Reviews by adimarzo
This was one of my favorite albums of 2011. Matt Kearney is a talented songwriter. I enjoy his melodies and his lyrics. "Hey Mama" is a great summer song. "Rochester" reminds me a bit of Bruce Springsteen's story-telling songwriting.
I love the stories the panda shares with the children. Every time I read it I try to uncover a little more meaning to the tales.
This is a fun story of a policeman who delivers safety talks at local schools. No one is interested until he brings along his police dog Gloria who livens up his presentation. I love the paper star safety tips on the inside front and back covers.
I love the twilight illustrations in this book. The author captures the light qualities and colors of dusk so perfectly and it creates a beautiful backdrop for the sillouettes of the babies (and their rescuer) on their adventures. The text has a wonderful cadence. Truly one of my favorite picture books!
As a mom of a young girl, I love that this movie shows a strong, smart woman who dares to do something different in a "man's world." Great role model!