Search Results: "Stefano Vitale"


BOOK REVIEW

WHEN THE WIND STOPS by Charlotte Zolotow
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 30, 1995

"A fine, seamless new match of text and art. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A shortened, reillustrated version of a classic picture book (originally illustrated by Howard Knotts, 1975): A child asks "Why does the day have to end?" Read full book review >

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THERE IS A FLOWER AT THE TIP OF MY NOSE by Alice Walker
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2006

"Young children will respond to the rhythm of the words and the intense beauty of the magical images; older children will hear the heartbeat of imagination along their own pulses. (Picture book. 4-9)"
It is seldom that word and image braid themselves together in such gorgeous perfection. Read full book review >

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THE FOLKS IN THE VALLEY by Jim Aylesworth
ABC BOOKS
Released: April 30, 1992

From ``Alarm clocks ring;/It's almost dawn'' to ``Z's the sound/Of their well-earned rest;/They sleep in peace./Their lives are blessed,'' a daylong depiction of a picturesque way of life. Read full book review >

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SLEEPY BOOK by Charlotte Zolotow
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"Better than a hot toddy, or even a cup of chamomile tea. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Bringing down eyelids for more than 40 years, Zolotow's sleepytime classic is decked out in its third set of illustrations for this reissue. Read full book review >

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THE STORY OF EASTER by Aileen Fisher
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 28, 1997

"Every element of design makes this an inviting addition to the holiday shelf, even for those already owning the original book with Ati Forberg's illustrations. (Picture book/nonfiction. 7-10)"
First published in 1968 and newly illustrated by Vitale, this is a history of the Christian celebration of Easter that, after briefly recounting the story of the Resurrection, links the holiday to other spring festivals, covers the ancient custom of giving the gift of an egg (a symbol of the new life of spring), and includes contemporary customs, such as the fashionable stroll down New York City's Fifth Avenue after church on that day. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WORLD IN 1492 by Jean Fritz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 12, 1992

"But, still, there's a great deal to ponder in this attractive overview—which may be most valuable for such unexpected depictions as the Aztecs supplanting a previous civilization, or the Maori hunting a species to extinction. (Nonfiction. 11-14)"
An ambitious undertaking: a survey with contributions by six eminent authors, plus fine reproductions of artifacts, photos of architecture, and contemporary maps. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 20, 1980

"Accompanying the pretty, fuzzy sentiment are pretty, fuzzy pictures."

BOOK REVIEW

TOO MUCH TALK by Angela Shelf Medearis
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"Laugh with it or laugh at it—it's a great little book. (Picture book. 3+)"
A West African tale, carefully sourced, about a farmer whose yam and then dog talk to him. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

POND CIRCLE by Betsy Franco
ANIMALS
Released: June 9, 2009

"It's a worthwhile venture, to depict nature red in tooth and claw, but best saved for somewhat older readers. (Picture book. 6-9)"
What begins as a soothing, bedtime chant in the style of "The House that Jack Built" takes a dark turn as it covers the cycle of life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NURSERY TALES AROUND THE WORLD by Judy Sierra
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Feb. 20, 1996

"A sumptuous, if cerebral, alternative to Kay Chorao's Child's Storybook (1985) or Anne Rockwell's popular collections. (bibliography) (Folklore. 4+)"
Eighteen traditional stories, specifically selected, according to the introduction, for reading to children who are beyond nursery rhymes but are not yet ready for Winnie-the-Pooh. Read full book review >

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THERE WAS AN OLD MAN WHO PAINTED THE SKY by Teri Sloat
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2009

"Fascinating and thought-provoking. (Picture book. 4-8)"
This intriguing creation story was inspired by a real event. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHY WAR IS NEVER A GOOD IDEA by Alice Walker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Children deserve to see this, and adults need to be ready to discuss it with them. (Picture book. 5-10)"
How do you answer the question implied in this title? Read full book review >