Search Results: "Amy Ludwig Vanderwater"


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FOREST HAS A SONG by Amy Ludwig VanDerwater
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 26, 2013

"Readers, too, may want to return to these explorations over and over. (Picture book/poetry. 5-10)"
Twenty-six poems with varied structures offer quiet observations of the natural world. Read full book review >

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EVERY DAY BIRDS by Amy Ludwig VanDerwater
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 23, 2016

"Beginning birding at its best, this pleasing presentation is ideal for families with preschoolers but would work well for storytime, too. (Informational picture book. 2-5)"
A birding primer and rhyming introduction to 20 familiar birds. Read full book review >

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READ, READ, READ! by Amy Ludwig VanDerwater
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"Readers willing to pick and choose will find some gems, but there are a few rocks as well. (Picture book/poetry. 5-10)"
Learning to read, wanting to read, daring to read—nearly every state of mastering the word is explored in VanDerwater's collection of 23 poems. Read full book review >

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PRETTY WANTED by Elisa Ludwig
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 17, 2015

"A satisfying close to this trilogy that began with a clever high school prank and morphed into a full-scale action adventure. (Thriller. 12-18)"
This conclusion of the Pretty Crooked trilogy follows the continuing adventures of Willa and Aidan. Read full book review >

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WELCOME HOME by Ludwig Bemelmans
Released: Sept. 28, 1960

"This is the story, but told in the delightful verse of Ludwig Bemelmans and illustrated in his flavorful drawings, it assumes the proportion of a comic and wistful fable, a wry metaphor of the life struggle."
Ludwig Bemelmans has done it again; he has taken what is a concept of mature wit and imagination and fashioned it into a story which will be the delight both of children and parents. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 23, 1955

"And always one feels Bemelmans, slightly offstage, observing, recording, commenting, illustrated."
An extravaganza in Bemelmans' inimitable vein, but written almost dead pan, with sly, amusing, sometimes biting undertones, breaking through. Read full book review >

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ROSEBUD by Ludwig Bemelmans
illustrated by Ludwig Bemelmans
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1942

"We miss the lilt of Madeleine and doubt that this Bemelmans will go as far."
Adult in humor is this slight story of an attenuated pink rabbit who reads in a book about animals that "The rabbit is a small rodent — scared, shy and hysterical". Read full book review >

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HOTEL BEMELMANS by Ludwig Bemelmans
Released: June 15, 1946

"So here's a feast for Bemelmans' fans- who particularly like his stories of the personnel- the behind-scenes of a grand hotel."
Though this volume includes the whole of Hotel Splendide and Life Class in so far as those stories dealt with hotel life and personnel, and a number of stories from other volumes, and some which many of us read in The New Yorker, and only three wholly new ones, the general impression is of a new book, with freshness and vitality, the wit, humor, pathos, and the inimitable Bemelmans' touch. Read full book review >

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OLD NOAH'S ELEPHANTS by Warren Ludwig
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 18, 1991

"Ludwig captures the fun of this comical tale in energetic line, bright colors, and a briskly told narrative- -just right for the picture book hour. (Folklore/Picture book. 4- 8)"
When the greedy elephants get into the food, they gain so much weight that—huddled together on one side—they threaten to upset the Ark. Read full book review >

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FATHER, DEAR FATHER by Ludwig Bemelmans
Released: Aug. 1, 1953

"Sudden bits of serious philosophy relieve; it of the charge of sheer insanity."
Meat for Bemelmans' fans, in the groove with How to Travel Incognito, quite mad and utterly beguiling. Read full book review >

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MADELINE AND THE BAD HAT by Ludwig Bemelmans
FICTION
Released: March 8, 1957

"Fair stitching."
More nonsense about Madeline (of Madeline's Rescue and the Caldecott Award) versifies her encounters with the Spanish Ambassador's son who, when he is not trying to impress the little girls at Madeline's school, is off being mean to animals. Read full book review >

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MADELINE AND THE GYPSIES by Ludwig Bemelmans
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 11, 1959

"Ludwig Bemelman's whimsical verse and his exuberant color illustrations will delight the ignorant into the world of Madeline and continue to enchant those readers already familiar with Madeline, Madeline's Rescue, and Madeline and the Bad Hat."
Again Madeline! Read full book review >