Search Results: "Sara Gillingham"


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 >

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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

TRUCKS by Sara Gillingham
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"Young readers will enjoy looking at the book and spinning the face, either independently or with their adult readers. (Board book. 2-4)"
A transportation book for the youngest ones. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOW TO MEND A HEART by Sara Gillingham
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 22, 2015

"Heartbreak is a tough concept for young children to comprehend, and this metaphor doesn't make it any easier. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A young boy must sew his beloved stuffed elephant back together after his dog gets hold of it; Gillingham uses this as a metaphor for mending broken hearts. Read full book review >

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I AM SO BRAVE! by Stephen Krensky
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 15, 2014

"A comforting celebration of everyday courage with lots of charm to boot. (Board book. 1-3)"
This upbeat ode to conquering fears will resonate with tots both timid and not. Read full book review >

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I KNOW A LOT! by Stephen Krensky
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 2, 2013

"This appealingly illustrated, confidence-boosting board book will inspire little ones to think of—and perhaps catalog aloud—all of the important things they already know about their world. (Board book. 1-3)"
Krensky offers an unassuming celebration of a child's burgeoning knowledge about the big, wide world she lives in. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOVE IS A TRUCK by Amy Novesky
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 15, 2016

"Truck lovers of any gender will find this title a treat, but the hyperfeminine companion is sadly restrictive. (Board book. 2-4)"
Richly textured board pages and a limited color palette distinguish this tribute to trucks. Read full book review >

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IN MY POND by Sara Gillingham
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2009

"It's a beguiling gimmick, one that should please both adults and babies again and again. (6-18 mos.)"
Taking "interactive" to the next level, Gillingham has designed a board book that incorporates both die-cuts and a fabric fish finger-puppet to engage baby listeners. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IN MY DEN by Sara Gillingham
HISTORY
Released: Aug. 12, 2009

"Like its predecessors and its fall companion, In My Tree (ISBN: 978-0-8118-7052-8), a warm, interactive experience that doesn't sacrifice book to gimmick. (Ages 6-18 mos.)"
A little felt brown-bear finger-puppet provides the narration in this companion to In My Pond and In My Nest (both 2009). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A IS FOR ASTRONAUT by Traci N. Todd
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Although the short statements could be more substantive together with the accompanying images, this text presents just enough information to launch young readers into a quest for deeper knowledge. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A mixed bag of stock outer space-themed images, familiar archival photographs and colorful retro-feeling illustrations are partnered with the alphabet to introduce young readers to a wide variety of space topics, ranging from freeze-dried ice cream to Yuri Gagarin, the first human space traveler. Read full book review >

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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 >