Search Results: "Cécile Menon"


BOOK REVIEW

SUITE FOR BARBARA LODEN by Nathalie Léger
Released: Oct. 17, 2016

"Loden fans will enjoy Léger's riffs; others may find the obsession mystifying."
French writer Léger muses on the life and work of American filmmaker Barbara Loden (1932-1980). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RUN, DOG! by Cécile  Boyer
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 11, 2014

"The text consists solely of commands—'Jump!' 'Catch!' 'Run!' 'Fetch!' 'Good dog'—but the illustrations tell a compelling story that young children will enjoy deconstructing for themselves. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A yellow dog exuberantly chases a red rubber ball through the park, wreaking havoc. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WOOF MEOW TWEET-TWEET by Cécile  Boyer
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2011

"Winner of the Bologna Children's Book Fair 2010 Opera Prima Mention, this design exercise is notable. But while intellectuals and college design students may find it brilliant, children may not find it particularly gratifying. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The differences among three animals—a dog, cat and bird—are explored in this sophisticated concept book that replaces character drawings with text representations. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STAND UP! by Christine  Laouénan
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2012

"While this well-intentioned effort may appeal to some readers and does provide helpful insight into some challenging situations, it alone will not solve many problems. (Nonfiction. 10-15)"
This slender volume, effectively translated from French, lightly covers the skill of assertiveness, including when to deploy it and when to tone it down. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHEN DIMPLE MET RISHI by Sandhya Menon
ROMANCE
Released: May 30, 2017

"Heartwarming, empathetic, and often hilarious—a delightful read. (Fiction. 14-adult)"
A clash of perspectives sparks this romantic comedy about two first-generation Indian-American teens whose parents set an arranged-marriage plan in motion, but it backfires big time—or maybe not? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE RAMAYANA by Ramesh Menon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2003

"A masterpiece made new for a generation of readers who ought to be very grateful indeed to Menon."
One of the ancient world's great verse epics is retold in energetic English prose in this sparkling volume, the work of an obviously accomplished Indian novelist and journalist. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IN OTHER WORDS by Urvashi Butalia
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 25, 1994

"Via land transport (this one never soars), a safe ride to an unfamiliar world."
An amiable, never challenging, anthology of 14 short stories, all written in English, showcasing the talent of contemporary Indian women writers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THOMAS'S TRAVELS IN BOOKLAND by Cécile  Lavignette-Ammoun
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 14, 2012

"Culturally and aesthetically leagues away from such American outings as Miss Smith's Incredible Storybook by Michael Garland (2003), though it springs from the same root. (iPad storybook app. 6-8)"
Arty, heavily worked pictures give this sketchy account of a child's first visit to a public library a distinctively sophisticated look and tone. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STRANGE TREES by Bernadette Pourquié
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 5, 2016

"An appealingly if occasionally problematically illustrated browser that may pose more questions than it answers. (Informational picture book. 6-9)"
Sixteen uncommon trees from around the world describe themselves, in first, er, person, in this charmingly illustrated but odd French import. Read full book review >

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CELEBRATE SPRING WITH ROMANCE
by Leila Roy

The sun is shining, all of the trees have buds, the garlic in our garden is growing a mile a minute, the birds are making a racket, and both of the cats dragged chipmunks into the house this morning. What does that all add up to? SPRING IS FINALLY HERE FOR REAL.

All of the new growth and WARM DAYS ...


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