Search Results: "Poly Bernatene"


BOOK REVIEW

PRINCE RIBBIT by Jonathan Emmett
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2017

"An entertaining effort with a disappointing denouement. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Three pink-cheeked, white princesses meet a conniving frog in this amusing metafictional parody of "The Frog Prince." Read full book review >

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THE DEAD FAMILY DIAZ by P.J. Bracegirdle
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 2, 2012

"Although a bit pat, the ending satisfies, and the story as a whole addresses many issues pertinent to primary-grade children. (note) (Picture book. 5-8)"
Angelito is not looking forward to the Day of the Dead. Even though he will be with his family when they arrive at the Land of the Living, his anxieties mount as the elevator door opens onto the raucous party atmosphere of El Día de los Muertos. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SKYFISHING by Gideon Sterer
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 11, 2017

"A sweet tale of how the power of play helps an elder adjust to a new life. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A grandfather moves in with his children in a city apartment and, with the help of his granddaughter, finds a new way to continue his passion. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2010

"Unfortunately readers probably won't care much about who wins nor about the possibility of volume two. (Fantasy. 10-12)"
Preoccupied parents, a solitary young girl, talking cats—sound familiar? Read full book review >

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HELLO, HIPPO! GOODBYE, BIRD! by Kristyn Crow
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 12, 2016

"Though unlikely-friendship tales are a dime a dozen, this humorous, fun-filled take is well worth a look. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A solitary hippo tries to escape a pesky bird until it realizes having a pal may not be such a bad thing. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ADVENTURES OF LETTIE PEPPERCORN by Sam Gayton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 2, 2016

"There's plenty of action and creative plotting, but some readers may find it difficult to warm up to the offbeat characters and thus be reluctant to follow Lettie all the way to the grand finale. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
This British import combines familiar fantasy elements and quirky details to create a tale filled with transformation and danger. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RIBBIT! by Rodrigo Folgueira
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 26, 2012

"A warm and gentle story about finding new friends and reaching out to others who may croak and warble to the beat of a slightly different drummer but who sing in the same friendly key. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A cheerful pink pig is out to make new friends but causes confusion in the frog pond. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ROLY-POLY EGG by Kali Stileman
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2011

"Vibrant designs breathe life into this mama, highlighting one endearing fowl with a ferocious heart. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Mother love leads to near tragedy in this tale of an egg. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ROLY POLY PANGOLIN by Anna Dewdney
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2010

"Roly, alas, is no Llama Llama. (note on pangolins) (Picture book. 2-5)"
Roly Poly is a pangolin, a small, endangered mammal covered with scales found mainly in Africa, China and Southeast Asia. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ROLY POLY LOOKS FOR SANTA CLAUS by Nosy Crow
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"Not a timeless classic but a sturdy introduction to the holiday fun. (Board book. 1-3)"
Another board book designed to prime toddlers for Santa's annual appearance. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JOLLY KOALA BEAR; ROLY-POLY PANDA by Demi
Released: March 15, 1989

These "Soft and Furry Board Books" are a novelty sure to give a lot of pleasure to their intended audience. Read full book review >