Search Results: "José Ramírez"


BOOK REVIEW

QUINITO’S NEIGHBORHOOD/EL VECINDARIO DE QUINITO by Ina Cumpiano
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Not an essential purchase, but this will prove useful even so in curricular settings, when teachers and librarians are presenting units on community helpers and extended families. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Not so much a story as a small boy's introduction of his family members and neighbors, recounted as he makes his way down the street to school. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: May 31, 2005

"Longer than most picture books, and perhaps too indelicate for read-alouds with younger audiences, this is perfect for second through fifth graders and their sometimes-crude sense of humor. (Picture book. 2-5)"
In this amusing, and mildly scatological, pourquoi tale set during the "Spring of Creation," the animals discover a tiny hairless creature they have never seen before—the first human. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

QUINITO, DAY AND NIGHT / QUINITO, DÍA Y NOCHE by Ina Cumpiano
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"A glossary of bilingual terms summarizes all contrasting concepts. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Quinito—of Quinito's Neighborhood (2005)—returns with a plethora of opposites as he escorts readers through his family's bilingual activities with Mami, Papi, little sister Clara and brother Juan. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

COWBOY JOSÉ by Susan Middleton Elya
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2005

"Recommended mainly for its language possibilities. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Rollicking rhymed "Spanglish" couplets tell the tale of "Cowboy José, the vaquero" and his faithful horse Feo who "ride 'cross the prairie and belt out a song," and then get involved with a gal named Rosita, who is pretty—bonita. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GOODNIGHT, PAPITO DIOS/BUENAS NOCHES, PAPITO DIOS by Victor Villaseñor
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"The bland, sentimental bilingual text in English and Spanish may appeal to families seeking bedtime books with religious feelings. (Picture book. 3-5)"
The author's love letter to his mother, a gentle, repetition of the words of a Latino lullaby, starts off with an image of a young boy too scared to fall asleep and a father remembering his own mother singing a beautiful song about a turtledove to him. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JOSÉ! BORN TO DANCE by Susanna Reich
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2005

"An inspiring tribute to a major figure in the arts, featuring some of Colón's most moving, powerful work yet. (Picture book/biography. 7-9)"
This first introduction for children to renowned dancer and choreographer José Limón pairs equally soaring text and visuals. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WAITING FOR JOSÉ by Harel Shapira
Released: May 1, 2013

"A valuable look at the birth of a populist paramilitary formation, one whose opponents may not dismiss so easily after reading this evenhanded book."
A blend of sociology and journalism informs this account of time spent among the self-professed guardians of the U.S.-Mexico border. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NAPÍ FUNDA UN PUEBLO/NAPÍ MAKES A VILLAGE by Antonio Ramírez
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2010

"A glossary translates Mazatec words into both Spanish and English. (Bilingual picture book. 6-8)"
As brilliant as backlit stained glass, Domi's big, naïve watercolors create a lush country setting for this child's account of her village's relocation. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PABLO & JANE AND THE HOT AIR CONTRAPTION by José Domingo
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 20, 2015

"Original art and visually engrossing worlds will have readers visiting this book over and over again.(Graphic adventure. 5-7)"
A duo's blasé afternoon deviates into an unexpected journey crossing dimension and time. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AS TIME WENT BY by José Sanabria
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2016

"A lovely, rich book to spend time with. (Picture book. 4-8)"
South American artist Sanabria offers a picture book about a ship and so much more. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NAPÍ by Antonio Ramírez
by Antonio Ramírez, illustrated by Domi
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Children will come back to this less for the story or the glimpses of Mazatecan life than for the vivid visuals. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Outdoing even her work in Subcomandante Marcos's Story of Colors (2003) for symphonic plays of hue, Domi illustrates another fellow Zapatista's text with dazzling, stylized Oaxacan figures and scenes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DIVINE PUNISHMENT by Sergio Ramírez
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 6, 2015

"Still, though not as smoothly told as it might have been in the hands of a Vargas Llosa or García Márquez, a good yarn—and considering the lack of Central American literature available in English, it enriches a slender library."
A one-time vice president of Nicaragua explores dark corners of his nation's history in this blend of historical novel and noir procedural. Read full book review >