Search Results: "Jürg Amann"


BOOK REVIEW

TEN BIRDS by Jürg Amann
by Jürg Amann, illustrated by Helga Gebert, translated by David Henry Wilson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"Even children who can't yet read will get at least a portion of the joke. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Ten birds frolic in fractured count-down number rhymes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE FAIRY TALE OF THE WORLD by Georg Büchner
FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2010

"This may be a good companion for those studying Büchner, but it's sure not for the usual picture-book audience. (Picture book. 12 & up)"
Once there was a poor child who had no father or mother—they, like everyone in the world, had died. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I Am the Monkey by Jürg Wittwer
NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2016

"A thorough, thoughtful look at cross-cultural understanding from an experienced expatriate author."
An exploration of cultural competency and the skills that make it possible to live and work in foreign countries. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KING TEDDY by Gabriele Kiefer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 1995

"Obrist uses just enough shadowing to hint at menace, skews the perspective to keep readers off balance, and keeps the proceedings warm through his choice of palette and the funny, unobstrusive incidentals lurking in the artwork. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Valerie is hoofing it over to Grandma's for her first overnight when she crosses paths with King Teddy, a natty little bear decked out in ermine and velvet. ``Surely you didn't plan to go without me,'' exclaims Valerie's self-appointed protector. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HAROLD'S HIDEAWAY THUMB by Harriet Sonnenschein
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 4, 1991

"In the lively, amusing illustrations, he is clearly more boy than bunny, despite the ears. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Harold, a bunny, has outgrown most baby things, but his thumb is hard to relinquish. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SWEET JESUS, I HATE BILL O’REILLY by Joseph Minton Amann
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 10, 2006

"A fully unbalanced, Manichean spin from the left on the icon of the right: vigorous, long and funny."
Heavily armed with evidence of the vaunted Fox broadcaster's mendacious ineptitude, a pair of satirists depicts O'Reilly as a threat to the nation's sanity. Read full book review >