Search Results: "Delphine Durand"


BOOK REVIEW

THE HOUSE THAT JILL BUILT by Phyllis Root
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Closing with a final popup of her new cottage, this colorful interactive romp, drenched in small detail, will keep young audiences entranced. (Picture book/novelty. 6-9)"
Obsessive-compulsive flap-lifters will be particularly pleased by the multitude of tiny doors, windows and cupboards in this exercise in cumulative carpentry. Read full book review >

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THE CHICKEN OF THE FAMILY by Mary Amato
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"EWSLUGp2006. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Henrietta's two older sisters teasingly tell her that she's really a chicken, then leave an egg and feathers around her bed as "proof." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CHICKEN OF THE FAMILY by Mary Amato
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"EWSLUGp2006. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Henrietta's two older sisters teasingly tell her that she's really a chicken, then leave an egg and feathers around her bed as "proof." Read full book review >

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BIG RABBIT’S BAD MOOD by Ramona Badescu
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2009

"Great concept, but in practice somewhat strange, and the adult sensibility could be alienating. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Originally published in France, this odd, humorous tale about a rabbit's bad mood will leave readers scratching their heads but giggling nevertheless. Read full book review >

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SCRITCH SCRATCH by Miriam Moss
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"Parents may not find this all that amusing—but it is a painless way to bring up an unpleasant topic, and the accurate representation of how easily nits and lice spread will help children (and adults) understand the necessity of vigilance. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Making a brave effort to pair hilarity with head lice, Moss and Durand (The Snoops, 1998) follow a tiny six-legger "no bigger than a freckle," as she (we know because she sports a pink bow) drops into a teacher's frizzy head and proceeds to sing a happy tune—"Oh . . . no one knows from where I came, / A nit, a nibbler with no name . . . Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AL PHA'S BET by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
ABC BOOKS
Released: May 1, 2011

"A fresh take on a tried-and-true topic. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Less a traditional abecedary than an original pourquois tale, Rosenthal's latest asks the question, how did the alphabet come to be? Read full book review >

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THE BIG BAD WOLF GOES ON VACATION by Delphine Perret
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 5, 2013

"Readers may find metaphors about imaginary friends, taming one's fears or having special fun with grandparents, but mostly, they will go from giggles to guffaws with this disarming trio. (Graphic novel. 5-10)"
Bernard, the Big Bad Wolf who lives in Louis' closet, is back (The Big Bad Wolf and Me, 2006). Huzzah! Read full book review >

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PEDRO AND GEORGE by Delphine Perret
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 2, 2015

"A wholly original romp told with deliciously Gallic flair in an uncredited translation. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Cousins Pedro and George, a crocodile and an alligator, try to correct the record on their differences in this French import. Read full book review >

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PABLO & HIS CHAIR by Delphine Perret
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"This classic home-away-home arc is completely tension-free, but its whimsy may carry readers through. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A young boy receives a chair as a birthday present and after initial disappointment turns the gift to his advantage. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JAGUAR by Loup Durand
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Released: Jan. 7, 1990

Though very popular in his native France, Durand has yet to conquer a vast American readership (Daddy, 1988; The Angkor Massacre, 1983)—and this original but slack seriocomic outing, set in the 1920's, is not likely to win him new ground. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 14, 2015

"A remarkable chronicle of a multigenerational struggle in Burma bringing about important change."
A dogged journalist penetrates the deeply secretive dissident underground in Burma's police state in this compelling look into a traumatized society in flux. Read full book review >

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TOP TO BOTTOM by Delphine Dryden
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 18, 2016

"A racy story of love, honesty, and the willingness to lose control."
Personal trainer Amie (or Mistress Amie, as she is known by the people in her town's kink community) has her life all figured out, until her ex Dru shows up and throws everything out of whack. Read full book review >