Search Results: "Petr Horácek"


BOOK REVIEW

SUZY GOOSE AND THE CHRISTMAS STAR by Petr Horácek
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"The slight story is enlivened by Suzy's customary silliness—children will enjoy knowing better than she does and voicing the sound effects—but her third outing shows signs of staleness, and the Christmas connection feels forced at best. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Silly Suzy Goose. Read full book review >

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THE FLY by Petr Horácek
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 12, 2015

"This apologium may not change minds about flies, but it's definitely buzz-worthy. (Picture book. 3-6)"
What's it like to be a fly? Well, it ain't easy. Read full book review >

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THE MOUSE WHO REACHED THE SKY by Petr Horácek
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 26, 2016

"Young listeners will delight in the gentle humor and embrace the story's warmth and mild suspense. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Together, friends can do almost anything. Read full book review >

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HONK, HONK! BAA, BAA! by Petr Horácek
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 10, 2014

"A short and satisfying spin around the barnyard for babies. (Board book. 0-2)"
This simple book of animal sounds concludes with a happy surprise. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY ELEPHANT by Petr Horácek
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2009

"Overall, this creative and appealing portrayal of a boy and his imaginary friend incorporates an alternative family with subtlety and is all the more satisfying and child-centered because Grandpa decides to play along. (Picture book. 3-6)"
This boy's grandparents are both busy, so, naturally, he decides to play with his elephant. Read full book review >

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ANIMAL OPPOSITES by Petr Horácek
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"An elegant exploration of an ever-popular subject. (Informational pop-up. 3-5)"
With the same high spirits and elemental simplicity that lights up his One Spotted Giraffe (2012), Horácek pairs up smiling animals to show contrasts in size, shape or behavior. Read full book review >

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BUTTERFLY BUTTERFLY by Petr Horácek
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2007

"Simple, concise text should make this accessible for young readers. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A little girl's study of a butterfly leads her to discover many other tiny creatures. Read full book review >

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LOOK OUT, SUZY GOOSE by Petr Horácek
ADVENTURE
Released: July 1, 2008

"Otherwise, it's a lightly suspenseful read-aloud in which the colors and texture of the strangely beautiful mixed-media illustrations communicate as much, and often more, than the words. (Picture book. 3-5)"
All the geese are honking, but Suzy Goose, of Silly Suzy Goose (2006), just wants a little peace and quiet. Read full book review >

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SILLY SUZY GOOSE by Petr Horácek
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2006

"A wry twist on the familiar theme of wanting to be different, Suzy isn't such a silly goose after all, though it would have been nice if the text had used the subjunctive properly. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Suzy Goose looks like all the other geese, but she wishes she could be different. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BLUE PENGUIN by Petr Horácek
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 13, 2016

"Sweet. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Shunned by the other penguins, the titular penguin's days are filled with loneliness and his nights with dreams. Read full book review >

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A SURPRISE FOR TINY MOUSE by Petr Horácek
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"Tiny Mouse and her small adventure are a most welcome addition to the board-book shelf. (Board book. 6 mos.-3)"
Tiny Mouse likes all kinds of weather, except for "splashy rain." Read full book review >