Search Results: "Sara Anderson"


BOOK REVIEW

VERDURAS / VEGETABLES by Sara Anderson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"As a simple Spanish vocabulary builder, this book, along with its companion, Frutas/Fruit, is serviceable, but as a rollicking read-aloud, it pales by comparison with its original. (Board book. 6 mos.-3)"
A bright celebration of vegetables in Spanish and English for the youngest readers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A DAY AT THE MARKET by Sara Anderson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2006

"Despite some specific signage, the setting is generalized enough to stand in for similar markets almost anywhere, and the kaleidoscopic art nicely captures both the venue's characteristic bustle and its rich sensory experience. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Bright, cut-paper-style illustrations compensate for decidedly patchwork rhyming in this affectionate tribute to Seattle's Pike Place Market. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OCTOPUS OYSTER HERMIT CRAB SNAIL by Sara Anderson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Don't hesitate to dive into this one. (Picture book/poetry. 6-8)"
Anderson takes readers on an exhilarating ride from reef to deep sea to ebbing wave on the beach, portraying an intricate dance of sea life in stunning paper collages (or are they digital paintings?) and sinuous verse—"Slippery ripples / slide under the skate. / Schools of fish flurry, / a snail stops to wait." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TOO BIG TO DANCE by Doug Anderson
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2004

In this rhymed fable, set deep in bayou country, the friendly furred, feathered, and scaly folk of Crawdad County ensure that when it's time to dance, no one's left out of the mix. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PUMPKIN SHIVAREE by Rick Agran
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"A sensuous, smile-inducing prose poem that warmly celebrates the pleasures of the harvest, the holiday, and the cycle of seasons. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Agran invites readers to see autumn from a pumpkin's point of view: "They'll bake us and moosh us for pies or roast our insides. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE RABBIT, THE FOX, AND THE WOLF by Sara
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 1991

"That rabbit is taking a terrrible chance; still, the art here is extraordinary and the outcome, at the least, provocative. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Another wordless book from the creator of Across Town (1990). Read full book review >

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SISTERHOOD
by Leila Roy

Stuff happens to most people. One thing going wrong, I mean. One family member missing a chance to help. One who cuts you off. One person with her own shit to deal with.
One of those things isn’t enough to send you falling through the cracks.
But all of them together, they accumulate. An abandoned mother here. A missing uncle ...

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BOOK REVIEW

BAKE SALE by Sara Varon
by Sara Varon, illustrated by Sara Varon
FICTION
Released: Aug. 30, 2011

"An offbeat story about the sacrifices made for friends, about the very everydayness of such acts and the pitfalls and pleasures in their wake. (Picture book. 6 & up)"
Varon returns with another strange and charming graphic work that touches on the theme of her terrific Robot Dreams (2007), namely: how fine friendship can be, and how surely it leads you down a twisty road of joys and melancholy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE NUMBER GARDEN by Sara Pinto
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2009

"Not for beginning counters, the fine lines and busy compositions will be most enjoyed by preschoolers—and their grown-ups. (Novelty/picture book. 3-5)"
A sweetly goofy companion to The Alphabet Room (2003) uses the same lift-the-flap format. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOW TO GROW A FRIEND by Sara Gillingham
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"The slightly didactic message of tolerance and inclusiveness is made palatable by the gardening analogy, and this book will encourage young friendships to bloom. (Picture book. 2-4)"
This attractive picture book for the very young from accomplished illustrator and debut author Gillingham explores a thoughtful analogy between gardening and friendship. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SNUGGLE THE BABY by Sara Gillingham
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2014

"An intriguing concept, but toddlers and preschoolers will need to be closely supervised if it's to last beyond a single reading. (Board book. 2-4)"
This interactive offering invites little ones to practice taking care of babies, playing with them, feeding them and putting them to bed. Read full book review >