Search Results: "Arthur Geisert"


BOOK REVIEW

PIGAROONS by Arthur  Geisert
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 27, 2004

"Like his previous pig tales, this is engaging, ingenious, and original—a 'pigadilly.' (Picture book. 5-8)"
Only Geisert's agile mind could construct a fanciful pig plot with pirates, ice sculptures, and flying ships. Read full book review >

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ROMAN NUMERALS I TO MM by Arthur  Geisert
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1996

"XXII Big balloons,'' when no more than XII are shown), this curiosity may bemuse more than it educates, but it does give graphic expression to some huge numbers, and so may find a use beyond the alphanumeric byway it explores. (Picture book. 7-9)"
Geisert (Haystack, 1995, etc.) draws upon legions of diminutive pigs to demonstrate the meanings and construction of roman numerals; tubby porculi trot and tussle—in swarms for the larger numbers—about farmyards, a playground, parkland, and a rather scanty junkyard. Read full book review >

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THE GIANT SEED by Arthur  Geisert
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2012

"This is a story of magic, etched with an everydayness that encourages readers to invite wonder, even bewilderment, into their lives. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A welcome addition to Geisert's gratifying series of wordless oddments features a volcano, a giant seed pod and, for sure, a bunch of pigs. Read full book review >

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OINK OINK by Arthur  Geisert
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1993

"A joyful adventure. (Picture book. 3-8)"
In a wordless sequel to the wordless Oink (1991), the eight piglets leave their sleeping mother and sally forth, using a handy wheeled chute as a seesaw to get over their pen's fence into a cornfield, where they garner ears of corn, then gleefully escape their pursuing mother for a picnic on a nearby island. Read full book review >

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ICE  by Arthur  Geisert
ANIMALS
Released: April 20, 2011

"Geisert's meticulous illustrations won't amuse everyone, but they certainly conjure a fully realized piggy world—an island at home with itself, floating way out there in the ocean. (Picture book. 4-10)"
A heat wave compels an industrious community of island piggies to build a giant ship, complete with masts and rigging, and voyage to retrieve an Arctic iceberg and cool off. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2010

"A simply glorious barn and farm opus. (glossary) (Picture book. 5-9)"
Only someone who's walked the walk and driven the tractor—and is immensely creative besides—could take readers on such an accurate, realistic and fascinating alphabetic farmland journey. Read full book review >

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OOPS by Arthur  Geisert
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 25, 2006

"More sophisticated, dark and subtle than Lights Out (2005); fans will delight in the frenetic action and maze of details in the etched illustrations and find relief in the fact that everyone is okay. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Geisert adds another link to his inventive, wordless chain-reaction escapades that are awash with cleverness and ingenuity. Read full book review >

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THE GIANT BALL OF STRING by Arthur  Geisert
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 30, 2002

"A distant but affectionate cousin to John Vernon Lord's venerable Giant Jam Sandwich (1975). (Picture book. 3-8)"
Praise be to those who see the joys of inspired silliness, for they shall delight the masses. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NURSERY CRIMES by Arthur  Geisert
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"It's a Thanksgiving story with a difference, played out con brio by an all-porcine cast. (Picture book. 6-8)"
This whimsical whodunit, longer on visual appeal than internal logic, kicks off with the overnight disappearance of a crop of huge turkey topiaries from the nursery-cum-salvage-yard of aptly named Jambonneau and his dainty wife Merville de Peru. Read full book review >

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LIGHTS OUT by Arthur  Geisert
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 26, 2005

"From the mechanical drawings on the bedroom walls to the cutaway scenes detailing each piece of the apparatus, this is imaginatively, ingeniously inventive. (legend of each step) (Picture book. 7-10)"
Another blue-ribbon winner from Geisert, this one is a kinetic wonder. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AFTER THE FLOOD by Arthur  Geisert
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1994

Touching his elegantly delineated etchings with watercolor, in the manner of hand-colored 19th-century illustrations, an artist best known for the antics of his pigs (Pigs from A to Z, 1986) adds a sequel to his version of The Ark (1988). Read full book review >

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PIGS FROM 1 TO 10 by Arthur  Geisert
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"As before, Geisert's intricately detailed etchings are carefully designed, with all the numbers—and pigs—to be found (with some difficulty) on each spread and with a key to the numerals (not the sometimes elusive pigs) at the end. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In a companion to Pigs from A to Z (1986), ten piglets, inspired by a bedtime story, set out on an elaborate fantasy adventure to find ``a lost place with huge stone configurations.'' Shot by a cannon, an anchored rope becomes the basis for a bridge; the pigs also, with some remarkable engineering, drill through a mountain before finding ten mysterious stone images of Arabic numerals in a secluded valley. Read full book review >