Search Results: "Katja Gehrmann"


BOOK REVIEW

GOOSE THE BEAR by Katja Gehrmann
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"This quixotic German import is entertaining, if you can get past the title. (Picture book. 4-7)"
What an unfortunate title for this wry twist on Are You My Mother. Insertion of the word "and" before "the" would so easily have eliminated the bawdy suggestion. Read full book review >

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THE ANGRY LITTLE KNIGHT by Annette Langen
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"Evaporates nearly as completely as the smoke from a dragon's breath. (Picture book. 4-8)"
An insubstantial offering about a young knight who finds real adventure better than make-believe. Read full book review >

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HOW MANY LEGS? by Katja Spitzer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2016

"Condescending text choices in the second part of this counting book undermine the whimsical, retro graphics. (Picture book. 2-4)"
This small, hardcover book uses brightly colored images, words, and numerals to illustrate counting from one to 10. Read full book review >

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LET'S GO OUTSIDE by Katja Spitzer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2016

"With its combination of miscellaneous sight words, concept groupings, and attractive pictures, this is a useful book for reading readiness. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Simple, colorful block prints are accompanied by words and phrases in bold primary print, with the English countryside's changing seasons in the background. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SEA OF TRANQUILITY by Katja Millay
Released: June 4, 2013

"Promising but repetitive. Too many scenes convey the same basic feelings and do not move the story along."
A debut novel that opens on a scene of dark clouds between past and future storms. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 20, 2004

"All in all, the rhymes aren't particularly funny or memorable—a middling sort of collection in a crowded genre. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Fyleman, best known in the US for her poem "A Fairy Went A-Marketing," was a well-known children's writer and editor in England in the first decades of the 20th century. Read full book review >

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INVISIBLE by Katja Kamm
by Katja Kamm, illustrated by Katja Kamm
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2006

In this near-wordless exercise in graphic design, cartoon figures sporting grotesquely pink noses seem to gain or lose body parts or various articles of clothing by moving onto identically colored backgrounds between one spread and the next. Read full book review >

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LITTLE BASTARDS IN SPRINGTIME by Katja Rudolph
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 7, 2015

"A first-rate novel about the horrors of nationalism, as moving as it is instructive in its historical import."
A boy survives the 1992 siege of Sarajevo and finds refuge, if not peace, in North America. Read full book review >

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THE BIG LITTLE SNEEZE by Katja Reider
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2001

"Slawski's (Captain Jonathan Sails the Sea, 1997, etc.) goofy art keeps apace of the jet-propelled story, but also manages to display a willowy linework that lends a tender frailty to the work. (Picture book. 5-8)"
The sweetness of succor threatens to suffocate Max the little bear when his friends come to his aid—even though he's not hurting. Read full book review >