Search Results: "Helen Mixter"


BOOK REVIEW

MY GREAT BIG MAMMA by Olivier Ka
by Olivier Ka, illustrated by Luc Melanson, translated by Helen Mixter
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2009

"One quick disparagement of thinness is less than ideal but doesn't spoil Ka's welcome new celebration of being 'perfect just the way you are.' (Picture book. 3-7)"
A soft, cozy portrait of a soft, cozy mamma whose little boy loves her fatness. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I HAVE THE RIGHT TO BE A CHILD by Alain Serres
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 12, 2012

"Provocative and guaranteed to spark awareness of children's rights. (note on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child; list of states party to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child) (Picture book. 4-7)"
From the bold opening assertion, "I am a child with eyes, hands, a voice, a heart, and rights," to the urgent closing plea, "We need our rights to be respected now—today," this primer invites young readers to think about their universal rights as children as embodied in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HARVEY by Hervé Bouchard
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"Pensive, with hushed, desolate notes, this is best suited for thoughtful readers, both YA and adult, who are ready for a quiet literary examination of loss. (Graphic memoir. 12 & up)"
A sparse, evocative look at a father's death. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

APPLESAUCE by Klaas  Verplancke
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2012

"Reminiscent of Where the Wild Things Are in its visual transformations and emotional intensity, but with a more present and openly loving parent. (Picture book. 4-6)"
"My daddy has warm hands. His fingers taste like applesauce. I wish he had a thousand hands." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY LITTLE ROUND HOUSE by Bolormaa Baasansuren
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2009

"A unique look at a culture unknown to most. (Picture book. 3-7)"
This "little round house" is a ger, a Mongolian movable house used by the nomadic people of the steppes as they move from camp to camp with the changing seasons. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GOOD NIGHT, COMMANDER by Ahmad Akbarpour
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2010

"Tanks and fallen soldiers, no matter how innocently rendered, make this more suitable for older readers, but the recognition of the essential humanity of an enemy is a good lesson for all. (introductory note) (Picture book. 8-12)"
In the war between Iran and Iraq, a little boy loses his leg—and also his mother. Read full book review >

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BOOK REVIEW

WILLIAM & THE MISSING MASTERPIECE by Helen Hancocks
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 28, 2015

"As with Hancocks' memorable debut, Penguin in Peril (2014), this will not fail to both enchant and engage. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Lovers of art, runny cheese and cats will be drawn to this adventure featuring William, "international cat of mystery." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PENGUIN IN PERIL by Helen Hancocks
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2014

"The penguin in peril prevails in this fresh and funny English import. (Picture book. 4-7)"
It is a truth universally acknowledged that cats in possession of a penguin must be in want of fish. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DELICIOUS! by Helen Cooper
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 18, 2007

"Recipe for Pink Soup included. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Cat, Duck and Squirrel from Pumpkin Soup (1999) and A Pipkin of Pepper (2005), return in another culinary adventure. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I SEE THE MOON, AND THE MOON SEES ME... by Helen Craig
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 30, 1993

The illustrator of the Angelina Ballerina series brings her whimsical, charmingly detailed style to 54 favorite nursery rhymes, interpreting some with frames combined into decorative, rhythmic pages and creatively varying her designs with full spreads that illustrate more than one rhyme, insets, cutaways, and more. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AUTHOR by Helen Lester
BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 1, 1997

"Easy to read and reassuringly realistic. (Picture book. 7-10)"
A breezy look at the trials and triumphs of authorship from Lester (Princess Penelope's Parrot, 1996). Read full book review >