Search Results: "Joost Elffers"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"Fun, and useful—what child would not be encouraged to talk about being shy when there is a cantaloupe that admits to exactly the same thing? (Picture book. 4-9)"
Going produce shopping with Freymann and Elffers is more of a casting call than a trip to the supermarket, for they use fruits and vegetables to display a wide range of emotions. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DO YOU LOVE ME? by Joost Elffers
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2008

"Warm, if not fuzzy. (Picture book. 2-5)"
One half of the How Are You Peeling? team (with Saxton Freymann, 1999) leaves food behind to combine forces with the producers of The Little Einsteins TV show to create "the Snuzzles," mouthless, shiny-eyed, balloon-like animals in saturated hues. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GUS AND BUTTON by Saxton Freymann
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2001

"Playing with food has never been this much fun. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Definitely on a roll—or more accurately, a rutabaga—the creators of Dr. Pompo's Nose (2000) assemble another world entirely from photographs of lusciously fresh, cleverly sculpted produce. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DR. POMPO’S NOSE by Saxton Freymann
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"The short, rhymed text is a bit klunky, but the pictures are more than strong enough to compensate. (Picture book. 5-7)"
More food play from the creators of How Are You Peeling? (1999), featuring an all-pumpkin cast photographed against monochromatic backgrounds. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DOG FOOD by Saxton Freymann
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"At first, this volume might seem to have a limited audience of younger children, but it could well serve as an easy reader for students of all ages (including adults), as a pun-filled treat for young gifted students, and as a thoughtful gift to cheer up any dog lover. (Picture book. 3-8)"
In this latest entry in their series using food as modeling material, Freymann and Elffers (Gus and Button, 2001, etc.) turn their talents for clever puns, both visual and verbal, to the world of dogs. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 27, 2013

"A sparkling celebration of the craft of writing that easily rises to the level of belles lettres itself. (Nonfiction. 12 & up)"
From allegory to verisimilitude, the three blind mice demonstrate a wealth of literary terms. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOWTOONS by Saul Griffith
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"Earnest beneath the surface but totally free of dorkiness, this is perfectly tuned to inspire creativity as well as promote good work habits in budding inventors and mechanical engineers alike. (Graphic nonfiction. 9-12)"
Two MIT grads (one a 2007 MacArthur fellow) and a veteran comics artist combine talents to present a fresh and funny set of different but doable projects and activities with mostly household materials. Read full book review >