Search Results: "Stéphane Jorisch"


BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2011

A spoof on the popular parenting books, this answers the burning questions of insect parents-to-be and is chock full of fascinating (and sometimes disgusting) facts that are sure to grab human readers' interest. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE OWL AND THE PUSSYCAT by Edward Lear
POETRY
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Delicious. (Picture book/poetry. 10+)"
A new entry in the Visions in Poetry series offers readers a sophisticated reimagining of Lear's classic children's poem without losing any of its traditional whimsy in the doing, thanks to playful line-and-watercolor illustrations. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY FATHER KNOWS THE NAMES OF THINGS by Jane Yolen
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 27, 2010

"There is time enough for kids to learn their parents have feet of clay—this breath of fresh air is just right until then. (Picture book. 2-5)"
"My father knows the names of things, / Each bird that sings, / Their nicknames, too, // He knows the names of dogs / And cheese // And seven words that all mean blue." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I REMEMBER MISS PERRY by Pat Brisson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2006

"A tasteful and valuable contribution. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Young Stevie and his classmates experience human loss for the first time when a beloved teacher dies. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SUKI’S KIMONO by Chieri Uegaki
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"A wonderful story about being yourself, with the added bonus of teaching readers a little about Japanese culture. (glossary) (Picture book. 5-8)"
On the first day of school, Suki is determined to wear her favorite clothes, even though her two older sisters don't approve. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BETTY BUNNY WANTS A GOAL by Michael B. Kaplan
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 18, 2014

"Betty fails to score with this underinflated effort. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Betty Bunny returns for a fourth entry in this successful series, focusing this time on scoring a goal for her soccer team. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2009

"A well-crafted introduction to an alternative aspect of the holiday with room for discussion. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A common practice for many Jews at the time of the New Year is to perform the very public ceremony of Tashlich, or "casting off" of sins, with a symbolic throwing of bread crumbs into a body of water (stream, river, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ROSIE AND BUTTERCUP by Chieri Uegaki
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2008

"This understanding offering is bound to reassure young readers also struggling to adjust to a new sibling. (Picture Book. 3-7)"
Rosie is supremely satisfied with her perfectly ordered life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FOOTWORK by Roxane Orgill
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Pair this with aural and visual treats from the performers' stellar careers. (selected bibliography of adult titles, selected discography, suggested films, television, website) (Picture book/biography. 6-10)"
Focusing on Fred and Adele's childhood and acts, Orgill chronicles the siblings' hard work as child dancers on the vaudeville and small-time music-hall circuits. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"This companion to What to Expect When You're Expecting Larvae (2011) is enormously appealing, an offbeat approach to learning about the natural world that targets exactly the stage young readers most want to know about. (glossary, selected bibliography) (Informational picture book. 6-11)"
Directed at marsupial parents of all kinds, from kangaroos and koalas to possums and bandicoots, this tongue-in-cheek guide to joey development takes it step by step, from the birth of your pinkie to where your baby goes after it leaves the pouch. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE REAL STORY OF STONE SOUP by Ying Chang Compestine
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2007

"Jorisch's bright watercolors cleverly extend the story, which, with dashes of humor and delightful classroom extensions, should satisfy kids and teachers alike. (author's note, recipe) (Picture book. 5-8)"
Acknowledging Western folklore's classic tale, Compestine bases her spry adaptation on a tribal legend encountered during travels in southeast China. Read full book review >