Search Results: "Keiko Kasza"


BOOK REVIEW

BADGER’S FANCY MEAL by Keiko Kasza
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2007

"A quick, comic yet enjoyably unexpurgated story about just deserts. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Badger can't look another offering from storage bin or root cellar in the eye, let alone stomach the worms that crawl all over them. Read full book review >

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THE DOG WHO CRIED WOLF by Keiko Kasza
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"In the end, this tale of home and comfort will make everyone sigh with happiness. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Moka's a good dog, and he loves his young owner Michelle. Read full book review >

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FINDERS KEEPERS by Keiko Kasza
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 11, 2015

"With silly scenarios and a surprise ending to tickle young readers, this circular story makes a terrific storytime read. (Picture book. 3-5)"
When is a hat not a hat? When it finds its way into the hands of Kasza's lively cast of woodland creatures! Read full book review >

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MY LUCKY BIRTHDAY by Keiko Kasza
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2013

"Kasza's lively signature watercolor illustrations are the icing on this brightly colored cake. (Picture book. 2-7)"
Birthdays should be great fun. How awesome will Alligator Al's be? Read full book review >

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SILLY GOOSE'S BIG STORY by Keiko Kasza
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"Children will relish the scene of the happy reunion with a grateful Goose, who begins a new story about his best friends. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Goose's friends beg him to tell them his wonderful stories, which they then act out when they play. The trouble is, Goose is always the hero. Read full book review >

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READY FOR ANYTHING by Keiko Kasza
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Bring along your picnic basket for this one. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Optimism prevails in this gentle read. Read full book review >

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THE MIGHTIEST by Keiko Kasza
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"A new lesson from the mistress of gentle teaching. (Picture book. 2-5)"
No need to strut when you have the stuff, as a little old lady demonstrates to a bunch of would-be kings of the forest. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY LUCKY DAY by Keiko Kasza
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Fun enough, though no self-respecting four-year-old will be very worried about this little porker's fate. (Picture book. 4-7)"
It's become predictable, this story of the pig outfoxing the fox, but Kasza's version does sport his lively art and a measure of dry humor. Read full book review >

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A MOTHER FOR CHOCO by Keiko Kasza
ANIMALS
Released: March 25, 1992

"Just right for the preschool group or beginning reader. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The talented creator of The Wolf's Chicken Stew (1987 ALA Notable) provides a warmhearted contemporary surprise ending for the time-honored formula of a little creature searching the animal kingdom for its appropriate mother. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE RAT AND THE TIGER by Keiko Kasza
ANIMALS
Released: March 24, 1993

"An appealing package for an ever-important message. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Kasza (A Mother for Choco, 1992, etc.) depicts two friends successfully renegotiating an unequal relationship. Read full book review >

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DON'T LAUGH, JOE! by Keiko Kasza
ANIMALS
Released: April 14, 1997

"The watercolors alone will have children giggling, and there is no better audience with an understanding of the difficulties of sitting still. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Kasza (The Rat and the Tiger, 1993, etc.) serves up another humorous anthropomorphic tale told in a predictable pattern just right for reading aloud to preschoolers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IS THAT JOSIE? by Keiko Narahashi
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"A wonderful book for reading aloud and for encouraging children to use their imaginations. (Fiction/Picture book. 4-8)"
A delightful book that uses a form of call-and-response to show real-life situations (``Is that Josie way up high on a swing?'') and the ways that Josie's imagination transforms them (``No, it's an eagle soaring high and swooping low''). Read full book review >