Search Results: "Isol"


BOOK REVIEW

IT’S USEFUL TO HAVE A DUCK by Isol
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2009

"Gently mind-bending, this playful Mexican import, packaged in a slipcase, will get readers thinking. (Novelty. 3-7)"
Why on earth is it useful to have a duck? Read full book review >

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NOCTURNE DREAM RECIPES by Isol
by Isol, illustrated by Isol
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"A clever idea, but one that is better suited to older readers as a gift book than to young children's bedtime routines. (Novelty. 10-14)"
This innovative title puts a spin on bedtime reading but ends up being more of a gift book with an interesting premise than a children's picture book that can deliver on its promise. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DAYTIME VISIONS by Isol
Kirkus Star
by Isol, illustrated by Isol, adapted by Isol, Elisa Amado
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 7, 2016

"A visionary alphabet book that seeks to introduce not only letters, but nuanced narratives to eager, unfettered young minds. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Forget A is for Apple. Here letters appear alongside delightfully ambiguous artwork and phrasing, offering up multitudes of interpretations and variations of story. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MENINO by Isol
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"Children expecting a new sibling might take some wisdom here, but it may find its most natural audience in new parents, who can use it as both a primer and a comfort object. (Picture book. 5-8, adult)"
The trope that imagines a baby as an exotic creature—or perhaps even an alien—is taken to full and nearly irresistible flower in this picture book for those expecting new babies. Read full book review >

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DOGGY SLIPPERS by Jorge Luján
by Jorge Luján, illustrated by Isol, translated by Elisa Amado
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2010

"Poetic pet snapshots packaged with panache and translated with aplomb. (Picture book/poetry. 2-5)"
Using suggestions from kids in Mexico and Argentina, Luján crafts this refreshing collection of 12 free-verse poems about children's pets. Read full book review >

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NUMERALIA by Jorge Luján
by Jorge Luján, illustrated by Isol, translated by Susan Ouriou
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 18, 2014

"A whimsical invitation for children to become likewise 'lost in daydreams.' (Picture book. 6-9)"
An imagination stretcher disguised as a 1-10 counting book. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NATURAL HISTORY by Justina Robson
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 4, 2005

"Quirky, highly intelligent, uneven, sometimes exposition-clogged, often utterly remarkable: alert, agile readers will find it thoroughly rewarding."
Another entry in what amounts to a (not exclusively) British-accented new New Wave of breathtaking space operas (cf. Iain M. Banks, Ken MacLeod, John C. Wright, Neal Asher), here's Robson's third novel and first US appearance. Read full book review >