Search Results: "Rebecca Kai Dotlich"


BOOK REVIEW

DIGGER THE DINOSAUR by Rebecca Kai Dotlich
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2013

"A strong new series for brand-new readers. (Early reader. 4-6)"
Dotlich's text makes good use of assonance and internal rhymes to support new readers' decoding skills in this story about a dinosaur who needs to clean up his bedroom before he can go outside to play ball. Read full book review >

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RACE CAR COUNT by Rebecca Kai Dotlich
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 27, 2015

"When the cars line up for another race, children will cheer. (Picture book. 2-5)"
The flash and thrill of the race car track—it's all here in a zippy counting book just right for the toddler set. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHAT IS SCIENCE? by Rebecca Kai Dotlich
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2006

"Sure to find a place on many nursery and kindergarten bookshelves. (Picture book/nonfiction. 2-7)"
Short rhyming verses give young children an idea of the vast array of topics that scientists study. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHAT IS A TRIANGLE? by Rebecca Kai Dotlich
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 2000

"Once again, Dotlich and Ferrari make learning about shapes a colorful, fun experience for the littlest reader. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Young children discover triangles in the unlikeliest places in this latest addition to Dotlich's shape book series (What is Round, What is Square, 1999, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE KNOWING BOOK by Rebecca Kai Dotlich
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 23, 2016

"A frenzy of feeling, pen strokes, and verse that seeks to excite and empower young people just awakening from childhood slumber. (Picture book. 8-12)"
A poem's gentle admonishments nudge readers to open themselves up to the world. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MAMA LOVES by Rebecca Kai Dotlich
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2004

"Comforting and gentle. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Sweetly pretty tale of mother love in a pastoral setting reminiscent of rural New England. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OVER IN THE PINK HOUSE by Rebecca Kai Dotlich
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2004

"This winning combination of infectious rhythms and easy-to-learn rhymes will have young audiences jumping at the chance to skip, or clap, along. (Picture book/poetry. 6-9)"
In 32 lickety-split verses, Dotlich not only reproduces the typical pace and sound of traditional jump-rope rhymes, but most of their common tropes, too, from "Teapot, teapot, / kettle and can. / Mixer, masher, / pudding and pan," to "Jillian, Jillian, / where will you go? / To Denmark, / To Sweden, / to pick out a beau." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHAT IS ROUND? by Rebecca Kai Dotlich
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 31, 1999

"An expertly executed precursor to the I Spy books and their kind. (Picture book. 1-3)"
Bright full-color photographs, featuring bold objects and dramatic contrasts, characterize this first book about shapes in the Growing Tree series. Read full book review >

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ONE DAY, THE END. by Rebecca Kai Dotlich
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2015

"A well-intentioned conceit that risks undoing itself. (Picture book. 5-8) "
The short stories in this picture book rely heavily on accompanying art to fill in the spaces between beginnings and ends. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A FAMILY LIKE YOURS by Rebecca Kai Dotlich
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"A great start to some comparisons of their own. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Don't be fooled by the title—this delightful offering is a welcome departure from stories about family groupings. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SWEET DREAMS OF THE WILD by Rebecca Kai Dotlich
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 1996

Dotlich's debut, subtitled ``Poems for Bedtime,'' is sure to give any preschooler sweet dreams. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALL ABOARD! by Rebecca Kai Dotlich
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 23, 2014

"There are many better train books available; point little engineers in their direction. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Rhyming verse chugs along as two children ride a train on a long-distance trip. Read full book review >