Sunday, January 28, 2007

Weekend Reviews (II)

More reviews are available today. Here's what I've found:

Liz Rosenberg reviews picture books with moveable parts in the Boston Globe, including:
  • Black and White, by Tana Hoban ("I can hardly imagine a nicer baby gift, and please note, the price on this one is right, too.")
  • School Bus Bunny Bus, by Sam Williams, illustrated by Stuart Trotter ("stands a fair chance of living through many affectionate rereadings")
  • The Snowmen Pop-Up Book, by Caralyn Buehner and Mark Buehner ("It's a beautiful book, full of fun and life, perfect for the when-will-winter-end doldrums of late January and February.")
  • Circus: Over 50 FlapsPlus Seek and Find, by Roxie Munro ("a grand spectacle of a pop-up book in true circus style")

Jane Harrington's Extreme Pets is the Washington Post Book of the Week. (This sounds like one my six year old would adore.)

I am a Cloud, I Can Blow Anywhere, by Jonathan and Shirley Tulloch, is the Times Children's Book of the Week.

Mary Harris Russell reviews six new titles for the Chicago Tribune, including:

  • Stealing Home: Jackie Robinson: Against the Odds, by Robert Burleigh, illustrated by Mike Wimmer
  • The Escape of Oney Judge: Martha Washington's Slave Finds Freedom, by Emily Arnold McCully
  • Forever in Blue: The Fourth Summer of the Sisterhood, by Ann Brashares
  • Dimity Dumpty: The Story of Humpty's Little Sister, by Bob Graham
  • This Way Ruby!, by Jonathan Emmett, illustrated by Rebecca Harry
  • Mr. Pusskins, by Sam Lloyd