Search Results: "Julie Fogliano"


BOOK REVIEW

WHEN GREEN BECOMES TOMATOES by Julie Fogliano
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2016

"This combination of poetry and art in praise of the familiar, natural world is sweetly, successfully dazzling. (Picture book/poetry. 4-10)"
Forty-eight short poems follow the four seasons, beginning and concluding on March 20, a bird singing, "each tweet poking / a tiny hole / through the edge of winter," as spring comes round again. Read full book review >

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OLD DOG BABY BABY by Julie Fogliano
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"Tender, joyous, and altogether wonderful. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Love and trust abound between a patient, old family dog and a very young baby. Read full book review >

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WHEN'S MY BIRTHDAY? by Julie Fogliano
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"A gift of a picture book that's at once nostalgic and fresh. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A picture book to celebrate. Read full book review >

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IF YOU WANT TO SEE A WHALE by Julie Fogliano
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 14, 2013

"The boy, his dog and bird rear back in wonder; readers will gape at the two enormous, whale-sized talents at work in this transfixing picture book. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Fogliano and Stead (And Then It's Spring, 2012) produce another tender, timid story about a boy, his animal friends (a basset hound and a bird) and practicing patience. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 14, 2012

"This sweet seedling will undoubtedly take root and thrive. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A boy plants seeds in late winter's brown, barren earth and vigilantly watches for green sprouts alongside his companions (a dog, turtle, rabbit and bird). Read full book review >

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P. ZONKA LAYS AN EGG by Julie Paschkis
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2015

"Charming, unusual and sure to induce smiles. (author's note) (Picture book. 3-7)"
Hen P. Zonka annoys the other chickens in the yard: Instead of laying eggs, she spends her time carefully observing, and marveling at, the natural world around her. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 18, 2015

"Readers would be hard-pressed to find a snappier introduction to language appreciation, poetry and vocabulary enrichment. (author's notes) (Bilingual picture book/poetry. 3-10)"
A striking exploration of the animal kingdom in bilingual poems. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ARTIST AND THE KING by Julie Fortenberry
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 7, 2014

"Parts of this may fly over younger audiences' heads, but the general point is adroitly made. (Picture book. 6-8)"
In a nod to art's twin powers of subversion and of transformation, a very small painter makes a hardhearted king cry—and then smile. Read full book review >

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MOOSHKA, A QUILT STORY by Julie Paschkis
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"Vivid artwork, a lively, endearing heroine and a warm, loving look at a pivotal experience give this one classic potential. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Like the beautiful quilt showcased on glowing endpapers and throughout this tale, a preschooler's active imagination (probably) and an exciting (or not) addition are pieced together with family stories to create a new-baby/favorite-blanket story that's likely to become an old favorite. Read full book review >

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WHIMSY'S HEAVY THINGS by Julie Kraulis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 24, 2013

"The message—tackle your problems by breaking them into smaller pieces—may be a worthy one, but breaking down this book only yields more and more problems for author and readers alike. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A worthy idea is lost in this ungentle metaphor for dealing with big problems in everyday life. Read full book review >

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YELLOW ELEPHANT by Julie Larios
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2006

"The inventive colorations will intrigue children, who might wish to meet a pink kitty or a turquoise lizard. (Poetry. 4-8)"
Fourteen familiar animals are the focus of this poetry collection, with each poem describing one animal's color and personality. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RHINOS WHO PLAY BASEBALL by Julie Mammano
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2003

"A slight work, but a joyful introduction to the language of a beloved game. (Picture book. 6-9)"
A team of brightly uniformed rhinos plays baseball against a rival team of alligators. Read full book review >