Macmillan/Henry Holt Fall 2020
Macmillan/Henry Holt Fall 2020

A JUNIOR LIBRARY GUILD SELECTION

 

AN EXCELLENT REVIEW FROM KIRKUS

"A winning combination of lyric description, accessible explanation, scientific history, feminism , and accomplishment."

"...the pacing and format will entice both engaged and reluctant readers; and the exhilaration of a new discovery is captured with a sense of wonder that is sure to inspire children and draw attention to the world of science."

 

READ THE FULL KIRKUS REVIEW HERE:

https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/josie-james/maries-ocean/#

 

 

Creston Books  Fall 2015
Creston Books Fall 2015

A STARRED REVIEW FROM KIRKUS

"Adinolfi expertly layers mixed media comprising colored pencils, gouache, stamping and more to create texture and movement on the static page.  Add vibrant colors in saturated hues, and the story's dreamlike environs come to life.  Full of gentle rhythm and repetition, this deceptively simple, layered poetic tale will charm its way into readers' hearts and begs to be read over and over again."

 

A STARRED REVIEW FROM Publishers Weekly 

"The idea that letting someone go can sometimes be the best way to love them isn't an easy one to share with children (or parents for that matter), but Van and Adinolfi do so with grace and aplomb."

 

Children's Book Council HOT OFF THE PRESS READING LIST featured title for the month of November 2015.  

 

THE LITTLE TREE was one of eight books chosen by Los Angeles Times for their Holiday Book List. 

 

A lovely review from THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW! December 18, 2015

 

Henry Holt Square Fish
Henry Holt Square Fish

Family Fun Magazine Best New Books

"Adinolfi's vibrant gouache, colored paper and collage illustrations provide much to be thankful for."

 

New York Times Books Review

"This could be  great read-aloud book, with its humor and its bumptious illustrations, which use to great effect many of the techniques children learn in art class."

 

School Library Journal

"...the vivid double-page art work is filled with action and energy.  Colorfully clothed characters, vibrant back rounds and almost touchable textures make each page fresh and appealing."

 

Washington Post

"JoAnn Adinolfi's zany gouache and collage illustrations grace this tale as wonderfully as Mrs. Archer's whipped-cream swirls adorn her beauteous desserts."

 

Henry Holt
Henry Holt

The New York Times

"Goofy, cartoonish, mixed-media illustrations with their background asides like little mariachi figurines and marked-up homework stuck to the refrigerator provide plenty of atmospheric chaos."

 

Publishers Weekly

"Merrily underscoring the differences between two households, Adinolfi's quirky mixed-media art is a playful jumble of geometric shapes and holiday motifs."

 

Horn Book

"...the jolly collage art ties it all together, depicting each family's traditions with finesse."

 

 

HarperCollins  I Can Read
HarperCollins I Can Read

Kirkus

"The art has the right amount of daffy and spooky-eerie faces and clacking bones, in strong colors- to set the tone for these six stories."

 

Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"Adinolfi's pointy and naively drawn figures are skewed to suit the offbeat mood and the saturated colors (especially in the purply blue nocturnal scenes) provide a theatrical touch that keeps the proceeds from being too scary whether in rich full-bleed images ir spiky bits of spot art."

HarperCollins Math Start Series
HarperCollins Math Start Series

Booklist

"...but the highlight of the book is the effective design.  An intelligent blending if white space and colors make each double-page spread visually stand out.  A box on one side or each page helps children keep track of multiplying lizards, and a closing section offers adults a few more ideas for easy math education."

 

School Library Journal

"Using brilliant colors, a variety of transportation modes and plentiful lizards, LIZARDS demonstrates counting by 5s and 10s.  Murphy's rhyming text is short and simple and children can add up the reptiles on each spread.  The final striking "lizard show" spread is jubilant, resembling fireworks on the page."

G.P. Putnam's Sons & Create Space
G.P. Putnam's Sons & Create Space

Kirkus

"Adinolfi's art is steadily fun-offbeat in the right ways-with the characters looking like they've been ironed onto the page, somehow frozen in motion."

 

Publishers Weekly

"Adinolfi's working in fluorescent hues and a genially raw mixed-media style leaves no doubt that the title character is a woman possessed." 

Magination Press
Magination Press

Learning Magazine Teacher's Choice Award for Children's Books

 

School Library Journal

"...the animals' expressions of disbelief are hilarious...this is a lighthearted tale on a worthy subject, and a smart read-aloud."