Search Results: "Kay Thompson"


BOOK REVIEW

ELOISE TAKES A BAWTH by Kay Thompson
FICTION
Released: Oct. 22, 2002

"Here's the extraordinary extrovert at her very grawndest (and most destructive); rare is the reader who won't be up for repeat dives into her upper-crust, never-humdrum world. (Picture book. 7+)"
Proving herself once again more Force than Child, Eloise wreaks watery havoc upon the Plaza Hotel in an episode announced nearly 40 years ago but never published. Read full book review >

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GULLIVER SNIP by JuliaKay Kay
ADVENTURE
Released: June 1, 2008

"Still, a nice foray into the realm of imagination. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The dedication in Kay's imaginative debut says it all: "For those who take adventures instead of taking baths." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ED AND KIP by Kay Chorao
by Kay Chorao, illustrated by Kay Chorao
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2014

"An engaging tale of friendship, play and cooperation, replete with mild suspense and gentle humor. (Early reader. 2-6)"
There's always fun to be had if you know where to look. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GRAYBOY by Kay Chorao
by Kay Chorao, illustrated by Kay Chorao
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2001

"They express the sand, water, and warmth of beach days and softly underscore the message of nature appreciation that is also unobtrusively woven into the story. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A girl recalls a memorable summer when she, her grandparents, and her friend Robert find an injured seagull they name Grayboy. Read full book review >

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UP AND DOWN WITH KATE by Kay Chorao
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2001

"A beguiling continuation of Kate's adventures that will leave readers eagerly anticipating her next set of antics. (Easy reader. 3-7)"
Winsome Kate, Chorao's (Here Comes Kate, not reviewed, etc.) mischievous elephant, returns in an endearing collection of stories. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

D IS FOR DRUMS by Kay Chorao
ABC BOOKS
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Proceeds support Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. (author's note) (Picture book. 5-8)"
Another themed alphabet book, this one features the Colonial Williamsburg Historic Area in a large, attractive format. 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 >

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 >