Search Results: "Toni Buzzeo"


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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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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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WHOSE TRUCK? by Toni Buzzeo
Kirkus Star
by Toni Buzzeo, illustrated by Jim Datz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Interactive and educational, this one is a must for toddlers and preschoolers fascinated by trucks and the people who operate them. (Board book. 2-5)"
This follow-up to Whose Tools? (2015) asks kids to guess which workers six different trucks belong to. Read full book review >

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STAY CLOSE TO MAMA by Toni Buzzeo
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 13, 2012

"Pass on this muddled effort. (author's note) (Picture book. 3-5)"
A young giraffe repeatedly lands in dangerous situations when his curiosity gets the best of him. Read full book review >

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ONE COOL FRIEND by David Small
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 10, 2012

"A happy tale of domestic amity, with a well-set-up punchline. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Boy and Antarctic bird bond in a tongue-in-cheek tale keyed by artful misdirection. Read full book review >

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ADVENTURE ANNIE GOES TO WORK by Toni Buzzeo
ADVENTURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"A winning choice for both classroom and home. (Picture book. 4-7)"
It's Adventure Annie to the rescue! Read full book review >

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THE SEA CHEST by Toni Buzzeo
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Altogether a lovely effort. (author's note) (Picture book. 5-9)"
A contemporary family adoption story and a 19th-century legend are braided together into a tale of extraordinary tenderness and remembered longing. 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 >