Search Results: "Lorianne Siomades"


BOOK REVIEW

KATY DID IT! by Lorianne Siomades
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"A stark white backdrop stunts the bright colors found in this garden view, leaving a wilted offering in its wake. (Picture book. 3-5)"
This energetic katydid is quite the nuisance, her hopping wreaking havoc among the garden plants. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CUCKOO CAN’T FIND YOU by Lorianne Siomades
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2001

"This is just the ticket for children not yet ready for the far more intricate I Spy books. (Picture book. 2-5)"
The reader is bidden to join along as Cuckoo and his friends try to find the things they are seeking in this splendid hidden-picture odyssey. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A PLACE TO BLOOM by Lorianne Siomades
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

A colorful, visually appealing story-in-rhyme with an ambiguous focus: Is it about sharing the planet with other species (``The stream I like to visit/is someone's place to drink''), seeing the same thing from different perspectives (``The feather that is light for me/others cannot lift''), or recycling (``The teddy bear that showed much wear/that no one thought to mend/was thrown away the very same day/he became my very best friend!'')? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KANGAROO AND CRICKET by Lorianne Siomades
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Cheerful colors and handsome design make for a kid-friendly concept book. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Siomades (A Place to Bloom, 1997, etc.) introduces easy animal actions and identification with a simple text and with a cut-paper collage technique that is akin to the work of Eric Carle. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHERE WILD BABIES SLEEP by Ann Purmell
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Though Siomades's constructs are more sophisticated than those of Eric Carle or Ellen Stoll Walsh, very young viewers will have no trouble focusing on the various mothers' large-eyed faces, and the loving expressions thereon, in this brief sleepy-time read. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Along with snippets of basic natural science, this animal portrait gallery showcases a set of handsome painted-paper collage scenes, shot against plain white backgrounds, and depicting various wild mothers tenderly regarding sleeping offspring. Read full book review >