Search Results: "Florian Biege"


BOOK REVIEW

MIKA'S ADVENTURE by Florian Biege
by Florian Biege, illustrated by Florian Biege, developed by zuuka! GmbH
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 6, 2010

"An exciting jaunt, imbued with a sense of mystery—but readers curious about what happens next or the significance of what Mika finds will have to wait for future episodes to find out. (iPad storybook app. 7-9)"
A lad discovers an abandoned jungle city in this well-designed first chapter of an original tale. Read full book review >

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PIG IS BIG ON BOOKS by Douglas Florian
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"A subtle, accomplished story with few words but a big overall effect. (Early reader. 2-8)"
A charming pink pig enjoys reading books of different sorts in different places, leading to the creation of a book of his own. Read full book review >

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POEM DEPOT by Douglas Florian
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 20, 2014

"Overall, a thick collection of humorous verse that might have been funnier with thinner ambitions. (Poetry. 9-11)"
Gifted poet and illustrator Florian (Poem Runs: Baseball Poems, 2012, etc.) here presents a chunky collection of drawings and brief poems on a host of silly subjects. Read full book review >

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POETREES by Douglas Florian
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 9, 2010

"Readers and listeners will learn and laugh. (Picture book/poetry. 5-9)"
Trees receive a witty and informative rhyming appreciation. Read full book review >

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HANDSPRINGS by Douglas Florian
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2006

"Teachers in the early elementary grades will find this volume a breath of fresh air for poetry studies in the last months of the school year. (Poetry. 5-9)"
Florian completes a quartet of seasonal poetic explorations with this thoughtful but humorous look at the joys of spring. Read full book review >

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SUMMERSAULTS by Douglas Florian
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2002

"This is children's poetry at its best, and Florian's fans will be waiting for the corresponding collections on fall and spring. (Poetry. 4-10)"
Florian (Lizards, Frogs, and Polliwogs, 2001, etc.) keeps rolling along through one successful thematic poetry collection after another, making his work look as effortless and joyful as child's play. Read full book review >

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ON THE WING by Douglas Florian
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1996

"Nonfiction and humor don't always fit comfortably together, but in this book they become a delightful whole, a sturdy foundation from which to explore the playfulness of language. (Picture book/poetry. 2-8)"
This collection of bird poems and paintings is a fine encore to Florian's Beast Feast (1994). Read full book review >

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BEAST FEAST by Douglas Florian
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1994

"Subtle, sophisticated, and quite charming. (Poetry/Picture book. 4-10)"
A frequent picture-book author-illustrator offers 21 snappy poems about animals, each depicted in a square, dynamically composed watercolor. Read full book review >

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UNBEELIEVABLES by Douglas Florian
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 6, 2012

"Florian shines again here. ('BEEbliography,' websites for further inquiry) (Picture book/poetry. 5-8)"
Florian (Poetrees, 2010, etc.) bestows yet another pleasing mix of punny poems and colorful collages that blend whimsy and fact. Read full book review >

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POEM RUNS by Douglas Florian
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 3, 2012

"A lighthearted reminder of why we love the game. (Picture book/ poetry. 6-9)"
Warm up and get in training for a full season of baseball poems. Read full book review >

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DINOTHESAURUS by Douglas Florian
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 10, 2009

"Children fixated on explicit gore may be left unmoved, but to everyone else this will be a dino-delight—especially when read aloud. (Picture book/poetry. 5-10)"
In the fine tradition of Jack Prelutsky's Tyrannosaurus Was a Beast, illustrated by Arnold Lobel (1988), a set of dinophile-pleasing verses penned by a poet with a rare knack for wordplay and silly rhymes finds apt visual setting fronting playful images of monsters rearing up from extinction to grin toothily at young viewers. Read full book review >