Search Results: "Anne Herbauts"


BOOK REVIEW

WHAT COLOR IS THE WIND? by Anne Herbauts
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 7, 2016

"'The blind men and the elephant' reworked into a Zen koan. (Picture book. 9-11, adult)"
A "little giant" with closed eyes asks the titular question, then sets out to collect answers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MONDAY by Anne Herbauts
by Anne Herbauts, illustrated by Anne Herbauts, translated by Claudia Zoe Bedrick
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2006

"Readers sensitive to subtle verbal and visual nuances will best appreciate this semi-abstract Belgian import. (Picture book. 7-10)"
In a spare, deceptively simple meditation on time, change and renewal, Monday visits comfortably with friends Lester Day and Tom Morrow (get it?) but, increasingly bemused as entire successive seasons burst in with whirls of poetry—"I am Spring, / I am green, / I abound. / Into the wind I put its rustling sound. / I quiver, timid in the pinkness of a bud"—at last fades outright into a winter snowstorm. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOULA AND THE SISTER RECIPE by Anne Villeneuve
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2014

"Children yearning for a reversal of authority, or at least for an adult to go along with their brand of make-believe, will nod approvingly and smile often at Loula's confounding cookery. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Annoyed by her triplet brothers, Loula begs her parents for a little sister and learns that making a baby is like making a cake—you need just the right ingredients. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHRISTMAS MOUSE by Anne Mortimer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"No new territory here, but a very cute mouse having a very merry Christmas all the same. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A little mouse perched on a pecan tart and staring out at the reader forms the intriguing cover illustration for this rhyming exploration of a mouse-sized Christmas celebration. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MONSTER MATH by Anne Miranda
Released: Aug. 1, 1999

"The story has glints of humor, and in combination with the illustrations is a grand addition to the counting shelf. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Miranda's book counts the monsters gathering at a birthday party, while a simple rhyming text keeps the tally and surveys the action: "Seven starved monsters are licking the dishes./Eight blow out candles and make birthday wishes." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DOES A MOUSE HAVE A HOUSE? by Anne Miranda
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"A beautiful book, both to look at and to read aloud. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Yes, a mouse does have a house—and so do penguins and pandas and a host of other animals described by Miranda in this imaginative take on the habitat theme. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PRINCESS by Anne Wilsdorf
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 27, 1993

"Wilsdorf's agile pen and watercolor illustrations are as amusing as her briskly irreverent text. (Picture book. 4-8)"
By the Swiss author of Philomene (1992), a comic version of ``The Princess and the Pea.'' The queen sends her son forth with a list of ``certified'' princesses, each guarded by a monster that he duly slays. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AN ORESTEIA by Anne Carson
adapted by Anne Carson, translated by Anne Carson
Released: March 24, 2009

"It's a great narrative, whose savage grandeur holds an undiminished power to enthrall. But is Carson's unconventional conflation of its components indeed 'an Oresteia' for our time? That's another story."
The versatile poet and scholar breaks new ground by retelling an old story—the classical tragedy of the House of Atreus, as dramatized by the three greatest tragedians of Athens's Golden Age. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

POSSUM AND THE PEEPER by Anne Hunter
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1998

"Alternating between close-ups and sun-filled landscapes, the scenes capture the essence of spring and complement the well-paced, gently humorous text. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Possum (Possum's Harvest Moon, 1996), curled in his warm winter nest, reluctantly opens one small eye to the "Peep! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OUR EARTH by Anne Rockwell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"The stylized drawings make geography accessible and relevant; pair this book with more straightforward treatments to avoid confusion, and expect plenty of discussion. (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-7)"
Rockwell (One Bean, p. 501, etc.) joins simple lines of text and soft-colored, rudimentary drawings to convey some of the important concepts in geography. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHAT’S IN A TIDE POOL? by Anne Hunter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"The modest price makes this title appealing for home purchase, but the small size and lack of references make it less useful for school and public libraries. (Nonfiction. 5-8)"
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BOOK REVIEW

THE BOY WHO WOULDN'T OBEY by Anne Rockwell
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: April 30, 2000

"This story has not appeared in picture-book form since Betty Baker's No Help at All, illustrated by Emily Arnold McCully (1978), and like several more recently recast Mayan myths, reveals a lighter side to a mysterious, little-known culture. (introduction, source notes) (Picture book/folktale. 79)"
In mythology, disobeying the gods is generally a Bad Idea, but in this retold Mayan tale it leads to a happy ending. Read full book review >