Search Results: "Kristin Sorra"


BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: July 24, 2006

"An amusing way to introduce the idea of metaphor—or wordplay in general. (Easy reader. 7-8)"
Cohabitants Waltur (a bear) and Matilda (a beaver) explore figures of speech in three episodes for emergent readers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KING O’ THE CATS by Aaron Shepard
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"Paul Galdone rendition (1980). (Picture book/folktale. 6-8)"
This new version of the eerie English folktale features a considerably extended storyline from Shepard, for which Sorra supplies low-lit scenes of richly clothed cats among shadows and subtly twisted perspectives. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GROUNDHOG WEATHER SCHOOL by Joan Holub
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"Nothing in-depth or too serious here, but good fun that will subtly teach in between laughs. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Holub presents a clever look at the weather as readers follow some groundhogs (and an imposter) through their training at Professor Groundhog's school. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BERJI KRISTIN by Latife Tekin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"An accomplished debut."
Evocations of contemporary urban life on the margins—in a first US publication from Turkish novelist Tekin. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NO DOGS ALLOWED! by Linda Ashman
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 2, 2011

"Offbeat and appealing. (Picture book. 3-9)"
People with pets spell trouble—and opportunity—for a new sidewalk cafe. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BEACH DAY! by Anahid Hamparian
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 2009

A cheerful little red-haired girl greets beach, umbrella, seagull and so on over the course of one clearly fabulous day at the beach. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 22, 2007

"Give Waltur another blue ribbon. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Gregorich returns to till the rich soil of idiomatic expressions she explored in Waltur Buys a Pig in a Poke (2006). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2002

"However, one is left feeling that the newly mannered Calypso Joe is such a promising idea for a character in this setting that his further adventures will be more interesting than this debut. (Picture book. 3-7)"
How about those Gruffs tromping across their famously troll-guarded bridge between two Caribbean islands? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1995

"Somewhat nebulous in focus, this is nonetheless an affecting examination of issues beyond the scope of Lardner's original articles. (Author tour)"
A painful account of a murder, told by a hard-boiled journalist who is also the victim's father. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMAL BEAUTY by Kristin Roskifte
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 22, 2015

"It rarely comes amiss to give superficiality a poke in the eye, but this is an awfully sharp stick. (Picture book. 5-9) "
Denizens of the zoo become slaves to fashion, with predictably unfortunate results. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SILVER GATE by Kristin Bailey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 10, 2017

"Tender and magical. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Wynn is a sweet-natured 11-year-old with physical and mental challenges that have caused her to be labeled a changeling and hidden away with her mother in a lonely hut far from the serfs' village. Read full book review >