Search Results for -
Product Type: Books

 


2014 Award
Row, Row, Row Your Boat
(by Jane Cabrera, Holiday House $16.95 Score:)


Once again, Jane Cabrera takes a familiar folk song that most kids already know and turns them into a new version with pictures to match. This one is no exception. Here the rowers run into a mix of animals large and small. We like the idea of books to sing, though we prefer some of Cabrera’s earlier works. 3 & up

Age: Preschool. Award Year: 2014.

Comments: Be the first to post _______________________________________________________________________

 

 

 
2014 Awards
Summer Beach Day
(By Liesbet Siegers, Clavis $5.99 Score:)

A toddler board book all about the typical things found and used at the beach. This is a step beyond the simple knowing and naming books with single images and a single word on every page. It is more like what you would say in looking at such a book, only it's spelled out for the reader. A companion book, Spring Joy does the same with the previous season. 1 & up.

Age: Toddlers. Award Year: 2014. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

Comments: Be the first to post _______________________________________________________________________

 

 


2014 Awards
A Baby Elephant in the Wild
(by Caitin O’Connell/photos by Caitin O’Connel and , Houghton Mifflin $16.99 Score:)

Having just returned from Africa it is small wonder that I found this handsome book so fascinating. Told is a straightforward manner the author manages to convey a great deal of information in a lively fashion about the life of a baby elephant. Photographs add much to the telling. An excellent non-fiction book for 6 & up.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 2014. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

Comments: Be the first to post _______________________________________________________________________

 

 


2014 Awards
Very Little Red Riding Hood
(Teresa Heapy/ Sue Heap, Houghton Mifflin $16.99 Score:)

A totally new take on Little Red that will tickle you pink! As always, Little Red is off to her Granny's with cake. On the way she meets the well-known wolf, but she insists he's a fox. From there it just gets sillier and sillier. If you like fractured fairy tales, this one will not disappoint, although you may miss the fun of the usual repetition of 'what big eyes you have...and what big teeth you have,' etc. This is far more appropriate for the very little Red Riding Hood listeners. 4 & up.

Age: Preschool, Early School Years. Award Year: 2014. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

Comments: Be the first to post _______________________________________________________________________

 

 

 
2014 Awards
Whose Hat is That?
(By Anita Bijsterbosch, Clavis $16.99 Score:)

A hat flies in the wind and lands on various animals that all claim to be the owner of the hat. This is a repetitive refrain book that children of a certain age love, since it is so predictable. It is also a knowing and naming book that presents less than fully realistic images of familiar animals. With some prompting, older toddlers will soon recognize these variations. Of course. in the end the hat is returned to the rightful owner and all is well in the world. 2 & up.

Age: Toddlers, Preschool. Award Year: 2014. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

Comments: Be the first to post _______________________________________________________________________

 

 


2014 Award
A New Home for Kai-Mook
(By Guido Van Genechten, Clavis $16.99 Score:)

It's that time of the year when families are moving to new houses and apartments. For young children such events can seem more than a little unsettling. Kai-Mook, a small elephant with a similar problem discovers that new can be better. Using an animal instead of a human child makes the story once removed from the child's own reality, but delivers a dollop of hope that just might be helpful. 4-7

Age: . Award Year: 2014. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

Comments: Be the first to post _______________________________________________________________________

 

 


2014 Awards
Have You Seen My Dragon?
(by Steve Light, Candlewick $16.99 Score:)

With wonderfully busy black and white drawings, Dragon leads his friend on a merry chase. Uptown, downtown, crosstown, too, the boy searches everywhere for his dragon and finds everything from hotdogs to bikes, but not his dragon, although the reader will see dragon hidden with each page turn. A counting book that goes all the way up to 20 with splashes of color and action-packed images to pour over. Beginning readers will catch on to the repetitive refrain and counting the familiar things. 5-7

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 2014. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

Comments: Be the first to post _______________________________________________________________________

 

 


2014 Award
Number One Sam
(Hyperion $16.99 Score:)


Sam has always been number one when he races his car, always that is until his friend Maggie beat him. Did Sam give up? No way. In his next race Sam thinks he might be winning until something else happens that makes him understand that winning is not as important as doing the right thing. 4-7

Age: Preschool, Early School Years. Award Year: 2014. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

Comments: Be the first to post _______________________________________________________________________

 

 


2014 Award
Dog Days at School
(by Kelly DiPucchio/ Brian Biggs, Hyperion $16.99 Score:)

Charlie does not like school. In fact one Sunday night he wishes that he could be a like his dog, Norman. What follows next is a mostly amusing Kafka-for-kids fantasy that speaks to the old adage, be careful what you wish for. After days go by with the two trading places, Charlie comes to understand this. 4-7

Age: Preschool, Early School Years. Award Year: 2014. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

Comments: Be the first to post _______________________________________________________________________

 

 

 
2014 Awards
Flip Flap Farm
(by Axel Scheffler, Candlewick $11.99 Score:)

With split pages that can be flipped to match top and bottom views that create a whole animal or combine the top of one and bottom of another, this is a playful book. Half the name of the animal is on top and the other half on the bottom. When pages are mixed, the new mixed up animal takes on an original name. There are amusing rhymes about all the creatures that add to the fun. Call it a matching game or have even more fun mismatching the animals. 3-7

Age: Preschool, Early School Years. Award Year: 2014. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

Comments: Be the first to post _______________________________________________________________________

 

 

 

 

 

 

Products for Infants
Products for Toddlers
Products for Preschoolers
Products for Early School Years
Products for Later School Years
Twitter   Facebook     YouTube 

Oppenheim Toy Portfolio - All Rights Reserved. Oppenheim Toy Portfolio, Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Award, and Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Blue Chip Award are Registered Trademarks of the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio.


Instructions for submitting product to the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio for review.

 

 

Contact the Toyportfolio by phone at (212) 598-0502 or by email at Webmaster@Toyportfolio.com.

Copyright 1995-2014

 

Products reviewed by the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio are provided by the manufacturer at their cost. The Oppenheim Toy Portfolio does not require or accept fees for reviewing products.