Search Results: "Anne-Sophie Lanquetin"


BOOK REVIEW

TEN MONKEY JAMBOREE by Dianne Ochiltree
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Unless readers are prepared to play editor, this is not a first choice. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Charming, identical, brown monkeys, who are flying around the page in colorful shorts, reflect action words as they combine, moving in and out of acrobatic and musical moments in sets that equal ten. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SIXTEEN RUNAWAY PUMPKINS by Dianne Ochiltree
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"A cute opener for autumn and a nice bridge across science and math for elementary-school teachers. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A rollicking rhyming tale—part math, part problem-solving—stars a young raccoon who must figure out what to do with 16 pumpkins that don't sit still. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NOT ALL PRINCESSES DRESS IN PINK by Jane Yolen
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 15, 2010

"A joyful and much-needed antidote to the precious pink pestilence that has infested picture books aimed at girls. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Mother-daughter team Yolen and Stemple get right to the point: "Not all princesses dress in pink. / Some play in bright red socks that stink, // blue team jerseys that don't quite fit, / accessorized with a baseball mitt / and a sparkly crown." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ULTIMATE BOOK OF VEHICLES by Anne-Sophie Baumann
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2014

"A sizable gallery but, overall, a monotonous one. (Pop-up informational picture book. 5-7)"
Fans of trucks, trains, aircraft, and other conveyances large and small will find dozens gathered here, lined up neatly in squads according to function from "Demolition" to "Space Travel." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EEK! A MOUSE SEEK-AND-PEEK BOOK by Anne-Sophie Baumann
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"Bright and simple—though probably not durable enough to outlast the pleasure the OshKosh set will take in repeat tours. (Pop-up picture book. 2-5)"
In this flap-lifter's delight, a platoon of mice rummages through a house, room by room, for party supplies. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JESUS IS BORN by Sophie Piper
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"An excellent choice for church libraries and Christian families who want a contemporary retelling of the Christmas story. (Picture book/religion. 5-9)"
This retelling of the Nativity story by a prolific author of Christian books for children recounts the narrative of the birth of Jesus and surrounding events. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ULTIMATE BOOK OF CITIES by Anne-Sophie Baumann
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"There's lots to see and do in this big city. (Informational novelty. 6-9)"
A set of panoramic views of the urban environment: inside and out, above and belowground, at street level and high overhead. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LET'S BAKE A CAKE! by Anne-Sophie Baumann
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2016

"Future chefs may enjoy flicking the moving parts back and forth, but only grown-ups who know their ways around a cookbook are going to get a passable sponge cake from this. (carrying handle) (Novelty. 2-4)"
Sturdy sliders invite budding bakers to measure out flour and sugar, mix ingredients, and decorate a four-egg "let's pretend cake!" Read full book review >

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THE ULTIMATE BOOK OF SPACE by Anne-Sophie Baumann
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"A launch-pad fizzle. (Informational pop-up picture book. 7-9)"
Flaps and pull-tabs in assorted astro-scenes reveal several wonders of the universe as well as inside glimpses of observatories, rockets, a space suit, and the International Space Station. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ARE YOU AWAKE? by Sophie Blackall
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 24, 2011

"Diminutive in size—just right, really, for a midnight conversation—and pleasantly sweet. (Picture book. 2-5)"
The titular question sparks a conversation many parents will find very familiar. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

READ ME A STORY by Sophie Windham
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

Fifteen of the most familiar nursery tales, in a nice- looking edition with large type and pleasingly decorative illustrations. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY BIG BAREFOOT BOOK OF WONDERFUL WORDS by Sophie Fatus
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"A fine addition to the word-book shelf, aside from that crocodile. (Picture book. 5-8)"
This multicultural take on a Busytown sort of place is rife with opportunities for I-spy reading and language acquisition. Read full book review >