Search Results: "Erik van Os"


BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

THE AMAZING ERIK by Mike Huber
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 10, 2014

"A book more about feelings than story. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Lessons in dealing with sadness and offering compassion dominate this picture book. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Van Ripplewink by Paul Clayton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 8, 2016

"A serious novel with an amusing premise."
Clayton (In the Shape of a Man, 2013, etc.) updates the story of Rip Van Winkle in this social novel.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

VAN JOHNSON by Ronald L. Davis
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"A perfectly pleasant double feature."
The Van Johnson Story. Starring . . . Van Johnson. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ERIK THE RED SEES GREEN by Julie Anderson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"This cheery portrayal of color vision deficiency will appeal to curious and quirky kids who want to see the world a little differently. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-8)"
Anderson's first book is a colorful, happy-go-lucky look at color vision deficiency. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ERIK ERIKSON READER by Erik Erikson
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2000

"Edited with intelligence and vision—a volume that confirms Erikson's honored place in the pantheon of psychological theorists."
A welcome collection of excerpts and essays from the work of the celebrated psychoanalyst (A Way of Looking at Things, 1987, etc.) who died in 1994. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

VAN MORRISON by Johnny Rogan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2006

"Sprightly despite its amplitude, a narrative of propulsive drive that is also a reflective, associative piece of social history."
Nearly breath-by-breath biography of the influential Irish musician who has made a dent in rock, blues, folk, country and jazz. Read full book review >