Search Results: "Kathryn Bishop"


BOOK REVIEW

THE NATIVITY by Géraldine Elschner
by Géraldine Elschner, illustrated by Giotto, translated by Kathryn Bishop, adapted by Martin West
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"An exquisite volume of most interest to students of art, church libraries, or large libraries with extensive art collections. (Picture book/religion. 9 & up)"
This striking version of the Nativity story is illustrated with reproductions of fresco paintings by the Italian renaissance artist Giotto. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LITTLE MOON RAVEN by Marcus Pfister
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2014

"An important idea handled gently and tenderly if a little simplistically. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A tiny, weak raven is so determined to win the friendship of the other ravens that he puts himself in harm's way. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE THREE KINGS by Géraldine Elschner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2016

"Tight cropping of unidentified old masters and a vague storyline do not add up to a child-friendly exposition of the Christian story. (Picture book/religion. 6-10)"
Another retelling of a Christian story by Elschner (The Nativity, 2015, etc.), illustrated with full-bleed reproductions from Renaissance paintings. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MARTIN LUTHER by Géraldine Elschner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2016

"Sunday school teachers may find this useful to supplement their students' knowledge of the Reformation. (Biography. 7-12)"
The story of the 16th-century German monk and the start of the Protestant Reformation. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A PROMISE IS A PROMISE by Knister
by Knister, illustrated by Eve Tharlet, translated by Kathryn Bishop
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2006

"Sharp-eyed children will spot the different colors used in the title spelling out the reassuring message, 'I promise.' (Picture book. 3-7)"
Always expressive Tharlet brings life to this spare tale that combines trust, promises and hibernation. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SWEET DREAMS, BRUNO by Knister
by Knister, illustrated by Eve Tharlet, translated by Kathryn Bishop
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"Will preschoolers with a like reluctance to go to bed find Bruno's yawned conclusion that 'for a marmot, hibernation is best,' persuasive? Maybe. It's certain they'll find his dreams intriguing. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A young marmot settles down to sleep and dream through a long winter. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHERRY TIME by Daniela Bunge
by Daniela Bunge, illustrated by Daniela Bunge, translated by Kathryn Bishop
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2007

"Bunge's whimsical illustrations with their charmingly European flavor and dramatic use of perspective to emphasize the isolation of the shy are the perfect complement to this quiet story of reaching out to touch someone. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Shyness controls a small boy's life until he finds a friend. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE OLD LADIES by Franziska Kalch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"And though Kalch tips her hat to them, she doesn't mind sticking the occasional elbow in their delicate ribs: 'Little old ladies often don't sleep well at night, but they make up for it during the day.' (Picture book. 3-5)"
Let's hear it for the little old ladies, who smell so nice and cook so well and spin their tales of long experience on planet Earth. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

28 GOOD NIGHT STORIES by Brigitte Weninger
edited by Brigitte Weninger, illustrated by Eve Tharlet, translated by Kathryn Bishop
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: June 1, 2008

"A mixed result, but there are lessons to be learned here, and the illustrations are worth a look. (Picture book/anthology. 3-7)"
This anthology is neatly tied together with a knot of friendship between a guardian-angel trainee and an old bear. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A BALL FOR ALL by Brigitte Weninger
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Still, this is a fine tale, even if it's nothing new, from the creators of the Davey series. (Picture book. 2-7)"
Weninger and Tharlet's troupe of slightly handicapped field creatures returns for a third lesson; this time they learn to share. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BACKYARD DETECTIVE by Nic Bishop
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"With four kinds of spiders, five kinds of ants, and seven different butterflies, there is plenty here to keep young and adult viewers engaged and challenged. (Nonfiction. 5-11)"
The talented photo-illustrator (Digging for Bird Dinosaurs, 2000, etc.) examines 125 backyard creatures, mostly insects, photographed life-sized and described in a detailed text. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PENGUIN DAY by Nic Bishop
by Nic Bishop, photographed by Nic Bishop
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"The family dynamic may seem familiar to many young readers and listeners—and the regurgitation bit should stimulate some lively audience response. (Informational picture book. 3-6)"
Close-up color photos invite viewers to join a family of rockhopper penguins on its daily round. Read full book review >