Search Results: "Kelly DiPucchio"


BOOK REVIEW

IMPERIAL KELLY by Peter Bowen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1992

"Kelly's ribald adventures can usually wear down the resistance of even the most cynical reader as history is revised with a vengeance."
Charming, wily Luther Kelly (Kelly Blue, 1991, etc.) follows orders from a blackmailing Theodore Roosevelt—orders that will take him around the world via Cuba, South Africa, and the Philippines. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANTOINETTE by Kelly DiPucchio
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 21, 2017

"A reassuring tale that celebrates the uniqueness of each dog (or person) and the creation of a purposeful life. Three cheers for the winning Antoinette, who 'could not—would not—give up!' (Picture book. 2-7)"
The beloved puppies of Gaston (2014) are back, this time with Antoinette's story of self-discovery as she reveals that every dog has a gift to share. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LIBERTY’S JOURNEY by Kelly DiPucchio
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"An author's note provides additional information about the Statue of Liberty as well as the words to the poem inscribed on its base. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Lady Liberty steps out for a cross-country adventure in this intriguing story illustrated with striking paintings by Caldecott Medalist Egielski. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SUPER MANNY STANDS UP! by Kelly DiPucchio
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 4, 2017

"With great read-aloud potential, this story could be used by both parents and teachers to introduce concepts of courage and standing up to bullies from the youngest preschoolers up. (Picture book. 4-8)"
This charming story marries the mania for superheroes with a potent anti-bullying message, making it an apt tale for present times. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LITTLES by Kelly DiPucchio
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 13, 2017

"There's plenty of room on the shelf for this celebration of the similarities and connections among all our adorable littles. (Picture book. 2-4)"
"Littles are loved from the moment they're born. / They're swaddled, / and coddled, / and kissed every morn." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DRAGON WAS TERRIBLE by Kelly DiPucchio
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 23, 2016

"This is one terribly good dragon tale that will leave readers laughing and with an appreciation for the healing power of a good book. (Picture book. 3-8)"
In this comical tale, one kingdom is fed up with its disobedient dragon. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MRS. MCBLOOM, CLEAN UP YOUR CLASSROOM! by Kelly DiPucchio
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"A happy tale of community cooperation as well as a celebration of a career well spent. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A retiring teacher has a final assignment for her final class: Find a creative way to clean out 50 years of displays, decorations, supplies, science and crafts projects, books, lost lunches and like clutter to make way for her successor. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EVERYONE LOVES BACON by Kelly DiPucchio
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"A bacon book so funny that perhaps even some vegetarians will love it. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Retro art meets wry humor in this very funny tale of hubris set in a diner. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CRAFTY CHLOE by Kelly DiPucchio
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 21, 2012

"Required reading for any child going to a birthday party. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Crafty Chloe is the creative cousin of Clementine. Ginger haired, with an adorable taste in free-to-be-me outfits and a heart of gold, this young heroine finds original and kind-hearted solutions to big problems. Read full book review >

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GILBERT GOLDFISH WANTS A PET by Kelly DiPucchio
ANIMALS
Released: June 9, 2011

"Pair with Emma Dodd's What Pet to Get (2008) or Fiona Robertson's Wanted: The Perfect Pet (2010) for surefire pet-centric fun. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A fresh, funny take on a popular topic—the perfect pet. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALFRED ZECTOR, BOOK COLLECTOR by Kelly DiPucchio
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2010

"While its ultimate message may be worthy, however, this parable may be a little too opaque for child readers. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Shy, bespectacled Alfred doesn't fit in with other kids; perhaps because of this, he falls in love with books at an early age and determines to collect them all. Read full book review >

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EVERYONE LOVES CUPCAKE by Kelly DiPucchio
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"A picture-book treat. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A sweet follow-up to DiPucchio and Wight's Everyone Loves Bacon (2015). Read full book review >