Search Results: "Leonid Gore"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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

MAY BIRD AND THE EVER AFTER by Jodi Lynn Anderson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Rare fun. (Fantasy. 11-13)"
The Wizard of Oz meets Beetlejuice in this tale of a ten-year-old loner who starts seeing ghosts, and then receives a plea for help that leads her into the Afterlife itself. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SUGAR CHILD by Monique de Varennes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"Gore's pastel and acrylic paintings hold all the colors of marzipan and the translucence of sugar candy—a perfect foil for the tale's dulcet tenderness. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A lovely original tale as told to the author by her mother holds echoes of traditional stories of transformation. 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

THE PRINCESS MOUSE by Aaron Shepard
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"Prettily told, with sweet lessons about love and trust, no matter how odd the circumstances. (music notation, source notes) (Picture book/fairy tale. 6-9)"
Shepard (Master Man, 2001, etc.) retells an old Finnish tale about a very unusual way of choosing a very unusual bride. Read full book review >