Search Results: "Silvia Álvarez"


BOOK REVIEW

RAPUNZEL by Silvia  Álvarez
adapted and illustrated by Silvia Álvarez, developed by Yippee Arts
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 28, 2011

"Adequate interactive effects and above-average visuals are wasted on a hacked-out, poorly told story line. (iPad storybook app. 7-10)"
Beautiful illustrations are no compensation for the awful translation and incoherent plot of this "adaption" (as the narrator puts it). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LUCY'S LIGHT by Margarita del Mazo
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"Too many bugs, figuratively. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Lucy, "the youngest member of a family of fireflies," must overcome an irrational, moon-induced anxiety in order to leave her family tree trunk and glow. Read full book review >

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NEW SHOES FOR SILVIA by Johanna Hurwitz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"Just right. (Picture book. 3-8)"
"Far away in another America," little Silvia receives a treasured gift from Tia Rosita (who's in the US)—fine red shoes, too big for her to wear. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PABLO PINEDA by Albert Bosch
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 13, 2017

"A disappointingly vague tale of achievement in the face of low expectations. (Picture book/biography. 4-8)"
Bosch and Sala relate the accomplishments of Pablo Pineda, a white Spanish boy who became the first European with Down syndrome to graduate from university. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OH DEAR SILVIA by Dawn French
Released: May 28, 2013

"French has a big, buoyant TV personality; how different from this dull, incomplete little story."
Will Silvia, who's in a coma in the hospital, ever speak again? If not, then her visitors, friends and family will help piece together her story, while also revealing their own. Read full book review >

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BLACK CAT, WHITE CAT by Silvia Borando
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"Simply captivating. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Two cats find friendship in their seemingly opposite (yet, oh so similar!) lives. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SHAPES, RESHAPE! by Silvia Borando
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 7, 2016

"An imaginative counting book that also encourages shape recognition and vocabulary building. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Counting down from 10, readers view colorful, neatly stacked shapes with a hint of the rearrangement—into familiar forms—that will follow after the page turn. Read full book review >

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THE CAT BOOK by Silvia Borando
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 25, 2017

"Interactive fun best enjoyed one-on-one. (Picture book. 2-6)"
What's it like to own a pet? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SHAPES AT PLAY by Silvia Borando
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 7, 2016

"Offers nothing unique in a market full of concept books about shapes. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Against stark-white pages, identical red triangles, identical yellow squares, and identical blue circles are arranged and rearranged into familiar items amid a text heavily punctuated with exclamation marks. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NOW YOU SEE ME, NOW YOU DON'T by Silvia Borando
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 14, 2016

"Artistic simplicity and visual play spark unfettered fun in this charming little book. (Picture book. 2-5)"
An engaging treat for keen-eyed readers, Borando's latest wordless concept book is a visual delight. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2011

"Perfect for readers looking to re-create their favorite Hamptons dining experiences."
The charm and flavors of Long Island's East End come to life in this cookbook from Hampton year-rounder and Cooktique owner Lehrer. Read full book review >