Search Results: "Kees de Kiefte"


BOOK REVIEW

YANG THE YOUNGEST AND HIS TERRIBLE EAR by Lensey Namioka
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1992

"De Kiefte's frequent impressionistic drawings are a plus. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Youngest of four in a musically gifted family, Yingtao is miserable because he's tone-deaf—a fact denied by his father, who obtusely persists in trying to teach him the violin. Read full book review >

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CHUCK AND DANIELLE by Peter Dickinson
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1996

"Hats off to a winning canine antihero. (b&w illustrations, not seen) (Fiction. 9-11)"
The author of Shadow of a Hero (1994) and other profound, stimulating longer novels demonstrates his versatility with this brief, light-as-air tale of a highstrung whippet, nicknamed Chuck, and her fond young keeper, Danielle. Read full book review >

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WHAT KIND OF FAMILY DO YOU HAVE? by Gretchen Super
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1991

"Glossary; index. (Nonfiction. 5-9)"
Upbeat, easily read portraits of six types of families— nuclear, extended, adoptive (not really a parallel category), single-parent, blended, and foster families—lightened with dialogue and illustrative incidents (e.g., Jose's adjustment to sharing his room with an uncle). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1997

Livingston (B Is for Baby, 1996, etc.) presents poems using the traditional Japanese forms of haiku and tanka in a seasonal array, accompanied by de Kiefte's equally spare pen-and-ink drawings. ``Not wishing to stop/his chirping the whole night long,/Cricket never does'' is the piece that gives the collection a title. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

COUNT 1 TO 10 by Kees  Moerbeek
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2011

"A grand way to promote art appreciation, as well as numeracy. (Pop-up. 5-12, adult)"
A showpiece of popup design features the numbers one through 10 worked into multileveled constructs of dazzling virtuosity. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SPARROWS by Hans Post
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"Avid birders may gobble this one up, but the lack of cohesion will leave most in the cold. (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
In attempting to do too much, this offering does too little for many readers. Read full book review >

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AESOP'S FABLES by Kees  Moerbeek
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 4, 2011

"Timeless wisdom, splendidly decked out. (Pop-up fables. 6-10)"
Huge, extravagantly designed and detailed pop-up illustrations for 10 classic cautionary tales showcase a trio of uncommon talents. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PETER AND THE WINTER SLEEPERS by Rick de Haas
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Here's hoping Peter's next outing (Peter and the Seal, 2012) will be better executed and edited. (Picture book. 4-8)"
This misleadingly titled Dutch import mixes a mediocre storyline with some inconsistent tongue-in-cheek visual humor. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DARK NIGHT by Dorothée de Monfried
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 22, 2009

"In a clever touch, the sky turns from night-blue to lilac to pink as the sun comes up, and the dark night is no more. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Originally published in France as Nuit Noire (2007), this charming, not-so-scary bedtime read-aloud drapes like a comforting quilt of familiar storybook characters. Read full book review >

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BABAR'S BATTLE by Laurent de Brunhoff
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 1992

"Pleasantly predictable. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Echoing recent political change and prescribing more peaceable strategies, Brunhoff adds still another episode to the annals of the popular elephant king. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CLEO by Sassafras De Bruyn
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2016

"In comparison with other fanciful journeys, this has moderate appeal, mostly due to the interesting illustrations. (Picture book. 5-7)"
This Dutch-to-English translation relates a tale of a lonesome girl who fantasizes a journey into the sea and the sky. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE HUMMING BIRD BOOK 1 by Isabella De Wardin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 19, 2012

"Surrealist scenes and complicated language get in the way of an exciting, suspenseful story that's part coming-of-age tale, part political thriller."
A surrealist novel of political intrigue. Read full book review >