Search Results: "Saviour Pirotta"


BOOK REVIEW

TURTLE BAY by Saviour Pirotta
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 21, 1997

"Hushed, lavender-hued pictures befit the tone of the understated story; mottled backgrounds cast a quiet spell, as does the sagacious old man who appears to understand more than just turtles. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Outlined in the tranquil telling of a friendship between a young boy and a seemingly odd man who proves to be ``old and wise, and full of wonderful secrets'' is a beguiling look at the breeding process of Japanese sea turtles, who lay their eggs on land yet live in the ocean. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BUCCANEERING BOOK OF PIRATES by Saviour Pirotta
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"A swashbuckling bit of storytime or bedroom décor, though not even Davy Jones would want the perfunctory plot summaries and recast scenes in the accompanying literary afterthought. (Novelty. 5-8)"
Avast! Hidden treasure—of a sort—awaits discovery by budding corsairs and cutthroat knaves who delve into this slender collection of pirate tales. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PATRICK PAINTS A PICTURE by Saviour Pirotta
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 15, 2007

"A must for every library serving toddlers and teachers. (Picture book. 3-7)"
In this unique and extremely helpful look at colors, Pirotta tells the story of Patrick and his aunt, out in a field, painting pictures. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MCELDERRY BOOK OF GRIMMS’ FAIRY TALES by Saviour Pirotta
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"A lovely new collection to add to the already stuffed shelves of fairy tales. (Fairy tales. 7-11)"
A British import offers ten mostly familiar tales from the Brothers Grimm, retold in clear if uninspired language. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"A sweet if ephemeral treat. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Two favorite Christmas stories are joined together in an unusually thick volume with sturdy, coated paper and a reinforced binding. Read full book review >