Search Results: "Ian Lendler"


BOOK REVIEW

THE STRATFORD ZOO MIDNIGHT REVUE PRESENTS <i>MACBETH</i> by Ian Lendler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 2014

"Encore, please! (Graphic fantasy. 8-12)"
Ever wonder what zoo animals do at night? Why, they perform Shakespeare, of course! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE STRATFORD ZOO MIDNIGHT REVUE PRESENTS <i>ROMEO AND JULIET</i> by Ian Lendler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 29, 2015

"Bravo! Where so many earnest Shakespeare adaptations flop, this series bids fair to light genuine enthusiasm in young readers. (Graphic fantasy/classic. 8-12) "
The animal thespians at the Stratford Zoo perform yet another of the Bard's tragedies, this time with a rooster and a bear in the title roles. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SATURDAY by Ian Lendler
by Ian Lendler, illustrated by Serge Bloch
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 19, 2016

"TGI-Saturday! (Picture book. 5-7)"
A child welcomes the weekend. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AN UNDONE FAIRY TALE by Ian Lendler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Tremendously clever and hysterically funny. (Picture book. 4-10)"
An ordinary fairy tale (pie-baking princess locked in tall tower, knights must perform feats to win her hand from fat stepfather king) is made extraordinary as Ned, the illustrator, and an unnamed narrator attempt to get readers to slow down so they can finish the pictures. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OLIVIA AND THE FAIRY PRINCESSES by Ian Falconer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 28, 2012

"Not a whole lot of plot here, but panache aplenty. (Picture book. 4-7)"
In this latest, delightfully droll episode, readers find their precocious pig suffering from an identity crisis. Read full book review >

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OLIVIA HELPS WITH CHRISTMAS by Ian Falconer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 2, 2007

"The overall effect has neither Christmas cheer nor the satisfying, saucy humor of previous Olivia adventures. (Picture book. 3-6)"

BOOK REVIEW

CAT & MOUSE by Ian Schoenherr
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"To be worried or teased'—before playtime becomes dinnertime. (Picture book. 2-4)"
"So I won't pull her tail / Nor drive her away, / But Kitty and I / Very gently will play…" The "I" in Schoenherr's free adaptation of three nursery rhymes is a sportive, mischievous mouse that Kitty pretends to ignore until making a quick feint to grab the wee beasty. Read full book review >

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OLIVIA’S OPPOSITES by Ian Falconer
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2002

"Quite the opposite. (Board book. 2-4)"
She's up; she's down. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OLIVIA COUNTS by Ian Falconer
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2002

"This simple but satisfying work can serve as an introduction for younger preschoolers to the two longer Olivia stories, and Olivia's adoring fans of all ages will give three cheers for any new Olivia tale, long or short. (Board book. 2-4)"
You can count on Falconer (Olivia's Opposites, below, etc.) to keep adding droll, imaginative appearances for his precocious porcine protagonist, the inimitable Olivia. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OLIVIA FORMS A BAND by Ian Falconer
ANIMALS
Released: June 6, 2006

"So consummately consistent are Falconer's characterizations and so perceptive are Olivia's constant fans, that every deft facial nuance will be met with squeals of approval for the most popular pig in America—and her long-suffering mother. (Picture book. 4+)"
Falconer adds a new color for this fourth offering in readers' long-standing love affair with the inimitable Olivia—and she still rules. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE NAKED LADY by Ian Wallace
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"This haunting story, beautifully written and illustrated, will be of interest primarily to those interested in exploring art and the sources of inspiration for those who create it. (Picture book. 5-9)"
This quietly reminiscent autobiographical story of the author-illustrator's early inspiration to become an artist is dedicated to his first art teacher. Read full book review >