Search Results: "Pamela Paparone"


BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

Homage to a brave and dedicated aviation pioneer summoned in lyrical verse and paint-drenched, joyous illustrations. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOW A BABY GROWS by Nola Buck
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 30, 1998

"With cozy scenes situated on soft backgrounds featuring cherubic babies in all moods frolicking about, this book will be a favorite for lap-sharing. (Board book. 1-2)"
Sing-song rhythms and simple verse make this entry in the Growing Tree series an ideal read-aloud for the very young. Read full book review >

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BALLERINA BEAR by Shana Corey
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"But ballet technique is not the point here, as it is Bernice's unshakable confidence that is the story's gentle message, a refreshing change from baby ballerinas who steal the spotlight due to extraordinary talent. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Bernice the bear isn't very successful as a budding ballerina, but she keeps taking lessons and keeps practicing, even though her leaps land in lumps and her pliés in plops. Read full book review >

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ANOTHER PAMELA by Upton Sinclair
Released: April 24, 1950

"A crazy world seen through untutored eyes."
A slightly buriesquad projection of the Pamela theme to a modern setting- a California ranch estate, presided over by an eccentric multi-millionaire, a lady devoted to good works and radical schemes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LITTLE SCHOOL BUS by Carol Roth
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2002

"An ebullient blend of singsong chants and giddy rhymes, this rollicking read-aloud tale is perfect to share with the youngest preschooler. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Roth and Paparone (Ten Dirty Pigs/Ten Clean Pigs, 1999, etc.) reveal a universal truth known to children, but oft-times forgotten by adults: the bus ride to school can be the best part of the day. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WAKE UP AND GOODNIGHT by Charlotte Zolotow
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 28, 1998

"A pleasing edition: The book's rotations mimic those of day and night in a way that toddlers will comprehend. (Picture book. 1-6)"
In another recycling of Zolotow's past works (see review, above), this new version of a 1971 title that was illustrated by Leonard Weisgard takes a circular approach. Read full book review >

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TWO-LEGGED, FOUR-LEGGED, NO-LEGGED RHYMES by J. Patrick Lewis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1991

"But an appealing collection. (Poetry/Picture book. 4-10)"
From the author of A Hippopotamusn't (1990), more ebullient verse about animals. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BEST FATHER’S DAY PRESENT EVER by Christine Loomis
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2007

"Would that every father could receive as wonderful a present on Father's Day. (Picture book. 4-9)"
It's the day before Father's Day and Langley the snail still has not thought of the perfect gift. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOW SONG by Eve Merriam
by Eve Merriam, illustrated by Pam Paparone
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

"The rich language, rhyme, and rhythm of the text make this an engaging story for preschoolers and a logical choice for new readers too, who might try writing their own 'High Song' sequels. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Merriam (Where's That Cat, 2000, etc.) has a poet's gift for the sort of lively language play that delights young children with just a few well-chosen words, such as "Heels / Wheels / Flippery seals and slippery eels." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE TATTLETALE by Lynn Downey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Skip the book—stick to a heart-to-heart talk. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A goody-goody younger brother learns to get along with his sibling in this unsatisfying look at tattling. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY LITTLE CAR by Gary Soto
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2006

"A multicultural lesson with lots of zip. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Mexican-American first-grader Teresa feels too old for her tricycle, and she's overjoyed when her Grandpa Benny sends her a pedal-powered low-rider with personalized plates and flame decals. Read full book review >

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FLIP, FLOAT, FLY by JoAnn Early Macken
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2008

"Steer readers instead to clearer treatments, such as John Farndon's Seeds (2006). (Picture book/nonfiction. 6-8)"
An uninspired look at how seeds are spread by wind, water, animal and human agency. Read full book review >