Search Results: "Georg Hallensleben"


BOOK REVIEW

PAULINE by Georg Hallensleben
Released: Oct. 5, 1999

"The spreads are presented from a weasel's-eye-view are particularly captivating and reinforce Pauline's small stature and mighty impact. (Picture book. 3-6.)"
Pauline (32 pp.; $16.00; Oct. 5; 0-374-35758-7) The illustrator of Kate Banks's many books (The Bird, the Monkey, and the Snake in the Jungle, p. 62, etc,) goes solo for a tale that proves children's suspicion that bigger isn't always better. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CAT WHO WALKED ACROSS FRANCE by Kate Banks
ANIMALS
Released: March 2, 2004

"Beautifully realized. (Picture book. 5-8)"
With the rich palette and thick brushwork of Rouault or Gauguin, Hallensleben magically captures the light of France and the forthright courage of a small gray cat. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE NIGHT WORKER by Kate Banks
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Aug. 28, 2000

"The pictured warmth of the father-son relationship combines with restrained yet poetic text to make this 'take your son to work night' a special one indeed. (Picture book. 2-6)"
The team behind And If the Moon Could Talk (1998) relates what happens one night when Alex achieves his wish to go to work with Papa, a nighttime engineer on a construction site. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MOMMY SNUGGLES by Anne Gutman
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"Delightfully simple and spot-on. (Board book. 6 mos.-3)"
Across the animal kingdom parents and their babies share a tender bond. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FOX by Kate Banks
Kirkus Star
by Kate Banks, illustrated by Georg Hallensleben
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 5, 2007

"Hallensleben's lush, brushy landscapes of sunny greens and moonlit blues, his coppery, winsome fox pup and Banks's wise, spare lines combine for a package sure to gratify preschoolers and caregivers alike. (Picture book. 2-6)"
The team behind The Great Blue House (2005) bestows yet another treat, this time tracing the maturation of a fox pup from his spring birth to fall, as he leaves his parents. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CLOSE YOUR EYES by Kate Banks
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 24, 2002

"While not terribly original, parents searching for another way to convince little ones to go to sleep might give this one a try if for no other reason to share the pictures before bedtime. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A familiar dance between mother and child begins as the night descends on the jungle and the little tiger refuses to close his eyes and go to sleep. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BEAR IN THE BOOK by Kate Banks
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 16, 2012

"A tribute to the power of books to connect and the love that parents everywhere show when they share books with children at the end of the day, this picture book is simply spectacular. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Banks and Hallensleben are together again (What's Coming for Christmas? 2009, etc.) with a heartwarming tale that compares one bear's hibernation to one little boy's bedtime-reading rituals. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GASPARD ON VACATION by Anne Gutman
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2001

"Hand-lettered, but easily legible text. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Weary of museums, a young puppy escapes his family, slipping into a little red kayak to explore the canals of Venice on his own. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SPIDER SPIDER by Kate Banks
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 14, 1996

As Peter watches a small spider crawl across the floor, he declares he will become one. ``And what will you do?'' his mother asks. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GREAT BLUE HOUSE by Kate Banks
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 10, 2005

"Hallensleben's saturated Van Gogh-like colors visualize this quiet reverie and testament to the joyful recurrence of life and the rhythm of the seasons. (Picture book. 4-8)"
With their signature simplicity and gentle insight, this accomplished picture-book team lyrically presents the life cycle of a house in nature. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A GIFT FROM THE SEA by Kate Banks
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 6, 2001

"Share this with a child at bed or rest time, but other rocks make less arbitrary, and more clearly articulated, journeys in such books as Meredith Hooper's Pebble in My Pocket (1996). (Picture book. 5-7)"
The luster dims a bit for the author and illustrator of Night Workers (2000) and their other wonderfully soothing picture books, as they go more for poetry than science in trying to give younger children a sense of our planet's antiquity. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LISA’S AIRPLANE TRIP by Anne Gutman
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

"Legible hand-lettered text. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Lisa's first solo airplane flight is a long one—Paris to New York. Read full book review >