Search Results: "Dan Andreasen"


BOOK REVIEW

DAN by Joanna Ruocco
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"Giddy, intriguing stuff from a writer eager to let words misbehave."
A young woman becomes increasingly aware of authority—and the urge to push back against it—in this linguistically free-wheeling and challenging novel. Read full book review >

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THE TREASURE BATH by Dan Andreasen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2009

"A playful bedtime treat, especially for those too fidgety for text-heavy tales. (Picture book. 2-5)"
In this wet and wordless adventure, a button-nosed little boy makes a cake with his mother, gets messy and needs a bath. Read full book review >

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THE BAKER’S DOZEN by Dan Andreasen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"It's simply scrumptious fun (and calorie-free), but one thing is missing that would have put the icing on the cake: Scratch-and-sniff tabs. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The ruddy-cheeked, jolly baker juggling 13 cupcakes on the cover has irresistible appeal to open the pages of this rhymed counting book. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 1, 2007

"A clever blend of tall-tale telling, historical anecdote and giant-sized appeal that truly measures up. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-8)"
Based on a real circus giant who lived in the 1800s, Andreasen's story stands tall in every way—from page size to the outsized images of the towering man. Read full book review >

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SATURDAY WITH DADDY by Dan Andreasen
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 14, 2013

"Preschoolers will enjoy seeing the young elephant helping out and participating in some fun on every page—the pair is adorable in their matching orange aprons—but although well-intentioned, this title remains flat and forgettable. (Picture book. 3-6)"
This slice-of-life tale about a bright blue anthropomorphized elephant family is pleasant but fails to excite. Read full book review >

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WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM DADDY by Dan Andreasen
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2003

"This little gem is fun to look at, fun to read, and it gladdens the heart to boot. (Picture book 2-6)"
Andreasen explores the fulfilling possibilities of the relationship between father and son. Read full book review >

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A SPECIAL DAY FOR MOMMY by Dan Andreasen
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2004

"Paired with Andreasen's With a Little Help from Daddy (2003), this contributes splendidly to the family library. (Picture book. 2-5)"
This mirthful treat conveys the profound and loving connection between parent and child. Read full book review >

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ROSE RED AND THE BEAR PRINCE by Dan Andreasen
Released: Feb. 29, 2000

"Andreasen's elegant artwork, done in powdery hues, is nicely detailed, with every illustration framed in shimmering gold. (Picture book. 5-9)"
PLB 0-06-027967-2 In this diminished version of a familiar tale from the Grimms, Andreasen omits Snow White, focusing instead on a braver and more clever Rose Red. Read full book review >

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DAN ELDON by Jennifer New
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Surely by coincidence, a biopic starring Daniel Radcliffe is in development. (Biography. 13-18)"
Strictly for completists, this album combines new and previously published pages from the collage-filled notebooks of a 22-year-old photojournalist killed in Mogadishu in 1993, along with yet another account of his brief life and peregrinations. Read full book review >

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THE HAND-ME-DOWN DOLL by Steven Kroll
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2012

"A gentle, satisfying reminder of the universal need for love and home. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A beautiful doll is given to a spoiled little girl who doesn't appreciate the gift. Read full book review >