Search Results: "Meilo So"


BOOK REVIEW

GOBBLE, GOBBLE, SLIP, SLOP by Meilo So
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 9, 2004

"A tale that should be in every storyteller's repertoire, in one form or another, this lively retelling makes a welcome replacement for Jeanne B. Hardendorff's out-of-print rendition, Slip, Slop, Gobble (1970). (source note) (Picture book/folktale. 5-7)"
A feline gourmand with a bad attitude eats everything and everyone that comes into reach, then gets its comeuppance at the hands—or pincers—of a pair of tiny crabs in this "Fat Cat" variant. Read full book review >

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BROTHER JUNIPER by Diane Gibfried
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 13, 2006

"When Juniper has given away everything, So depicts him from the back wearing only his Franciscan sandals, so children will giggle but understand his fierce generosity. (Picture book. 5-8)"
In So's hands, watercolor, ink and gouache make for soft edges, fine detail, bright color and lively expression as Gibfried tells the story of one of St Francis's friars, Brother Juniper. Read full book review >

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FOOTPRINTS ON THE ROOF by Marilyn Singer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Esbensen's venerable Cold Stars and Fireflies (1984) makes a nice accompaniment. (Poetry. 7-10)"
Nineteen poems, some rhymed, are paired with So's (Countdown to Spring, p. 50, etc.) ink drawings. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"Share this admirable appreciation with a wide audience. (Picture book/poetry. 4-10) "
Twenty-three poems and evocative watercolor paintings pay tribute to the wonders of the ocean world. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WONDERFUL YOU by Lauren McLaughlin
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 25, 2017

"Though open adoptions have become more common, they are still not the majority; this is more a single family's adoption story than one that speaks to all adopted children. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A birth mother searches for the right parents for her unborn child in this story narrated by the adoptive mother. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BY DAY, BY NIGHT by Amy Gibson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"This unusual picture book will spark many questions from young children about the customs and lifestyles of their peers all over the globe. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Designed as a fundraiser for The Global Orphan Project, and dedicated to "the millions of children who find themselves alone," this book tells the story of a typical day for children all over the world, from getting up to going to bed. Read full book review >

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MY MOM IS A FOREIGNER, BUT NOT TO ME by Julianne Moore
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"A confusing mess. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A chorus of children with foreign-born mothers join voices to express their side of the immigrant experience. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CAT’S TALE by Doris Orgel
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"So's bright, humorous watercolor illustrations capture the intimacy between Willow and Mao and add punch to the competitive drama of the folktale river race, its sassy storyteller and the intergenerational subtext. (author's note) (Picture book/folktale. 4-7)"
In this feline retelling of a Chinese tale about how the years were named for 12 different animals, a little girl's cat provides personal perspective. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

READ A RHYME, WRITE A RHYME by Jack Prelutsky
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 11, 2005

"Though the volume's intent is as a springboard to writing poetry, the thoughtful selections and So's winning watercolors make this a successful poetry collection even without the writing prompts. (author's note, indexes of titles and authors) (Picture book. 5-8)"
Prelutsky has invented a method he calls "poemstarts" to help children get started in writing poetry. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

COUNTDOWN TO SPRING by Janet Schulman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"A small gem. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Spare, bright brushstrokes capture the very essence of spring newly sprouting in a simple countdown from 10 ladybugs to "1 Easter Basket filled with treats for all the animals." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BRUSH OF THE GODS by Lenore Look
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 25, 2013

"A cheerful introduction not only to Wu Daozi, but to the power of inspiration. (Picture book. 4-9)"
The life of the classical Chinese painter Wu Daozi is imagined as a magical artistic adventure. Read full book review >