Search Results: "Christopher Niemann"


BOOK REVIEW

THE POTATO KING by Christoph Niemann
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2015

"Witty and provocative, the tale provides food for thought in behavior management and governance as well as a great story. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-8)"
This German import recounts the intriguing legend surrounding Frederick the Great's potato legislation. Read full book review >

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WORDS by Christoph Niemann
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"Combining graphic wit and wordplay, Niemann delivers a joyful package. (index, parts of speech) (Picture book. 5 & up)"
The cartoonist and picture-book illustrator offers a chunky book of some 330 or so words, one per page, each illustrated by a cartoon. Read full book review >

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THAT'S HOW! by Christoph Niemann
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2011

"A nifty concept doesn't quite make it in execution. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Bold, brightly colored graphics, big, brushed letters and patent silliness catch the eye but perhaps not the imagination. Read full book review >

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THE POLICE CLOUD by Christoph Niemann
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 13, 2007

"Appealing in its simplicity and whimsy, this is a boffo addition to community-helper and weather-related storytimes. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Following in the footsteps of New Yorker colleagues Ian Falconer and Maira Kalman (the latter is depicted on the back dust jacket with an endorsement), magazine illustrator Niemann successfully turns his attention to the picture storybook. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Good book! (author's note) (Picture book. 4-7)"
After her father banishes her beloved pet dragon to a cage for breaking a vase, it disappears and young Lin must set out across the Chinese landscape in pursuit. Read full book review >

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SUBWAY by Christoph Niemann
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2010

"That the meter occasionally strains is the only false step on this fresh, striking subway tour. (Picture book. 3-5)"
"It's cold and wet. What can be done? / A trip on the subway, just for fun!" Read full book review >

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ONE MINUTE TILL BEDTIME by Kenn Nesbitt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"A dreamy collection of bedtime poems and witty illustrations that's anything but sleepy. (Poetry. 4-10)"
A substantial compilation of new poems for children by over 130 poets. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 9, 2012

"An exciting bragging-rights adventure on the basketball court, around and beyond planet Earth and back again. (author's note) (Picture book. 6-10)"
Two teens on a city basketball court start a game of matching each other's shots. Miss five tries and you are out! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MERWIN by Christopher Hart
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Merwin does pull a fast one on the zookeeper by claiming he is Merwin in disguise, giving a small 'what is reality' twist to the story, but it's not enough to elevate it beyond its one-note joke into an entertainment. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Cartoonist and bestselling author of drawing books, Hart's first picture book is goofy all over, but whether or not that is intentional is open to debate. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JOHN DENVER’S ANCIENT RHYMES by Christopher Canyon
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"A better-than-usual effort in the trend of song illustration. (CD in hardcover, score) (Picture book. 4-8)"
Denver's gentle lullaby comes to life in Canyon's gorgeous paintings. Read full book review >

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PUFF-PUFF, CHUGGA-CHUGGA by Christopher Wormell
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Ending on a peaceful, satiated note, this explosive episode makes a first-rate entry in the annals of picture-book sneezes. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Wormell (Blue Rabbit and the Runaway Wheel, see above) seamlessly blends landscape and playscape in this tale of a wonderfully catastrophic train wreck. Read full book review >