Search Results: "Sergio Ruzzier"


BOOK REVIEW

THIS IS NOT A PICTURE BOOK by Sergio Ruzzier
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 3, 2016

"This is a (great) picture book! (Picture book. 4-8)"
A metafictive delight of a picture book. Read full book review >

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HEY, RABBIT! by Sergio Ruzzier
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"Their satisfied imaginations fill whole pages, and friendship emanates from every wriggle. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The twin powers of friendship and imagination are stunningly portrayed with utter simplicity. Read full book review >

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A LETTER FOR LEO by Sergio Ruzzier
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 4, 2014

"Friends separated by a move may be soothed by the (albeit old-fashioned) idea that they can stay in touch via letters, and the final view of Leo and Cheep reunited gives hope for visits. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A letter carrier who never gets mail himself must experience the ache of a friend's moving away before he can have this singular joy. Read full book review >

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THE ROOM OF WONDERS by Sergio Ruzzier
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2006

In a second solo outing as opaque as The Little Giant (2004), a pack rat with a huge collection of curiosities starts over after momentarily losing focus. Read full book review >

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BEAR AND BEE TOO BUSY by Sergio Ruzzier
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 18, 2014

"Though a tad didactic and not as sweet as the first, Ruzzier's second in the Bear and Bee series offers young readers an important lesson that goes down easy. What will be next for the two friends? (Picture book. 3-5)"
Bear and Bee learn that things aren't very much fun without a friend to share them with. Read full book review >

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THE LITTLE GIANT by Sergio Ruzzier
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2004

"Years later, the two forget who is the dwarf, and who the giant—and that casually tossed-in idea is more likely to stimulate thought and discussion than the main plot. (Picture book. 7-9)"
Ruzzier offers a bit of wishful thinking in this peace-mongering tale of an undersized giant and an oversized dwarf joining forces to defuse a war between their peoples. Read full book review >

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TWO MICE by Sergio Ruzzier
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"One story. Two mice. Three cheers. Lots to love. (Picture book. 3-8)"
The deceptively simple counting story of two mice, their adventure, and friendship. Read full book review >

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BEAR AND BEE by Sergio Ruzzier
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 19, 2013

"The correction of misconceptions has never been so much fun. (Picture book. 2-5)"
When a bear wakes up hungry from his winter nap, a beehive and its honey seem to be the perfect answer to his problem—but what about the bee? Read full book review >

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AMANDINA by Sergio Ruzzier
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"A subdued but charming tribute to determination and perseverance. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Amandina Goldeneyes can "dance, and sing, and act beautifully, and perform the most daring acrobatics," but she is so shy no one realizes what a wonderful little dog she is. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHOSE SHOE? by Eve Bunting
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 2, 2015

"It's an enjoyable read-aloud, but it feels cast a little too closely in its predecessor's mold and lacks the previous book's freshness. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Bunting and Ruzzier team up for another rollicking, rhyming search (Have You Seen My New Blue Socks?, 2013), this time for the owner of a lone shoe.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: March 5, 2013

"A great addition to the literature on ducks…or socks! (Picture book. 2-6)"
Where, oh where are Duck's new blue socks? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2007

"Still, the idea that there are still mysteries to be found in the natural world is well-served by the author's lucid prose and matter-of-fact tone. (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
Suggesting that we'll find out for sure one day if we just wait, Miller presents a select few of the 2,600 recorded brushes with Bigfoot, the 2,000 reports of the Jersey Devil and encounters with seven other legend-wreathed creatures. Read full book review >