Search Results: "Nancy Tafuri"


BOOK REVIEW

ALL YEAR LONG by Nancy Tafuri
Released: April 18, 1983

"A con-foundment, just about every which way."
An ill-advised attempt to introduce—together—the days of the week and the months of the year (not only because seven into twelve doesn't go). Read full book review >

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FOLLOW ME! by Nancy Tafuri
Released: April 1, 1990

"An affectionate, wordless episode."
Under Mother's indulgent eye, a young California sea lion delightedly follows a red crab as it scuttles over rocks and sand, past several seaside creatures, and down to the water's edge. 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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EARLY MORNING IN THE BARN by Nancy Tafuri
Released: Oct. 17, 1983

"Most important: an inventive scripting of animal sounds; an auspicious display of Tafuri's particular strengths as an illustrator; a book for toddlers to start with—and grow on."
From the rooster's "Cock a doodle doo" to the mother hen's "cluck cluck": three little chicks "cheep cheep" their way through the barnyard, greeting dog and geese and ducks and pigs ("owoo," "honk honk," "quack quack," "oink oink")—in sunny, poster-y pictures with lots of sideline activity for the watchful child. Read full book review >

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THE SONG by Charlotte Zolotow
Released: April 1, 1982

"It's a safe bet, too, that they'll remember Tufari's decorative patterns and embellishments as what the song was all about."
The difference pictures of a certain kind make to a text is graphically demonstrated here. 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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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 >

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BLUE GOOSE by Nancy Tafuri
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 8, 2008

"A nice enough title to guide young children's understanding of color blending, but not a standout. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Leave it to a gaggle of brightly hued barnyard fowl—including, in addition to the eponymous goose, Yellow Chick, Red Hen and White Duck—to paint their drab environment while the farmer (named Gray, of course) is away. Read full book review >