Search Results: "Jez Alborough"


BOOK REVIEW

NAT THE CAT'S SUNNY SMILE by Jez Alborough
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"Nat's sunny smile is hard to resist. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Who wouldn't smile at a day of picnic fun? Read full book review >

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FIX-IT DUCK by Jez Alborough
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2002

"And somehow it all seems quite plausible, which gives this installment that much more of a kick for young readers and their fix-it parents. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Alborough's Duck (Duck in the Truck, 2000) is a forgetful, accident-prone goofball, but with his can-do enthusiasm and his watch cap and tool chest, he has the charm of a French comedian. Read full book review >

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THE CANDLEWICK BOOK OF BEAR STORIES by Jez Alborough
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"A wonderful package, and an economical way of bringing a variety of old pros to the shelves. (Picture book. 3-8)"
This anthology presents the texts from 18 recent picture books along with some of their illustrations, cropped and rearranged to create an attractive new whole. Read full book review >

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HUG by Jez Alborough
by Jez Alborough, illustrated by Jez Alborough
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2000

"This warmly inviting tale is bound to inspire many a loving snuggle during storytime. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Alborough's latest endeavor is brief on text but big on emotion. Read full book review >

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CAN YOU JUMP LIKE A KANGAROO? by Jez Alborough
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 1996

"Sturdy pop-ups, hidden mechanisms, and heavy stock ensure that the kangaroo's leap can be repeated many times in the future. (Pop-up. 2-4)"
Can You Jump Like A Kangaroo? Read full book review >

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THE GOBBLE GOBBLE MOOOOOOO TRACTOR BOOK by Jez Alborough
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Young children are sure to be drawn to the genial animals and vibrant farmland, but without much of a plot to engage with, it may be difficult for them to take much away. (Picture book. 2-6)"
In this lackluster new picture book, young readers are introduced to the noises of popular farm animals, though they may find themselves confused. Read full book review >

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HIT THE BALL, DUCK by Jez Alborough
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2006

"I can make your team more tall'—but his rounded, soft-looking figures, all of whom stand on two legs, give the episode a child-friendly air, and the theme of cooperation is always worth a fresh presentation. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Impulsive Duck's fifth U.S. outing takes him and friends into the fields for a bit of baseball. Read full book review >

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TALL by Jez Alborough
by Jez Alborough, illustrated by Jez Alborough
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Endearingly simple and effective for the youngest. (Picture book. 1-3)"
The lovable chimp, Bobo, of the wilds of Africa and previous title Hug (2000), returns with a desire to be taller than his small stature permits. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

YES by Jez Alborough
by Jez Alborough, illustrated by Jez Alborough
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

In Alborough's third book for young children about Bobo, the young chimp says "yes," repeatedly, to taking a bath. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DUCK’S KEY, WHERE CAN IT BE? by Jez Alborough
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"The air of mischief is light and fun and the sturdy-paper construction should keep the flaps flapping for many a hard yank. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Good lift-the-flap books provide a sense of discovery and the engaging pleasures of being a co-conspirator. Read full book review >

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IT'S THE BEAR! by Jez Alborough
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 15, 1994

"A picnic for hungry young readers. (Fiction/Picture book. 3+)"
Kids like to be proven right and Alborough (coauthor of Big Bear's Treasury, Vol. Read full book review >

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BIG BEAR'S TREASURY by Jez Alborough
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"A fresh, lively mix of annuals and perennials, serendipitously arranged and varying widely in design, type size, and reading level. (Fiction. 0-10)"
A second big bouquet picked from the fields of modern British children's literature, presented to toddlers (Oxenbury's Tickle Tickle), picture book fans (Rosen's Little Rabbit Foo Foo) and older readers (an excerpt from E. Nesbit's ``Melisande''), and including a page from Where's Waldo? plus samples from several nursery rhyme collections; all strewn with illustrations broad (Colin McNaughton), brooding (Angela Barrett), and bumptious (Charlotte Voake). Read full book review >