Search Results: "Mei Matsuoka"


BOOK REVIEW

FOOTPRINTS IN THE SNOW by Mei Matsuoka
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Matsuoka's stylized illustrations and tongue-in-cheek tale make for a positive tonic in a season distinguished by sweetness. (Picture book. 5-9)"
When Wolf decides to rehabilitate all the "nasty, scary, and greedy" storybook wolves with one of his own, he begins the tale of Mr. Nice Wolf, who follows a set of footprints in the snow in the hopes of finding a new friend. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GREAT BALLOON HULLABALOO by Peter Bently
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"A fun-filled ride. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A not-so-simple errand turns into a visit to distant planets and great adventures for Simon the Squirrel and his friends. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A FRIEND FOR ALL SEASONS by Julia Hubery
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 21, 2007

"A gentle tale with a nifty lesson. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Cute Robbie Raccoon learns nature lessons via the life cycle of Father Oak. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BURGER BOY by Alan Durant
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 16, 2006

"Embellished with eventful illustrations that are brimming with delightful comic details, this is a tasty and off-kilter romp. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Fans of modern twisted tales rejoice: Young Benny doesn't like vegetables, but he LOVES burgers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GREAT SHEEP SHENANIGANS by Peter Bently
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"Feels like a TV cartoon with lots of silly action and no real point, but fun nonetheless. (Picture book. 4-9)"
A self-deluded wolf is determined to catch a lamb for his supper. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY MEI MEI by Ed Young
Kirkus Star
by Ed Young, illustrated by Ed Young
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"By the close, of course, exhibiting the collusive, boundary-pushing exuberance of young siblings, the girls sweetly ask, 'Can we have another Mei Mei?' (author's note) (Picture book. 4-7)"
Young's own daughters, successively adopted as babies in China, inspire this tender celebration of love flowering between sisters. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MEI FUH by Edith Schaeffer
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1998

"The cheerful, expressively posed figures in Liu's delicate black-and-white pen drawings evoke an innocent exuberance that will draw both adults and children to this volume, but they may find a more sensitive view of a similar childhood in Jean Fritz's Homesick (1982). (Fiction. 8-11)"
Writing in the third person, Schaeffer recalls, and perhaps embroiders, incidents from her early childhood in China, and her move to the US in 1920. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 1, 1999

"The book is useful for multicultural studies, but shines as a warm family story. (Picture book. 5-8)"
An outstanding intergenerational tale that captures a slice of life in contemporary China. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FLOWERS FOR MEI-LING by Lorraine Lachs
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1997

"Poor Mei-ling never quite comes to life."
A sweeping novel about China that offers some impressive settings but frequently loses sight of its heroine, a refugee and former call-girl, in the long march of history. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CLOUD OF SPARROWS by Takashi Matsuoka
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"In this case, enough said."
Some rootin'-tootin' shoot-'em-up and slice-'em-up for those who thought the US-Japanese trade deficit was bad. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHEN I WAS A DINOSAUR by Tatsuhide Matsuoka
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 20, 2017

"A fun fantasy sure to be enjoyed by the dino-obsessed. (Picture book. 4-8)"
An imaginative young Japanese child receives a birthday gift that any kid would covet—a dinosaur suit! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EATING CHINESE FOOD NAKED by Mei Ng
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1998

"A coming-of-age story that pushes all the current multicultural buttons—cuisine, custom, and conflict between generations—but never truly comes alive. (Author tour)"
A Chinese-American's ambitious but flat first novel in which recent college graduate Ruby Lee comes home to face the family she fled. Read full book review >