Search Results: "Taro Miura"


BOOK REVIEW

THE BIG PRINCESS by Taro Miura
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 12, 2015

"Originally published in Japan, the story has an offbeat sensibility that may particularly appeal to lovers of anime, emoji, and that Japanese fondness for cuteness, kawaii.(Picture book. 4-8)"
A geometric kaleidoscope of digital images and collage forms the bones of this winsome tale. Read full book review >

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TOOLS by Taro Miura
by Taro Miura, illustrated by Taro Miura
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"The spare text and heavy paper are perfect for young children, though older children interested in tools will be drawn in, too. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Simplified, highly accessible images and minimal text introduce the world of tools to young readers in this clear and visually appealing identification book. Read full book review >

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BUM, BUM by Taro Miura
by Taro Miura, illustrated by Taro Miura
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 9, 2016

"An absurd but cute read that will have tots and parents alike giggling aloud. (Board book. 1-3)"
The rear end gets its moment in the spotlight. Read full book review >

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TON by Taro Miura
by Taro Miura, illustrated by Taro Miura
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2006

"Altogether, it nicely gives some realistic context to the phrase, 'This weighs a ton!' (Picture book. 3-7)"
Industrial workers variously lift, push, hoist and pull girders, cement, bricks and other material from 50 pounds to one ton, and beyond, in a graphically simple illustration of relative weight. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PRESENTS THROUGH THE WINDOW by Taro Gomi
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"There's a subtle lesson here to slow down and evaluate before making a decision. But with this book, a snap judgement holds up—it's a winner. (Picture book. 2-7)"
This year Santa is in a big hurry with his Christmas Eve deliveries. In fact, he's so rushed that he is delivering packages by helicopter. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MOMMY! MOMMY! by Taro Gomi
by Taro Gomi, illustrated by Taro Gomi
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2013

"It is lovely to see more and more of Gomi's work being translated into English, but this offering proves that not all of his work has universal appeal. (Board book. 1-3)"
A mama hen plays a game of hide-and-seek with her two little chicks. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OVER THE OCEAN by Taro Gomi
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 17, 2016

"With sharp shapes and a riot of color, the prolific Gomi's simple premise should spark young imaginations. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The world's diversity is depicted in a series of colorful, geometrical pictures. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GROWING TOGETHER by Taro Gomi
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 25, 2016

"Strikingly illustrated and pleasingly subtle, these books will grow with their readers provided they aren't destroyed in the first few readings. (Picture book. 2-4)"
The Japanese author/illustrator of Everyone Poops returns with a quartet of gerunds. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHO HID IT? by Taro Gomi
by Taro Gomi, illustrated by Taro Gomi
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"In the same format, the second book, Who Ate It?, is equally attractive, but ``ate'' is not the mot juste: the different foods are hidden on the outsides of the animals. A fine, economical purchase for the youngest. (Picture book. 0-6"
One of the first two (1977) books, never before published here, of a Japanese illustrator noted for his bold simplicity and striking designs, this seven-inch square book not only challenges children to find objects cleverly concealed in the pictures but is also a counting book. ``Who hid the candles?'' They serve as horns on one of five giraffes; ``Who hid the fork and spoon?'' They dangle from the pigtails of one of 12 children. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WIGGLE! by Taro Gomi
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 23, 2013

"While Gomi is often visually sophisticated, the results here are uneven, with images that will both delight and baffle. (Board book. 2-4)"
Like Hervé Tullet's The Game of Finger Worms (2011), Gomi's newest encourages readers to insert a finger through a die-cut hole to animate the characters on the page. Read full book review >

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PEEKABOO! by Taro Gomi
Kirkus Star
by Taro Gomi, illustrated by Taro Gomi
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2013

"Little ones will delight in reading and playing this game again and again. (Board book. 1-3)"
A wonderfully interactive 1990 Gomi creation that has been translated into English at last. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1991

"Unusually comprehensive, and likely to intrigue children with a fondness for words. (Picture book. 3-8)"
From ``accusing'' and ``adjusting'' to ``zipping'' and ``zooming,'' hundreds of verbs organized, Richard Scarry-style, into scenes—home, school, street, farm, zoo, etc. The flavor is only mildly Japanese in the activities, more so in the faces (ironically, an occasional toothy grin would seem stereotypical if the art had originated in the US). Read full book review >