Search Results: "Tatjana Mai-Wyss"


BOOK REVIEW

THE LEMON SISTERS by Andrea Cheng
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2006

"Nonetheless, Mai-Wyss's illustrations, a cheerful mix of watercolor, gouache and collaged paper, serve to leaven and brighten the scenes. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Three elderly sisters reunite, and revisit their youthful playfulness, by connecting with a trio of imaginative neighbor girls. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A TREE FOR EMMY by Mary Ann Rodman
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2009

"A fine introduction to the pleasures of trees, well suited for group and home reading. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Freckled, red-haired Emmy loves trees—her grandmother's impressive mimosa in particular. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE YAWN HEARD ’ROUND THE WORLD by Scott Thomas
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2003

"Globally minded teachers and parents will enjoy helping children find the story's locations on a globe or world map. (Picture book. 4-7)"
In a joint debut for both Thomas and Mai-Wyss, the unusual subject of the highly contagious nature of a yawn is combined with a whirlwind tour to create an amusing story that works despite the unlikely premise and a sing-songy rhyming text. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ONE FINE SHABBAT by Chris Barash
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2016

"A fine if not deathless choice for Shabbat reading. (Board book. 2-4)"
A Jewish family celebrates the Sabbath. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A SONG FOR MY SISTER by Lesley  Simpson
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 26, 2012

"A neat melding of religious traditions into the familiar new-sibling story. (Picture book. 3-8)"
There is no specific Jewish ritual for naming a daughter, so many families invent their own. Simpson has invented an entire book to go with it. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BUNNY'S BOOK CLUB by Annie Silvestro
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"A sweet salute to reading. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A bunny who loves books finds a cunning way to build his own library. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

YOU HAVE TO BE NICE TO SOMEONE ON THEIR BIRTHDAY by Barbara Bottner
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2007

"Bottner offers a couple more twists in her subtle tale about feelings and friendships, and Mai-Wyss's busy paintings are full of sly jokes. (Picture book. 5-7)"
What should be the best day ever turns bumpy for young Rosemary. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AUDREY (COW) by Dan Bar-el
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2014

"Part Great Escape, part Hatchet, part Charlotte's Web, all wonderful. (Animal fantasy. 8-12)"
Move aside Wilbur and Babe. There's a new farmyard hero in town, and she has no desire to end up hamburger. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BOOMING BELLA by Carol Ann Williams
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2008

"Children will doubtlessly identify with Bella's impulsive enthusiasm and mercurial moods—or know someone who behaves in just such a way. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Bella is a little girl with a big voice, and she's especially loud when excited—and she's positively thrilled about today's field trip to the art museum. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE PASSOVER LAMB by Linda Elovitz Marshall
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 22, 2013

"A satisfying addition to the Passover shelf. (author's note) (Picture book. 3-5)"
The birth of a newborn lamb adds extra challenge and meaning to a traditional Passover Seder for one little girl. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MAI TAI TO MURDER by Candy Calvert
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"The latest of Calvert's shipboard romps (Aye Do or Die, 2007, etc.) is short on mystery but still amusing."
A writers' workshop becomes a primer for a real-life killer. Read full book review >