Search Results: "Julie Paschkis"


BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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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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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 >

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WHO PUT THE COOKIES IN THE COOKIE JAR? by George Shannon
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 5, 2013

"Purposive but pleasing, this gentle lesson in diversity, diligence and the dignity of hard work offers an appealing balance of art and information. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Shannon and Paschkis provide a charming multicultural answer to the title question, creating in the process a confection that, while it may be most appreciated by socially conscious adults, will tempt young appetites as well. Read full book review >

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ALBERT THE FIX-IT MAN by Janet Lord
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2008

"This is a warmly affecting story of (multicultural) community, greatly enhanced by Paschkis's stylish watercolor illustrations. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Neighbors band together to help the local helper. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PLAY ALL DAY by Julie Paschkis
ADVENTURE
Released: April 1, 1998

"So Sad, 1995) provides charming scenes of domesticity that often outpace the fantasy spreads. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Play All Day ($15.95; Apr.; 32 pp.; 0-316-69043-0): A bedtime book alternates vignettes of a boy at play with double- page, full-bleed spreads of his far more imaginative version of events. Read full book review >

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APPLE CAKE by Julie Paschkis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"Sweethearts of any age will celebrate the joy of love and shared simple pleasures. (Picture book. 4 & up)"
Alphonse lures Ida away from her book by making a cake for her. Read full book review >

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MAGIC SPELL by Julie Paschkis
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"This is a spell that is swell. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Ta-da! The great magician Aziz performs his magic tricks by turning one object into another, just by changing one letter. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SO HAPPY/SO SAD by Julie Paschkis
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"Paschkis's colorful portraits display a whimsical use of perspective and amiable animals who are expressive without being cute; the background patterns bloom in a robust palette. (Picture book. 2-4)"
A simple book—two books in one that end in the middle—with a salubrious message: ``Sometimes, you just feel happy'' and ``Sometimes, you just feel sad.'' In the first half of this book a troop of animals savors its happiness—a peacock parades while a tiger is tickled. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE NUTCRACKER by E.T.A. Hoffmann
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2001

"Unfortunately, there is no credit given for either the introduction or the retelling itself. (Picture book/folktale. 7-10)"
According to the introduction, the beloved Yuletide ballet that we see was based on a gentler version of the tale by Alexandre Dumas père. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IMAGINARY MENAGERIE by Julie Larios
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2008

"End-pages ingeniously unite the curious creatures providing the perfect start and finish to this little masterpiece. (glossary) (Picture book. 6-9)"
Using poems and pictures, this modern bestiary proves a fascinating introduction to mythical creatures from different cultures. Read full book review >