Search Results: "Géraldine Collet"


BOOK REVIEW

AH! by Géraldine  Collet
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2015

"Creepy and uncomfortable—rather like discovering that a spider is riding on your head. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A rabbit and a spider engage in a strange adventure. Read full book review >

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ALL BY MYSELF! by Géraldine  Collet
Kirkus Star
by Géraldine Collet, illustrated by Coralie Saudo, translated by Sarah Quinn
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"This superlatively cute look at the bond between mother and child takes a proud place next to Martin Waddell and Patrick Benson's Owl Babies (1992). (Picture book. 3-5)"
When Mama's brood is left alone, chick imaginations run wild. Read full book review >

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THE THREE KINGS by Géraldine Elschner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2016

"Tight cropping of unidentified old masters and a vague storyline do not add up to a child-friendly exposition of the Christian story. (Picture book/religion. 6-10)"
Another retelling of a Christian story by Elschner (The Nativity, 2015, etc.), illustrated with full-bleed reproductions from Renaissance paintings. Read full book review >

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PASHMINA by Géraldine Elschner
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"Her goats are charming creatures with gentle expressions, especially little Pashmina. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A family of four living on a snow-covered European mountainside has nothing but potatoes and beans to serve for Christmas dinner, so the father goes out hunting for something to add to their meal. Read full book review >

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LIKE A WOLF by Géraldine Elschner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"It's hard not to feel for this good dog. (Picture book. 4-8)"
High-contrast, laser-cut images accompany a simple story about the destiny of a canine whose wolflike appearance and behavior lead it from imprisonment in a pound to a better life. Read full book review >

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MARTIN LUTHER by Géraldine Elschner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2016

"Sunday school teachers may find this useful to supplement their students' knowledge of the Reformation. (Biography. 7-12)"
The story of the 16th-century German monk and the start of the Protestant Reformation. Read full book review >

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PETS by Géraldine  Krasinski
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"Serviceable for as long as it lasts. (Board book. 1-3)"
Shopping for a pet? This busy board book introduces to toddlers the common characteristics of nine household pets. Read full book review >

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BIZ WHIZ  by Sheila Greenwald
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"Amusing and not too daunting for transitioning readers. (Fiction. 6-8)"
Third-grader Flossie is not among the favorites of her classmates. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE NATIVITY by Géraldine Elschner
by Géraldine Elschner, illustrated by Giotto, translated by Kathryn Bishop, adapted by Martin West
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"An exquisite volume of most interest to students of art, church libraries, or large libraries with extensive art collections. (Picture book/religion. 9 & up)"
This striking version of the Nativity story is illustrated with reproductions of fresco paintings by the Italian renaissance artist Giotto. Read full book review >

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MAX’S MAGIC SEEDS by Géraldine Elschner
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2007

"Corderoch's elaborate watercolor illustrations greatly enhance Elschner's straightforward tale, whose prose might be out of reach for younger readers. (Picture book. 6-9)"
A special gift makes a boy a local celebrity. Read full book review >

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MARK’S MESSY ROOM by Géraldine Elschner
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"While the story is a bit forced, the illustrations add what's needed to lighten the feeling of it being a lesson in tidiness—and Carlo does have a winning smile. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Carlo, the marmalade tabby cat, is tired of living in Mark's overly messy room and strikes out on his own. Read full book review >

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FRIENDS FOR ALL SEASONS by Géraldine Elschner
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Her clean watercolor illustrations match Elschner's straightforward story about childhood feelings and the passing of the seasons. (Picture book. 3-6)"
When Millie the marmot goes into hibernation, her best friend Sunny the squirrel gets very sad. Read full book review >