Search Results: "Kathy Mallat"


BOOK REVIEW

MAMA LOVE by Kathy Mallat
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2004

"Little chimps of the human variety will willingly crawl into a parental lap to share this visual and verbal hug. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Despite opening with a frame just the right size for a baby picture, followed by big, close-up paintings of a mother chimpanzee in the wild holding, carrying, grooming, and otherwise showing devotion to her child, this makes a less sappy variant than usual on the "how much do you love me?" genre. Read full book review >

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PAPA PRIDE by Kathy Mallat
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2005

"Good nature storytime choice. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Mallat illustrates a family's expression of love and pride through a series of scenes denoting the confidence and security of young wolf cubs as their nurturing and patient papa wolf guides them. Read full book review >

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JUST DUCKY by Kathy Mallat
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"A charmer. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Ducky searches high and low for a friend who can play, but discovers that the best friend he can have is literally right under his nose. Read full book review >

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TROUBLE ON THE TRACKS by Kathy Mallat
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"Fans of Van Allsburg's Bad Day at Riverbend (1995) or David Macaulay's classic Black and White (1990), as well as young trainiacs, will want repeated rides. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Mallat (Brave Bear, 1999) plays with the viewer's perception of scale in this brief but eventful train ride. Read full book review >

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SEVEN STARS MORE! by Kathy Mallat
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"The repetitions and Abby's movements—in bed, out of bed, back into bed'should make this book a gateway for listeners to the sometimes elusive Land of Nod. (Picture book. Ages 2-6)"
Mallat's picture-book solo is a combination counting book and lullaby. Read full book review >

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BRAVE BEAR by Kathy Mallat
Released: Aug. 1, 1999

"Minimal text allows the illustrations to take center stage, for the real beauty of the book is in the wonderful perspectives that offer readers a 'bear's-eye view' of the obstacle he successfully tackles. (Picture book. 2-5)"
PLB 0-8027-8705-3 Brave Bear (24 pp.; $14.95; PLB $14.89; Aug.; 0-8027-8704-5; PLB 0-8027-8705-3): Persistence pays off in this captivating story of a small bear who comes the rescue of a bird fallen from its nest. Read full book review >

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THE PICTURE THAT MOM DREW by Kathy Mallat
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1997

"Children will enjoy the surprise of seeing close-up forms, shapes, and textures become a larger whole when the picture is unveiled in the final spread, and learn something about looking at art in the process. (glossary) (Picture book/nonfiction. 4-8)"
While many a beginning concept book focuses solely on colors or shapes, this picture-book collaboration of a newcomer and a veteran introduces young viewers to additional elements of art, including lines, forms, shades, patterns, and textures. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Kathy, Wait For Me! by Morelle Forster
Released: Oct. 12, 2015

"A well-crafted coming-of-age novel that skillfully chronicles the trials of a lonely orphan who joins a street gang."
Forster tells the story of a girl's tumultuous life in London in this YA debut. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 21, 2012

"An entertaining story with religious overtones and a vivid sense of good and evil."
First-time author Johnson's multicolored, rhyming, free-associating story for teens centers on a loyal girl gang's encounter with an evil schoolmate. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A PLACE FOR KATHY by Henry Denker
Released: May 1, 1997

"Sad stuff in a thin telling."
In Denker's popular novels (To Marcy, With Love, 1996, etc.), where bad things happen to good-to-saintly people, there's often a dollop of medical matter; here, in the story of a widow and mother confronting AIDS, there's a good deal of powerful information concerning the disease. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WIMP by Kathy Caple
by Kathy Caple, illustrated by Kathy Caple
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"Caple (Fox and Bear, 1992, etc.) has written a ho-hum book about sticking up for yourself with boxed-in, cartoon-style illustrations to match. (Fiction/Picture book. 4-8)"
Arnold the piglet is a classic wimp. Read full book review >