Search Results: "Jun Takabatake"


BOOK REVIEW

RUB-A-DUB-DUB, WHO'S IN THE TUB? by Jun Takabatake
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"The illustrations—delicate pen lines outlining simple forms in flat color, featuring the big pink tub on a field of yellow and gold—are quietly comic and handsomely designed. (Picture book. 2-6)"
The first book to be published here by a winner of the Bologna Graphics Prize is an entertaining cumulative bathtime romp—Japanese-style. ``Rub-a-dub-dub''—a naked little boy scrubs a mound of suds on a broad floor, then rinses it under a free-standing shower to reveal an alligator. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

YOURS SINCERELY, GIRAFFE by Megumi Iwasa
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2017

"This is a rare book: joyful, ingenuous, playfully earnest, but without a whiff of studied cuteness. (Fantasy. 7-10)"
Giraffe, bored and looking for a friend, becomes pen pals with Penguin in this illustrated chapter book. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHO'S NEXT DOOR? by Mayuko Kishira
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 2014

"Chicken and Owl's solution is ingenious and makes one wonder where the word 'birdbrain' ever came from. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A simple comedy of errors takes place when a chicken and an owl find their waking hours at odds. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ABACUS CONTEST by Priscilla Wu
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1996

Stories about life in modern Taiwan, each centered on one of six children in the same class, and each intended to convey information about the culture as well as to make a moral point. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 1993

"A fine story hour choice. (Folklore/Picture book. 4-8)"
An American anthropologist of Basque descent retells a story remembered from his childhood. Read full book review >