Search Results: "Nancy Tafuri"


BOOK REVIEW

RABBIT'S MORNING by Nancy Tafuri
Released: April 1, 1985

"Also, without any progression, warmth, or visual subplots, the crisp, poster-like pictures seem frozen into a stiff sameness."
Rabbit's Morning might be seen as a variation (or reduction) of Tafuri's Have You Seen My Duckling—itself a very simple rendering of a common nursery-book theme. Read full book review >

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DO NOT DISTURB by Nancy Tafuri
Released: April 1, 1987

When a family of five, plus dog, go backpacking, they have a glorious afternoon engaging in a variety of activities that disturb the local wildlife: the dog chases a woodchuck, a child's dive sends a frog hopping, a kite disturbs a raccoon hidden in a tree; even the owl is pursued by a swirl of campfire smoke. Read full book review >

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GOODNIGHT, MY DUCKLING by Nancy Tafuri
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

Old fans and new listeners will be happy to welcome Tafuri's Mama Duck and her eight adorable babies in a brand-new appearance. Read full book review >

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MAMA’S LITTLE BEARS by Nancy Tafuri
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2001

"As playful as a romp in the woods. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Three curious bear cubs hurry around investigating their surroundings until they realize they miss their Mama and run to receive her welcoming hugs. Read full book review >

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FIVE LITTLE CHICKS by Nancy Tafuri
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"Tafuri's oversized illustrations make this an attractive if unexceptional adventure, especially for the lower end of its targeted age range. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Big bright pictures and big bold print tell the story of the first day of life for the title characters. Read full book review >

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I LOVE YOU, LITTLE ONE by Nancy Tafuri
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1998

"A book for quiet times, for sharing one-on-one. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Six beautiful mother-and-baby animal pairs—some rendered larger than life size—and one human mother and child play variations on the theme "I will always love you." Read full book review >

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THE DONKEY’S CHRISTMAS SONG by Nancy Tafuri
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

Tafuri (Mama's Little Bears, 2002, etc.) once again shows her talent for creating memorable works for younger children with this warm and tender story on the offerings-for-baby-Jesus theme. Read full book review >

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WHOSE CHICK ARE YOU? by Nancy Tafuri
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"An interactive winner. (Picture book. 1-4)"
In a companion of sorts to her Caldecott honoree, Have You Seen My Duckling? (1984), Tafuri demonstrates why she continues to set the standard in books for the very young. Read full book review >

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SILLY LITTLE GOOSE! by Nancy Tafuri
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"This little goose has plenty of pluck, even though she is a bit silly. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Here's a likable tale about a wayward goose on a quest to find a home. Read full book review >

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YOU ARE SPECIAL, LITTLE ONE by Nancy Tafuri
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"A gratifying read to be shared while cuddling. (Picture book. 2-6)"
This companion to I Love You, Little One (1998) reads like a love song. Read full book review >

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WHAT THE SUN SEES, WHAT THE MOON SEES by Nancy Tafuri
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"From beautiful mixed-media artwork is fashioned an elegantly simple graphic demonstration of the neverending cycle of day and night. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A double-ended book showing scenes from farm, woodland, city, and school, first by day and then, by turning the book over and beginning again from the "back," at night. Read full book review >

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ALL KINDS OF KISSES by Nancy Tafuri
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 2, 2012

"Many bedtime books featuring animal sounds exist, but few are executed with such skill; this one has the potential to become a classic. (Picture book. 1-4)"
That picture-book master for the very young, Caldecott Honoree Tafuri (Have You Seen My Duckling?, 1985), proves the barnyard a fertile setting in her latest offering. Read full book review >