Search Results: "Niki Clark Leopold"


BOOK REVIEW

ONCE I WAS . . . by Niki Clark Leopold
Released: March 1, 1999

"A brave and fetching book, destined for repeat readings, destined to be loved. (Picture book. 5-8)"
This exuberant picture book features rhyming couplets that celebrate growth and change. Read full book review >

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K IS FOR KITTEN by Niki Clark Leopold
ABC BOOKS
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"A frisky feline frolic through the alphabet. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A tiny ginger kitten is rescued from the alley in this alphabetic adventure. Read full book review >

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BRAVO, ZAN ANGELO! by Niki Daly
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"From the reflective pastel light of Venice, to the expressive gestures of the performers, his talented brushwork will make readers appreciate not only the troupe, but also their creator. (Picture book. 6-10)"
Young Angelo's attempts to join his grandfather's commedia dell'arte troupe serve as a delightful introduction to this Italian Renaissance form of clowning. Read full book review >

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JAMELA! by Niki Daly
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 2006

"Daly's warm illustrations support his persuasive premise that it takes a village to raise a child. (glossary) (Picture book. 4-8)"
Creative Jamela's desire for a pair of fancy shoes leads to complications. Read full book review >

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OLD BOB’S BROWN BEAR by Niki Daly
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 10, 2002

"Young readers will want to bring a stuffed friend along when reading this one. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Proclaiming that as a child he's never had a teddy bear to love, Old Bob is surprised with the gift of a brand-new bear on his birthday. Read full book review >

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WELCOME TO ZANZIBAR ROAD by Niki Daly
ANIMALS
Released: May 15, 2006

"Wonderful endpapers introduce each of the story's characters and bring the warmth and exuberance of the interior illustrations to the reader from start to finish. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Five short picture-book chapters celebrate life in a cozy neighborhood in Africa—presumably South Africa, where the author/illustrator draws his inspiration. Read full book review >

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SURPRISE! SURPRISE! by Niki Daly
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 14, 2017

"While repeated readings won't offer surprise, squeals of laughter are assured. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The story opens with the trope of a longed-for child and has as many twists as a pig's tail. Read full book review >

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BETTINA VALENTINO AND THE PICASSO CLUB by Niki Daly
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 8, 2009

"Profusely illustrated and told in first-person chronological episodes, this may have appeal for some reluctant readers as well. (Fiction. 8-11)"
The acclaimed South African author/illustrator ventures into chapter-book territory with this humorous account of how a new art teacher shakes up fifth grader Bettina Valentino's school and inspires the fledgling artist. Read full book review >

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WHY THE SUN AND MOON LIVE IN THE SKY by Niki Daly
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: May 1, 1995

"A wondrous and alluring work. (Picture book/folklore. 4+)"
A spirited creation story from Daly (Mary Malloy and the Baby Who Wouldn't Sleep, 1993, etc.), based on an eastern Nigerian myth. Read full book review >

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Wet Bliss by Niki Stone
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 5, 2014

"A sometimes-clumsy but often effective debut compilation of steamy stories."
An erotic short story collection full of fantasies from the tame to the taboo. Read full book review >

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ONE ROUND MOON AND A STAR FOR ME by Ingrid Mennen
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1994

"Warmhearted and appealing; it might be wise, in sharing this, to discuss (especially with adoptees) other bases for parent-child bonding. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Enriched by an African setting, the familiar theme of reassuring a child about his secure place in the family after a new baby is born. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 28, 2015

"A pleasant, cheerful reminiscence that offers some engaging glimpses into daily life in one of the few truly remote areas of the United States."
Tschirgi presents a debut memoir that extols the joys of a childhood spent in tiny Tok, Alaska—population: about 1,200. Read full book review >