Search Results: "Birte Müller"


BOOK REVIEW

MISS MOUSE by Birte Müller
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"While the complexity of color and composition mark this offering for older babies and toddlers, the sheer sweetness of Miss Mouse's expression makes this brief sojourn with her well worth the time. (1-3)"
"Miss Mouse has a skirt for dancing time / and a backpack for a mountain climb." Read full book review >

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FARLEY FARTS by Birte Müller
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2003

"Since Farley's distress is treated in a jokey way, he's more likely to get smirks than sympathy from readers; wave this off in favor of Shinta Cho's informative, amusing The Gas We Pass (1994). (Picture book. 6-8)"
Hard on the heels of Lisa Kopelke's Excuse Me! (2003) comes another tale of a frog with chronic digestive difficulties. Read full book review >

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I CAN DRESS MYSELF! by Birte Müller
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2007

"Bright colors and remarkably human-like expressions on Daisy and her increasingly exasperated mother further the appeal. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Müller's tale, originally published in Switzerland, loses nothing in translation, proving that precocious preschoolers are alike worldwide. Read full book review >

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WHAT DOES MY TEDDY BEAR DO ALL NIGHT? by Bruno Hächler
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"The inclusion of an energetic mouse pair in nearly every illustration adds a touch of whimsy to the pictures. (Picture book. 3-6)"
This companion tale to the team's What Does My Teddy Bear Do All Day? (2004) offers toddlers a peek at the nighttime antics of their favorite stuffed animals. Read full book review >

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WHAT DOES MY TEDDY BEAR DO ALL DAY? by Bruno Hächler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"This will tickle the imagination of any youngster who's ever wondered what toys are up to when unobserved. (Picture book. 3-6)"
While holding her teddy bear aloft, one pig-tailed girl ponders, "I wonder what he does all day when I am off at school." Read full book review >

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PICO THE GNOME by Martina Müller
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2016

"A lightweight addition to the horde of suggested bully-countering strategies. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A happy gnome saves the forest from a rampaging giant by holding out the hand of friendship. Read full book review >

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REACH FOR THE MOON, LITTLE LION by Hildegard Müller
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2017

"Charming. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A very small lion is made to feel even smaller and more insignificant when the leopard, hippopotamus, and crocodile bully him mercilessly. Read full book review >

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TRAVELING ON ONE LEG by Herta Müller
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"With a cool, minimalist style that simulates alienation, this fictional bleakness is not an easy read, but even in its now-dated Cold War milieu, it dramatizes a fact that seems fundamentally human: that, somehow, everyone is alone."
The first English translation of an earlier work (published in 1992) from the acclaimed MÅller (The Land of Green Plums, 1996) is a profound story of dislocation: an exile from Romania struggles to find her bearings in Berlin just before the end of the Cold War. Read full book review >

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MY OWN DEAR BROTHER by Holly Müller
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"Despite a soft landing at the end, this tough, unflinching novel illuminates the cost of war on those most closely affected."
Müller, who lives in Wales, adds to the recent spate of novels written about the German experience of World War II with her debut about a young Austrian girl forced to face the moral ambiguities war presents. Read full book review >

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THE LAND OF GREEN PLUMS by Herta Müller
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"Not a pretty picture by any means, but, still, a powerful, affecting story—one that makes clear the real value of small triumphs and fleeting moments of happiness when they occur in the context of deprivation and incalculable loss."
Young lives of quiet desperation under dictator Ceauescu are the poignant focus of Kleist Prizewinner MÅller's third novel but her first to be translated into English. Read full book review >

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WHAT A BEAUTIFUL DAY! by Tilde Michels
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 23, 1992

"Quiet, but refreshing as a summer breeze. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A childhood idyll from a well-known German author (Rabbit Spring, 1990). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 13, 2012

"A miraculous journey of mother and son for whom music provided strength and nourishment."
The harrowing tale of a Czech concert pianist's survival at the Theresienstadt concentration camp. Read full book review >