Search Results: "Geneviève Godbout"


BOOK REVIEW

JOSEPH FIPPS by Nadine Robert
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 14, 2014

"A stormy clash between parent and child ends with sunshine and bird song. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A 5-year-old "all filled up with feelings" dreams of wings and walruses in this ruminative import. Read full book review >

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KINDERGARTEN LUCK by Louise Borden
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 14, 2015

"There's a little luck in each person's day; here's hoping young children's eyes are open to theirs. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Theodore's gloomy morning improves when he finds a penny that brings him luck all day long. Read full book review >

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WHEN SANTA WAS A BABY by Linda Bailey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"There have been several recent stories about Santa's origins, but this one is the shortest and simplest, accessible to the youngest of Santa's fans. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A little boy named Santa grows up with definite tastes of his own in this humorous story about the origins of Santa Claus. Read full book review >

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WITH YOU ALWAYS, LITTLE MONDAY by Geneviève Côté
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2007

"Sweetly sentimental. (author note) (Picture book. 2-6)"
Throughout the world, there exist many legends to account for the appearance of the Rabbit in the Moon (a counterpart of the Man in the Moon). Read full book review >

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GOODNIGHT, YOU by Geneviève Côté
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"These friendship tales are totally in tune with preschool anxiety and fears; Côté brings another winner. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Friends Piggy and Bunny return in the fourth of this charming series, and in this episode, they experience their first campout—that is, if they can dispel their fears first. Read full book review >

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WHAT ELEPHANT? by Geneviève Côté
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Children not yet up to thinking in metaphors may need some explanation, but the theme is certainly worth exploring, as there are always 'elephants' around. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Côté turns the common expression about "ignoring the elephant in the room" into an "Emperor's New Clothes" sort of tale. Read full book review >

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MR. KING'S MACHINE by Geneviève Côté
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2016

"Environmentalism for the nursery. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Mr. King—a vaguely lion-ish animal who stands upright—builds and uses an invention that harms his ecosystem in several ways. He quickly agrees with his friends' concerns and creates another that is beloved by all. Read full book review >

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HEY LITTLE BABY! by Heather Leigh
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 3, 2012

"A lovely choice for new babies and their parents. (Picture book. 2-6)"
With a melodic and motherly voice, this gentle and captivating picture book welcomes a little baby into the world. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE DISAPPEARANCE by Geneviève Jurgensen
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 1999

"Jurgensen's is a powerful voice for the unbearable sadness caused by death and the courage and love it takes to live with both the pain of loss and the cherished memories."
A French mother's lyrical and haunting memoir of the deaths of her two young daughters and how she has coped with this terrible loss. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE HIGHEST NUMBER IN THE WORLD by Roy MacGregor
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"As pleasing as a warm memory. (Picture book. 6-9)"
You play a sport. You have a hero. You want that number on your jersey. Period. Read full book review >

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FLARE by Kallie George
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"A sweetly fantastic addition to the early-reader shelf. (Early reader. 6-8)"
A little phoenix gets in touch with his feelings. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOSING EUGENIO by Geneviève Brisac
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2000

"But Brisac's tale is so relentlessly morose and claustrophobic that it's hard to work up significant empathy even for characters as obviously decent and deserving as these."
This 1996 novel, which won France's prestigious Prix Femina, is a rigorously understated picture of an impoverished single mother, Nouk, who sacrifices her own artistic sensibility and skills to the raising of her young son, the eponymous Eugenio. Read full book review >