Search Results: "Simona Mulazzani"


BOOK REVIEW

POETRY FOR YOUNG PEOPLE: ANIMAL POEMS by John Hollander
POETRY
Released: Jan. 22, 2005

The newest volume in the Poetry for Young People series continues the format; Hollander gathers 34 short selections on a common theme—here, real animals, as opposed to the imaginary sort—and prefaces each with cogent comments on the poet and on images or references in the poem that might be unfamiliar to young readers. Read full book review >

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THE BIG BOOK OF SLUMBER by Giovanna Zoboli
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 18, 2014

"Mary Logue's Sleep Like a Tiger, illustrated by Pamela Zagarenski (2013), and Mem Fox's classic Time for Bed, illustrated by Jane Dyer (1993), explore the same territory with greater success. (Picture book. 3-6)"
In the crowded field of won't-you-please-go-to-sleep books, this visually pleasing but awkwardly rhymed story fails to forge any new paths into dreamland. Read full book review >

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ROCK-A-BYE ROMP by Linda Ashman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 19, 2016

"A fine addition to the nursery bookshelf for baby and all. (Picture book. 0-3)"
Ashman's fresh take on the classic lullaby "Rock-A-Bye, Baby" first expands upon and then addresses the nonsensical aspects of the verses. Read full book review >

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ANIMAL SUPERMARKET by Giovanna Zoboli
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 16, 2015

"A tongue-in-cheek reminder that good food doesn't have to come in a box, jar or plastic bag. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Would a supermarket catering to animals stock pizza? Ice cream? Sugary snacks? Read full book review >

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I WISH I HAD... by Giovanna Zoboli
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"Images to return to again and again, with the text a jumping-off point to a sweet philosophy. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The unseen and unnamed narrator of this Italian import wishes for many lively and thoughtful things. Read full book review >

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THE STORY OF SNOWFLAKE AND INKDROP by Alessandro Gatti
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"A love story with design elements and harmonious illustrations that might spread its appeal from children to adult readers looking for an unusual wedding gift and beyond. (Picture book. 6-8, adult)"
A snowflake meets a drop of ink in midair in this dreamy, creatively designed import. Read full book review >

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HUG ME by Simona Ciraola
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"Though Felipe's not the first prickly children's-book character ever to want a hug, he certainly is a charmer. (Picture book. 4-8)"
All Felipe wants is a hug—trouble is, Felipe is a cactus. Read full book review >

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THE LINES ON NANA'S FACE by Simona Ciraolo
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"A sweet intergenerational tête-à-tête. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A skeptical child puts her grandmother's claim that wrinkles are where memories are stored to the test. Read full book review >

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WHATEVER HAPPENED TO MY SISTER? by Simona Ciraolo
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"A tender, whimsical look at growth, change, and sisters. (Picture book. 4-7)"
"I'd had my suspicions for a while…that someone had replaced my sister with a girl who looked a lot like her. It had to be!" Read full book review >

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ALL IN by Simona Ahrnstedt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 28, 2016

"The stakes are high and the heels are higher—a stylish tale of corruption, revenge, and hard-won love."
In this English translation of a Swedish bestseller, a venture capitalist plans a hostile takeover of his enemy's business but dreams of a merger with the patriarch's daughter. Read full book review >

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Released: June 7, 2000

"One feels there's a more expansive, expressive story struggling to break through the rigid confines of this almost unnaturally poised and controlled one. Perhaps that will be Vinci's next novel."
An insular world of sexual play and fantasy is explored with affectless and disturbing clarity in this 1997 first novel by a young Italian writer, awarded her country's Elsa Morante Prize. Read full book review >

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THE TROUBLE WITH THIN ICE by Camilla T. Crespi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1994

"Simona's hardcover debut is marked by competent low-grade sleuthing—and an unusually well-hidden killer."
Dragged to the hills of Connecticut for the wedding of her lover Stanley Greenhouse's friend Kesho Larson, Italian import Simona Griffo finds one rude awakening after another. Read full book review >