Search Results: "Tana Hoban"


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ONE LITTLE KITTEN by Tana Hoban
Released: Aug. 13, 1979

One Little Kitten goes Over, Under & Through, as it were. Read full book review >

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I READ SIGNS; I READ SYMBOLS by Tana Hoban
Released: Oct. 17, 1983

"Both are simple, instructive, and dazzling."
Spanking, bold, head-on images—that put other sign-displays in the shade. Read full book review >

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OF COLORS AND THINGS by Tana Hoban
Released: April 25, 1989

"Fine as a lap book or for sharing with a group; a treasure no library serving preschoolers should forgo."
Photographs in each quadrant of a page—intersected by a cross in the photos' dominant color—will serve as springboard to discussion of color, shape, utility, similarity, and a multitude of other subjects. Read full book review >

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BIG ONES, LITTLE ONES by Tana Hoban
Released: May 16, 1976

"Nevertheless, you've seen better animal portraits (if you still have Ylla's Animal Babies, take another look). As for the concept, big and little as a comparative 'relationship,' the idea isn't developed; it's simply reiterated through bear and cub, sheep and lamb, camel and baby camel, etc. On the scale of Tana Hoban's previous work, rate this little. . . though its diminutive appeal can't be entirely dismissed."
Only a heart of ice can be indifferent to zoo babies, and there are several show stealers here, among them a duckling captured in mid-sprawl and a dignified zebra colt. Read full book review >

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SHAPES AND THINGS by Tana Hoban
Released: Aug. 10, 1970

"The images are both material and dematerialized, and the familiar yields a startling beauty."
Things to identify, shapes to perceive: like John Reiss' Colors, this is an apparently simple, actually subtle aesthetic exercise. Read full book review >

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26 LETTERS AND 99 CENTS (MULBERRY BOOKS) by Tana Hoban
Released: March 16, 1987

"The quintessence of first alphabet and money books, produced with grace and style."
Two books in one: a flip-over with an alphabet book at one end, a counting book showing coins used for amounts up to 99 cents at the other. Read full book review >

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MORE THAN ONE by Tana Hoban
Released: Aug. 1, 1981

"A lesson, then, of many sorts—and both enormously inviting (a row of zebras, a bunch of balloons, a football team, a crowd at the beach) and lots of fun to search out multiples in."
Clever—and simple: beginning with the title. Read full book review >

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A, B, SEE! by Tana Hoban
Released: March 1, 1982

"Altogether: a knockout."
Shapes and Things, Tans Hoban's first book, invited us to identify by their shapes the things pictured in photograms (and experience them as material form dematerialized). Read full book review >

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IS IT RED? IS IT YELLOW? IS IT BLUE? by Tana Hoban
Released: Oct. 16, 1979

"There's also much painted metal—a hydrant, a pipe, a rainbow of new cars, and just one confusing jumble of yellow street equipment—and, throughout, enough variety in scale and pattern and subject to keep viewers alert and responsive."
The six primary and secondary colors are the subjects of Hoban's latest thematic photo album, and they stand out here in smashing clarity. Read full book review >

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I WALK AND READ by Tana Hoban
Released: April 9, 1984

"The excitement of signs, beginning in small-childhood, is partly reading, partly signification, partly street-art—and all parts are encapsulated in this latest, high-spirited Hoban album."
Following from I Read Symbols and I Read Signs, this is a display of the familiar signs around town that most youngsters first learn to recognize—like WET PAINT and POLICE, RESTAURANT and U.S. MAIL and (what-does-that-mean?) Read full book review >

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CONSTRUCTION ZONE by Tana Hoban
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1997

"While not as tight as Hoban's other concept books, this will be a winner with kids who have devoured Byron Barton's Machines at Work, Anne Rockwell's Big Wheels, and B.G. Hennessy's Road Builders and who now want real pictures. (Picture book/nonfiction. 3-7)"
From Hoban (Just Look, 1996, etc.), a series of full-page color photographs of construction machinery at work, from a rubber-tired backhoe to a crane with clamshell bucket. Read full book review >

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COLORS EVERYWHERE by Tana Hoban
Released: May 1, 1995

"A convincing case. (Picture book. 2+)"
Hoban (Spirals, Curves, Fanshapes and Lines, 1992, etc.) wordlessly introduces children to the rich color palettes around them in an ingenious way. Read full book review >