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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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NEW IN FEBRUARY 2017
by Leila Roy

Is it too late to put together a short list of the February books I’m looking forward to? Ah well, I’m sorry—that question was clearly disingenuous, because obviously I’ve made the list regardless. There are so, so many new releases to be excited about, and the fact that I have a big pile of them on hand makes the sixteen ...


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BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"Evenhandedly critiquing left/right political extremes and writing clearly and with unimpeachable good sense, Guinness never quite demonstrates how his worthy proposal will play out as it confronts divisive cultural issues like same-sex marriage or abortion."
A prolific author and Christian intellectual calls for a cease-fire in the destructive culture wars. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"Of less appeal than Lance Morrow's Evil (2003), which covers much the same ground in a rather more inclusive and certainly more thought-provoking way; still, of interest to the choir."
Bad things are afoot and ascendant, says Guinness, and "at a time when intellectual and moral responses to evil are weaker, more controversial, and more confused than they have been for centuries." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 30, 1992

"At best, a sophisticated analysis of a very real crisis, and an earnest plea for America to face some home truths; at worst, an experience akin to suffering from the blur of a 350-page Op-Ed piece."
A heartfelt and perceptive analysis of what Guinness (Visiting Fellow/The Brookings Institute; The Gravedigger File, 1983, etc.- -not reviewed) sees as the cultural crisis facing America today. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ADVENTURES OF KUBI by Erik Speyer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"A quietly alluring introduction to the riverside village world of Vietnam. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A small dog takes readers on a short adventure tour of rural Vietnam. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ROBOT FRENZY by Erik Craddock
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 25, 2013

"Readers new to the series will clamor for Stone Rabbit's other outings; his fans will greet it eagerly. (Graphic fantasy. 6-10)"
Stone Rabbit and friends face their most frightening nemesis yet right in their own hometown: a ginormous shark robot! Read full book review >