Search Results: "Tomie De Paola"


BOOK REVIEW

EMMA by Paola  Opal
Kirkus Star
by Paola Opal, illustrated by Paola Opal
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"This sweet and simple offering is ideal for sharing one-on-one or for featuring with a small audience in a program celebrating family or, even better, small acts of kindness and love. (Board book. 1-3)"
This volume in the Simply Small board-book series introduces Emma, a little hedgehog with a heart of gold. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1994

"There's enough forceful material here to make this a standard- bearer in what may soon become a major ethical debate."
Look an orangutan straight in the eye and what do you see? Read full book review >

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ONE LITTLE BUG by Paola van Turennout
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 15, 2005

"Verbal pratfalls aside, this makes a playful way to take that first, challenging step past simple addition, offering plenty of practice in both counting and pattern recognition. (Picture book. 3-4)"
Very simple, Byron Barton-like art featuring a dozen mites with engagingly oversized, googly eyes overcomes iffy rhyming—and even iffier biology—to offer a deceptively sophisticated sequence of math and design concepts. Read full book review >

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SAFFY LOOKS FOR RAIN by Paola  Opal
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 3, 2012

"That small splat aside, the app beautifully illustrates how a simple story, well presented, can be simply refreshing. (iPad storybook app. 1-4)"
A baby giraffe's search for a rain cloud reveals something even more exciting than rain. Read full book review >

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LOOK AND BE GRATEFUL by Tomie dePaola
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2015

"Thank you, Tomie. (Picture book. 3-8)"
The beloved, Wilder Award-winning illustrator spins a simple paean to gratitude. Read full book review >

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WHY? THE WAR YEARS by Tomie dePaola
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"It's quite a powerful story, and will give its audience time and space to grapple with the question of the title. (Autobiography. 8-12)"
The latest in the 26 Fairmont Avenue series, in which the beloved writer and illustrator recounts his childhood in vignettes almost every child can recognize and derive comfort from, turns rather dark as life sometimes does, even for small children. Read full book review >

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THE SONG OF FRANCIS by Tomie dePaola
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"Glorious. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A beautiful celebration of simplicity and joy for the very youngest children. Read full book review >

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THINGS WILL NEVER BE THE SAME by Tomie dePaola
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"This child cherished his life—even the scary parts, like the presence of polio or the giant Ferris wheel—and young readers will find enormous resonance with their own experiences across the decades of time. (Chapter book. 7-10)"
Another in the utterly engaging series in which dePaola recounts his own childhood; this one ends on a somewhat darker note. Read full book review >