Search Results: "La Souris Qui Raconte"


BOOK REVIEW

THOMAS'S TRAVELS IN BOOKLAND by Cécile  Lavignette-Ammoun
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 14, 2012

"Culturally and aesthetically leagues away from such American outings as Miss Smith's Incredible Storybook by Michael Garland (2003), though it springs from the same root. (iPad storybook app. 6-8)"
Arty, heavily worked pictures give this sketchy account of a child's first visit to a public library a distinctively sophisticated look and tone. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: June 9, 2012

"An outstanding, seamless combination of evocative art, poetic writing and ingeniously designed digital enhancements that mature audiences in particular (but not exclusively) will find profoundly moving. (thumbnail index) (iPad picture-book app. 8-10, adult)"
A centenarian who has just lost everything—nearly everything—reflects on his childhood and his chief regret in a poignant but wonder-filled memoir. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WHOLE TRUTH ABOUT SANTA CLAUS by Anne-Gaelle  Balpe
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 9, 2012

"So charmingly offbeat that readers who still believe should survive their initial disappointment. (iPad holiday app. 7-9)"
No sleigh, no reindeer, no elves, no North Pole, not even a beard. Santa's actually a construction worker named Fred. Read full book review >

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THE OGRESS by Francine  Pellaud
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 9, 2012

"Unfortunately, the worthy message is overshadowed by its single-minded, intense delivery, which feels more like propaganda than storytelling. (iPad storybook app. 6-10)"
A heavy-handed allegorical tale about consumerism, fair trade and social conscience. Read full book review >

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THE SWEET SONG OF THE WORLD by Cathy Dutruch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 3, 2012

"A celebration of untamed individualism that founders for a lack of musical swing and interactive immersion. (iPad storybook app. 8-12)"
A lovely ode to sailing your ship to the poetry within you that nonetheless manages to subvert itself. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BUTTERFLY BOOK by Marine Locatelli
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 2014

"Despite a few problems, Paolo's story is presented dynamically enough to keep even non-Francophile readers engaged. (iPad storybook app. 5-10)"
A boy's loneliness in a new home is cured in unexpected ways when writings of his get loose in this ode to passionate young writers. Read full book review >

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LA LA LA by Kate DiCamillo
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"For a dreamer, it's easy to imagine a singer in the benevolent face in the moon—here it's a symbol of hope. (Picture book. 5-adult)"
A lonely child's perseverance helps her find the unlikeliest of companions. Read full book review >

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MOO, BAA, LA LA LA! by Sandra Boynton
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 19, 2011

"Boynton and Loud Crow deliver another excellent enhanced e-book that fires on all literary, technological and artistic cylinders. (iPad storybook app. 1-4)"
The iPad adaption of Boynton's bestselling board book surveys animals and the sounds they make. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SHOE-LA-LA! by Karen Beaumont
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2011

"Though lacking the more detailed story lines of the Fancy Nancy series, this outing, with its glitzy cover, is likely to appeal to her fans as well as to the creative side in every budding shoe connoisseur. (Picture book. 4-7)"
What happens when you turn four party-bound girlfriends loose in the Shoe-la-la boutique? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LA LA ROSE by Satomi Ichikawa
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2004

"This lush retelling of the familiar lost-and-found tale might have been improved un petit peu by a guide identifying the unique objets d'art and architecture to which its readers are treated, but it is a lovely peek at Paris, to be sure. (Picture book. 4-6)"
La La Rose, a stuffed rabbit, becomes separated from her "inseparable friend," young Clementine, during an outing to the famed Luxembourg Gardens of Paris. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LA VITA by Donald Arsenault
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 8, 2016

"A straightforwardly told chronicle that will appeal to readers with an interest in genealogy."
Novelist-playwright Arsenault (The Company Way, 2012, etc.), drawing on his own family's background, describes an Italian wife's reluctant immigration to New England in the 1920s and the drama that ensues.Read full book review >