Search Results: "Peter Catalanotto"


BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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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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CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"Black-and-white ink washes provide a pleasing accompaniment. (Fiction. 7-10)"
This entry in the chapter-book series Second Grade Friends tackles one bump in the friendship between Vinni and Emily. Read full book review >

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AN ANGEL FOR SOLOMON SINGER by Cynthia Rylant
FICTION
Released: March 1, 1992

"A very special union of text and art in a memorable portrait of one lost old man who symbolizes many more. (Fiction/Picture book. 5+)"
Old Solomon lives alone in a dreary hotel on N.Y.C.'s Upper West Side, longing for things he can't have—a balcony, a picture window to see the birds, the freedom to paint his wall purple. Read full book review >

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DARK CLOUD STRONG BREEZE by Susan Patron
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1994

"All in all, coming from an author and an illustrator with a number of fine books to their separate credit, a disappointment. (Picture book. 4-8)"
``Dark cloud strong breeze/Inside the car Daddy's locked his keys,'' begins this fanciful story of a mishap that balloons into an eventful sequence. Read full book review >

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MAMA IS A MINER by George Ella Lyon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"A sober, richly expressive look at a hard way of life, underlining this mother's courage and uncomplaining persistence. (Picture book. 5-8)"
The narrator, depicted in Catalanotto's impressionistic watercolors as of primary-school age, describes her mother's work in simple, gracefully cadenced sentences occasionally varied with rhythmic verse (``Firedamp, blackdamp,/Fire Boss checks the air./Bad top, kettle bottom:/don't go there''). Read full book review >

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GETTING USED TO THE DARK by Susan Marie Swanson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"A promising collection, evocatively illustrated. (Poetry. 8-14)"
Swanson debuts with a brief but consistently high-quality gathering of unrhymed observations and meditations about sleep, dreams, night, nature, family, and other topics. Read full book review >

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CIRCLE OF THANKS by Susi Gregg Fowler
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"Catalanotto's watercolors of the northern landscape provide an evocative setting for the creatures that inhabit the story. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Fowler (Albertina the Practically Perfect, p. 1284, etc.) creates gentle and moving affirmation of the universal ties that unite all who inhabit Earth. Read full book review >

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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 >