Search Results: "Leonid Gore"


BOOK REVIEW

WHEN I GROW UP by Leonid Gore
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2009

"The boy contemplates his option and then declares to his dad that he will be 'just like you!' (Picture book. 3-5)"
A little boy wonders aloud what he might be when he grows up and receives a number of suggestions from a variety of sources. Read full book review >

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MOMMY, WHERE ARE YOU? by Leonid Gore
ANIMALS
Released: March 24, 2009

"Although it doesn't have the visual or verbal weight of Owl Babies, it has its own small charm. (Picture book. 2-4)"
When young Ozzy wakes up one morning to find his mother missing, the young mouse panics and rushes to find her. Read full book review >

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DANNY’S FIRST SNOW by Leonid Gore
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 23, 2007

"The simple, well-written text, original plot and perceptive illustrations make Danny's story a treat for wintry story times. (Picture book. 2-5)"
An appealing little rabbit named Danny experiences his first snowfall in this delightfully original view of a youngster's introduction to a snow-covered world. Read full book review >

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WORMS FOR LUNCH? by Leonid Gore
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2011

"Sure to be a popular choice for storytimes, with its short sentences and simple vocabulary, this is also a solid choice for beginning readers. (Picture book. 3-7)"
"Who eats worms for lunch?" Read full book review >

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THE WONDERFUL BOOK by Leonid Gore
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2010

"Children just beginning to recognize books as objects will appreciate the animals' confusion and their own advanced understanding. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Woodland critters utilize a found object while Gore plays gently with metatextuality. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GORE by Bob Zelnick
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 3, 1999

"A hatchet job that would elicit a smile of admiration from Lizzie Borden."
Forced to leave ABC News in 1998 because he was working on this tendentious book, Zelnick (Backfire: A Reporter's Look at Affirmative Action, 1996) hacks away at Vice President Albert Gore Jr. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

...AND NICK by Emily Gore
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 16, 2015

"Charming, encouraging, and delightful. Go, Nick! (Picture book. 3-8)"
In a mouse family of four nearly identical brothers, Nick always seems to be trying to catch up. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MONARCH AND MILKWEED by Helen Frost
ANIMALS
Released: March 4, 2008

"It's no easy feat to make something stationary that's as dynamic as a butterfly—these illustrations manage it handily. (author's note) (Picture book/nonfiction. 3-7)"
There are books aplenty on monarch butterflies, on their remarkable life cycle and even more remarkable transcontinental migration. Read full book review >

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THE SECRET OF THE GREAT HOUDINI by Robert Burleigh
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2002

"Houdini is a fascinating figure for all ages; this snapshot of one incredible feat and its witnesses will introduce children to the 'secret' of his success and may spur further exploration, and inspiration. (afterword) (Picture book. 7-10)"
Those expecting an easy answer to what Houdini's secret really was may be disappointed, but the truth is ultimately more satisfying: he worked incredibly hard, practiced, and believed in his ability. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CHRISTMAS RAT by Avi
by Avi, illustrated by Leonid Gore
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"The allegory is hammered in, but the building of tension is very skillfully done, and readers who enjoy horror and suspense will enjoy the descriptions of the ambiguous Anje and his deadly serious game. (Fiction. 10-12)"
Eric Andrick's Christmas visitor is anything but a warm and fuzzy bringer of holiday joys, in this suspenseful but heavy-handed allegory by a gifted writer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JACOB AND THE STRANGER by Sally Derby
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 1994

"An elegant piece of bookmaking; an enchanting, simple-seeming tale that contrasts provocatively with Aiken's The Shoemaker's Boy (above). (Fiction/Young reader. 6+)"
An intriguing, beautifully honed allegory concerning Jacob, known by his actions as kind, honest, even smart—yet lazy: ``I don't like to work,'' says he. ``I like to do as I please, to...lie in the grass watching the clouds.'' Still, he finds enough odd jobs to support himself, and one day a mysterious stranger offers him the easiest of tasks: to care for his potted plant for a florin a day, but ``You must return to me all that is mine. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SPARKS FLY HIGH by Mary Quattlebaum
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 5, 2006

"Bursting with sizzle, this version is devilishly crafty. (author's note) (Folktale. 6-9)"
Tales of outsmarting the Devil are common; what sets this one apart is that it's rooted in a real place and is sparked by acrylic and pastel illustrations. Read full book review >