Search Results: "Anne Wilsdorf"


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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 >

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PHILOMENE by Anne Wilsdorf
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 26, 1992

"The author is French; the appeal, universal. (Picture book. 4-8)"
With a gleam in her eye, little Philomene leaves her more timid friends and ventures into the fearsome dark forest. Read full book review >

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HOMER THE LIBRARY CAT by Reeve Lindbergh
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"Pleasantly predictable, this quiet adventure breaks no new ground but offers a charming diversion for cat (and library) lovers. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Like many of his predecessors, the striped feline star of this story finds a happy home at his local library. Read full book review >

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CLARENCE COCHRAN, A HUMAN BOY by William Loizeaux
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2009

"Wilsdorf's black-and-white drawings amplify the humor of the text while highlighting specific action and amusing details. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
Clever reimaginings of classics generally rely on awareness of the originals for at least part of their appeal (and most of their humor). Read full book review >

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TUTUS AREN’T MY STYLE by Linda Skeers
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"If the message is a little heavy handed, leaping cats, a peripatetic garden gnome and the red-cowboy-booted Emma's irrepressible bounce lift it up. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Emma, whose immediate literary ancestors include Pippi Longstocking and Eloise, is flamboozled when the mailman brings a package from Uncle Leo and it's a ballerina outfit. Read full book review >

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DOGS ON THE BED by Elizabeth Bluemle
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Anyone who lets their dogs sleep on the bed will find this tale doggone funny. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A cheery family with two young children and six dogs of varying breeds and sizes tries to bed down for the night in this comical story about cuddling up with canine companions. Read full book review >

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RUBY LU, BRAVE AND TRUE by Lenore Look
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2004

"Hooray for Ruby Lu: she can ably join Hurwitz's Russell and Elisa, McGovern's Julian, and Cleary's Ramona on the shelves of excellent series fiction for new chapter-book readers. (Fiction. 6-10)"
Welcome Ruby Lu! Read full book review >

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SUNNY BOY! by Candace Fleming
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 12, 2005

"Loosely based on a true episode that didn't have such a happy ending (only the tortoise survived), this will delight both active and armchair daredevils. (afterword) (Picture book. 7-9)"
A century in the keeping of one sedate owner after another leaves a small tortoise utterly unprepared for life with a reckless daredevil. Read full book review >

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THELONIOUS MOUSE by Orel Protopopescu
ANIMALS
Released: June 7, 2011

"Replete with scat-y, cat-and-mouse-y wordplay, this is giggle-worthy fun. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Day after day, Thelonious Mouse sings cat-taunting scat, skittering through the house, tail swishing, daring Fat Cat to awaken and give chase. Read full book review >

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THE COSTUME COPYCAT by Maryann Macdonald
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2006

"A wise and winning story about sisterly rivalry and affection. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Angela struggles in the shadow of her more admired older sister. Read full book review >

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TWO STICKS by Orel Protopopescu
ANIMALS
Released: March 12, 2007

"Wilsdorf's illustrations, rich in saturated color, glow with warmth and vibrancy. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Maybelle can't stop the music; can her family stop the crocodiles? Read full book review >

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THE OLD MAN WHO LOVED CHEESE by Garrison Keillor
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1996

"Life of zero Gorgonzola. (Picture book. 7-10)"
From Keillor (Cat, You Better Come Home, 1995), another tale of gustatory excess and ultimate redemption. Read full book review >