Search Results: "Julian Hector"


BOOK REVIEW

C.R. MUDGEON by Leslie Muir
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 6, 2012

"This paean to the value of moderation, conveyed via a friendship story that will resonate with children, is just right for any kid who's wary of new things, and maybe a bit shy. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Young readers may not know beforehand what a "curmudgeon" is, but so many kids are creatures of habit they'll sympathize with this hidebound hedgehog. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LITTLE MATADOR by Julian Hector
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 15, 2008

"The contrasts and similarities between the Little Matador and his 20th-century counterpart Ferdinand would make for an interesting storytime. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A family of renowned bullfighters raises a son to carry on their glory in the ring. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GENTLEMAN BUG by Julian Hector
ANIMALS
Released: April 6, 2010

"The author relies a little too heavily on details in the pictures to fill out his sketchy text, but he artfully uses subdued colors, elegant lines and generous quantities of space to lend low-key grace to each scene. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Hector follows up Little Matador (2008) with another simply told take on the value of staying true to oneself. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THIS IS THE FIREFIGHTER by Laura Godwin
ADVENTURE
Released: March 17, 2009

"His artwork is detailed enough to satisfy, but stops well short of scaring the intended audience with excessive realism. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Yet another firefighting tale that emphasizes the rescue of a pet. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MONDAY IS ONE DAY by Arthur A. Levine
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2011

"Hits the spot for families with working parents. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Leaving their kids to go to work every Monday morning is hard for parents. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"The sensibility's definitely older than the reading level here, but fans of Berke Breathed's non-Bloom County work may be drawn in. (Picture book. 7-9)"
Writing under a pseudonym, Dave Cooper offers a departure from his erotic and disturbing graphic novels with this tale of a dog who reconstructs his day in an effort to track down a missing hat. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SLOPPY WANTS A HUG by Sean Julian
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"Short, simple, sweet—and more than likely to spur some similarly slobbery affection between parent and child. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Dewdrop the fairy is willing to give every forest creature a hug—except for Sloppy the tree dragon. What has Sloppy done? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHAT THE NIGHT TELLS THE DAY by Hector Bianciotti
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1995

"Those who call him enchanting, however, may be equalled in number by those who call him precious."
A fictional memoir of growing up in the Argentine pampas from the literary correspondent of Le Monde, elegantly translated from the apparently elegant French. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MIND GAME by Hector Macdonald
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 6, 2001

"A strong concept spoiled by overly complex plotting that strains commonsense and credibility."
Imagine The Magus written by Michael Crichton during a busy week when he was paying even less attention than usual to the niceties of logic and motivation: that's the essence of Macdonald's ambitious but ultimately unconvincing debut—a thriller based on the potential uses and abuses of the emerging science of emotions. Read full book review >