Search Results: "Axel Janssens"


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THE BOX by Axel Janssens
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2012

"The art is striking, even if the text is a little too preachy. (Picture book. 5-8)"
All those anecdotes about how children prefer playing with a big empty box instead of the present inside pop up in this earnest little tale translated from the Dutch. Read full book review >

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AXEL SCHEFFLER'S FLIP FLAP FARM by Nosy Crow
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 18, 2013

"Scheffler's bright, colorful illustrations combine with wordplay for a winner. (iPad storybook app. 2-5)"
A silly introduction to sounds and rhyme. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"An engaging, darkly comedic tale."
In Sandoe's debut novel, a man's cancer diagnosis leads him on a supernatural journey. Read full book review >

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THE BIG BALLOON by Axel Scheffler
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"A mild, recognizable adventure for toddlers. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Bright, brief, undeniably cute but still rather bland, Pip and Posy's (The Scary Monster, 2012, etc.) third adventure involves a mishap with a red balloon. Read full book review >

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THE LITTLE PUDDLE by Axel Scheffler
ANIMALS
Released: Dec. 27, 2011

"A cozy 'playdate.' (Picture book. 3-5)"
Behavior modeling for the almost potty-trained, with some decidedly odd developments between its padded covers. Read full book review >

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THE NEW FRIEND by Axel Scheffler
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2017

"A well-intentioned but not entirely successful beach outing. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Sea, sun, ice cream, and friendship. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"In the end this book is little more than a who-slept-with-whom compendium; further proof of how ultimately unrevealing sexuality tends to be and, at least in Madsen's hands, how trite. (24 pages photos, not seen)"
This trashy, scandal-mongering history of lesbian and bisexual women in Hollywood remains readable in spite of itself. Read full book review >

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THE SCARY MONSTER by Axel Scheffler
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2012

"Not the best exploration of a friendly twosome—stick with Mr. Putter and Tabby or George and Martha. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Pip and Posy are back in an oddly flat tale. Read full book review >

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THE HOTEL DICK by Axel Brand
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 17, 2008

"Pseudonymous Brand's debut unfolds in leisurely fashion, with many detours. His noir style effectively combines muscle and cheek, and Sonntag is an appealingly laconic sleuth."
A victim with no past, and a murder with no leads. Read full book review >

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THE DEAD GENIUS by Axel Brand
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 20, 2011

"Pseudonymous Brand's third Sonntag caper (Night Medicine, 2011, etc.) rolls slowly, buoyed by Brand's crisp prose and Sonntag's reflexive wisecracks."
An unshakable hunch and a sense of duty keep a dogged detective on the case in a nearly perfect murder. Read full book review >