summery watercolors illustrate a fairly pedestrian take on the whole new-sibling genre, albeit with series regular Little Brown Bear. Read full book review >

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MOMMY, CARRY ME PLEASE! by Jane Cabrera
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2006

"Sure to carry the day. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Cabrera's latest offering details the many ways, and in some cases, the reasons why, animal Mommies carry their babies. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE PRINCESS AND THE PAINTER by Jane Johnson
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"Johnson's concept and pictures are marvelous, but they don't compensate for this ineptly written tale. (Historical fiction/Picture book. 3-8)"
Johnson (Bertie on the Beach, 1981, etc.) had a great idea: Take one of the world's most famous paintings and create a story around the characters portrayed in it. Read full book review >

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THE GIRL IN THE GOLDEN BOWER by Jane Yolen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"Dyer's illustrations, however, are enchanting. (Fiction/Picture book. 4-8)"
Another original fairy tale from the apparently bottomless imagination of Yolen (Here There Be Unicorns, p. 1546, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OLD BEAR’S SURPRISE PAINTING by Jane Hissey
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"Fans old and new will delight in the return of the pals. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Old Bear teaches his fellow toys (and young readers, too) a worthy lesson about the benefits of teamwork. Read full book review >