Search Results: "Elle van Lieshout"


BOOK REVIEW

ELLE by Emma Mars
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 7, 2015

"An explicit, erotic, entrancing detective story for the seriously committed lover of erotica."
The erotic education of former escort Elle Lorand continues, plunging her into a world of sensual delights. But she soon finds herself on a quest not only to solve the mystery of her ex-fiance's birth, but also to save her partner from jail. Read full book review >

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UH-OH OCTOPUS! by Elle van Lieshout
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2015

"This Dutch import's fatuous ending falls short, but the illustrations are worth the time spent appreciating them. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A small yellow octopus is nonplussed to return home from his daily swim to find someone else's tale protruding from his home. Read full book review >

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LOVEY AND DOVEY by Elle van Lieshout
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 25, 2009

"The resolution may well bring pause to adults, but children will respond to its daffy logic and celebrate along with the lovers. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A winsome prison fable from the Netherlands. Read full book review >

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THE NOTHING KING by Elle van Lieshout
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 30, 2004

"Children may enjoy tracking this relationship, which is never mentioned in the text, but neither this charming detail nor the happy ending (the Queen joins her husband) can compensate for a not-very-child-friendly plot. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A message-laden treatise on the joys of the simple life that lacks context and child appeal. Read full book review >

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HOW MUCH DOES THE GRAY IN THE ELEPHANT WEIGH? by Elle van Lieshout
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2013

"Poor text makes skipping this zoo trip advisable. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A visit to an unusual zoo sparks the imagination of an inquisitive little brown-skinned boy out with his white grandfather. Read full book review >

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A NICE PARTY by Elle van Lieshout
ANIMALS
Released: April 30, 2003

"Now, on to Frog and Toad. (Picture book. 5-7)"
A friend offers a perfect gift in this brief import. Read full book review >

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THE WISH by Elle van Lieshout
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2007

"Adults should enjoy this subtle parable as much as children. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The happiest life is a busy solitude. Read full book review >

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FLIGHT 1-2-3 by Maria van Lieshout
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"Fasten your seat belts and sit back and relax; this clever book should fly off the shelves. (Informational picture book. 3-6)"
Get ready for takeoff and some counting fun. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"A wee trim makes this a charmingly intimate read. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Arctic-dwelling Splash the seal just can't be coaxed by his cheery friend to come out and play or swim. Read full book review >

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BYE-BYE BINKY by Maria van Lieshout
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 8, 2016

"Simple words and big concepts will make this a godsend to parents at their wit's end. (Picture book. 2-4)"
This book seeks to use the power of persuasion to vanquish that most formidable of opponents: toddlers. Read full book review >

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HOPPER AND WILSON FETCH A STAR by Maria van Lieshout
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 3, 2014

"An amusingly absurd adventure that shines starlight on empathy and friendship. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Hopper and Wilson, two stitched-up, stuffed toys (an elephant and a mouse), sit on their dock with their pet cactus looking at the stars and decide to bring one home for a night light. Read full book review >

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HOPPER AND WILSON by Maria van Lieshout
ANIMALS
Released: May 12, 2011

"Winsomely ambiguous and otherworldly, this sweet, quirky story offers fantastic footholds for dizzying discussion. (Picture book. 4-12)"
Two lumpy stuffed animals pack up a red balloon, wave goodbye to their potted pet cactus and set sail in a paper hat to find the end of the world—a place they hope has enough lemons for an endless supply of lemonade and a staircase to the moon! Read full book review >