Search Results: "Bibi Dumon Tak"


BOOK REVIEW

SOLDIER BEAR by Bibi Dumon Tak
by Bibi Dumon Tak, illustrated by Philip Hopman, translated by Laura Watkinson
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Readers of any age do not need to know anything about the complicated history of the Polish free forces or even World War II to enjoy this tale of 'a friend and a mascot who made the war easier to bear.' (Historical fiction. 9 & up)"
A bear cub purchased by a pair of Polish free soldiers in the Iranian desert in 1942 becomes a private in the Polish army, a member of the 22nd Transport Company and an active participant in the war in Italy. Read full book review >

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MIKIS AND THE DONKEY by Bibi Dumon Tak
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 6, 2014

"Those children who do connect with Dumon Tak's sweet, quiet tale are likely to find it will resonate deeply. (Fiction. 8-10)"
Inspired by a visit to a donkey sanctuary on the island of Corfu, this Dutch import offers a glimpse of a far-off land and a gentle lesson on caring for animals. Read full book review >

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MY BIBI ALWAYS REMEMBERS by Toni Buzzeo
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 19, 2014

"A gentle, loving picture of interaction among generations. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The vast savanna is parched and dry, and grandmother Bibi is the only elephant who remembers the way to desperately needed water. Read full book review >

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DU IZ TAK? by Carson Ellis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 18, 2016

"Following the minute changes as the pages turn is to watch growth, transformation, death, and rebirth presented as enthralling spectacle. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Viewers follow the unfurling of an exotic woodland plant through the actions and invented language of beautifully coiffed and clothed insects. Read full book review >

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Bibi & Babu in Africa by Bonnie  Toews
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"An approachable grandparent voice guides students interested in African animals, mountain climbing, and travel, with great pictures to match. "
Recalling their trip to Tanzania, two grandparents offer photos and a collection of facts about animals on safari, climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, and the plight of Tanzanian orphans. Read full book review >

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SPOT THE DIFFERENCE by Tak Bùi
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 8, 2012

"Too big for back-seat entertainment or to tuck into a parental backpack as a portable means of distraction—but rewarding to pore over in roomier situations. (Picture book. 6-9)"
In a challenging workout for Where's Waldo? fans a Canadian cartoonist offers 82 teeming scenes in pairs that are identical only at first glance. Read full book review >

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CANNED AND CRUSHED by Bibi Belford
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 3, 2015

"Overstuffed, as many first novels are, but fitted with an admirable, funny protagonist. (Fiction. 10-12)"
In this never-a-dull-moment debut, pride and stubborn enterprise carry a brash young immigrant through both school and family troubles, as well as embarrassing errors in judgment. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2008

"Heartfelt and accomplished, but not a page-turner."
Landscape architect Gaston traces the life of her grandmother, a Jazz Age "It girl" gone wrong. Read full book review >

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BLASPHEMY by Asia Bibi
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"A passionate plea for help from a desperate woman who stands behind her pledge of innocence."
The unbelievable but true story of how a difference in religions could cost a woman her life. Read full book review >

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Tac and Tuk: The Rescue by Carolee Wells Henney
Released: July 9, 2015

"A serene tale about a low-danger animal rescue featuring an adventurous and ambitious female protagonist."
A young ground squirrel helps an injured goose form an unlikely friendship in Henney's revised edition of a 1993 picture book, with new illustrations by Klose. Read full book review >

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THE BEAUTIFUL LAND by Alan Averill
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 4, 2013

"Overall, half enjoyable, half unpalatable."
Time travel thriller, complete with suicidal hero, crazy girlfriend and mad, bad scientist: Averill's debut. Read full book review >