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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CATTY JANE WHO LOVED TO DANCE by Valeri Gorbachev
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"A fetching little story about individuality and physicality. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Tutus or friends? A feline ballerina-in-training must choose which is more important. Read full book review >

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HOW TO BE FRIENDS WITH A DRAGON by Valeri Gorbachev
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"Decorum delivered in a refreshing package. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A sweet and gentle picture book with friendship, etiquette and a hint of dragon breath. Read full book review >

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WHAT’S THE BIG IDEA, MOLLY? by Valeri Gorbachev
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2010

"Equally appealing for storytimes or one-on-one sharing—adding Molly to the bookshelf is a good idea. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Molly the mouse does not have an idea for her poem. Read full book review >

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MOLLY WHO FLEW AWAY by Valeri Gorbachev
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2009

"While it may seem somewhat slight at first glance, re-readings should encourage children to think about the traits they admire in their own friends. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Molly Mouse's trip to the county fair ends on a high note (quite literally) in this latest from Gorbachev. Read full book review >

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NICKY AND THE BIG, BAD WOLVES by Valeri Gorbachev
ANIMALS
Released: April 15, 1998

"Sweet dreams, and welcome to the family bed. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Gorbachev's nighttime tale, with its warm, Richard Scarry—like illustrations, has an undeniably familiar feel to it: The demons of the night are sent packing by a loving parent. Read full book review >

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CATS ARE CATS by Valeri Gorbachev
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"Certainly not Gorbachev's best, though it's agreeable enough. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Miss Bell's kitten, Tiger, is just a typical cat—maybe. Read full book review >