Search Results: "Pat Mora"


BOOK REVIEW

SWEET DREAMS/DULCES SUEÑOS by Pat Mora
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: June 1, 2008

"Mi Familia series brings a soothing tone to a nightly ritual universal in any language or culture. (Picture book. 1-3)"
While all the animals and birds are sleeping and the stars are shining and the moon is smiling, Abuelita tucks her little grandson and two granddaughters in with kisses and wishes for sweet dreams. Read full book review >

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HERE, KITTY, KITTY!/VEN, GATITA, VEN! by Pat Mora
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Preschoolers learning or proficient in either language will smile along. (Picture book. 3-6)"
This entry in Mora's highly successful bilingual series My Family/Mi Familia introduces a family's energetic new kitty/gatita, whose mischievous antics inside and outside the house are all forgiven with warm affection. Read full book review >

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LET’S EAT!/¡A COMER! by Pat Mora
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2008

"This is the first in a new bilingual series for young children created by a major proponent of family literacy initiatives. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Three young children share the pleasure of sitting down to an inviting family dinner in their cozy suburban house. Read full book review >

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DIZZY IN YOUR EYES: Poems About Love by Pat Mora
POETRY
Released: Jan. 12, 2010

"A must read for lovestruck teens, whether they're poets or not. (Poetry. 12 & up)"
A lovely collection of poems about the uncertainties of teenage love in all its greatness and through all its varied forms of expression. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE REMEMBERING DAY / EL DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS by Pat Mora
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 31, 2015

"Readers might choose this book thinking they will find out more about this well-known Mexican tradition; instead, they will find a warm family story. (author's note) (Bilingual picture book. 5-8)"
Mora worries that the Mexican tradition of honoring their dead on the Día de los Muertos may be misunderstood and become commercialized, so, the author offers this imagined story of how a "remembering day" to honor loved ones now dead might have started in the distant past. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE by Pat Mora
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 22, 2014

"While it is wonderful to see a book featuring Latina characters who are proud Americans, the promotion of idealized visions of life in the United States and the immigrant experience makes it a distinctly one-sided treatment. (author's note) (Picture book. 5-9)"
An intergenerational ode to a positive United States immigration experience. Read full book review >

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YUM! MMMM! ¡QUÉ RICO! by Pat Mora
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"More interesting as social science than as poetry, but visually gorgeous. (Nonfiction/poetry. 7-12)"
Haiku celebrating the diversity of edible plants native to the Americas—blueberries, chocolate, prickly pears, pecans and more. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SONG OF FRANCIS AND THE ANIMALS by Pat Mora
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Though there is no author's note to explain the life of the saint in more detail, this treatment serves well as an introduction to the saint who lived in a down-to-earth fashion. (glossary) (Nonfiction. 4-9)"
Strikingly beautiful woodcuts and an oversized format create a first-rate visual accompaniment to this imaginative story about St. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THIS BIG SKY by Pat Mora
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1998

"Tall Walking Woman,'' where Mora is all minute observation and Jenkins all atmosphere, but when their efforts fuse, they lyrically summon the special qualities of a singular landscape. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Mora (Tom†s and the Library Lady, 1997, etc.) celebrates the people, creatures, and landscapes of the American southwest through poetry of mixed quality. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PABLO'S TREE by Pat Mora
by Pat Mora, illustrated by Cecily Lang
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"Meandering but moving story. (Fiction/Picture book. 2-6)"
It's Pablo's birthday, and he's ready for his birthday visit to his grandfather Lito's house, where Lito has decorated a special tree in Pablo's honor. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

¡MARIMBA! by Pat Mora
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 13, 2006

"An inviting introduction to both Spanish and the animal kingdom. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Animals frolic through the whole alphabet in Spanish as well as English. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE RACE OF TOAD AND DEER by Pat Mora
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Nevertheless, this is a lovely title that, with its emphasis on the importance of cleverness, friendship, and cooperation, will be interesting to compare with other versions of the tale. (Picture book/folktale. 3-7)"
The familiar story of the race between the hare and the tortoise appears here in a Guatemalan version that the author heard from a guide at the Mayan ruins of Tikal. Read full book review >