Search Results: "Jerry Pallotta"


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

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

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 >

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 >

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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

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

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 >