Search Results: "Raaya Karas"


BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE NAOMI, LITTLE CHICK by Avirama Golan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"The true essence of a picture book: a unique balance of visual and written narrative sure to enchant young and old alike. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A delightful depiction of the parallel lives of a young girl and a tiny chick from dawn to dusk. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ATLANTIC by G. Brian Karas
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"A lovely departure for the artist whose work usually makes readers laugh out loud. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Descriptions of the water and overviews of natural processes combine to make this a unique presentation of the story of the Atlantic Ocean. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LEMONADE IN WINTER by Emily Jenkins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 11, 2012

"A tale of ingenuity, youthful determination and marvelous math. (Math picture book. 4-7)"
Why would anyone sell cold drinks on a blustery, winter day? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANT AND HONEY BEE by Megan McDonald
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"Look for further episodes. (Easy reader. 6-8)"
In this single-episode, upper-level easy reader, a pair of cohabiting insects get creative for a costume party, and even more so when things gang agley. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LAZY LITTLE LOAFERS by Susan Orlean
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"A chuckle-inducing rant in the fine old tradition of Martha Alexander's Nobody Asked Me If I Wanted A Baby Sister (1971). (Picture book. 6-8)"
Struggling off to school beneath a huge backpack, a disgruntled child fulminates about how her urban world seems filled with babies lolling idly about. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SEALS ON THE BUS by Lenny Hort
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2000

"Hop onboard. (Picture book. 5-7)"
With a tiger at the wheel, the big purple bus rolls all over town, picking up a menagerie of passengers from sheep ("BAAAH, BAAAH, BAAAH") to vipers—get it? — ("HISS, HISS, HISS") to skunks ("SSSS, SSSS, SSSS") before disgorging its dismayed human riders ("HELP! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PUT YOUR EYES UP HERE by Kalli Dakos
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2003

"Teachers in second- through fourth-grade classrooms will find this a useful and amusing addition to classroom libraries. (Poetry. 7-9)"
Dakos, an elementary-school reading specialist, offers another school-themed collection of poetry, this time describing a school year in an unusual classroom. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BROOK TROUT by Nick Karas
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1997

"Angling literature, burdened as it is by overproduction, has every reason to celebrate Karas's brook trout encomium. (color and b&w photos and illustrations, not seen)"
The much maligned brook trout gets star billing in this encyclopedic, readable study of Salvelinus fontinalis from Newsday outdoor columnist Karas. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MISSING MITTENS by Stuart J. Murphy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 31, 2001

"Once the culprit is revealed, readers will want to go back and find him in each scene. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Murphy's newest addition to the MathStart series (Probably Pistachio, see below, etc.) introduces readers to the concept of odd and even numbers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IN THE HUSH OF THE EVENING by Nancy Price Graff
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: May 31, 1998

"Children worried by night noises may find a comforting antidote in the whispered lines of poetry, but the softly-lit images will also dispel the shadows of the imagination. (Picture book. 2-5)"
An absorbing poem to night speaks to the acuity of hearing that comes when a blanket of darkness falls across the landscape. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PIGEON, PIGEON by Caron Lee Cohen
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 1992

"The very simple text makes the book suitable for beginning readers. (Picture book. 2- 7)"
While her parents eagerly point out the more spectacular animals at the zoo (``Lion, lion!''), a little girl goes her own way, enjoying smaller creatures (``Look! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SKIDAMARINK by G. Brian Karas
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2001

"Each page fuels and satisfies expectations as the foldouts deliver their goods, and it is a testament to Karas's sweetly disarming artwork that these two don't appear an oddly matched couple, but made for one another. (Picture book. 2-5)"
This engaging piece of tomfoolery will be a fidgety reader's delight (though it must have been a bookmaker's nightmare). Read full book review >