Search Results: "Jujubee Illustrations"


BOOK REVIEW

MONKEY AND CROC by Will Terry
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"Although designed for the iPad, this playful text fails to take advantage of the platform, ultimately providing an only mildly amusing user experience. (iPad storybook app. 4-6)"
In this simple jungle tale done as an app, Monkey and Croc are both going about their individual daily routines—but, unbeknownst to Monkey, he is quite close to becoming Croc's next meal as their parallel routines dangerously converge. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 1995

"With visuals as original and euphoric as the day they were created, and a narrative that is poignant but never pitying, straightforward without being dry, this is a grand work, for all collections. (Nonfiction/biography. 8-12)"
Based on "conversations with him and on autobiographical essays," Engel and Freedman reconstruct the key scenes of Jack Ezra Katz's childhood and adult years, from his first inking of a tabletop through his discovery of news clippings about his art in his deceased father's wallet, to his success selling art in Paris, to his joyful creation of children's books. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BUILDING BOY by Ross Montgomery
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 10, 2017

"Sad and sweet. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A little white boy completes Grandma's dream house with a hammer and a bit of magic. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A CELEBRATION OF BEATRIX POTTER by Frederick Warne & Co.
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"Enjoyable perusing; best as an adult coffee-table book. (Nonfiction. 9-16)"
Alongside some of Beatrix Potter's own work, 32 contemporary author/illustrators each offer a testimonial and a piece of original art in homage to this grande dame of children's books. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE HEARTLESS TROLL by Øyvind Torseter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 7, 2016

"No, the princess doesn't really get her due—but at least the horse survives. (source note) (Graphic folk tale. 8-11)"
A dark, old tale recast in a lighter vein, featuring a young prince, a captive princess, and a troll with a hidden heart. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I LOVE DOGS! by Sue Stainton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 31, 2014

"Pleasing pups and a vibrant illustration style make this a cheery story for preschoolers or for children just beginning to read on their own. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A little boy travels around a bustling, big-city park observing dogs of many varieties before finally acquiring a dog of his own. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MR TWEED'S GOOD DEEDS by Jim Stoten
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"While less intricate than the scenes in Martin Handford's Where's Waldo series, these hilarious, community-spirited panoramas will reward repeat scrutiny. Great fun. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A dapper gent on his daily walk discovers that helping community members find lost items bears its own rewards. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOPE IS A GIRL SELLING FRUIT by Amrita Das
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2014

"'We're all in this together,' Das writes, 'lost, but not quite.' Older, Western children and teens may well feel they've found an unexpected comrade. (afterword on the art) (Picture book. 11-16)"
Das debuts with illustrations done in a distinctive Indian style paired to a brief meditative text—part memoir, part artist's statement, part rumination—on women's personal journeys. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JUST SO STORIES by Rudyard Kipling
Released: April 15, 2014

"A triumph. (Short stories. 5 & up)"
Wallace follows up his first volume of reillustrated Kipling pourquois tales (2013) with its companion. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SPELLING BEE BEFORE RECESS by Deborah Lee Rose
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"A blooper. (Picture book. 5-9)"
It's down to the final three. Can "The Slugger" win the big spelling bee? Read full book review >