Search Results: "Etienne Delessert"


BOOK REVIEW

NIGHT CIRCUS by Etienne Delessert
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 17, 2015

"Children who have not yet gained a sense of irony will particularly enjoy the seemingly random but carefully delineated juxtaposition of image and idea. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A modern master of surrealism presents an astonishing traveling circus. Read full book review >

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BIG AND BAD by Etienne Delessert
ANIMALS
Released: March 31, 2008

"A good cut above most of Delessert's recent work, this variant should find a ready audience of young readers and listeners. (Picture book/folktale. 7-9)"
Delessert's distinctive art adds a stylish note to this re-envisioned version of "Three Little Pigs." Read full book review >

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FUZZY, FURRY HAT by Etienne Delessert
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"Younger readers will relish the merriment; older readers may find deeper meaning. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Delessert's signature surreal style is an apt accompaniment to a story inspired by Edward Lear. Read full book review >

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HUMPTY DUMPTY by Etienne Delessert
ADVENTURE
Released: April 10, 2006

"Splat. (Picture book. 5-9)"
A downright weird fable revisits (sort of) the lessons of The Selfish Giant, with a 21st-century twist. Read full book review >

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THE CAT COLLECTION by Etienne Delessert
Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"The images are mysterious but accessible, unsettling and endearing—just like most cats. (Anthology. 7-12)"
This is indeed a collection, of quotations and cats, the latter of whom Delessert has clearly loved and studied. Read full book review >

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SPARTACUS THE SPIDER by Etienne Delessert
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Readers should enjoy this eight-legged hero who succeeds by being himself—if they can get over being worried about how he will feed himself. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Confronted with failure followed by success, a jaunty spider puts honor before fame. Read full book review >

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ALERT! by Etienne Delessert
ADVENTURE
Released: March 26, 2007

"Considering Tobias's emotional investment in his possessions, his instant recovery from the theft isn't as credible as his earlier indecisiveness, but the (apparent) point about not trusting strangers is always worth discussing, and Delessert's art is always worth a look. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Veteran Delessert's latest fable features a mole who loses a treasure thanks to a trickster able to play on his fears. Read full book review >

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HUNGRY FOR NUMBERS by Etienne Delessert
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"Where?' (Picture book. 3-5)"
Would someone please find this man a writer? Read full book review >

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STORIES 1, 2, 3, 4 by Eugène Ionesco
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 11, 2012

"Handsomely designed, more silly than existentially 'absurd' and just the ticket for sharing on a parental lap. (jacketed in a fold-out poster) (Picture book. 6-8)"
Four affectionately playful father-daughter exchanges written by a mainstay of the Theatre of the Absurd, back in print (in a single volume, to boot) after decades as collectors' items. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LONELY PINE by Aaron Frisch
ANIMALS
Released: Dec. 15, 2011

"Beautifully turned phrases and perfectly captured descriptions beg for this to be used in middle- and high-school writing classes. (Picture book. 9-13)"
Poetic phrases and gorgeous illustrations introduce readers to the harsh environment of the Arctic. Read full book review >

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LOTUS AND THORN by Sara Wilson Etienne
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 7, 2016

"An ambitious, action-filled adventure that chronicles one girl's rebellion and the world-shaking revelations that follow. (Science fiction. 14 & up)"
An outcast discovers new worlds in the old one's wreckage. Read full book review >