Search Results: "Ingrid Godon"


BOOK REVIEW

MY MOMMY IS MAGIC by Carl Norac
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 16, 2007

"The team responsible for My Daddy Is a Giant (2005) has created another winner, and the pairing of these volumes makes a wonderful paean to loving parents and the lucky children who unabashedly adore them. (Picture book. 3-6)"
At the end of this enchanting story, the child-narrator declares that when she grows up, "I'm going to be magic too," like her mom. Read full book review >

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ONE BEAUTIFUL BABY by Martine Oborne
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Counting has never been such a delight. (Picture book. 1-3)"
Beginning with "one sweet smile" peeking out from a warm and cozy crib, a mother and child number all the things, from one to ten, that it takes to make up "one beautiful baby." Read full book review >

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MY DADDY IS A GIANT by Carl Norac
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 23, 2005

"The matching cowlicks in their red hair help, too. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The pride of a young boy who is growing up just like his daddy is evident in this look at their closeness. Read full book review >

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WHAT SHALL WE DO WITH THE BOO-HOO BABY? by Cressida Cowell
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"Little ones will enjoy the notion of a bevy of barnyard animals as caretakers and the repetition of the tale easily lends itself to reader participation—a perk for preschool-age audiences. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A quartet of well-meaning animals attempts to soothe a fractious infant. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SOMETHING BIG by Sylvie Neeman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 14, 2013

"A sweetly caught moment of youthful existentialism. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A little one wants to do something big, even though he is a little one. Read full book review >

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THE FABULOUS FLYING FANDINIS by Ingrid Slyder
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"Generous good fun, enriched by Slyder's enthusiastic, extraordinarily detailed artwork. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The Fabulous Flying Fandinis move in down the street from Bobby. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THIEF GIRL by Ingrid Lee
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2011

"A brisk tale with an important message. (Fiction. 10-15)"
"Bad choice, good choice always come back—like ghosts." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TERRAPIN COVE by Ingrid Lynch
Released: Oct. 27, 2012

"More a collection of stories than a novel, but admirable characters and an ample supply of spine-tingling moments leave an indelible impression."
A historical thriller from debut author Lynch about a vicious murder that serves as the catalyst for a decadeslong family curse. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

URSULA, UNDER by Ingrid Hill
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 11, 2004

"Wildly uneven, awesomely ambitious: a mess, in fact, but you can't help but be impressed by the author's commitment and boldness."
Hill (Dixie Church Interstate Blues, stories, not reviewed) lards 2,500 years of history and misery onto the 17-hours-and-27-minutes-long drama of a little girl's rescue from a mineshaft. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BOOK OF HAPPENSTANCE by Ingrid Winterbach
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 14, 2011

"A stealth gem, Winterbach's (To Hell with Cronjé, 2010) captivating book offers up a fascinating heroine, made all the more so for her lack of so-called endearing qualities. This is a challenging portrait of an artist that defies easy categorization."
A quirky South African lexicographer is forced to rethink her past and future after falling victim to a most unusual crime. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OPHELIA by Dieter Schubert
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 25, 2009

"But the ending explanation—'He was just a little nervous about being in love'—is nothing if not a letdown and will likely leave readers feeling cheated. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Entirely winning illustrations and a folktale-like plot are brought low by a lackluster, if unobjectionable, ending. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ABRACADABRA by Ingrid Schubert
ANIMALS
Released: April 15, 1997

"Children will have fun figuring out whose misplaced body parts belong to whom, and the endpapers offer clues to Macrobius's bewitchment. (Picture book. 2-8)"
A bear with a pig snout? Read full book review >