Search Results: "Henrik Drescher"


BOOK REVIEW

HUBERT THE PUDGE by Henrik  Drescher
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2006

"Good, clean vegetarian fun. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Hubert never expects to grow up: All pudgies are destined for the slaughterhouse before they're a year old. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KLUTZ by Henrik  Drescher
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"These slapstick foibles may scare very young readers, but those old enough to put the goofiness in context will eat up this cacophony of collage. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Stumbling and bumbling their way through life, the members of the Klutz family trip down stairs, spill their meals, and almost drop the baby on its head. ``Lumpish yokels!'' people retort, observing the Klutzes' fumblings as the family clomps ungracefully by in their way-too-big boots. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2008

"Drescher's messily energetic cartoon style underscores the parable's sardonic tone. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Drescher doesn't quite get around to the "revenge," but he makes good on the rest of his title in this tale of neighbors who compete in building ad hoc additions to their houses. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GRUESOME GUIDE TO WORLD MONSTERS by Judy Sierra
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2005

"Outrageous fun, but sure to inform as well. (afterword) (Picture book. 6-10)"
If one were to believe that monsters are real, this would be a great nonfiction reference tool. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RUNAWAY OPPOSITES by Richard Wilbur
HUMOR
Released: March 1, 1995

These poems come from Wilbur's books Opposites (1973) and More Opposites (1991). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AN INTERVIEW WITH HARRY THE TARANTULA by Leigh Ann Tyson
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"What a great device to encourage groups or classes to mimic the idea with other insects and arachnids. (bibliography) (Picture book. 4-9)"
When Katy Did interviews Harry Spyder on KBUG radio on her program "Up Close and Personal," she brings listeners the latest chirp while readers learn a lot about tarantulas. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NO PLAIN PETS! by Marc Ian Barasch
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"Bizarre but witty. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A boy who has been promised a pet wants something unusual- -like ``A big, black gorilla? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BOY WHO ATE AROUND by Henrick Drescher
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 21, 1994

"Dig in. (Fiction/Picture book. 4-8)"
A young boy named Mo's profound reaction to a dinner of cheese soufflÇ and string beans: He turns into a ferocious monster and scarfs down his parents. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LILY THE LITTLE PRINCESS by Daniela Drescher
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2013

"The gentle undercurrent of the search for a soul mate should resonate with even very young children, and the glorious dandelions, snails, raspberries and apple blossoms deserve repeated visits. (Picture book. 4 -7)"
This sweet, small and simple German import will probably make children, especially girls, smile. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TERRORIST by Henrik Rehr
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 1, 2015

"Princip, in this contemplative version of history, isn't evil, and he isn't heroic. He's just a hapless man who fired a gun. (Graphic historical fiction. 12-18)"
Graphic novelist Rehr offers a fictionalized biography of Gavrilo Princip, who killed Archduke Franz Ferdinand and started World War I. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NINJA TIMMY by Henrik Tamm
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"More empty calories than full-bodied treat. (Fantasy. 7-9)"
Does ninja cat Timmy have what it takes to save the city's children? Read full book review >