Search Results: "Jerry Davis"


BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE CHICKEN'S BIG DAY by Jerry Davis
ANIMALS
Released: April 19, 2011

"Be sure to share with willful toddlers and rambunctious preschoolers—they will easily relate to Little Chicken. (Picture book. 1-4)"
A close-up of a neon-yellow chick beckons from the bright-blue front cover. Read full book review >

BLOG POST

JERRY SPINELLI
by Alex Heimbach

Jerry Spinelli first met Ellen Adams 15 years ago in his hometown of Norristown, Pennsylvania. She introduced herself and explained that she too had grown up in town, in fact, just about a mile from where they were standing, in the county jail. Her father had been the warden, so his family had lived in quarters right above the main ...


Read the full post >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LITTLE MATCH GIRL by Jerry Pinkney
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"The result is so affecting that some will believe they're encountering this story for the very first time. (Picture book/folklore. 5-9)"
Pinkney's deeply moving treatment of Andersen's classic tale moves the events to an urban America of the 1920s. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SAMMY SALAMI by Jerry Smath
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"A fun scrambled story—no baloney. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When the owner of Pete's Diner finds an orange, tiger-striped and scrawny cat in his garbage can, he names him Salami, after the cat's favorite food. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE UGLY DUCKLING by Jerry Pinkney
adapted by Jerry Pinkney, illustrated by Jerry Pinkney
Released: March 1, 1999

"A spirited, artistic adaptation, and a welcome addition to the shelves. (Picture book/folklore. 3-9)"
Outstanding illustrations and some new characters make Pinkney's retelling of a familiar tale memorable. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LITTLE RED HEN by Jerry Pinkney
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2006

In this pointed retelling of the familiar tale, Pinkney expands the cast by giving the industrious title bird a bevy of chicks, plus not three but four indolent animal neighbors, all of which are drawn naturalistically and to scale in big, comical farmyard watercolors. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GRASSHOPPER & THE ANTS by Jerry Pinkney
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 7, 2015

"From an unparalleled artist, another brilliant work. (Picture book/folk tale. 3-6)"
Caldecott Medalist Pinkney returns to Aesop, recasting the familiar fable as a meditation on the importance of sustaining both body and soul. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE TORTOISE & THE HARE by Jerry Pinkney
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"A captivating winner—start to finish! (artist's note, design notes) (Picture book/folk tale. 3-6)"
With luminous mixed media pictures, a short, carefully meted-out text and a Southwestern U.S. setting, Pinkney (The Lion and the Mouse, 2009) takes on another of Aesop's fables—marvelously. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PUSS IN BOOTS by Jerry Pinkney
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 13, 2012

"Handsomely turned out, as can be expected…but Pinkney himself notes that he studied over 20 illustrated editions of the story before producing one of his own, and he offers nothing particularly fresh. (Picture book/folk tale. 7-10)"
A retold but intact version of the familiar tale, given the customary early-18th-century setting in illustrations crowded with figures and period detail. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LETTERS FROM HILLSIDE FARM by Jerry Apps
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 16, 2013

"Neither George's experiences nor the author's pedagogical additions offer much to engage readers' hearts or minds. (Historical fiction. 10-12)"
Faint echoes of the middle volumes of the Little House series are all that animate this bland, Depression-era epistolary tale. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOVE, STARGIRL by Jerry Spinelli
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 14, 2007

"Those meeting Stargirl here for the first time will want to read the previous work to see if Leo is worthy of her devotion. (Fiction. 11-14)"
Fifteen-year-old Susan "Stargirl" Caraway has moved to Pennsylvania, but as independent and free-spirited as she is, she can't seem to let go of Arizona and her old boyfriend Leo Borlock. Read full book review >