Search Results: "Fiona Rempt"


BOOK REVIEW

SNAIL’S BIRTHDAY WISH by Fiona Rempt
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 2, 2007

"Like Valeri Gorbachev's Big Little Elephant (2005), this celebration offers insight into the kind of friendship that adapts to diversity rather than rejecting it. (Picture book. 5-7)"
With saturated colors and figures in animated poses, Smit's illustrations seem to pop off the pages of this high-energy birthday tale. Read full book review >

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I REALLY HAVE TO GO! by Fiona Rempt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 2, 2010

"Look for winces of sympathy and steady streams of laughter from young readers. (iPad storybook app. 4-6)"
Bladder pressure drives a lad to desperate measures in this short but suspenseful import. Read full book review >

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WHAT ANIMALS REALLY LIKE by Fiona Robinson
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Guffaws and surprising twists (plus Timbertooth's exaggerated tantrums) will have youngsters clamoring for a repeat performance. Brava! (Picture book. 4-8)"
World-famous conductor Herbert Timberteeth (an aptly named beaver) is about to debut his new song, "What Animals Like Most." Read full book review >

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LORD OF THE ANIMALS by Fiona French
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1997

"Arresting. (Picture book/folklore. 5-8)"
French (Little Inchkin, 1994, etc.) has created a visual treat, based on a Miwok myth. Read full book review >

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KING OF ANOTHER COUNTRY by Fiona French
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1993

"Unusually handsome. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A Greenaway medalist known for her striking graphic effects (Snow White in New York, 1986) adopts an African setting and motifs for her latest fable. Read full book review >

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HIDING HEIDI by Fiona Woodcock
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"A lovely, inventive take on learning to give and take, for older preschoolers and young grade schoolers. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A little girl has a big talent—blending into the background. Is it fun for all? Read full book review >

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POPPY, BUTTERCUP, BLUEBELL, AND DANDY by Fiona Woodcock
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 9, 2018

"A playful albeit lightweight tribute to small things that make a big difference. (Picture book. 3-7)"
An enthusiastic flower fairy rallies her friends in a grass-roots effort to spread flower-power through a bleak city. Read full book review >

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THE NEVER WERES by Fiona Smyth
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2011

"Despite earnest undertones a richly imagined and capably carried-out thriller. (Graphic science fiction. 11-13)"
Three of Earth's last teenagers discover a long-hidden escape route for humanity in this suspenseful future tale, a solo debut for Smyth. Read full book review >

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BETHLEHEM by Fiona French
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"This would be a beautiful addition to a holiday collection, and an excellent introduction to the purpose of stained-glass windows. (Picture book. 4-8)"
French (The Glass Garden, not reviewed, etc.), already known for her use of brilliant and bold colors, this time surpasses herself in a wonderful example of the storytelling role of stained-glass windows. Read full book review >

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LITTLE INCHKIN by Fiona French
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1994

"Gorgeous. (Folklore/Picture book. 5-9)"
An old tale in sumptuous new clothing. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CUCKOO! by Fiona Roberton
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 10, 2014

"A sweet, if uneven, tale. (Picture book. 4-7)"
In something of a variant on Andersen's "Ugly Duckling," Cuckoo searches for someone who might understand him. Read full book review >

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THE PERFECT PRESENT by Fiona Roberton
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2012

"Utterly charming. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Spot the duck became Henry's pet when he disguised himself as a dog in Wanted: The Perfect Pet (2010), and in what initially feels like a cruel twist of a sequel, he seems at risk of displacement by Henry's new pet. Read full book review >