Search Results: "Édouard Manceau"


BOOK REVIEW

LOOK! by Édouard Manceau
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2015

"This clever, engaging offering invites children to review basic concepts while seeing the world around them in new ways. (Board book. 2-5)"
An oversized, interactive board book in which a rectangular die cut becomes a window on the world. Read full book review >

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MY FIRST COLOR DOMINOES by Édouard Manceau
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2014

"While the set is handsome, the book is more appropriate for toddlers while the dominoes are more befitting of children approaching 4, making it an incongruous package. (Novelty/board book. 3-5)"
A graphically simple board-book–and-game combo. Read full book review >

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THE RACE by Édouard Manceau
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2014

"Add this winsome fable to the shelves of slightly odd picture books. (Picture book. 4-7)"
It's not about running. It's not exactly about winning. But it is about a race—sort of. Read full book review >

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PRESTO CHANGE-O by Édouard Manceau
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 25, 2014

"While it's a less-than-perfect offering, preschoolers who crave gimmicks to manipulate will enjoy giving this one a whirl, literally. (Board book. 3-5)"
Through the twist of paperboard flaps, objects are transformed. Read full book review >

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TICKLE MONSTER by Édouard Manceau
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 11, 2015

"Bonne nuit, chérie. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Matte black pages with blocks of solid geometric color and a white sans-serif type illustrate a small child's dialogue with an imaginary monster in the darkness before sleep. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WINDBLOWN by Édouard Manceau
by Édouard Manceau, illustrated by Édouard Manceau, translated by Sarah Quinn
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2013

"A book that at first glance might seem minimalist to the point of vacuity bears closer scrutiny when one appreciates the function the paper shapes can have in allowing a child to identify them in different orientations and even to practice counting. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Where do the seven colored shapes come from, and whose are they? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HATCH, LITTLE EGG by Édouard Manceau
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2014

"But even skeptics may be won over by the pictures. A pig really might be the cutest thing in the world—even if it's a bird in disguise. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Pig lovers will be utterly confused by this book. Read full book review >

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ONCE UPON A RAINY DAY by Édouard Manceau
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 11, 2015

"Another playful imagination-stretcher from the author of Look! and Tickle Monster (both 2015). (Picture book. 6-8)"
A ravening wolf, several potential victims, a wild chase, an ambush, and a spectacular reversal of fortune make for an exciting tale—even when all the characters stay home due to bad weather. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FAULKNER, MISSISSIPPI by Édouard Glissant
Released: April 1, 1999

"A sharp, challenging, and wholly unique tour of Yoknapatawpha County."
An elegant, erudite, and at times baffling reconsideration of Faulkner by a giant of Caribbean literature. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE END OF EDDY by Édouard Louis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 2, 2017

"The best moments of this good though certainly dispiriting book are those in which we sense that better things await the protagonist in a world far beyond his window."
"We are always playing roles and there is a certain truth to masks": an absorbing but sobering roman à clef by philosopher/novelist Louis and a sharply pointed coming-of-age tale. Read full book review >

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THE FOURTH CENTURY by Édouard Glissant
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 23, 2001

"In its best moments, this turbulent tale becomes something very like a Caribbean Absalom, Absalom!"
The modern history of Martinique is embedded in this colorful chronicle (published in French in 1997) of the interrelationships and rivalries of two families whose founders were brought to the island as slaves in 1788. Read full book review >