Search Results: "Tomek Bogacki"


BOOK REVIEW

I HATE YOU! I LIKE YOU! by Tomek Bogacki
ANIMALS
Released: March 18, 1997

"The colors are bright, the edges fuzzy, and the whole thing will please those who think no picture book should be without its message. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A somewhat less didactic take on the nature of difference than that found in Bogacki's Cat & Mouse (1995). Read full book review >

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CAT AND MOUSE IN THE RAIN by Tomek Bogacki
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 1997

"The circle of tolerance grows in this entry: During a second day of rain, all the little cats, all the little mice, and all the little frogs frolic together. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Bogacki's second book about two friends (Cat and Mouse, 1996) is a charming glass-half-empty/glass-half-full story. Read full book review >

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CIRCUS GIRL by Tomek Bogacki
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 6, 2001

"Understated and touching. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Bogacki's simple, visual reminiscence about the beginnings of a boyhood friendship is, like his earlier picture-book memoir My First Garden (2000), nuanced and subtle. Read full book review >

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CAT AND MOUSE IN THE SNOW by Tomek Bogacki
Released: Oct. 18, 1999

"Children will enjoy the brief repetitive text; adults will be glad to have an appealing alternative to Ezra Jack Keats's The Snowy Day. (Picture book. 3-5)"
In this picture book adventure of a now-familiar duo (Cat and Mouse and Something to Do, 1998, etc.), Bogacki describes how the curious cat and the curious mouse explore the green meadow turned white with snow. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MONKEYS AND THE UNIVERSE by Kate Banks
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 9, 2009

"An added bonus of astronomical information seamlessly embedded into the text contributes to the great success of this beginning reader. (Early reader. 6-8)"
This sequel to Monkeys and Dog Days (2008) develops the family relationships among big brother Pete, little brother Max and their parents. Read full book review >

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CHRISTMAS IS COMING by Anne Bowen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"The linear timeline will, of course, help younger children listening to the story to understand the progression of the season, as well as provide a starting point for discussions of their own family Christmas traditions. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Delightfully different illustrations in a naïf style are the glowing heart of this cheerful story of a little girl's preparations for Christmas. Read full book review >

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THE TURTLE AND THE HIPPOPOTAMUS by Kate Banks
ANIMALS
Released: May 2, 2002

"Because lines of text are shaped and placed on the page to suggest proper pacing and expression, and because young listeners will be eager to identify each rebus aloud, this quiet, rhythmic tale makes a perfect choice for shared reading. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The creators of The Bird, the Monkey and the Snake in the Jungle (1999) offer another engaging animal tale told with rebuses, this one featuring a small turtle trying to find a way to cross a river without swimming past a huge blue hippo. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHEN YOU VISIT GRANDMA AND GRANDPA by Anne Bowen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Effectively evokes the anticipation and joy of a childhood visit to grandparents. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A little girl preps her baby brother for his first visit to their grandparents, sharing travel tips for the long car ride as well as favorite memories of prior visits. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DAFFODIL, CROCODILE by Emiliy Jenkins
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2007

"A wisely perceptive celebration of a child's need to define herself. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Having led her fellow triplet sisters in a sartorial rebellion in her debut outing (Daffodil, 2004), the intrepid Daffodil returns in an even more vigorous expression of her individuality. Read full book review >

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MONKEYS AND DOG DAYS by Kate Banks
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 11, 2008

"For readers who are ready for a step up in difficulty from Henry and Mudge. (Reader. 5-9)"
Banks and Bogacki team up again (Mama's Coming Home, 2003, etc.), this time with their first book for new readers, which is also the first book in the Monkey Readers series. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FIVE CREATURES by Emily Jenkins
ADVENTURE
Released: April 20, 2001

"A great introduction to Venn diagramming, but fun enough to start folks grouping on their own. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Shared and distinct traits appear in the five creatures in Jenkins's household—two adults, a young girl, and two cats. Read full book review >

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DAFFODIL by Emily Jenkins
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 3, 2004

"Entertaining and blooming with child appeal. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The creative team of Five Creatures (2001) has produced a spirited tale about individuality. Read full book review >