Search Results: "Kees de Kiefte"


BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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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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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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CHRISTOPHER DE HAMEL
by Brianna Jewell

“Stick your nose into other people’s business and it’s considered rude,” Christopher de Hamel says, “but stick your nose far enough back and it’s considered history.” In his latest book, Meetings with Remarkable Manuscripts: Twelve Journeys into the Medieval World, de Hamel turns what he sees as the voyeuristic pleasure of discovering secrets about others’ lives into historical ...


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BOOK REVIEW

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

NUT AND BOLT by Nicole de Cock
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Not since The Giving Tree has self-sacrifice been so celebrated. (Picture book. 3-5) "
Nut, a mouse, and Bolt, a donkey, enjoy a beautiful friendship. Kind of. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CAKE by Dorothée de Monfreid
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"There's no moral to this story, just irreverent fun. (Picture book. 3-5)"
When a tiger wants to make a cake, he and his friends fight over its ingredients with humorous (if naughty) results. Read full book review >

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BABAR AND THE NEW BABY by Laurent de Brunhoff
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"A starter set for grown-up Babar fans who want to introduce the classic characters to their children. (Board book. 2-4)"
A simplified and condensed version of Babar's Little Girl (1987), starring Princess Isabelle. Read full book review >

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ANNE PITTS, SWAMP MONSTER by Diane de Groat
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 1994

A slapstick account of Annie's experiences as star of a high school student's horror video. Read full book review >