Search Results: "Ingrid Schubert"


BOOK REVIEW

THERE IS A CROCODILE UNDER MY BED by Ingrid Schubert
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2015

"A deftly upbeat encounter that should go a long way toward quelling any nascent nighttime anxieties. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Far from being frightened, a small child is utterly delighted to find a green, toothy monster under her bed. Read full book review >

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HAMMER SOUP by Ingrid Schubert
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2004

"Beautiful soup. (Picture book. 6-8)"
The Schuberts dish up a nourishing broth, using "Stone Soup" and "Grasshopper and the Ants" as main ingredients. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

INGRID by Charlotte Chandler
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2007

"Among several other books about Bergman, including her own autobiography, this one seems a series of outtakes."
A haphazard assemblage of interviews with Bergman and her friends, family and directors. Read full book review >

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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 >

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ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2002

"The pleasant watercolors portray the animals appealingly and provide much to keep the eyes engaged: creatures peeking out from the foliage, a spider clinging to a tendril, and evidence of Beaver's lumberjack activities will maintain interest for multiple readings. (Picture book. 3-5)"
The characters from previous Schubert picture books (Beaver's Lodge, not reviewed, etc.) return for a new version of an old story. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OPPOSITES by Ingrid Schubert
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"Good fun for older preschoolers and early-elementary children eager to flex their conceptual muscles. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Disparate beasts frolic in a variety of landscapes, all to demonstrate myriad combinations of opposite pairs. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FRANZ SCHUBERT by Wendy Thompson
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Dec. 1, 1991

"Brief glossary; list of works. (Biography. 10+)"
Another entry (see below) in the ``Composer's World'' series, introduced in 1990 with books on Beethoven and Mozart. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

INGRID CAVEN by Jean-Jacques Schuhl
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2004

"A historical record, to be sure, however unsettling and erratically recounted, but this 2000 Goncourt winner details much glam and little substance."
A real-life German singer and actress (she married filmmaker Rainer Werner Fassbinder) unrolls some fabulous name-dropping in a lightly fictionalized series of reminiscences written by a man named Charles (a.k.a. author Schuhl), who lives with her. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AMAZING ANIMALS by Ingrid Schubert
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 15, 1995

"An agreeable book, if somewhat lopsided, that gives readers a good idea of what it must have been like inside Noah's ark. (Picture book/nonfiction. 4-8)"
A book about friendly animals of all stripes and colors, from every corner of the globe, growing, playing, swimming, flying, hunting, feeding, and dying. Read full book review >

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THE CHEER-UP BIRD by Edward van de Vendel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2015

"A chirpy pick-me-up tailor-made for sharing with one or many glum young listeners. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Bored or grumpy animals from Down Under get a lift from the Cheer-up Bird in this Dutch import. Now, who will cheer up the weary bird? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LIFE OF SCHUBERT by Christopher Gibbs
NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2000

"This slender volume, crammed with good research, should be the paradigm for the contemporary biography."
A splendid and admirably concise biography of a tragically short-lived genius. Read full book review >