Search Results: "Béatrice Rodriguez"


BOOK REVIEW

ROOSTER'S REVENGE by Béatrice Rodriguez
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Plenty to look at and much to think about in this complex and funny trilogy conclusion. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Picking up where The Chicken Thief (2010) left off, this companion follows Hen's erstwhile friends Rabbit, Bear and jilted Rooster as they make their way back home. Read full book review >

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FOX AND HEN TOGETHER by Béatrice Rodriguez
ANIMALS
Released: June 15, 2011

"A sweetly loopy look at domestic travails filtered through a wickedly subversive lens. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Bringing home the bacon (or, in this case, the fish) is not as simple as it may seem. Read full book review >

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THE CHICKEN THIEF by Béatrice Rodriguez
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2010

"Rodriguez's delicate line-and-watercolor paintings extend over disproportionately wide spreads (it opens to a 6' X 20' panorama), allowing children a wide-angle view of both lovely pastoral scenes and the comical capers taking place within them. (Picture book. 5-8)"
All is not what it seems in this sweet, funny wordless picture book about a fox who steals a chicken. Read full book review >

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THE GINGERBREAD MAN by Béatrice Rodriguez
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2012

"Not the most flavorsome retelling, but worth a nibble. (Picture book folk tale. 4-6)"
It's all a lark in this quick and simple version of the tale—at least until someone gets eaten. Read full book review >

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THE SECRET BLOG OF RAISIN RODRIGUEZ by Judy Goldschmidt
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 21, 2005

"A few truly sparkly characters (one named Sparkles—a boy, naturally) and groundbreaking directness on the topic of tampon insertion set this amusing piece apart from others of its fast-growing genre. (Fiction. 10-13)"
Funny, dramatic, and varying in degrees of sharpness, Raisin writes a blog for her two best friends across the country. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2005

"Throughout this life-and-death drama and some nitty-gritty puberty details, Raisin's voice is sparkly and hilarious. (Fiction. 10-13)"
Raisin's back, funny and delightful and determined to get her first kiss. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2007

"Careful: This blog induces giggles and empathy. (Fiction. 10-13)"
Still blogging her way through 7th grade at light speed, Raisin now has a boyfriend—cinnamon-scented, tongue-tied CJ—and solid friends in new-ish home Philadelphia and old hometown Berkeley. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2009

"While the delicacy of the illustrations limits audience size, smaller groups will surely enjoy it. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Boutignon's debut encourages an interaction among the text and the adult and child(ren) who are sharing it. Read full book review >

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LISA, LISA by Béatrice Shalit
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1992

"French writer Shalit's fifth novel—and first US publication—is an accomplished soap-script that needs fleshing out."
Goodness knows, there's a passel of domestic furor and flurry within this novel's Jewish/French family, who are gathered for a wedding—but somehow the fuss and feathers have no more emotional depth than the plink-plunk of a rapid badminton volley. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1997

"A delight to look at and browse through."
In the Middle Ages, it was believed that a concoction of herbs boiled in white wine could aid conception, and a garlic clove was used for an early version of the home pregnancy test. Read full book review >

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BABIES CELEBRATED by Béatrice Fontanel
NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 1998

"The range of cultures depicted (from the Kayapo of the Amazon to nomads in Tibet) is wide, and the photographs sharp, brilliant, and fascinating."
Don't let the title mislead you. Read full book review >