Search Results: "Charlotte Dematons"


BOOK REVIEW

THE YELLOW BALLOON by Charlotte Dematons
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2004

A lost balloon leads a tiny SUV, and armchair tourists who are willing to follow, on a wordless, globe-spanning chase—through busy urban, rural, arctic, desert, mountain, savannah, tropical island, and spooky forest scenes, all seen in wide-angle aerial views. Read full book review >

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WORRY BEAR by Charlotte Dematons
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2002

"Still, bear lovers will want to snuggle up to Worry Bear, too. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Wide awake in the wee hours of the morning, Worry Bear sits perched on his shelf in the dark toy store—take a minute to find him among the multitudes. Read full book review >

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RAF by Anke de Vries
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"Pure delight. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A beloved toy is lost and found again—well, not exactly, but close enough—in this charming, lighter-than-air import. Read full book review >

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NIBBLES by Charlotte Middleton
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2010

"Published as Christopher Nibble in the United Kingdom in 2009, this should please readers on this side of the Atlantic as well. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Like all the other guinea pigs in Dandeville, Nibbles loves dandelion leaves, eating them for every meal until they've nearly disappeared—there's only one left! Read full book review >

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TO THE ISLAND by Charlotte Agell
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"Vivid yellows and intense turquoise blues convey the beauty of an island retreat, and the peaceful trip home at day's end. (Picture book. 3-6)"
An adventurous quartet embarks upon a sailing expedition to an island oasis for a day of fun. Read full book review >

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TWEEDLE DEE DEE by Charlotte Voake
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2008

With quick, sketchy strokes of pen and brush, Voake creates a massive tree with birds and squirrels in the branches and two children setting up a picnic below as a setting for her lightly reworked version of the cumulative folksong most commonly called "The Green Grass Grew All Around." Read full book review >

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GINGER FINDS A HOME by Charlotte Voake
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2003

"The image of the little girl jumping for joy as Ginger tentatively comes back inside is outdone in cheer only by the picture of the former stray sunbathing in the patch of weeds where he used to live. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Large type and scratchy watercolor-and-ink illustrations enliven this story of how Ginger (2000) first arrived on the scene. Read full book review >

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HERE COMES THE TRAIN by Charlotte Voake
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

Voake (Ginger, 1997, etc.) coaxes wonders from scant text and spare, deft watercolors that detail the pleasures of waiting on a bridge for a train to pass underneath. Read full book review >

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PIZZA KITTENS by Charlotte Voake
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2001

This fable of "Three Little Kittens Who Lost Their Table Manners" will have kids giggling at the familiar home dinnertime fiascos. Read full book review >

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GOLDILOCKS AND THE THREE BEARS by Charlotte Ferrier
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2016

"An interpretation that's notable more for its materials than its content. (Board book. 1-2)"
An abbreviated version of the classic home-invasion tale, with die-cut windows and press-out figures. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2004

"Short on story logic, but long on imaginative casting and world-building, this debut will leave readers thoughtful about its parallels in our own world, and eager to meet these magic-working characters again. (Fiction. 11-13)"
Long marginalized by colonizing Muggles—er, Normals—the variously gifted Karmidee face a threat to their very existence in this series opener. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 1, 1999

"His trip and his ultimate contributions to the family ritual are enhanced by Krenina's fanciful illustrations; these evoke both the excitement of landing the fish and the warm gathering of family that night at sunset. (glossary) (Picture book. 4-7)"
This lovely story of tradition and family security has moments both gentle and funny, and a recipe for the main dish. Read full book review >