Search Results: "Satomi Ichikawa"


BOOK REVIEW

I AM PANGOO THE PENGUIN by Satomi Ichikawa
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"A nice addition to the stuffed-animal genre. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A penguin finds out where he belongs in this gentle tale of the love between a boy and his favorite stuffed friend. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Better pair this one with Eve Bunting's Night Tree (1991). (Picture book. 4-8)"
The Cinderella of fir trees meets her fairy godmother in this Christmas tale. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

COME FLY WITH ME by Satomi Ichikawa
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2008

"A deceptively simple adventure that will appeal to young children who complain they don't go anywhere. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A pair of toys perched on a Parisian windowsill decides to embark on an adventure. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LA LA ROSE by Satomi Ichikawa
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2004

"This lush retelling of the familiar lost-and-found tale might have been improved un petit peu by a guide identifying the unique objets d'art and architecture to which its readers are treated, but it is a lovely peek at Paris, to be sure. (Picture book. 4-6)"
La La Rose, a stuffed rabbit, becomes separated from her "inseparable friend," young Clementine, during an outing to the famed Luxembourg Gardens of Paris. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY PIG AMARILLO by Satomi Ichikawa
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2003

"Sure to become a classic. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A story of a young Guatemalan boy who loses his beloved pig is a masterpiece of picture-book making. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY FATHER’S SHOP by Satomi Ichikawa
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2006

"A joyous story that brings people from different cultures together. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Mustafa's dad tries to teach him foreign language phrases that will help Mustafa learn to sell the beautiful patterned rugs piled everywhere in his father's shop in a Moroccan marketplace. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE FIRST BEAR IN AFRICA! by Satomi Ichikawa
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2001

"A satisfying idea that will delight young children and a text that adults will not mind reading again, as they surely will be asked to do. (Picture book. 3-5)"
The African savanna is the setting for this lighthearted story about new experiences. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FICKLE BARBARA by Satomi Ichikawa
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 14, 1993

"The last (copyright) page discloses that the text here is by Patricia Lee Gauch; even if the idea is Ichikawa's, it would be more honest to credit Gauch, at least as coauthor, on the title page. (Picture book. 4-8)"
``Ballerina Bear Barbara'' is one of many bears living in the room of a Parisian child. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NORA'S DUCK by Satomi Ichikawa
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 18, 1991

"A good addition to the sensitivity-to-other-species collection. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In a loving tribute to the work of her English friend ``Doctor John,'' Ichikawa portrays the endearing child from Nora's Stars (1989) taking him an injured duckling she has found. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TANYA AND EMILY IN A DANCE FOR TWO by Patricia Lee Gauch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 28, 1994

"An unusually appealing book with an unobtrusive message: Tanya may never match Emily's achievement, but when she shows her friend the playful side of their art, both are enriched. (Fiction/Picture book. 4-8)"
The little girl first introduced in Dance, Tanya (1989) isn't the most talented member of her dance class, but she's the most exuberant; she dances always and everywhere, even in bed at night. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

YOU ARE MY I LOVE YOU by Maryann K. Cusimano
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"Warmly reassuring, this tale is ideal for sharing with loved ones, big or small. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Newcomer Cusimano's tale is a celebration of the transcendent, loving bonds that exist between a parent and child. Read full book review >