Search Results: "Sophie Fatus"


BOOK REVIEW

MY BIG BAREFOOT BOOK OF WONDERFUL WORDS by Sophie Fatus
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"A fine addition to the word-book shelf, aside from that crocodile. (Picture book. 5-8)"
This multicultural take on a Busytown sort of place is rife with opportunities for I-spy reading and language acquisition. Read full book review >

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MY BIG BAREFOOT BOOK OF SPANISH AND ENGLISH WORDS by Sophie Fatus
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2016

"Use as a picture dictionary in households that are already bilingual. (Informational picture book. 5-10)"
This bilingual pictorial word book follows a family from morning to evening as it introduces words and a few sentences. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SOPHIE by Mem Fox
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"A story that will appeal more to parents than to the target audience. (Fiction/Picture book. 3-8)"
Using the relationship between an African-American girl and her grandfather, Fox (Tough Boris, p. 479, etc.) has written a simple tale about the life cycle. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SOPHIE by Guy Burt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2003

"Slight and obliquely told, but dense with atmospherics and creeping dread."
From the British author of The Hole (2001): a first US appearance of a slim, taut, creepy psychological thriller, written when Burt was 19. Read full book review >

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Sophie by Jennie Sargam
Released: June 5, 2015

"Though overlong and occasionally repetitive, this book offers three-dimensional portraits of emotional journeys for young and old alike."
A new-adult coming-of-age story from debut author Sargam. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"A treat for dog lovers."
Journalist Pearse tells the heartwarming lost-and-found tale of Sophie, an Australian blue heeler who became an unwitting castaway on St. Bees, an island off the Queensland coast. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RONA LONG-TEETH by Fran Parnell
retold by Fran Parnell, illustrated by Sophie Fatus
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2013

"Misses the mark for the intended audience. (sources) (Folktale/early reader. 6-10)"
A Tahitian tale of a monstrous mother. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IF A CHICKEN STAYED FOR SUPPER by Carrie Weston
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2007

"A satisfying rendition of a classic premise. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Like the six foolish fishermen, five naïve fox cubs find themselves confused and distraught when they miscount and think one of their siblings is lost. Read full book review >

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THE REAL PRINCESS by Brenda Williams
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2008

"While the lengthy text does not quite match the skill-level being highlighted, this is still a fun take on an old classic. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A fleshed-out "Princess and the Pea" gives readers an opportunity to practice their counting skills. Read full book review >

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GRIM, GRUNT AND GRIZZLE-TAIL by Fran Parnell
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2013

"Familiar fairy-tale motifs and folkloric repetition make this a solid choice for newly independent readers. (sources) (Folktale/early reader. 6-10)"
A monster story from Chile, tailor-made for new readers. Read full book review >

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A HEN, A CHICK AND A STRING GUITAR by Margaret Read MacDonald
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2005

"The colorful, folk-art style of the acrylic and pastel paintings echoes the simple, cheerful cacophony of the story. (audio CD) (Picture book. 2-6)"
Warning: This Chilean folktale-inspired read-aloud (and song) will have preschoolers oinking and mooing 'til the cows come home. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CAN YOU WHOO, TOO? by Harriet Ziefert
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Attractive, unusual, and unexpectedly informative. (Informational picture book. 2-6)"
Ziefert and Fatus explore and interpret familiar animal sounds. Read full book review >