Search Results: "Shirley Climo"


BOOK REVIEW

MONKEY BUSINESS by Shirley Climo
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2005

"A playful collection that can inspire a classroom unit, a storyteller or a child interested in animal lore. (Folklore. 8-11)"
On your way home from the zoo, pick up this anthology of lively folktales, proverbs and fun facts about the world's monkeys and their relationship to people. Read full book review >

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THE IRISH CINDERLAD by Shirley Climo
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 30, 1996

"With an author's note on sources, this is a good addition to folklore collections and a must for collectors of Cinderella variants. (Picture book/folklore. 5-10)"
To her series of retellings (The Egyptian Cinderella, 1989; The Korean Cinderella, 1993) Climo adds this Irish version featuring a large-footed male character sometimes called Billy Beg and here named Becan. Read full book review >

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THE KOREAN CINDERELLA by Shirley Climo
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 30, 1993

"Her facial expressions are less expertly crafted than her realistic animals, sculptural draperies, and decorative traditional motifs, while the mix of styles leads to some cluttered effects; still, an attractive setting for a worthy variant. (Folklore/Picture book. 5-8)"
A retelling based on three of the ``half a dozen'' Korean Cinderella variants: ``Pear Blossom's'' stepmother calls her ``Little Pig,'' barely feeds her, and assigns her impossible tasks (filling a cracked jug), but the girl is helped by magical animals (a giant ox that weeds a rice paddy for her). Read full book review >

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THE MATCH BETWEEN THE WINDS by Shirley Climo
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 1991

The jacket calls this a folktale from Borneo, while LC classifies it as fiction. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STOLEN THUNDER by Shirley Climo
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 21, 1994

"An entertaining story, much enhanced by the art accompanying it. (Folklore/Picture book. 6- 11)"
From the adapter of, among others, The Egyptian Cinderella (1989), another straightforward retelling. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2008

"Mora's softly colored realistic watercolors nicely complement this laugh-worthy story of innovation and trickery. (glossary, author's note) (Picture book/folklore. 5-10)"
Birdsong lulls the people on the isle of Luzon to sleep each night, because the birds practice their music in an abandoned house atop Mount Pinatubo and the evening breeze carries the sweet noise down. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 30, 1997

"A section of story notes completes the collection. (Folklore. 6-10)"
Mermaids haunt the waters of the world from the Lake of Zug in Switzerland to the reefs of Hawke Bay on the North Island of New Zealand. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RORY THE DINOSAUR WANTS A PET by Liz Climo
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 7, 2016

"Children just developing a sense of humor will appreciate the innocent silliness of the tale. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Rory is a lucky dinosaur. He so much wants a pet, and a pet finds him instead! Read full book review >

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RORY THE DINOSAUR by Liz Climo
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 5, 2015

"Readers will appreciate the clean design and the warm and humorous story; they'll hope Rory sets off again soon. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Rory is a young dinosaur who loves to do things with his dad, but when his father takes some time to relax, Rory decides to set off on a solo adventure. Read full book review >

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RORY THE DINOSAUR NEEDS A CHRISTMAS TREE by Liz Climo
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"The straightforward plot, uncomplicated illustrations, and humorous appearance of the decorated dinosaur dad make this a good choice for younger preschoolers. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A young dinosaur and his dad search their island for a Christmas tree for their holiday celebration. Read full book review >