Search Results: "Kris Di Giacomo"


BOOK REVIEW

ENORMOUS SMALLNESS by Matthew Burgess
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 28, 2015

"An eminently friendly introduction to both the poet and his spirit—deceptively simple, just like its subject. (Picture book/biography. 6-10)"
A picture-book biography of the poet, with appropriately quirky multimedia illustrations. Read full book review >

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WHERE'S THE BABOON? by Michaël  Escoffier
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 14, 2015

"In a word: outstanding. (Picture book. 5-12)"
"It's a book! It's a game! It's Super Bookgame!" Read full book review >

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BRIEF THIEF by Michaël  Escoffier
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 12, 2013

"A natural for fans of Jon Klassen's terse creature capers. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A sparely told French knee-slapper features a chameleon, a rabbit and a pair of repurposed undies. Read full book review >

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THE DAY I LOST MY SUPERPOWERS by Michaël  Escoffier
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 7, 2014

"The narrator's buoyancy and quick recovery save this from turning into a dreary life lesson. (Picture book. 6-8)"
In an import that is high on zest, a child and her blithe conviction that she has superpowers both take an abrupt tumble. Read full book review >

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TAKE AWAY THE A by Michaël  Escoffier
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 12, 2014

"Without a doubt, these inventive images are imaginative and engaging—chock full of inspiration for kids to try their own wordplay and a boon to teachers. (Alphabet picture book. 7-10)"
Amid the flood of alphabet books, now and then one rises to the surface. This one is a prize catch. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: May 8, 2012

"With far more genuineness than Seriously, Just Go to Sleep, this is sure to be a hit with preschoolers. (Picture book. 3-6)"
This French import by Saudo impresses with its comic take on the now-popular role-reversal of a child trying to get his parent to bed. Read full book review >

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RABBIT AND THE NOT-SO-BIG-BAD WOLF by Michaël  Escoffier
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2013

"In offering three distinct viewpoints, this curious piece makes a splendid conversation-starter. (Picture book. 3-6)"
An unseen narrator slyly frightens a rabbit by describing the not-very-wolflike characteristics of an approaching wolf. Read full book review >

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ME FIRST! by Michaël  Escoffier
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 27, 2013

"A sly reminder that being first is not always best. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A pushy young duck receives a sobering comeuppance in this humorous cautionary tale from France. Read full book review >

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SLEEP TIGHT, CHARLIE by Michaël  Escoffier
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"Sooty illustrations, dark humor, and deft pacing place this book on top of the stack. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Charlie, a rabbit who loves an established bedtime routine, grows grouchy when noisy animal neighbors disrupt his sleep. Read full book review >

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HAVE YOU SEEN MY TRUMPET? by Michaël  Escoffier
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"Who's going to love it? Anyone with a keen eye and love of words. (Picture book. 5-8)"
The masters of picture-book wordplay have spawned a new challenge. Read full book review >

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WHEN A WOLF IS HUNGRY by Christine Naumann-Villemin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 7, 2017

"As funny and as exquisitely put together as Edmond Bigsnout himself. (Picture book. 4-9)"
Lone wolf Edmond Bigsnout sets off from his country home to kill and eat a "city bunny"—and becomes enmeshed in a life-altering adventure. Read full book review >

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MY DAD AT THE ZOO by Coralie Saudo
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 7, 2016

"A tongue-in-cheek masterpiece echoing most parents' outings with small children. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A young boy narrates a trip to the zoo with Dad, but who's the kid and who's the adult? Read full book review >