Search Results: "Claudia Bedrick"


BOOK REVIEW

CHAGALL FROM A TO Z by Marie Sellier
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Dec. 15, 1996

"Small but brilliant full-color reproductions are included throughout. (Nonfiction. 8+)"
Chagall From A To Z ($14.95; Dec. 15, 1996; 60 pp.; 0-87226-478- 5): This little smorgasbord of Chagall (like its predecessor, Matisse from A to Z, 1995) lets readers taste bits and pieces of the dreams and flights of fantasy painted by this Russian artist. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PAUL & ANTOINETTE by Kerascoët
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 29, 2016

"That each little pig thoroughly subverts gender stereotypes is simply icing on one perfectly delightful cake. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Two sibling pigs who couldn't be more different spend the day together. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BONNARD FROM A TO Z by Marie Sellier
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"Bonnard's definition of a painting. (Picture book. 7-10)"
Sellier (Matisse from A to Z, 1995, etc.) has created another succinct biography told in ABC form, by matching one relevant French word to an aspect of the artist's life (Bulles for bubbles, as well as Ubu and Winterthur). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MATISSE FROM A TO Z by Marie Sellier
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Nov. 1, 1995

"Throughout, the joyous dance of colors and movement the artist created to sustain, record, and celebrate his own life is uplifting. (Biography. 7+)"
A French ABC, to be approached with heart and eyes wide open. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STRONG AS A BEAR by Katrin Stangl
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 14, 2016

"A celebration of expression—in both senses of the word. (Picture book. 2-5)"
This German import employs fresh and familiar similes to examine the varied behaviors children exhibit throughout a day. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE BIRD by Germano Zullo
Kirkus Star
by Germano Zullo, illustrated by Albertine, translated by Claudia Zoe Bedrick
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"Adult explication may be needed for the textual rubric; the visually told story is enthralling all on its own. (Picture book. 6-8, adult)"
Uplifting in more ways than one, this prizewinning import suggests that little things can change lives—and perhaps even the world. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EDMOND, THE MOONLIT PARTY by Astrid Desbordes
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 14, 2015

"Buy the book for the illustrations and for the concept of living in a tree, which every preschooler will love. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Three very different animal characters live in separate apartments in the old chestnut tree. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

POMELO'S OPPOSITES by Ramona Badescu
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 15, 2013

"Simple, sunny, silly illustrations brilliantly convey the complexities and joys one can unearth when tilling a garden of language. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Pomelo, a diminutive, round-eyed, pink elephant child, discovers opposites in his garden world. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CROCODILE TEARS by André François
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: April 11, 2017

"It's a gorgeous physical book, but perhaps it's best for adult collectors rather than children. (Picture book. 5-adult)"
The term "crocodile tears" explained in a fanciful illustrated story. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOUIS I, KING OF THE SHEEP by Olivier Tallec
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 22, 2015

"It's a political education—Schoolyard Politics 101—in a picture book, one well worth having on the bookshelf. (Picture book. 4-8)"
"And so it was one windy day that Louis the sheep thereby became Louis I, king of the sheep." And, Kurt Vonnegut would add, so it goes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MONDAY by Anne Herbauts
by Anne Herbauts, illustrated by Anne Herbauts, translated by Claudia Zoe Bedrick
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2006

"Readers sensitive to subtle verbal and visual nuances will best appreciate this semi-abstract Belgian import. (Picture book. 7-10)"
In a spare, deceptively simple meditation on time, change and renewal, Monday visits comfortably with friends Lester Day and Tom Morrow (get it?) but, increasingly bemused as entire successive seasons burst in with whirls of poetry—"I am Spring, / I am green, / I abound. / Into the wind I put its rustling sound. / I quiver, timid in the pinkness of a bud"—at last fades outright into a winter snowstorm. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BERTOLT by Jacques Goldstyn
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 14, 2017

"Humor, contemplation, and masterful illustrations. (Picture book. 6-12)"
A character who resembles the Kilroy image of World War II—with the addition of a mobile body—reveals himself as an imaginative introvert. Read full book review >