Search Results: "Kirsti Anne Wakelin"


BOOK REVIEW

DREAM BOATS by Dan Bar-el
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 29, 2013

"A compressed but engaging invitation to think of dreams as fine adventures. (instructions for origami boat on endpapers) (Picture book. 5-8)"
In this rich if not very restful outing, drowsy children worldwide float into a succession of luxuriantly detailed mythscapes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOULA AND MISTER THE MONSTER by Anne Villeneuve
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Like a stinky dog-lick on the nose, this simply silly picture book will bring smiles to little faces. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Loula fears Mama might have had it with their family's drooling, wagging, lunging, gargantuan Great Dane, Mister. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BUD AND GABBY by Anne Davis
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2006

"Children who have cats will recognize their pets, and children who have sick siblings or who are afraid of visiting the doctor themselves might have some of their fears allayed after listening to this friendly story. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Bud is a huge orange cat; Gabby is a small black-and-white one. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THREE CATS by Anne Brouillard
ANIMALS
Released: April 15, 1992

"Worth a try where budgets permit. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A wordless book about three alert black and white cats, first seen perched on a branch eying three goldfish in the waves below. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CRICKET SONG by Anne Hunter
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2016

"Sensitive bedtime winner guaranteed to enchant drowsy kids. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Sleeping children on different sides of the ocean are linked by nature's sounds. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DEATH OF THE DEMON by Anne Holt
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 18, 2013

"Not the finest hour for Hanne (Blind Goddess, 2012, etc.) and her detective team, who are equally upstaged by the unforgettable 12-year-old at the heart of the matter."
The murder of an Oslo foster home director points, inexplicably and disturbingly, to her latest charge. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOULA IS LEAVING FOR AFRICA by Anne Villeneuve
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"A paean to imagination and an artful acknowledgment of children's needs and frustrations, leavened with poignancy and humor. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Loula seethes. Sick of three ugly brothers and ignored by dotty parents, she sets out for Africa, making it only as far as the tree in the front yard until Gilbert (the family chauffeur) arrives to assist her on an imaginative safari. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SEASONS by Anne Crausaz
by Anne Crausaz, illustrated by Anne Crausaz
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2011

"A sort of visual haiku. (Picture book. 4-7)"
This French import features a black-haired girl who experiences a simple, sensory progress through the seasons. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NO DOGS ALLOWED! by Anne Davis
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2011

"Definitely predictable but potentially entertaining, as well as useful to parents looking for yet another paean to the merits of learning to share. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Proof, once again, that archetypal enemies can become friends. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY PRESCHOOL by Anne Rockwell
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2008

"Readers who are reluctant about this milestone as well as those who are eagerly anticipating it will find a welcome resource in this brightly illustrated tale. (Picture book. 2-5)"
An ebullient little boy describes his day, expertly guiding readers through all aspects of preschool life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

COUNT THEM WHILE YOU CAN by Anne Bowman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"With its pleasing song, breadth of information and world-wide scope, it should go over well in this country, too. (glossary of conservation status terms) (Informational picture book. 3-7)"
Lyrics set to the tune of "Over in the Meadow" introduce 10 species from around the world that have been deemed endangered or extinct in the wild. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AT THE SUPERMARKET by Anne Rockwell
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 30, 2010

"While it's a shame this update does not do more to include ethnic diversity in the foods acquired and depicted, its quiet clarity is sure to attract newcomers who appreciate the simpler pace of life it reflects. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Rockwell's 1979 classic gets a makeover with new illustrations and an updated story. Read full book review >