Search Results: "Chris Beatrice"


BOOK REVIEW

AESOP'S FABLES by Kees  Moerbeek
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 4, 2011

"Timeless wisdom, splendidly decked out. (Pop-up fables. 6-10)"
Huge, extravagantly designed and detailed pop-up illustrations for 10 classic cautionary tales showcase a trio of uncommon talents. Read full book review >

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A LION IN PARIS by Beatrice Alemagna
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 4, 2014

"The lion atop the Eiffel Tower, mane blowing in the wind, captures the essence of this artful, whimsical delight. (Picture book. 3-8)"
This oversized book about a bored young lion who visits Paris to find "a job, love and a future" is worth every bit of paper and ink. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"North American readers will come away with a greater appreciation for a substance they've likely not thought much about and the role it plays in children's lives across the globe. (Nonfiction. 5-10)"
Six children from around the world—Lucas (the mountains of Peru), Khadija (the coast of Mauritania), Dahlys (suburban Los Angeles), Saran (northern Bangladesh), Gamachu (southern Ethiopia) and Barfimoh (Tajikistan, near the Afghan border)—introduce themselves and their relationships with water in this engaging photo-essay. Read full book review >

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MY FRIEND by Beatrice Alemagna
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2005

"While young readers might initially be surprised at the metamorphoses these characters go through, the textures and shapes are extremely satisfying and the simple story is appealing if eccentric. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A gentle French import with winsome illustrations. Read full book review >

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WHAT IS A CHILD? by Beatrice Alemagna
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"If this did not follow the familiar trajectory of a book read before bedtime, it would be tempting to pull it entirely out of the category of children's picture books. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A striking, illustrated musing on children and childhood. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BUG NEXT DOOR by Beatrice Alemagna
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"There's not one decent insect leg to stand on here. (Board book. 3-4)"
It's unfortunate that opposites attract in this dismal offering. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE 5 MISFITS by Beatrice Alemagna
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 4, 2017

"The concept of multiple intelligences takes a joy ride. (Picture book. 4-10)"
What will happen when five bizarre creatures, all cohabiting an equally topsy-turvy house, are visited by the Perfect One? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SHARK BITE! by Beatrice Costamagna
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 2, 2015

"Though slight, this story has compensatory interactive components and characters that are time-tested kid-pleasers. (Board book. 2-4)"
Poor Mark the shark can't make any friends because all the other fish are frightened of his teeth. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SALOME by Beatrice Gormley
FICTION
Released: April 10, 2007

"A fresh look at an old story. (afterword) (Fiction. 12-16)"
An infamous teen femme fatale tells her side of this familiar New Testament story of desire and death. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 17, 1997

"But her adult use of the diary and the recollections is inspired, when not slowed down by bureaucratic documents, and effectively portrays the upheavals of her lost-and- found life."
A portrait of a Jewish child's life in hiding in Belgium during the Holocaust, based on recently rediscovered letters by the author's parents, her own childhood diaries, and other documents. Read full book review >