Search Results: "Patricia Lillie"


BOOK REVIEW

WHEN THE ROOSTER CROWED by Patricia Lillie
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 24, 1991

"Farm animals and their traditional voices are neatly dovetailed into this appealing story; Parker's simple, nicely designed illustrations contribute dozens of amusing details. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Each time the rooster crows, another importunate animal (hungry pig, cow in need of milking, etc.) also speaks while—for ten minutes—the farmer repeatedly snuggles in for an ever- diminishing bit of sleep. Read full book review >

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JAKE AND ROSIE by Patricia Lillie
Released: March 20, 1989

Jake and his neighbor Rosie are almost exactly alike—they are the same size, have the same hair color, and (after they switch left shoes), wear the same unmatched footgear. Read full book review >

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EVERYTHING HAS A PLACE by Patricia Lillie
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 1993

"The concept isn't developed with much logic, but Tafuri's graphic style has its usual appeal; the book might find good interactive use as toddlers explore where else these things might appropriately be. (Picture book. 0-4)"
Tafuri's illustrations for 11 phrases—"a dish in a cupboard," "a cat in a chair," "a baby on a lap," etc.- -command attention with their dynamic compositions and jewel- bright colors, but the title's premise seems more like a point of departure for discussion than a statement of where these things belong. Read full book review >

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WHEN THIS BOX IS FULL by Patricia Lillie
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"Of most appeal is Crew's innovative way with these simple, powerful graphics in an arresting (some might even say dissonant) range of colors. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A wooden box—an empty cube—makes a fine receptacle for items signifying, one by one, the months of the year, whose names accumulate in the left-hand margin as the objects—``a red foil heart, a robin's feather, a purple eggshell,'' etc., in hand- tinted b&w photos combined for a collage-like effect—are introduced and then mount up in the box. Read full book review >

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THE ART OF MISS CHEW by Patricia Polacco
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 12, 2012

"The paired lessons—of art as a crucial element in education and of the importance of recognizing different learning styles—come through clearly, leavened by Polacco's use of color and gesture. (Picture book. 6-10)"
Art is a language, and the right teacher can change a life is the twin message of this personal story from the exuberant author/illustrator. Read full book review >

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MOMMIES SAY SHHH! by Patricia Polacco
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"Big and ebullient, inviting participation and prediction, this one's a natural for storytime. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Animal sounds abound, and brightly clad, barefoot boys and girls frolic with friendly livestock in one of the author's simpler salutes to her farmstead childhood. Read full book review >

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FOR THE LOVE OF AUTUMN by Patricia Polacco
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

In this paean to a feline friend, Polacco tells how the love of a cat leads to comfort, worry and romance. Read full book review >

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SOMEONE FOR MR. SUSSMAN by Patricia Polacco
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 13, 2008

"Another winner from a master. (Picture book. 6-10)"
Bubbie is a matchmaker with a great record of success. Read full book review >

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BUN BUN BUTTON by Patricia Polacco
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 27, 2011

"Bun Bun's return, somewhat the worse for wear, brings a softly sentimental end to a classic (if a teensy bit exaggerated) childhood experience. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Paige Elizabeth Darling's cherished stuffed bunny has a mighty adventure. Read full book review >

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JANUARY’S SPARROW by Patricia Polacco
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 29, 2009

"Rooted in history (a comprehensive bibliography is promised online), this is a masterly narrative that horrifies, moves and informs. (Illustrated fiction. 9-14)"
A voice in the prologue, in the dialect cadences of the slave narratives, introduces the stark opening image of a black man, roped and bloodied, dragged by two white men on horseback—the paddy rollers. Read full book review >

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THE PIRATE AND THE PENGUIN by Patricia Storms
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"A rather lowbrow take on The Prince and the Pauper, but fun nonetheless. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Storms throws an itchy pirate craving stability into the path of an adventuresome penguin desiring some sun. Read full book review >

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G IS FOR GOAT by Patricia Polacco
ABC BOOKS
Released: May 1, 2003

"Just for fun—and for goat-lovers. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Goats gambol happily through the rural landscape of Polacco's lively alphabet book. Read full book review >