Search Results: "Nicole Wong"


BOOK REVIEW

FERRY TAIL by Katharine Kenah
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2014

"Though a dog on the loose on a ferryboat is truly a fairy tale, Walter's story is a tale well-told. (Picture book. 4-7)"
An energetic, joyful dog finds his true home and family onboard a large ferryboat that conveys cars and people to an island community. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ONLY ONE YEAR by Andrea Cheng
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2010

"Wong's graceful black-and-white sketches complement the text. (Fiction. 7-11)"
Cheng, known for exploring issues of diversity (Shanghai Messenger, illustrated by Ed Young, 2005, etc.), tackles a custom that many will find disorienting. Read full book review >

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BRUSHING MOM’S HAIR by Andrea Cheng
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Worthy and moving. (Fiction. 10-13)"
Based on Cheng's experience, this candid story sensitively explores a teenager's emotions as she copes with her mother's illness and recovery during treatments for breast cancer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NO YEAR OF THE CAT by Mary Dodson Wade
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2012

"Whether familiar with the tale or not, young readers and folklore students alike will enjoy this latest (but likely not last) retelling. (Picture book/folk tale. 5-8)"
A perennially popular pourquoi story gets a fresh, if not entirely necessary, update. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CANDY SHOP by Jan Wahl
by Jan Wahl, illustrated by Nicole Wong
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2004

"Still, the message is simple and effective and the story can be used as a springboard for just such a discussion. (Picture book. 4-8)"
An act of bigotry gets a sharp and practical response in this message-driven tale. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MAXWELL’S MOUNTAIN by Shari Becker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"This mini-adventure is an absorbing story of determination and a boy's growing independence. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Maxwell is disappointed by the predictability of the new park, but then he sees the mountain: "It was awesome. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WILD ROSE'S WEAVING by Ginger Churchill
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 11, 2011

"Ultimately, neither the subject matter nor the presentation is likely to engage young listeners' interest; they'd be better off following Wild Rose's example and playing outside. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Preachy and predictable, this well-intentioned effort tries too hard to convey the joy and value of creativity. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TO THE STARS! by Carmella Van Vleet
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 5, 2016

"This welcome addition to the field of female fliers will be informative as well as inspirational for girls. (Picture book/biography. 5-9)"
This biography of Kathy Sullivan joins the ranks of picture books about women who have taken to the air. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NO MONKEYS, NO CHOCOLATE by Melissa Stewart
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2013

"Children—and more than a few adults—will find this educational you-are-there journey to the rain forest fascinating. (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
This clever circular tale with a curious title opens with a common scene: a party including chocolaty treats. The authors explain, "[Y]ou can't make chocolate without… / …cocoa beans." With the turn of the page, readers find themselves in the rain forest microhabitat of the cocoa tree. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

QUACKERS by Liz Wong
by Liz Wong, illustrated by Liz Wong
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 22, 2016

"Both relevant and adorable. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A cat who thinks he's a duck learns about himself. Read full book review >