Search Results: "Toni Buzzeo"


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TONI  by L.J. Alonge
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 20, 2017

"A fine story for sports fans and anyone in the mood for a fast, character-driven read. (Fiction. 10-16)"
The Blacktop series continues on the basketball courts of Oakland, California. Read full book review >

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A PASSION FOR ELEPHANTS by Toni Buzzeo
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 29, 2015

"The simplicity of the narrative and its playful emphasis on and repetition of what is 'BIG' seem at odds with the grim reality of ivory poaching, making this a book that may have a hard time finding an audience. (endnote, further reading, additional sources) (Picture book/biography. 7-9)"
A childhood love of horses translates into an adult career devoted to learning about and promoting protection for African elephants. Read full book review >

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READY OR NOT, DAWDLE DUCKLING by Toni Buzzeo
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2005

"Though Hide-and-Seek Daisy (2001), with its lift-the-flaps, was a bit more engaging, toddlers will identify with this friendly duckling who does things his own way. (Picture book. 2-5)"
The American cousin to Come Along, Daisy! (1998) returns in this sweet sequel to his eponymous debut. Read full book review >

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DAWDLE DUCKLING by Toni Buzzeo
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"In the end, the duckling follows his mother's directions for the first time, just in time to save himself from the toothsome creature lurking at water's edge, making Buzzeo's gentle lesson just right for the preschool set. (Picture book. 2-6)"
In her sophomore outing, Buzzeo (The Sea Chest, p. 949) introduces a duckling that likes to do his own thing: "Across the bay / on the blue waves rolling, / one Mama Duck / paddles and quacks. / One, two, three ducklings / swim behind / But the fourth little duckling / dawdles and dreams." Read full book review >

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WHOSE TOOLS? by Toni Buzzeo
by Toni Buzzeo, illustrated by Jim Datz
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 5, 2015

"A nifty, unexpectedly sophisticated exploration of the tools and professions connected to the world of construction. (Board book. 2-5)"
This board book is an extended guessing game featuring 24 construction tools. Read full book review >

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ADVENTURE ANNIE GOES TO KINDERGARTEN by Toni Buzzeo
ADVENTURE
Released: May 1, 2010

"A couple of nice touches: The kindergarten teacher is a man and the principal is a black woman. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The first day of school is going to be an adventure, but what kind? Read full book review >

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LITTLE LOON AND PAPA by Toni Buzzeo
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2004

"SQUEEZE the air out, TUCK his feathers tight, WIGGLE his feet, and WAGGLE his wings, which, after a third reading, lap-sitters will enjoy repeating. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Like many a human youngster, Little Loon resists his father's efforts to teach him how to dive—until scary encounters with a moose eating weeds, a bear eating a fish, and a beaver gnawing down a tree send him swimming and diving away from the dangers just like his Papa taught. Read full book review >

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NO T. REX IN THE LIBRARY by Toni Buzzeo
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 23, 2010

"Good for home, classroom and library use. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Tess is out of control and roaring—in the library, of all places—so her mother gives her a time out. Read full book review >

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MY BIBI ALWAYS REMEMBERS by Toni Buzzeo
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 19, 2014

"A gentle, loving picture of interaction among generations. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The vast savanna is parched and dry, and grandmother Bibi is the only elephant who remembers the way to desperately needed water. Read full book review >

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JUST LIKE MY PAPA by Toni Buzzeo
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 2, 2013

"The warm and reassuring flow of the text and the dramatic painterly scenes of the African landscape come together for a likable tale just in time for Father's Day. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Buzzeo and Wohnoutka (Stay Close to Mama, 2012) pair up again, this time taking a closer look at the loving dynamic between a lion and his mischievous cub on the African savanna. Read full book review >

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DEAR TONI by Cyndi Sand-Eveland
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 14, 2008

"A great addition to middle-grade collections. (Fiction. 8-12)"
The assignment: For 100 days sixth-grader Gene Tucks must write a daily entry in a notebook that will be stored in a time capsule and opened 40 years in the future. Read full book review >