Search Results: "Dieter Schubert"


BOOK REVIEW

HAMMER SOUP by Ingrid Schubert
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2004

"Beautiful soup. (Picture book. 6-8)"
The Schuberts dish up a nourishing broth, using "Stone Soup" and "Grasshopper and the Ants" as main ingredients. Read full book review >

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THERE IS A CROCODILE UNDER MY BED by Ingrid Schubert
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2015

"A deftly upbeat encounter that should go a long way toward quelling any nascent nighttime anxieties. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Far from being frightened, a small child is utterly delighted to find a green, toothy monster under her bed. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OPHELIA by Dieter Schubert
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 25, 2009

"But the ending explanation—'He was just a little nervous about being in love'—is nothing if not a letdown and will likely leave readers feeling cheated. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Entirely winning illustrations and a folktale-like plot are brought low by a lackluster, if unobjectionable, ending. Read full book review >

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ABRACADABRA by Ingrid Schubert
ANIMALS
Released: April 15, 1997

"Children will have fun figuring out whose misplaced body parts belong to whom, and the endpapers offer clues to Macrobius's bewitchment. (Picture book. 2-8)"
A bear with a pig snout? Read full book review >

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OPPOSITES by Ingrid Schubert
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"Good fun for older preschoolers and early-elementary children eager to flex their conceptual muscles. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Disparate beasts frolic in a variety of landscapes, all to demonstrate myriad combinations of opposite pairs. Read full book review >

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THE CHEER-UP BIRD by Edward van de Vendel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2015

"A chirpy pick-me-up tailor-made for sharing with one or many glum young listeners. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Bored or grumpy animals from Down Under get a lift from the Cheer-up Bird in this Dutch import. Now, who will cheer up the weary bird? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2002

"The pleasant watercolors portray the animals appealingly and provide much to keep the eyes engaged: creatures peeking out from the foliage, a spider clinging to a tendril, and evidence of Beaver's lumberjack activities will maintain interest for multiple readings. (Picture book. 3-5)"
The characters from previous Schubert picture books (Beaver's Lodge, not reviewed, etc.) return for a new version of an old story. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AMAZING ANIMALS by Ingrid Schubert
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 15, 1995

"An agreeable book, if somewhat lopsided, that gives readers a good idea of what it must have been like inside Noah's ark. (Picture book/nonfiction. 4-8)"
A book about friendly animals of all stripes and colors, from every corner of the globe, growing, playing, swimming, flying, hunting, feeding, and dying. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MAURY AND THE NIGHTPIRATES by Dieter Wiesmüller
Released: Oct. 15, 1990

In a dream adventure, a boy voyages through the air in a ship with a girl, a rat, and a parrot to trick pirates of their stolen treasure: books of pirate lore and stories. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 27, 2012

"An optimistically levelheaded book about actually dealing with global warming."
A serious attempt to address climate change: "why it matters, what causes [it], and who is responsible." Read full book review >

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HARRY'S GOT A GIRLFRIEND! by Ulli Schubert
Released: March 1, 1999

"Most readers will find this bland and unrealistic; the actions of all of the children don't ring true, and the pictures, all smiles and sunshine, match the text all too well. (Fiction. 6-9)"
PLB 0-7358-1106-7 Harry's Got A Girlfriend! Read full book review >