Search Results: "Marcela Cabezas Hilb"


BOOK REVIEW

WIGGLE GIGGLE TICKLE TRAIN by Nora Hilb
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2009

"An enthusiastic salute to the power of imagination. (Picture book. 2-4)"
The imagination of preschoolers gets a boost of realism from photographs in this collaboration. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RHYTHM AND REVOLT by Marcela Breton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1995

"An excellent introduction to the wide range of writers and styles to be found less than a hundred miles from our shores, each story nicely complementing the one before it in tone and subject matter."
Breton (ed., Hot and Cool Jazz Stories, 1990, not reviewed) collects 25 tales from Caribbean writers working in each of the languages found in the region, including the generally forgotten Dutch. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IT'S A GIFT! by Gabriela Keselman
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 13, 2014

"Very little fun and lots of preaching do not make a good story. If the lesson is to give away all your stuff until you have nothing left, what child wants to learn that? (Picture book. 4-7)"
Anthropomorphic animals enact something of a frenzy of giving and receiving. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LEO’S TREE by Debora Pearson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2004

"A tried-and-true theme, pleasantly iterated. (Picture book. 3-5)"
In a sort of prequel to The Giving Tree, Leo's father plants a "scratchy, branchy" linden in the yard to mark Leo's birth. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE CHICK AND MOMMY CAT by Marta Zafrilla
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"Works equally well at promoting acceptance of differences and as a general read-aloud. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Talk about your nontraditional families… Little Chick was just an egg when Mommy cat, who can't have kittens of her own, adopted him from a hen with too many chicks to feed. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MAMA’S WILD CHILD/PAPA’S WILD CHILD by Dianna Hutts Aston
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"Nicely done. (Picture book. 2-6)"
While one among many in the "If I were your . . . Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SLITHER SLIDE, WHAT'S OUTSIDE? by Simon Shapiro
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2012

"Yet another spark for young imaginations. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Similar to Hilb's Wiggle Giggle Tickle Train (with co-author Sharon Jennings and photographer Marcela Cabezas Hilb, 2009), this imaginative romp shows kids using nature to fuel their creative play through all the seasons of the year. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANTIGUA AND MY LIFE BEFORE by marcela Serrano
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2000

"Only intermittently compelling."
This exploration of the mysteries of womanhood, artistic and political commitment, and identity focuses on the lifelong symbiotic friendship between rootless artist-architect Violeta Dasinski and famous pop singer Josefa Ferrer, who tells their story. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MOUNTAIN JEWS AND THE MIRROR by Ruchama King Feuerman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2015

"As a folklorish tale—almost an extended anecdote—the brief telling leaves many questions for readers, and neither the dark, heavy illustrations nor the text provides answers. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Newly married Yosef and Estrella move from a small Moroccan mountain village to Casablanca so that Yosef can earn a living. Read full book review >