Search Results: "Polly Alakija"


BOOK REVIEW

COUNTING CHICKENS by Polly Alakija
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"A fine additional to the counting-book shelf. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Tobi's patience is rewarded in this picture book set in an African village. Read full book review >

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DOG BLUE by Polly Dunbar
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"Blue looks on. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Dunbar gives the tried-and-true Boy Meets Dog story an engaging twist or two. Read full book review >

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ARTHUR'S DREAM BOAT by Polly Dunbar
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"A real attention-getter. (Picture book. 2 & up)"
Dunbar imaginatively transforms a seaside memory of a small boy in the ocean and a boat on the distant horizon into Arthur's adventure with a dream boat. Read full book review >

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PENGUIN by Polly Dunbar
by Polly Dunbar, illustrated by Polly Dunbar
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2007

"An attractively designed, child-appealing package. (Picture book. 4-6)"
In this fanciful tale, a boy unwraps a gift penguin and tries to make it talk. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HELLO TILLY by Polly Dunbar
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Happy Hector (ISBN: 978-0-7636-4110-8) publishes simultaneously, with the other four 'coming soon.' (Picture book. 2-5)"
Tilly is a little girl who lives with her five animal friends in a little yellow house, and readers meet them all, one by one, in this inaugural title of a six-book series. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GREEN LINE by Polly Farquharson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"Here's hoping this will inspire many parents and children to follow suit. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A refreshingly new look at a walk in the park relates in a child's voice all the important things a mother and child saw and did on their day out: "In the park…I ran and ran / and went roly-poly / all the way / down the hill!" Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

POLLY AND THE NORTH STAR by Polly Horner
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2004

"Any young reader with an affinity for arctic animals will find plenty to coo over here, and the joy shared by parent and child at their reunion will leave a warm glow. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A pining child dreams of her absent father in this deeply felt debut. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JUST DESSERT by Polly Powell
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: March 1, 1996

"A thoroughly accomplished debut. (Picture book. 4-8)"
That last piece of yellow cake with fudge frosting has Patsy's name written all over it, but her mother declines Patsy's pointed request for it. Read full book review >

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THE VACATION by Polly Horvath
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 9, 2005

"But a new offering from the queen of offbeat is always a welcome holiday. (Fiction. 11-13)"
His impulsive mother having decided to do Good Works in Africa, 12-year-old Henry abruptly finds himself in the decidedly un-maternal care of quarrelsome, forty-ish aunts Magnolia and Pigg. Read full book review >

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THE TROLLS by Polly Horvath
Released: March 30, 1999

"After the last laugh, Aunt Sally's hard-won understanding of human nature will leave readers with plenty to ponder. (Fiction. 8-12)"
An unconventional aunt blows in from Vancouver to pinch-hit as a babysitter, and offers two sisters and their brother an entrancing view of family history. Mr. and Mrs. Anderson have nonrefundable tickets for a trip to Paris, but their babysitter has canceled on short notice. Read full book review >

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EVERYTHING ON A WAFFLE by Polly Horvath
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2001

"That she was right all along about her parents will make her story extra sweet to readers. (Fiction. 11-15)"
Life dishes up the sweet with the sour following the disappearance of a child's parents in this perceptive, barbed tale from the author of The Trolls (1999). Read full book review >