Search Results: "Valeri Gorbachev"


BOOK REVIEW

CATTY JANE WHO HATED THE RAIN by Valeri Gorbachev
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2012

"A good remedy for those rainy-day blues. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Is there anything good about a rainy day? Read full book review >

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THE MISSING CHICK by Valeri Gorbachev
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2009

"The building suspense and happy ending combine to make this a good springboard for 'what if' conversations, but the paucity of story line and sameness of illustrations make this an additional purchase. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A napping chick throws the neighborhood into chaos. Read full book review >

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THAT’S WHAT FRIENDS ARE FOR by Valeri Gorbachev
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2005

"Tender, but also full of energetic concern, Gorbachev's story will keep young readers in suspense, right up to the slice of the knife. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Gorbachev's congenial Goat and Pig return in a pleasing story showing the lengths one friend will go to ensure the comfort of another. Read full book review >

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TURTLE’S PENGUIN DAY by Valeri Gorbachev
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 12, 2008

"Not so sly as sweet: Just as Little Turtle is ready to shrug out of his shell, readers will be anxious to shrug into theirs. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The theory/practice continuum gets a comically endearing shake: The theory is that books can transport; the practice is getting the transport out of your head and giving it a ride. Read full book review >

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THE BEST CAT by Valeri Gorbachev
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2010

"A good but not essential addition to kitty, family or imagination storytimes. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Bootsy is a remarkable cat; everyone in the family concurs. Read full book review >

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CHICKEN CHICKENS by Valeri Gorbachev
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Gorbachev makes the suggestive point without getting preachy, and her two chicks cut such pathetic figures that young readers will be rooting for them from the first. (Picture book. 2-5)"
This confidence-builder from Gorbachev may put a few bees in the bonnets of youngsters who feel a bit timid around the playground. Read full book review >

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CHRISTOPHER COUNTING by Valeri Gorbachev
ADVENTURE
Released: April 1, 2008

"Gorbachev's terrifically detailed illustrations, in watercolor and pen-and-ink, greatly enhance the simple, straightforward story. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Learning about numbers opens a world of discovery for a curious rabbit. Read full book review >

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RED RED RED by Valeri Gorbachev
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2007

"He's just deepening the mystery, keeping them guessing to keep them—and his readers—in his thrall. (Picture book. 5-7)"
As Gorbachev's story opens, the day is coming to a close. Read full book review >

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DRAGON IS COMING! by Valeri Gorbachev
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2009

"Margaret Spengler (2002), does much the same thing, with a bit more flair. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Farm mouse does a Chicken Little. Read full book review >

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THE BIG TRIP by Valeri Gorbachev
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2004

"Just watch out for pirates. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Immigrant author/illustrator Gorbachev knows what it takes to make a big trip, having come to this country years ago and continued his successful children's-book career. Read full book review >

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WHOSE HAT IS IT? by Valeri Gorbachev
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2004

"A simple, repetitive pleaser for young children who find the Berenstains' primers a bit too frenetic. (Easy reader. 4-6)"
Using just 85 words to go with delicate, woodsy scenes defined by washes of greens and yellows behind lots of short, fine pen strokes, Gorbachev sends a very small turtle on a quest to return a very large, windblown pink hat to its rightful owner. Read full book review >

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ONE RAINY DAY by Valeri Gorbachev
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2001

"Particularly funny details include tail-accommodating patches on the seats of Pig's and Goat's pants. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Friends Pig and Goat are together again in Gorbachev's (Chickens, Chickens, 2001, etc.) combination friendship story, tall tale, and counting book. Read full book review >