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 >

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BILLY THE GOAT'S BIG BREAKFAST by Jez Alborough
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2014

"Here's hoping Hugo's forthcoming tale will have more bounce. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Billy Goat bites off more than he should. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHERE'S MY TEDDY? by Jez Alborough
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 1992

"A fine choice for lap or group. (Picture book. 2-7)"
Deftly rhymed and set on large double spreads dramatizing the size difference between its protagonists, an amusing variant on McCloskey's Blueberries for Sal. 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 >