Search Results: "Viviana Garofoli"


BOOK REVIEW

PIRATES! by Viviana Garofoli
illustrated by Viviana Garofoli
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"A Board Buddies book."
Three round-headed hearties romp their way across white backgrounds in search of treasure, judiciously applied backgrounds providing context. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PASSOVER IS COMING! by Tracy Newman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2016

"A sweet introduction in spite of its incongruities. (Board book. 1-4)"
This playfully illustrated board book introduces some of the customs and rituals of the centerpiece of the Passover holiday: the Seder. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SHABBAT IS COMING! by Tracy Newman
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2014

"This playful depiction of a loving family gathering is a suitable introduction for observant families. (Board book. 1-4)"
A Jewish family makes busy preparations as Shabbat (or Sabbath) approaches. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

POLICE by Patricia Hubbell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"The text, alas, is up to neither the illustrations' standard nor Hubbell's own. (Picture book. 2-5)"
From catching burglars and working with search dogs to directing traffic and giving first aid, police do it all. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY BIG RIG by Jonathan London
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2007

"The big rig is even better. (Picture book. 3-6)"
In a merry head trip, London takes a young trucker on a transcontinental voyage in a big rig. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FIREFIGHTERS! by Patricia Hubbell
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2007

"This one's a siren song for those youngest of firefighters. (Picture book. 2-5)"
This rhyme will burn bright for imaginations that are ignited by sirens, red trucks and lifesaving heroes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHAT IF YOUR BEST FRIEND WERE BLUE? by Vera Kochan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"A big miss. (Picture book. 4-8)"
This simple picture book is intended to teach both color awareness—of shades such as blue, green and yellow—and color-blindness in terms of skin tones. It doesn't work. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ROSH HASHANAH IS COMING! by Tracy Newman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2016

"A simple and joyous introduction to an important holiday. (Board book. 18 mos.-4)"
Two young members of an extended family get ready for the Jewish New Year. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HANUKKAH IS COMING! by Tracy Newman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"A joyful and sweet introduction to the holiday. (Board book. 1-4)"
A simple introduction for very young children to some of the ways Hanukkah is celebrated. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MA! THERE’S NOTHING TO DO HERE! by Barbara Park
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Jan. 22, 2008

"But it's not a children's book. (Picture book. Adult)"
"Here" is the womb, from which a boisterous baby speaks with all the subtlety of its sister-under-the-skin, Junie B. In Park's rhyming couplets, the obstreperous babe complains, "I'm all in a heap here. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RAINDROPS by Chiêu Anh Urban
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2010

"Fun, with a little subtle instruction on color mixing. (Board book. 1-3)"
A blue butterfly, red rooster, purple parrot and pink pig are joined by a bevy of other fancifully colored animals in a run along a rainy beach that culminates (rather inexplicably) in a frolic under the sun. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SOPHIE’S TROPHY by Susan Middleton Elya
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2006

"Useful and fun in either a classroom or home venue. (glossary) (Picture book. 4-7)"
This tale of two toads told in rhyme incorporates Spanish words into the story. Read full book review >