Search Results: "Guido van Genechten"


BOOK REVIEW

HAPPY ANGRY SAD by Guido van Genechten
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 25, 2014

"Even the most patient and precocious of preschoolers will need lots of help with this one. (Board book. 3-5)"
A challenging exercise in sorting, categorization and identification. Read full book review >

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RICKY'S CHRISTMAS TREE by Guido van Genechten
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"This endearing bunny deserves a better tale. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Ricky is a cheerful young rabbit preparing for the Christmas holiday celebration in this sixth entry in a series originating in Holland and Belgium. Read full book review >

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TITO THE MAGICIAN by Guido van Genechten
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 9, 2016

"Genuine self-confidence, humility, and a sense of wonder: bravo, Tito. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Being a magician is no easy trick. It hinges on one of the human qualities that's most difficult to achieve. Read full book review >

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RICKY'S BIRTHDAY by Guido van Genechten
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2012

"Bland. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Ricky's birthday can't be perfect without his best friend there to share it. Read full book review >

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LOOK AT THAT! by Guido van Genechten
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"Chances are good adult readers will be able to identify them. (6-18 mos.)"
A simple, vocabulary-building book for babies positions colorful, smiling animals on plain backgrounds, one per page. Read full book review >

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TOBOR by Guido van Genechten
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2017

"A new-toy story for readers to befriend. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A new toy robot brings new fun to a child accustomed to playing with his stuffed animals. Read full book review >

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CAN'T WE SHARE? by Guido van Genechten
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"Still, in this day and age of lice, parents may wish the snowmen shared something other than hats. (Picture book. 3-6)"
This sharing lesson is about as didactic as they come. Read full book review >

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THE BIG WOODS ORCHESTRA by Guido van Genechten
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2012

"Simple and sweet. (Picture book. 3-6)"
In the dark of night, each bird plays its unique tune, and then they collaborate. Read full book review >

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MOMMIES AND THEIR BABIES by Guido van Genechten
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"A sweet, if not particularly truthful, look at animal family life. (Board book. Birth-2)"
An ode to the powerful bond between mothers and babies. Read full book review >

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RICKY AND THE SQUIRREL  by Guido van Genechten
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 15, 2010

"Other titles on the topic are not lacking, but this nicely matter-of-fact one offers an open discussion without forcing an obvious therapeutic agenda on its audience. (Picture book. 4-6)"
This Dutch import introduces the ideas of death and the afterlife in a simple, low-key way. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE KANGAROO by Guido van Genechten
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2017

"A good choice to reassure less-assertive children that the world is safe and full of sights to explore solo—or with a friend. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Mother Kangaroo is ready for Little Kangaroo, who is not so little anymore, to leave her pouch and explore the world on her own legs. But Little Kangaroo would rather stay put. Read full book review >