Search Results: "J.otto Seibold"


BOOK REVIEW

THE FUCHSIA IS NOW by J.otto Seibold
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2006

"Pre-readers may enjoy the story, but the punning title promises clever developments that never materialize. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Seibold gives a child a set of more or less imaginary playmates in this twee, quirky episode. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALICE IN POP-UP WONDERLAND by J.otto Seibold
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"This is an enjoyable, though—if compared to the Sabuda (above)—ephemeral romp. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Seibold's zany re-envisioning of Lewis Carroll's classic story is not for purists. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SEAMORE, THE VERY FORGETFUL PORPOISE by Darcie Edgemon
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2008

"The matter-of-fact storyline is picked out with clever corniness, while the illustrations bring touches of tropical color to the otherwise soft-hued canvases as they pump every ounce of drollery out of the text. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Take a sweet and innocent story, twist it with a little surrealism, unleash Seibold's Never-Never-Land artwork upon it and—say presto!—you will have a celebration of the passing strange that refuses to grow old. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MIND YOUR MANNERS, B.B. WOLF by Judy Sierra
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 14, 2007

"Big bad wolves can learn new tricks.' (Picture book. 6-8)"
Veteran storyteller Sierra takes a refreshingly oblique approach to promoting polite behavior. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PENGUIN DREAMS by J.otto Seibold
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"The amusing images are the rounded, metallic-looking forms that characterize these collaborators' previous books. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Seibold and Walsh (Olive, the Other Reindeer, 1997, etc.) don't provide much for readers to hold on to in the thick glossy pages of this oddly imagined, computer-generated tale of few words. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MONKEY BUSINESS by J.otto Seibold
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"This may sound unreadable, but it's not; the presentation is crisp and clear, and the result is unbridled fun. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A free-wheeling tale about the first monkey in space who returns home a hero and turns his fame into industry. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OLIVE, THE OTHER REINDEER by J.otto Seibold
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"Children will like the sophisticated art, even without a tight storyline. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Instead of the lyric, ``All of the other reindeer,'' Olive the pup hears something else on the radio: ``Olive, the other reindeer.'' She concludes that she is to be Santa's canine helper, so heads up to the North Pole, to join the Christmas Eve flight. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE PIG IN THE SPIGOT by Richard Wilbur
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"It is OK—for large poetry collections or for avid collectors of Siebold's work. (Poetry. 7-9)"
Wilbur's credentials as a poet are impeccable: a former US Poet Laureate, he has twice won the Pulitzer Prize as well as the National Book Award and has written several previous books of children's poetry (The Disappearing Alphabet, 1998, etc.), focusing on imaginative wordplay. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GLUEY by Vivian Walsh
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Strange but intriguing. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Creatively varying design, enormous cartoon eyes, and offbeat tertiary colors characterize this unusual animal tale. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OLIVE, MY LOVE by Vivian Walsh
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"A plot that could easily have been corny, instead flourishes with Walsh's direct, matter-of-fact tone and Seibold's shiny energy. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Lively and sweet, this undisguised friendship tale is offbeat enough to stand out in a crowd. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

VUNCE UPON A TIME by Siobhan Vivian
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 13, 2008

"The humor inherent in the premise wears thin with each plot twist and will likely leave literal-minded young readers scratching their heads where a simpler approach would have been just right. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Dagmar the vampire loves his veggies, but he also enjoys his secret stash of candy, given to him once a year by his undead friends. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TELL THE TRUTH, B.B. WOLF by Judy Sierra
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 24, 2010

"That's good news, as all fans of The True Story of the Three Little Pigs and its teeming clan will agree. (Picture book/folktale/spoof. 6-8)"
His social standing having been restored in Mind Your Manners, B.B. Wolf (2007), the old folktale bad guy is invited back to the library—this time to tell the story of "The Three Little Pigs." Read full book review >