Search Results: "Jerry Pallotta"


BOOK REVIEW

DORY STORY by Jerry Pallotta
Released: Feb. 1, 2000

"A charming fish tale about the one—the boy—that got away. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Who is next in the ocean food chain? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SKULL ALPHABET BOOK by Jerry Pallotta
ABC BOOKS
Released: July 1, 2002

"Touches of offbeat humor are found throughout, showing that for those who use their heads, science can be both educational and fun. (Picture book/nonfiction. 4-9)"
Pallotta continues his series of scientifically oriented alphabets (The Jet Alphabet Book, 1999, etc.), with this skillfully illustrated volume focused on mammal skulls as the underlying structure. Read full book review >

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BUTTERFLY COLORS AND COUNTING by Jerry Pallotta
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2013

"Glowing art and simple concept presentation—just right for the target audience—may make counters and butterfly enthusiasts out of readers. (Board book. 6 mos.-3)"
A lovely and simple concept book covering counting and colors for the youngest butterfly spotters. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BUTTERFLY COUNTING by Jerry Pallotta
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 10, 2015

"This welcome reworking of the author's earlier Butterfly Counting Book (1998) and board book ButterflyColors and Counting (2013) offers learning opportunities galore. (Informational picture book. 4-7)"
An unusual butterfly book introduces facts about the insects, portrays 24 different species, gives the word for "butterfly" in 27 languages other than English, and counts up from zero to 25. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JERRY ENGELS by Thomas Rogers
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2005

"Brings to mind the youthful, love-aching heroes of Fitzgerald and Bellow, among others."
Rogers's long-time-coming follow-up to At the Shores (1980) pursues the ever-puerile, faintly touching adventures of die-hard romantic Jerry Engels, now a junior at Penn State in the fall of 1951. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE VERY BERRY COUNTING BOOK by Jerry Pallotta
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2017

"A simple, elegant book. (Board book. 2-4)"
Children can learn to count from one to 10 in a berry appetizing way. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OCEAN COUNTING by Jerry Pallotta
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"Okay nature study, barely passable math. (Picture book. 4-9)"
Pallotta turns to ocean-animal facts for his latest concepts offering: odd numbers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2010

"Lakers diehards and hoops historians should give it a shot, but others may pass."
In-depth biography of one of the NBA's greatest players and executives. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

YOUNG JERRY FORD by Hendrik Booraem V
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2013

"A revealing portrait of the formative years of a future president of the United States. (Biography. 10-14)"
A vivid, colorful and insightful biography of the 38th president of the United States looks at his childhood and adolescence. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE AIRPLANE ALPHABET BOOK by Jerry Pallotta
ABC BOOKS
Released: March 1, 1997

"They also explain various technical terms: hangar, fuselage, cockpit, control tower, etc. Bolster's accompanying artwork is paintbox bright, suffusing the planes with character and purpose. (Picture book/nonfiction. 3-8)"
An ABC book powered by aircraft. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JERRY LEE LEWIS by Rick Bragg
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 28, 2014

"From a skilled storyteller comes this entertaining, sympathetic story of a life flaring with fire, shuddering with shakin'."
An iconic rocker receives a warm, admiring biography from a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author. Read full book review >