Search Results: "Valeria Petrone"


BOOK REVIEW

YELLOW COPTER by Kersten Hamilton
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 19, 2015

"A good choice for young transportation lovers. (Picture book. 2-4)"
A rhyming picture book about a yellow rescue helicopter geared toward toddlers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WAY UP HIGH IN A TALL GREEN TREE by Jan Peck
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2005

"Petrone uses a bold touch in her digitally produced illustrations, placing bright animals and splashes of jungle-green leaves against a starry sky. (Picture book. 3-6)"
In this sequel to Way Down Deep in the Deep Blue Sea (2004), a little girl with a huge head and bulgy eyes climbs up a tree at night, greeting various rain forest animals. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TWO AT THE ZOO by Danna Smith
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 16, 2009

"The rollicking, rhyming text scans well, and the zoo setting allows children to practice their animal-identification skills. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Smith takes readers on a whirlwind trip to the zoo with a small boy and his grandpa. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RED TRUCK by Kersten Hamilton
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2008

"Endpapers that show Red Truck zooming on its way add a clever, finishing touch. (Picture book. 2-5)"
It's cold, wet and snowy outside, and a school bus is stuck on a hill. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WAY FAR AWAY ON A WILD SAFARI by Jan Peck
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2006

"Preschoolers and emerging readers will enjoy picking up their binoculars for a far away wild safari search. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A round-eyed inquisitive little boy bravely takes a safari trip in search of a wild lion. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HORRIS GROWS DOWN by Shari Becker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"It's difficult to see the audience for this; young Baby Hueys will derive more comfort from Gennifer Choldenko's How to Make Friends with a Giant (2006). (Picture book. 5-8)"
Echoing—at least thematically—the Bob Dylan lyric, "I was so much older then / I'm younger than that now," this tale pitches a vastly oversized four-year-old in to, then out of, the adult world. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WAY DOWN DEEP IN THE DEEP BLUE SEA by Jan Peck
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2004

"Dive on in, the water's fine. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A familiar premise feels unexpectedly fresh in this engaging underwater adventure. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BLUE BOAT by Kersten Hamilton
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 24, 2016

"Sinks. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A tugboat rescues a sailing family in distress in this picture book. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LUTHER’S HALLOWEEN by Cari Meister
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"The ironic twist of the monster being scared makes this a perfect, not-too-scary Halloween tale about overcoming fears for young ghosts and goblins. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Luther is a triceratops (you can tell by the horn on his nose). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PIRATE NAP by Danna Smith
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 5, 2011

"Arr—pirates may not surrender without a fight, but even the rowdiest readers will have to concede the inevitability of naptime. (Picture book. 2-6)"
'Tis a cheerful afternoon on Spyglass Street, with swords flashing and pirates plundering—until Mom interrupts the fun. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2010

"This welcome addition to the genre offers parents and teachers a playful way to address a necessary topic. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Unruly critters from Sycamore Preschool learn bathroom etiquette in this wry tale. Read full book review >