Search Results: "Bruno Hächler"


BOOK REVIEW

ANNA’S WISH by Bruno Hächler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"Rave's illustrations in this wee Swiss fable evoke Erik Blegvad's in precision, palette and understated whimsy—they, like Hächler's text and Anna's wish, have just the right magic touch. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Anna has never seen the snow; her mother hasn't seen it since she was Anna's age. 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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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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THE KING IS NAKED! by Bruno Gibert
ANIMALS
Released: March 22, 2004

"Illustrated with childlike simplicity in crayon and watercolor, this may tickle young audiences, but it's as slight as it is light—more an extended underwear joke than a recast 'Emperor's New Clothes.' (Picture book. 6-8)"
Gibert makes his US children's debut with a bit of foolery: one hot day, Lion unzips his furry outside and goes for a stroll—clad only in underwear. Read full book review >

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HOT FUDGE by Anthony Bruno
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"A brisk, sunny love story, marred by some monumentally bad decision-making by sleuths whose judgment seems impaired even by the standards of the comic-crime genre and the state of New Jersey."
The New Jersey Jump Squad's Loretta Kovacs and Frank Marvelli (Double Espresso, 1999) take time off from chasing parole violators to chasing each other, going from stakeout to make out in the department's Chevy Cavalier. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BAD BUSINESS by Anthony Bruno
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 8, 1991

"Not as deliriously overplotted as last year's Bad Luck, but still sharp enough to make you hug yourself with anticipation as Gibbons and Tozzi sink deeper into the mud you know they'll have just enough— well, maybe not quite enough—trouble wriggling out of."
A lesser outing for antic FBI team Gibbons and Tozzi finds Tozzi framed for the murder of a key witness against a Mafia dope ring. Read full book review >

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DEVIL'S FOOD by Anthony Bruno
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 11, 1997

"Fine escapist fare from a pro only a cut or two below the out- of-sight standards set by Carl Hiassen."
With her career in New Jersey's criminal justice system on the skids, Loretta Kovacs gets a new lease on professional life as a tracker of cons on the lam: a divertingly comic entertainment with a bittersweet bite from Bruno (Bad Apple, 1994, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY LITTLE BLUE DRESS by Bruno Maddox
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 23, 2001

"It does go on a bit too long, but it's a hoot all the same."
This lively and ingenious first novel by the former editor of Spy juxtaposes two very different stories: the history, told by "herself," of a lusty young woman born on the first day of the last century, and the checkered love life and paraliterary career of "Bruno Maddox," who's writing the former tale at breakneck speed (and quite ineptly) to fulfill an unwisely entered contractual agreement. Read full book review >

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FINS, FLUFF AND OTHER STUFF by Bruno Merz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 2, 2015

"Lively, entertaining, and educational to boot. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A little boy imagines all the different things he might be...and do. Read full book review >

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A WORLD WITHOUT PRINCES by Soman Chainani
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2014

"The closing volume should tie up those loose ends with, if the first two volumes are indicators, wild swings of terror and hilarity. (Fantasy. 11-13)"
In a middle volume framed as a battle of the sexes, the author pulls some clever switcheroos (The School for Good and Evil, 2013). Read full book review >

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THE SCHOOL FOR GOOD AND EVIL by Soman Chainani
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 14, 2013

"Rich and strange (and kitted out with an eye-catching cover), but stronger in the set pieces than the internal logic. (Fantasy. 11-13)"
Chainani works an elaborate sea change akin to Gregory Maguire's Wicked (1995), though he leaves the waters muddied. Read full book review >