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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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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CENTRAL HEATING by Marilyn Singer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2005

"Its engaging design will surely entice readers to open and read, perhaps in front of their own candle, hearth, or stove. (Poetry. 7-11)"
Continuing their series of poetic evocations of the natural world, Singer and So present 19 poems about fire, this time printing in a curving, delicate red font and choosing a powerful red for the illustrations. Read full book review >

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HOW TO CROSS A POND by Marilyn Singer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 12, 2003

"Take it for its frequently splendid parts, not its whole. (Poetry. 8-12)"
The team behind Footprints on the Roof (2002) returns to present another slim, elemental celebration. Read full book review >

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A BUNNY FOR ALL SEASONS by Janet Schulman
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 14, 2003

"In an increasingly complicated world, the simple joy projected here goes down easy. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Brilliant watercolors bounce off the page in this charming romp through the seasons. Read full book review >

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IT’S SIMPLE, SAID SIMON by Mary Ann Hoberman
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2001

"Readers who never have liked the way the Gingerbread Boy meets his end will be pleased by Simon's escape—easily. (Picture book. 6-8)"
In sketchy, expressive watercolors, So (Tasty Baby Belly Buttons, 1999, etc.) deftly shifts the scene from city sidewalk to jungle path as a strolling lad takes on more and more difficult challenges from animals met along the way. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OTTERS LOVE TO PLAY by Jonathan London
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 22, 2016

"Both playful and beguiling, just like its subjects. (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
Otters love to play, and so do children. Read full book review >

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ALEX THE PARROT by Stephanie Spinner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 9, 2012

"Bird lovers will be charmed. (author's note) (Informational picture book. 5-10)"
Irene Pepperberg's African gray parrot learned to speak and understand English so well he changed both public and scientific beliefs about animal communication and cognition. Read full book review >