Search Results: "Peter Catalanotto"


BOOK REVIEW

MATTHEW A.B.C. by Peter Catalanotto
ABC BOOKS
Released: June 1, 2002

"A stunning play of art and verbal imagination. (Picture book. 4-6)"
The backgrounds to the illustrations in Catalanotto's inspired alphabet book may remind readers of Mark Rothko's paintings, but the portraits of the characters in the foregrounds of the bifurcated color fields are uniformly droll. Mrs. Tuttle's kindergarten class has 25 students, all named Matthew, and most with jug ears and gap-toothed smiles. Read full book review >

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DAISY 1, 2, 3 by Peter Catalanotto
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2003

"A sure cure for numeral narcosis. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Children who, like the Count on Sesame Street, "looooove to count" will be delighted with this companion to Matthew ABC (2002). Read full book review >

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KITTEN RED, YELLOW, BLUE by Peter Catalanotto
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"1983, 1992) and its myriad cousins will love the expanded range of color choices here. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Named for colors in a box of crayons, 16 kittens pair off with as many community workers and residents in this ingenious cousin to Matthew A.B.C. (2002) and Daisy 1, 2, 3 (2003). Read full book review >

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EMILY’S ART by Peter Catalanotto
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2001

"While the text is heavy-handed, Catalanotto's art brilliantly portrays not only the lively classroom, but also Emily's own art and the art of her classmates, what she's thinking, and how she resolves the situation for herself. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Catalanotto (Dad and Me, 1999, etc.) sets his stage almost like a little movie: there's a prologue, a progression, a denouement, and a coda, all in the standard picture book's 32 pages. Read full book review >

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THE PAINTER by Peter Catalanotto
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"The entire work is simply and beautifully done, modestly self-absorbed, by an illustrator who is searching for a story in his own backyard. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A child's view of family life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PETER by Kate Walker
FICTION
Released: April 1, 1993

"David, a wiser head, comfortable with his preference, one who can offer physical affection without sexual overtones; and, in Peter, a realistically distressed teenager who is finally able to muster enough perspective to weather his crisis. (Fiction. YA)"
When he finds himself attracted to his older brother's gay friend David, Peter is plunged into the kind of sexual uncertainty many young men feel. Read full book review >

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THE NEWBIES by Peter Catalanotto
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 14, 2015

"Comforting and reassuring. (Picture book. 4-8)"
There's a new baby coming, and Luke worries about his place in the family's changing configuration. Read full book review >

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MORE OF MONKEY & ROBOT by Peter Catalanotto
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 18, 2014

"A strong second outing in this new series for new readers. (Early reader. 6-8)"
Odd-couple friends find the best in each another. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 7, 2012

"Grown-ups beware. Youngsters might have their own questions and answers after this romp. (Picture book. 4-8)"
An irresistible force meets an immovable object with hilarious results. Read full book review >

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IVAN THE TERRIER by Peter Catalanotto
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 18, 2007

"It's something of a one-note joke, however successful, and serves more as a primer for the Wiesner masterpiece than a companion—but there's nothing wrong with that. (Picture book. 2-5)"
In a sort of Three Pigs lite, a Jack Russell terrier makes mincemeat out of four familiar folk tales as its ever-more-exasperated owner tries to tell them. Read full book review >

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DAD AND ME by Peter Catalanotto
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Tommy's nearly overwhelming excitement comes through clearly—in fact, some pages are almost explosively joyful and expressive. (Picture book. 5-8)"
It's June 3, 1965—the day of Gemini Four and the US's first space walk. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHRISTMAS ALWAYS... by Peter Catalanotto
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1991

"This slight but amusing notion for a story is illustrated with virtuosity and imagination: dramatic perspectives and a skillfully controlled glow lend their magic to the mythical characters, while crimson-garbed Katie is a vibrant charmer. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Just as the Sandman is coming on Christmas Eve, Katie loses a tooth; before Santa arrives, she's also visited by Jack Frost and the Tooth Fairy. Read full book review >