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Review of Carina Felina

Carina Felina by Carmen Agra Deedy; illus. by Henry ColePrimary    Scholastic    48 pp.8/23    9781338749168    $19.99Spanish ed.  9781339013183    $7.99In this folktale retelling, Pepe the parrot doesn’t know what he’s getting himself into when he invites his crush, Carina Felina, over for some homemade Cuban crackers. Carina, a fluffy aqua-colored feline with...

Review of Forever Home: A Dog and Boy Love Story

Forever Home: A Dog and Boy Love Story by Henry Cole; illus. by the author Primary    Scholastic    48 pp.    g 8/22    978-1-338-78404-6    $18.99 Cole’s skill in creating wordless picture books (see, for example, Nesting, rev. 3/20) shines in this engaging story about a boy and a dog that...

Review of Building

Building by Henry Cole; illus. by the authorPreschool, Primary    Tegen/HarperCollins    40 pp.   g6/22    978-0-06-313655-7    $17.99Sharing yet another example of the intricacies of animal home construction (see Nesting, rev. 3/20), Cole introduces readers to the masters of the trade: beavers. A practiced storyteller, Cole employs an engaging refrain (“Building, building....

Review of One Little Bag: An Amazing Journey

One Little Bag: An Amazing Journey by Henry Cole; illus. by the author Primary    Scholastic    48 pp.    g 4/20    978-1-338-35997-8    $18.99 e-book ed.  978-1-338-59929-9    $11.99 This wordless story follows a family and a paper bag through the generations. A tree becomes a log that gets hauled to a paper mill,...

Henry Cole Talks with Roger

Talks with Roger is a sponsored supplement to our free monthly e-newsletter, Notes from the Horn Book. To receive Notes, sign up here. Sponsored by   Back in high school, Henry Cole carried his lunch in the same paper bag for three years. Fifty years later, that bag became a picture book, One Little Bag:...

Review of Nesting

Nesting by Henry Cole; illus. by the author Preschool, Primary    Tegen/HarperCollins    40 pp. 3/20    978-0-06-288592-0    $17.99 Every spring, across North America, robins mate, build nests, lay eggs, and nurture their young. Cole illustrates this sequence of events with a pair of robins, employing gentle black-and-white crosshatching and one dramatic pop...

Unspoken: A Story from the Underground Railroad

Wordless picture books have a special place in Caldecott history. None of those pesky words get in the way and there is no worry about designing the page for text boxes, either. One vision is on the page--the vision of the illustrator. The only words in this book are a...

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