Search Results: "Kay Life"


BOOK REVIEW

MY RED BALLOON by Eve Bunting
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Not sentimental but full of sentiment. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Bunting captures the tension, fear, anxiety and release in a small boy whose father is coming home from a Navy tour. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

POPPY'S CHAIR by Karen Hesse
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 31, 1993

"Thoughtful and well crafted. (Picture book. 5-8)"
At Gramm's house for her first long visit since ``Poppy'' died, Leah is sad and uneasy: she's afraid to look at his picture, unwilling to sing the song they shared, and conscious of the familiar chair that, in unspoken agreement, she and Gramm are both avoiding. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

YOU COME TO YOKUM by Carol Otis Hurst
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 28, 2005

"Readers will be drawn in before they know it, and will find the whole more than the sum of its chapters. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Twelve-year-old Franklin comes to Yokum—a large vacation lodge in Western Massachusetts—as part of a family plot to curb his Mother's embarrassing suffragist work after Mother gets herself arrested in Washington. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SHADOW NIGHT by Kay Chorao
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: May 1, 2001

"An afterword encourages children to explore shadow play and create their own stories and creatures. (Picture book. 3-6)"
When eerily looming shadows become too much for a small boy, his parents devise an ingenious method to ease his fears. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JUMPETY-BUMPETY HOP by Kay Chorao
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"All the poems have been illustrated with Chorao's cuddly art, a style that works well with simpler pieces but is less suitable when paired with more sophisticated works. (Picture book/poetry. 3-7)"
This enjoyably eclectic gathering of poems sports a good range of styles, tempos, and moods. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BABY’S BOOK OF BABY ANIMALS by Kay Chorao
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

"A winsome assortment of cuddlesome creatures adds to the overall appeal. (Picture book. 1-5)"
Chorao provides readers with a compelling mixture of old and new poems, songs, and rhymes in a treasury of verse that can be read for years to come. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE FARM BY THE SEA by Kay Chorao
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1998

"They leave an old metal box with change in their selling room (lined with such items as jam, honey, eggs, a scale, a sleeping cat, a bale of hay in winter, and bursting with flowers come spring), a detail that imparts a lingering note of respect for the entire endeavor. (Picture book. 4-8)"
An idyllic accounting of the seasonal activities on a small family-run farm called "Smallholdings." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BAD BOY, GOOD BOY by Kay Chorao
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 7, 2013

"Readers will be left saying, 'Poor Sam,' after this one. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The tale of a young pup whose good deeds only appear naughty falls flat due to the repeated use of judgmental phrases in speech bubbles. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RHYMES ROUND THE WORLD by Kay Chorao
edited by Kay Chorao, illustrated by Kay Chorao
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2009

The poems in this sampling of international verse originate from all over the globe, including countries such as Poland, Iran, France, China and the United States. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MOTHER GOOSE MAGIC by Kay Chorao
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 1994

A winsome, airy confection spun from eight nursery rhymes, several of which will be new to many readers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CATS KIDS by Kay Chorao
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 15, 1998

"Chorao's hallmark artwork, which hugs the text quite closely, keeps the gratifyingly complicated, emotionally rounded stories rolling along. (Picture book. 4-8)"
This three-chapter picture book from Chorao (Little Farm by the Sea, p. 655, etc.) is a surprisingly raw, very true, depiction of sibling interaction, with its highs and lows, and all the inherent pushing and pulling. Read full book review >