Search Results: "Simms Taback"


BOOK REVIEW

MOMMIES AND BABIES by Simms Taback
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2010

"Taback's other spring 2010 books, Zoom (ISBN: 978-1-60905-007-8) and 4 5 6 (ISBN: 978-1-60905-006-1), are both superior. (Board book. 1-2)"
A wee (4" X 4") trim contains this partially successful introduction to farm animals and their young. Read full book review >

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THERE WAS AN OLD LADY WHO SWALLOWED A FLY by Simms Taback
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

A die-cut hole approach to an old favorite that offers a view of the old lady's stomach and its expanding bestiary. Read full book review >

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DINOSAURS by Simms Taback
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"All of the dinos, even T. Rex, sport friendly smiles that will undoubtedly be mirrored on the faces of any toddler in visual range. (Board book. 2-4)"
From the late, great Taback, a half-dozen burly dinos on sturdy foldout squares. Read full book review >

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I MISS YOU EVERY DAY by Simms Taback
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"This will likely open the door for a conversation about how they can keep in touch with loved ones who are far away. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Taback's trademark illustrations bring to life the adventure of a young New Jersey girl who mails herself across the country. Read full book review >

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COLORS by Simms Taback
by Simms Taback, illustrated by Simms Taback
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Equally diminutive companion volumes are 1-2-3 (ISBN: 978-1-934706-89-3) and Animals (ISBN: 978-1-934706-87-9). (Ages 6-18 mos.)"
Arrayed within a baby's hand-sized trim are the usual suspects of any beginning concept book—red, yellow, blue, orange and so on—along with a few oddballs. Read full book review >

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KIBITZERS AND FOOLS by Simms Taback
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

If you sat Webster, Aesop and Sholem Aleichem around a rickety table and served them some chicken soup with or without the rice, you might achieve something as delightful as Taback's old world Yiddish storytelling-cum-definitions-cum-morals, all learned from his zayda (grandfather). Read full book review >

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POSTCARDS FROM CAMP by Simms Taback
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 30, 2011

"Share with kids before and after camp—newbies will be astonished at how typical Michael's experience is; seasoned campers (and their parents) will laugh all the way through. (Picture book. 7-12)"
A reluctant camper gradually adjusts over the course of the summer, which is communicated entirely in postcards and letters between him and his father. Read full book review >

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BEACH PARTY! by Harriet Ziefert
ADVENTURE
Released: April 1, 2005

"Splash!' (Board book. 1-5)"
This play rhyme in board book form invites young listeners to sashay like a menagerie of marine life, each one with its own verb: "Can you walk like a penguin? Read full book review >

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SIMMS TABACK’S BIG BOOK OF WORDS by Harriet Ziefert
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"The only misstep is the telephone, a black number with a dial and a cord that children may not recognize at all. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Caldecott Medal-winner Taback wields a strong black line and vibrating color on each of these pages, where an object sits on a plain white background. Read full book review >

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WHEN I FIRST CAME TO THIS LAND by Harriet Ziefert
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 18, 1998

"Antique ads, photos, ticket stubs, newspaper clipping, and stamps pasted into the art augment the period of history in a grand story about a brave generation who won't soon be forgotten. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In a lighthearted look at the immigrant experience, Ziefert retells a cumulative 19th-century American poem that describes a cheerful man who comes to the US, buys a farm, sets up house, and makes a life. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Maybe die-hard riddle fans will eat it up, and it's fun for the eye, but otherwise not one to run to. (Picture book. 4-8)"
As the mouthful of a title indicates, the only subjects covered are supposed to be about space, snakes or bugs, though the riddles sometimes stretch these boundaries. Read full book review >

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SIMMS TABACK’S CITY ANIMALS by Simms Taback
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2009

"The heavy cardstock should withstand many readings—good thing, as this one is sure to be a favorite among young patrons. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Following the same format as Simms Taback's Safari Animals (2008), the author/illustrator celebrates the animals that make their homes in the city. Read full book review >