Search Results: "Jean-Robert Cadet"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 15, 2011

"A powerful contribution to the ongoing discussion about Haiti and the shortcomings of current approaches to aid and disaster relief in the aftermath of the massive earthquake."
A devastating memoir about the shocking persistence of child slavery in Haiti. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TIME OUT FOR MONSTERS! by Jean Reidy
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 31, 2012

"Parents and educators may frown at the messy choices made here, but budding artists and those who have ever felt misunderstood will cheer on this 'time out' king. Purple footprints leading off the final page point to further creative pursuits. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A pointed finger sends a boy to a "time out" and into a colorful world he creates with crayons and his overactive imagination. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DANIEL AND THE LORD OF LIONS by Gloria Jean Pinkney
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"A solid treatment, both textually and visually. (author's note) (Picture book/religion. 6-9)"
The Old Testament story of Daniel in the lions' den is smoothly retold in this longer story for children in the early elementary grades. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2001

"Surprisingly thought-provoking and original table talk from the academy."
Perhaps the ultimate refutation to anyone claiming there is a single, simple answer to the question of why France invented and continues to set the world standard for haute cuisine.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FIND A FACE by François Robert
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"Stephen Johnson's Alphabet City (1995) to see their world through new eyes. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Striking a blow for animists everywhere, the authors find faces—wonderfully expressive ones, too—in such common household or industrial items as cheese-graters, clamps, a cookie-cutter, a chair, and a mop. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MOON CAME DOWN ON MILK STREET by Jean Gralley
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"A gentle, heartfelt tribute to those who work together in emergencies. (Picture book. 4-6)"
There's a touch of In the Night Kitchen to this dreamlike, comforting episode. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TEN LITTLE CHRISTMAS PRESENTS by Jean Marzollo
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Teachers and librarians will find this a good fit for story hours about counting or Christmas presents, although its trim size limits its use to smaller audiences. (Picture book. 1-5)"
Marzollo, the author of the clever rhymes in the I Spy series, offers a reverse counting book for toddlers and preschoolers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DANIEL IN THE LION’S DEN by Jean Marzollo
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 1, 2004

"2004). (Nonfiction. 3-8)"
Marzollo, author of the I Spy series, here turns her hand to illustration as well in the first of a new series of Bible story retellings for young children. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MYSTERIOUS COLLECTION OF DR. DAVID HARLEYSON by Jean Cassels
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"However, the implication that readers can themselves solve the bulk of the mystery is misleading and may cause some disappointment. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Clever gouache paintings and lovely, attractive design can't save this beckoning "mystery" from a fundamental problem: despite an invitation to help solve it, readers don't have much left to do after the characters do their work. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BR’ER RABBIT CAPTURED! by Jean Cassels
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"EWSLUGp1986, illustrated by Barry Moser, Julius Lester's Tales of Uncle Remus (1987), illustrated by Jerry Pinkney and their sequels. (Picture book/folktales. 7-9)"
Hoping to add Br'er Rabbit's to the suite of familiar folk-tale character portraits exhibited in The Mysterious Collection of Dr. David Harleyson (2004), the porcine painter sets out for rural Sandy Creek. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

VERY BORING ALLIGATOR by Jean Gralley
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"And the artwork crackles, too, wild gestures and electric colors streaming from margin to margin. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Gralley (Hogula: Dread Pig of Night, 1999, etc.) sends up the flag in salute of that time-honored system for sending unwanted guests on their way: screaming at them to go. Read full book review >