Search Results: "Käthi Bhend"


BOOK REVIEW

IN MY DREAMS I CAN FLY by Eveline Hasler
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Nov. 1, 2009

"If no new ground has been broken, it has certainly been turned with discernment. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A simple story spreads like frosting over weighty themes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HENRIETTA AND THE GOLDEN EGGS by Hanna Johansen
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2003

"Better for one-on-one reading to give the pictures (and chickens) their due. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Henrietta is one of 3,333 chickens crowded together in a chicken house on a chicken farm in a space with just enough room for their feet; she is the only little one and the only one without a cough or loss of feathers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A TOMCAT'S TALE by Hanna Johansen
by Hanna Johansen, translated by Susanna Fox, illustrated by Käthi Bhend
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1991

"Cat-lovers' heaven; a perfect family readaloud. (Fiction. 6+)"
From the point of view of a cat who'd be pampered if he allowed it, an incisive look at what being a cat is like: communicating with obtuse humans; establishing territory; contriving to get out, and in; philosophically hunkering down in a new neighborhood while temporarily lost; catching mice; getting hauled off to the vet (once, after the AWOL incident, for the purpose of being neutered); making a tentative friendship with another cat. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A TALE OF TWO BROTHERS by Eveline Hasler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"Shelve it next to Charlotte Huck's Toads and Diamonds (1996), illustrated by Anita Lobel, and Robert San Souci's Talking Eggs (1989), illustrated by Jerry Pinkney. (Picture book/folktale. 7-9)"
In this version of a common (though here unacknowledged) folktale type, two hunchbacked brothers get their just deserts. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE DUCK AND THE OWL by Hanna Johansen
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 30, 2005

"There's a resolution of sorts—'See you again soon,' says the owl, dozing into his much-needed day's sleep—but one doesn't hold out much hope for the relationship. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Two birds residing in the same meadow take a rather neurotic stab at friendship in this Swiss import. 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 >