Search Results: "Gilles Eduar"


BOOK REVIEW

DREAM JOURNEY by Gilles Eduar
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Despite such charged images, the book works as a lullaby: Jules may bounce around the world, but still he slumbers on. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Eduar (Jooka Saves the Day, 1997, etc.) composes here a classic dreamtime walkabout, a wonder quest, that starts when Anatole the bactrian camel begins to read from his "ancient book" and the boy Jules drifts off to sleep between the camel's humps. Read full book review >

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HERE COMES DOCTOR HIPPO by Jonathan London
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"Sweet but not filling. (Picture book. 3-5)"
London's newest character, Little Hippo, is big on imagination, even if he is a pint-sized pretend doctor. Read full book review >

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HERE COMES FIREFIGHTER HIPPO  by Jonathan London
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"What job will Little Hippo tackle next? Readers will be there for it. (Picture book. 2-6)"
The imaginative Little Hippo is back, this time as a pint-sized firefighter. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JOOKA SAVES THE DAY by Gilles Eduar
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"Vibrant illustrations and small touches lift this story from the ordinary, and establish a magical world akin to that of Babar—a world that readers will respond to happily. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Despite the preliminarily disenchanting premise of the different-one-who-wins, Eduar, with ebullient illustrations that blaze with tropical scenery and color, sweeps readers into the saga of how Jooka-zay-kajoo's search for his unique identity leads him to unity with the crocodiles. Read full book review >

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WHEN THE SILLIEST CAT WAS SMALL by Gilles Bachelet
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"This French import is as much of a goofy read as the droll first and sure to please the kids who are in on the joke. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Bachelet returns with his pet from My Cat, the Silliest Cat in the World (2006), which is actually an elephant, to relate the cat's early years. Read full book review >

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MY CAT, THE SILLIEST CAT IN THE WORLD by Gilles Bachelet
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2006

"The ending feels a bit abrupt, but that shouldn't keep libraries from adding this to their collection of elephant—er, cat—storytime offerings. (Picture book. 4-8)"
"My cat is very fat, very sweet, and very, very silly." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 31, 1994

"Belongs alongside Martin Marty and R. Scott Appleby's The Glory and the Power (1992) as a notable study of orthodoxy and its political ramifications."
An informative history, previously published (1991) in France, of one of this century's more unexpected developments— the explosive popularity of religious orthodoxy. Read full book review >

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MRS. WHITE RABBIT by Gilles Bachelet
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 6, 2017

"Mr. White Rabbit may be about to become 'late' in more ways than one. (Picture book. 6-12, adult)"
The wife of a certain always-late rabbit is not pleased with her domestic situation. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A MOST UNCOMMON DEGREE OF POPULARITY by Kathleen Gilles Seidel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 21, 2006

"This isn't high social criticism, but it's fun and well-told, with a personable and familiar narrator."
A suburban supermom finds that cliques extend long beyond the sixth grade. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2005

"A coherent overview for scholars of the region."
The Taliban are gone now, but will they be back? To judge by this scholarly account of Afghan politics, the chances are good that the answer is yes. Read full book review >

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WHEN CHAOS REIGNS
by Julie Danielson

As I’ve said many times here at Kirkus, I love to follow picture book imports, and one thing I appreciate about them is the amount of chaos they’re willing to let in. If you live in America and primarily write about picture books from this country, as I do, along comes an import, and it’s often an altogether different beast ...


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BOOK REVIEW

MY DIARY by Gilles Tibo
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 15, 2011

"The U.S. publisher, an arm of the American Psychological Association, suggests shared reading to prompt discussion; some readers may prefer to maintain the illusion of learning someone's secrets, responding to them without adult interference. (Picture book. 7-10) "
This private, off-limits diary of a young girl records ideas and feelings that she doesn't want to reveal to anyone else, turning readers into instant voyeurs. Read full book review >