Search Results: "Suzy Lee"


BOOK REVIEW

OPEN THIS LITTLE BOOK by Jesse Klausmeier
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2013

"A delightful and timely homage to reading and, more, to books themselves. (Picture book. 3-8)"
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ASK ME by Bernard Waber
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 12, 2015

"Sublimely satisfying. (Picture book. 4-8)"
As a little girl and her father take a walk together, the girl directs her dad to ask her questions about what she likes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ZOO by Suzy Lee
by Suzy Lee, illustrated by Suzy Lee
ADVENTURE
Released: March 1, 2007

"Lee's pictures, both color and grisaille, are wonderfully detailed, patterned and angular, with much to look at with delight. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A small girl's visit to the zoo is very different from the one her parents experience in this witty tale of few words. Read full book review >

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MIRROR by Suzy Lee
by Suzy Lee, illustrated by Suzy Lee
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2010

"The ensuing conversation holds the key. (Picture book. 9-12)"
A Rorschach-like inkblot—darling in one glance, malignant in the next—patterns the yellow endpapers of this haunting, wordless story, a precursor of what's to come. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SHADOW by Suzy Lee
by Suzy Lee, illustrated by Suzy Lee
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"One hopes, however, she will explore new emotional and narrative ground in her next book. (Picture book. 4-8)"
An ingenious girl plays with shadows in the attic. Read full book review >

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LINES by Suzy Lee
Kirkus Star
by Suzy Lee, illustrated by Suzy Lee
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"Readers are transported into a wintry wonderland of exuberant bliss in this picture book that speaks to those who like to explore the boundaries of creative expression. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A lone skater, pale-skinned and dark-haired in a red knit cap and mittens, swoops across the white expanse of each double-page spread in this wordless picture book that celebrates companionship and play. Read full book review >

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WAVE by Suzy Lee
Kirkus Star
illustrated by Suzy Lee
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2008

"Simply spectacular. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Five gulls and a little girl play with the tide in this beach adventure that lacks text but provides plot aplenty. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THIS BEAUTIFUL DAY by Richard Jackson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"A delightful depiction of the ability of children to find joy regardless of atmospheric conditions. (Picture book. 3-6)"
With colors and compositions conceived to celebrate the allure of water, the book jacket and opening scenes immediately recall Lee's The Wave (2008). Read full book review >

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FINE LINES
by Julie Danielson

The use of line in picture books directs the viewer’s eye across the page, but it also can convey great meaning—just as color, shape, and texture can. Angular lines convey excitement and tension; curved lines express more organic, peaceful qualities. Diagonal lines can communicate spontaneity, and horizontal lines, tranquility. A large part of so-called visual literacy with children is their ...


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SOME SUNNY READING FOR A STRANGE SPRING
by Bobbi Dumas

Is spring a little wiggy for you this year? In Wisconsin, it really can’t figure out what it wants to do. A week or so ago it was a sunny eighty degrees and now it’s cool and rainy, hovering around fifty. Thankfully there are so many bright books releasing these days that we can find sun in their pages, if ...


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MACKENZI LEE
by Shara Zaval

In Mackenzi Lee’s first month working at the Harvard Coop while earning her M.F.A in Children’s Literature from Simmons College, the store sold 40 copies of Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein. Until then, they had sold five copies. Total. Customers would say, “ ‘I’m looking for a board book for a baby shower,’ and I would ...


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THE SECRET'S OUT
by Leila Roy

While there’s no explicit rule against romantic relationships, our colonial ancestor jinxed them in her Last Word: “Beware ye aromateur; lay your traps of love, but do not yourself get caught.” Fall in love and, like Aunt Bryony, lose your supersniffer. It’s why Mother chose my father from a list of donors she got in the mail like a ...

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