Search Results: "Julie Vivas"


BOOK REVIEW

SLEEPY PENDOODLE by Malachy Doyle
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"Parents will be irresistibly tempted to share this with their own Peepy Splendiddles—er, Penduddles. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Chock full of warm sentiment and playful language, this charmer will draw smiles from even the most stonehearted. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OUR GRANNY by Margaret Wild
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1994

"Sure to enliven a primary unit on families, or to launch a cozy bedtime chat. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Another treasure from Wild/Vivas (The Very Best of Friends, etc.) ``Some grannies live in apartments...farmhouses...nursing homes or nowhere at all. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LET'S EAT! by Ana Zamorano
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1997

"QuÇ maravilla, indeed. (Picture book. 4-7)"
In a winning celebration of the many loving circles of relationships in an extended family, newcomer Zamorano and veteran Vivas have collaborated on a snapshot of two weeks in the lives of a large Spanish clan. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SAMSARA DOG by Helen Manos
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Perhaps not for every library, but this is definitely deserving of a place on the shelf next to Zen Shorts (2005) and Little Stone Buddha (2005). (Picture book. 7-10)"
The Buddhist concepts of reincarnation—and by extension Samsara and Nirvana—are conveyed with touching clarity in this Australian import. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LET THE CELEBRATIONS BEGIN! by Margaret Wild
FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1991

"An outstanding book, filled with reverent awe at the nobility of the human spirit. (Picture book. 5+)"
There still exist toys that were made at the concentration camp at Belsen. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PUFFLING by Margaret Wild
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2009

"Big Stripy Beak and Long Black Feather, in their quiet neutrality, allow readers to see exactly what parents of any age, gender or configuration do—feed, love and prepare their baby for that great race to the surf. (note on puffins) (Picture book. 2-5)"
When a baby puffin wonders when he can leave the burrow to explore the ocean, his parents Big Stripy Beak and Long Black Feather say that he must be "strong enough and tall enough and brave enough." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CUDDLE TIME by Libby Gleeson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2004

"But more than most, this is one picture book that readers will want to preview before reading (or purchasing). (Picture book. 2-4)"
Unfortunate word choice and a disconcerting image mar an otherwise engaging story of two toddlers' early-morning adventure in this Australian import. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TICKLE, TICKLE! ITCH, TWITCH! by Julie Olson
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2010

A mischievous mouse plays a trick on a slumbering groundhog. 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 >

BOOK REVIEW

MOZART TONIGHT by Julie Downing
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 30, 1991

"Attractive; useful. (Biography/Picture book. 5-8)"
Flashing back via an informal narration by Mozart to his wife while on their way to the first performance of Don Giovanni, Downing touches on significant events throughout Mozart's life, concluding with the opera's warm reception. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AN ARMADILLO IN NEW YORK by Julie Kraulis
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 12, 2016

"A fun trip to the Big Apple. (Picture book. 5-9)"
An intrepid armadillo feels that special itch that tweaks his curiosity and leads him to new places. Read full book review >