Search Results: "Britta Drehsen"


BOOK REVIEW

FLIP-O-STORIC by Britta Drehsen
by Britta Drehsen, illustrated by Sara Ball, translated by Laura Lindgren
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2011

"Overall, a pleasing complement to more substantive treatments. (Novelty nonfiction. 6-8)"
Sturdy split pages allow readers to create their own inventive combinations from among a handful of prehistoric critters. Read full book review >

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WHERE'S THE PAIR? by Britta Teckentrup
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 28, 2015

"Children will enjoy sharing the sometimes quite difficult challenges with their adults. (Picture book. 2-5)"
In another in a series of picture books for the very young designed to exercise their powers of observation, Teckentrup challenges readers to spot which animals are exactly alike. Read full book review >

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GET OUT OF MY BATH! by Britta Teckentrup
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"All in all, some good, clean reading fun. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Will Ellie be able to relax in the bath? Read full book review >

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MY BOOK OF OPPOSITES by Britta Teckentrup
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 13, 2014

"Not the best for clarifying concepts but too visually striking to ignore. (Board book. 1-3)"
An appealing but potentially confusing concept book about opposites. Read full book review >

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UP & DOWN by Britta Teckentrup
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"A pleasing, low-key dip into the ocean of language as well as water. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Little Penguin sets out on a preposition-rich swim to visit a friend on a distant iceberg. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIG SMELLY BEAR by Britta Teckentrup
ANIMALS
Released: March 20, 2007

"Closing with a scene of tender togetherness, and a final view of Big Smelly Bear in the pond with a scrub brush and a rubber duckie, this should engender roars of approval while deftly making its point. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Perfect for sharing with young children, this crowd-pleaser features an oversized format, a rhythmic text and a cast of big, easily visible woodland creatures—led by a bear who never brushes or bathes: "Big Smelly Bear was followed by a big smelly stink wherever he went. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BEFORE I WAKE UP... by Britta Teckentrup
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2016

"This charming bedtime read-aloud, a German import, assures children that a new day awaits them. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A child dreams of sailing across the sky and sea, accompanied by a favorite stuffed lion. Read full book review >

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GRUMPY CAT by Britta Teckentrup
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2008

"With luck, children will find the drama so engrossing that they will not notice the inconsistencies in Cat's facial markings: Sometimes Cat has four stripes on the right and three on the left and sometimes they are reversed. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Not knowing how to make friends, Cat spends all of his time alone until a powerful thunderstorm deposits a bedraggled kitten at his feet. Read full book review >

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LITTLE WOLF'S SONG by Britta Teckentrup
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"The vocabulary is both accessible to young readers and deftly nuanced, abetting swift character development. (Picture book. 3-6)"
It distresses Little Wolf that he can't howl. Read full book review >

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RUMBLE IN THE JUNGLE by Britta Teckentrup
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 1997

"The collages are eye-catching, but may appear somewhat abstract, and therefore less than involving, to very young readers. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A jungle tug-of-war captures the colorful pizazz of tropical plant and animal life, but not the suspense of the real rope- pulling game. Read full book review >

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BUSY BUNNY DAYS by Britta Teckentrup
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 25, 2014

"There's plenty to reward nose-to-page viewing, but even Richard Scarry fans may find this a little dull. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Bright-eyed, neatly drawn little animals in human dress crowd three successive settings from morning to night in this low-key seek-and-find import originally published in Germany as three separate, stand-alone titles. Read full book review >

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ANIMAL 1 2 3 by Britta Teckentrup
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"The seamless interactivity merits two thumbs up. (Board book. 6 mos.-2)"
Lifting flaps elevates this counting book above traditional fare. Read full book review >