Search Results: "Martina Peluso"


BOOK REVIEW

THE PRINCESS OF THE SPRINGS by Mary Finch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"This pourquoi tale that explains some of the aspects of the seasonal changes and the reason for rain makes a nice complement to Persephone's story. (Early reader/folk tale. 6-8)"
Venturing past Disney princesses, here is Ibura, Brazilian Princess of the Springs. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DARA'S CLEVER TRAP by Liz Flanagan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"Happily-ever-after with a STEM feminist twist: how very timely. (Early reader. 6-8)"
Princess Dara is no damsel in distress. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMAL STORIES FROM THE BIBLE by Lois Rock
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"A misguided effort with some flashes of humor but far too much text. (Picture book/religion. 4-8)"
Eight animal characters from familiar Bible stories serve as narrators for this overlong collection first published in England. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JOSEPH AND THE SABBATH FISH by Eric A. Kimmel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Heartwarming for Jewish collections and religious-school settings. (Picture book/religion. 5-7)"
Award-winner Kimmel retells a Jewish fable of greed and generosity. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MARTINA & CHRISSIE by Phil Bildner
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 14, 2017

"A fine sports story. (Informational picture book. 6-10)"
A picture-book introduction to tennis greats Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OG'S ARK by Allison Marks
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2016

"An unusual take on a familiar story, with an enormous and likable character and a few gaps. (authors' note) (Picture book. 4-8)"
Combining a character from Numbers and Deuteronomy with the biblical tale of Noah's Ark, the Marks and Peluso introduce the giant Og. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MARTINA THE BEAUTIFUL COCKROACH by Carmen Agra Deedy
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Fun to compare with other versions, this telling has magic all its own. (Folklore. 6-10)"
Available in both English and Spanish (ISBN: 978-1-56145-425-9) editions, this new version of a story told in Cuba, Puerto Rico and other Latin-American countries is lively and funny, without the sad ending found in some tellings. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GREEDYGUTS by Martina Selway
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 1992

"An amusing story as well as an effective fable about injustice overcome with guile and good humor instead of by violence. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The peace of the long-ago village of Wigwig is disturbed by a giant, ``only about as tall as a house'' but as grotesquely obese as his name implies. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PICO THE GNOME by Martina Müller
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2016

"A lightweight addition to the horde of suggested bully-countering strategies. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A happy gnome saves the forest from a rampaging giant by holding out the hand of friendship. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ROAR! SHH! by Martina Hogan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 2, 2016

"A mixed bag. (Board book. 1-3)"
Standard concepts, tabs to turn, and perennially smiling animal characters are the salient features of this book and its companions. Read full book review >