Search Results: "Jo Wood"


BOOK REVIEW

IT'S ONLY ROCK 'N' ROLL by Jo Wood
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 21, 2013

"Yet another point of view on the long saga of the Stones, this memoir reads like it has an agenda to tick off."
Long-suffering rock-'n'-roll wife spills the dirt on life inside the world's longest-running musical circus. Read full book review >

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MAKING OLD STORIES NEW WITH DONNA JO NAPOLI
by Julie Danielson

Adventure, magic, love, and betrayal. That’s what the sub-title of Donna Jo Napoli’s newest book, Tales From the Arabian Nights, promises readers. In this ambitious and handsomely-designed collection, illustrated by Christina Balit, Napoli gathers a selection of these ancient stories, 45 of the original 1,001 “nights.” Her respect for the legendary tales is evident in not only her ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE FULL MOON AT THE NAPPING HOUSE by Audrey Wood
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Fans will doubtless be happy to revisit old friends, but they will probably still reach for the original more than this once the novelty wears off. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Thirty-one years after a wakeful flea roused the heaped-up sleepers in The Napping House, a full moon finds the household struggling to get back to sleep.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ACROSS THE BIG BLUE SEA by Jakki Wood
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1998

"As curious as the macaroni penguins investigating the boat from an ice floe off the southern tip of Africa, children will learn a smattering of geography as they trace the boat's travels along a route marked with arrows in a final world map. (Picture book. 3-7)"
First published in Britain as The Deep Blue Sea, this is an extraordinary ocean wildlife book for beginners, in which the addition of a tiny boat'smaller than the eye of a blue whale or the bottlenose of a dolphin—creates anticipation by forecasting the journey. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALPHABET MYSTERY by Audrey Wood
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Still, it may be a stretch to call this a concept book. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Twenty-five lowercase letters go in search of the runaway Little x in the sequel to Alphabet Adventure (2001) by this mother-and-son team. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SILLY SALLY by Audrey Wood
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1992

"A surefire read-aloud. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The characters in Wood's sunny, simple pen and watercolor illustrations fairly bounce off the page in this exuberant cumulative rhyme. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALPHABET ADVENTURE by Audrey Wood
ABC BOOKS
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"Preschoolers can learn the names of the letters as they peruse the fascinating art, created with 3-D modeling software. (Picture book. 3-5)"
The alphabet letters are stuck on Alphabet Island. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMAL PARADE by Jakki Wood
ABC BOOKS
Released: March 31, 1993

"Unusually attractive. (Picture book. 1-7)"
Why have just one animal for each letter? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BIRTHDAY QUEEN by Audrey Wood
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"A sly, though problematic, nod of appreciation to mothers, hidden behind streamers, confetti and a mouthful of cake. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The Birthday Queen does everything possible to make sure birthday celebrations are perfect. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BLUE SKY by Audrey Wood
Kirkus Star
by Audrey Wood, illustrated by Audrey Wood
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"A high-voltage stimulus package that encourages close observation of and imaginative thinking about nature, not to mention playing with print to express ideas. (Picture book. 18 mos.-6)"
This depiction of the stratosphere in its ever-shifting splendor offers a catalog of concepts for young readers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A HOLE IN THE ROAD by Jakki Wood
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"The busy workers and watchers (of many colors and ages and both genders) will keep young readers intent on scanning the artwork for details. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Wood's latest will be a hit with the construction enthusiasts, but her point of view keeps readers at an uncomfortable distance. Read full book review >