Search Results: "Satoshi Kitamura"


BOOK REVIEW

PABLO THE ARTIST by Satoshi Kitamura
ANIMALS
Released: March 3, 2006

"The other characters appropriately use hoof, paw, beak, etc. The message is underplayed while the comic details colorfully add to the appeal. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Members of the Hoof Lane Art Club are excited about the exhibition of their work, except for Pablo, the elephant. Read full book review >

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BATH-TIME BOOTS by Satoshi Kitamura
ANIMALS
Released: March 17, 1998

"With its companion, A Friend for Boots, this one joins Kitamura's other board books (Duck Is Dirty, Cat Is Sleepy, etc., 1996) in offering some very brief but jovial outings for toddlers. (Board books. 1-3)"
In general, cats hate baths, and Boots will do anything to avoid a scrubdown. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STONE AGE BOY by Satoshi Kitamura
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"A good choice for armchair archaeologists and time-travelers alike. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Waking after a sudden fall, a lad finds himself back in the Stone Age, where he's taken in by a peaceful extended family of hunters, tries his hand at flint-knapping and gets a glimpse of marvelous cave paintings. Read full book review >

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GOLDFISH HIDE-AND-SEEK by Satoshi Kitamura
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"It's a storyline that lacks the splash readers expect from Kitamura (Duck Is Dirty, 1996, etc.). (Picture book. 3-6)"
Where is Heidi hiding? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ME AND MY CAT? by Satoshi Kitamura
Released: March 6, 2000

"Silly good fun. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A common fantasy that children will immediately recognize is the hook in this offbeat picture book. Read full book review >

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MILLIE’S MARVELLOUS HAT by Satoshi Kitamura
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"A real charmer. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A little girl becomes a millinery maven when she lets her imagination soar. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

COMIC ADVENTURES OF BOOTS by Satoshi Kitamura
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 26, 2002

"Kitamura knows cats, as readers who know cats will agree—after they finish laughing. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Seldom is the text, all of which is in dozens of dialogue balloons, more than incidental in this set of feline hijinks from Kitamura (Me and My Cat?, 2000), and several episodes are entirely wordless. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DUCK IS DIRTY by Satoshi Kitamura
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 26, 1996

"Companion volumes are Squirrel Is Hungry (0-374-37171-7), Cat Is Sleepy (31223-0), and Dog Is Thirsty (31806-9). (Board book. 1-3)"
Duck Is Dirty ($4.95; August 26, 1996; 16 pp.; 0-374-31885-9): This book recounts the modest tribulations of Duck during a potentially pleasant stroll. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2006

"A limp effort, particularly next to John Lithgow's exuberant interpretation, illustrated by Boris Kulikov (2004). (CD) (Picture book. 7-9)"
From James Berry's grand "Lion," "staring with fearless look / Wild beast outdoing all," to Kit Wright's annoyed hens, who dismiss the proud cock as "just a feathered fathead / With a very silly walk!" the 13 new, short poems here echo the general tone of each section in Saint-Saëns's ever-popular work—though to call them "inspired" is, with some notable exceptions, pushing it. Read full book review >

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FLY WITH THE BIRDS by Richard Edwards
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1996

"Kitamura's bee-busy, lighthearted illustrations prevent the exercise from becoming too professorial; his trademark clutter will keep children poring over the pages. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A day in the life of an imaginative girl, told in singsong. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE YES by Sarah Bee
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 16, 2015

"Comforting and full of encouragement, this may be just the selection for adults or children struggling with fear and self-doubt. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Can one large Yes conquer a swarm of Nos? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GOLDILOCKS ON CCTV by John Agard
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 1, 2012

"Considerably more edgy satire than Happily Ever After here; a bracing take for teens. (Poetry. 12-16)"
From Puss in Boots' swaggering descendant "Puss-in-Trainers" to the titular break-and-enter artist caught on security cameras, Agard lays urban-inflected modern twists on 29 folkloric characters. Read full book review >