Search Results: "Katrin Tchana"


BOOK REVIEW

SENSE PASS KING by Katrin Tchana
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 2002

"It's too bad that Hyman resorts to the stock stereotype of drawing the evil king as fat; otherwise, these riveting acrylic paintings shine with clarity, humanity, and beauty. (Picture book/folktale. 4-7)"
Rich colors and expertly posed people and animals bring both lushness and specificity to this gorgeously illustrated tale from Cameroon. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OH, NO, TOTO! by Katrin Hyman Tchana
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1997

"A title that teaches through laughter and affection. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A neat slice of Cameroonian life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STRONG AS A BEAR by Katrin Stangl
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 14, 2016

"A celebration of expression—in both senses of the word. (Picture book. 2-5)"
This German import employs fresh and familiar similes to examine the varied behaviors children exhibit throughout a day. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S ACTIVITY ATLAS by Jenny Slater
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"Unsuitable for classroom or library shelves but serviceable for solo use. (index) (Nonfiction. 6-8)"
A learning tool for budding geographers, this first world atlas comes with hundreds of stickers, a sheet of detachable postcards and other reinforcement materials. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LIFE-WRITER by David Constantine
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"A flawed but nevertheless haunting (and haunted) novel."
British writer Constantine, long unfamiliar to North American readers, seems ready for discovery with this lyrical novel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HEIDI PART I by Johanna Spyri
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 30, 2011

"Despite aunt Dete's infernal meddling (she drags poor Hieidi to Frankfurt in the second installment; the third is not yet available), this oh-so-slightly saccharine tale delivers a reliably upbeat outcome for readers who enjoy a nice old-fashioned story. (iPad storybook app. 4-10)"
A pedestrian adaptation of the classic delivers little transcendence, but it does make for a comfortable introduction for younger readers. Read full book review >