Search Results: "Shennen Bersani"


BOOK REVIEW

HOME IN THE CAVE by Shennen Bersani
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 10, 2012

"Bat lovers (or haters, for that matter) aren't going to learn anything here that isn't offered more clearly and with less anthropomorphism elsewhere. (Informational picture book. 6-8)"
A young bat explores cave ecology, squired by a pack rat with a flashlight. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OCEAN COUNTING by Jerry Pallotta
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"Okay nature study, barely passable math. (Picture book. 4-9)"
Pallotta turns to ocean-animal facts for his latest concepts offering: odd numbers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BUTTERFLY COLORS AND COUNTING by Jerry Pallotta
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2013

"Glowing art and simple concept presentation—just right for the target audience—may make counters and butterfly enthusiasts out of readers. (Board book. 6 mos.-3)"
A lovely and simple concept book covering counting and colors for the youngest butterfly spotters. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SHARK BABY by Ann Downer
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 10, 2013

"Highlights a side to sharks not often found in picture books, but readers can find better, notably Surprising Sharks, by Nicola Davies and illustrated by James Croft (2003). (Informational picture book. 4-7)"
This tale of an anthropomorphic baby shark trying to find out who he is has shades of both "The Ugly Duckling" and Are You my Mother?Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BUTTERFLY COUNTING by Jerry Pallotta
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 10, 2015

"This welcome reworking of the author's earlier Butterfly Counting Book (1998) and board book ButterflyColors and Counting (2013) offers learning opportunities galore. (Informational picture book. 4-7)"
An unusual butterfly book introduces facts about the insects, portrays 24 different species, gives the word for "butterfly" in 27 languages other than English, and counts up from zero to 25. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SEA SLIME by Ellen Prager
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2014

"The visuals aren't quite as crowd-pleasing as the text, but much of the content here will nonetheless stick with younger audiences. (Informational picture book. 6-8)"
An elementary introduction to a slippery topic. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SHAPE FAMILY BABIES by Kristin Haas
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2014

"An easy one to skip. (Math picture book. 3-7)"
Newlyweds Rectangle and Rhombus are surprised when their first child turns out to be triplets. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NIGHT CREEPERS by Linda Stanek
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 10, 2017

"Beautiful if not quite perfect. (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
Meet a few of the mostly North American animals that come out at night. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HONEY GIRL by Jeanne Walker Harvey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 10, 2017

"Though a bit rough around the edges, this very personal story should engage animal-loving readers. (additional information, activities) (Informational picture book. 5-9)"
Honey Girl is well-known in her habitat of the waters off northern Oahu. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A Case of Sense by Songju Ma Daemicke
Released: Aug. 10, 2016

"A folktale retelling that's well-suited to a new generation of young readers."
What is the cost of a smell? Debut author Daemicke and veteran artist Bersani (Ocean Counting, 2016, etc.) answer this question by bringing a traditional tale into a present-day setting.Read full book review >