Search Results: "Ann Arnold"


BOOK REVIEW

THE ADVENTUROUS CHEF: ALEXIS SOYER by Ann Arnold
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 19, 2002

"The excitement of food and food preparation set in a historical context radiates from every page; middle-grade readers and those ready for a biography of a totally unique individual, irreplaceable by all accounts, will be fascinated. (Biography. 8-12)"
The illustrator of the splendid Fanny at Chez Panisse (1997) offers a fascinating pictorial biography of an engaging personality, the French chef Alexis Soyer. Read full book review >

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ADVENTURE
Released: Nov. 4, 2008

"Steller, a remarkable person and scientist, is well worth learning about, but unfortunately this does not provide a compelling introduction. (appendix, timeline, notes, source notes, bibliography; index [not seen]) (Nonfiction. 12 & up)"
Names of people, places and too many other details overwhelm this biography of naturalist Georg Steller. Read full book review >

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FIREHORSE MAX by Sara London
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 30, 1997

"Fluid line-and-watercolor illustrations complement the story by conjuring up the entire community and depicting Max in action in the old-fashioned streets. (Picture book. 3-7)"
When Grandpa Lev's horse, Bubba, gets too old to pull his wagon, the elderly peddler has a problem. Read full book review >

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VINCENT PAINTS HIS HOUSE by Tedd Arnold
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"So very Van Gogh and so very satisfying! (Picture book. 3-8)"
The conceit at the center of this celebration of art and color? Tell a pleasingly repetitive tale featuring the Dutch post-impressionist Vincent Van Gogh without ever mentioning his full name. Read full book review >

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RIDE, FLY GUY, RIDE! by Tedd Arnold
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"Keep flying, Fly Guy! (Early reader. 4-8)
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A ride in the car has never been scarier—or this much fun Read full book review >

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GREEN WILMA, FROG IN SPACE by Tedd Arnold
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2009

"What gives Wilma a touch of the special is her equanimity; after all, she finds herself in some pretty strange precincts, but she keeps her cool and her focus, even though she never gets the fly. (Picture book. 3-5)"
More than 15 years ago, Green Wilma made a splashy, absurdist debut (Green Wilma, 1993), and now Arnold has splendidly resurrected the young frog. Read full book review >

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PARTS by Tedd Arnold
by Tedd Arnold, illustrated by Tedd Arnold
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"Stupid, silly, and base, in equal measure, this has watercolor illustrations that are textured with colored-pencil curlicues in such a way that they look hairy—like the tangles that clog a shower drain. (Book-of-the- Month Club) (Picture book. 4-8)"
Arnold (The Simple People, 1992, etc.) cashes in by grossing out the picture-book set in this story in rhyme, which kids with rough-and-ready sensibilities will relish and fastidious adults will shun, for the same reasons. Read full book review >

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NATURAL HISTORY FROM A TO Z by Tim Arnold
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 30, 1991

Plants and animals are presented alphabetically here to illustrate concepts and principles of biology, from anteaters and aardvarks used as examples of convergent evolution to zebra finches, which build elaborate nests. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DIRTY GERT by Tedd Arnold
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"Vegans, locavores, farm-to-table enthusiasts, take note—Gert is as organic as they come and a genuine delectation, worms and all. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A sweet little ragamuffin, by nature and nurture, is drawn to dirt. Read full book review >

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ELEPHANTS CAN PAINT TOO! by Katya Arnold
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Beautiful photography displaying children, elephants and artwork set in a well-designed layout of large multi-colored text, coupled with green boxes filled with facts in a bold black font, add to the book's unique subject matter and appeal. (Nonfiction. 6-9)"
Art teacher Arnold, together with her artist husband, embarked on a project to support the diminishing number of Asian elephants. Read full book review >

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BUMPLES, FUMDIDLERS, AND JELLYBEANS by Arnold Spilka
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"This is even slighter than his last offering, Monkeys Write Terrible Letters (1994). (Picture book/poetry. 6-8)"
As is also true of the title, only a third of this gathering of nonsense will go down easily. Read full book review >

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BABA YAGA by Katya Arnold
adapted by Katya Arnold, illustrated by Katya Arnold
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 1993

"Excellent source note. (Folklore/Picture book. 4-9)"
A Russian-born artist draws on the classic Afanas'ev ``Tereshichka'' (here called ``Tishka'') for a disarmingly direct and authentic introduction to the well-known witch. Read full book review >