Search Results: "Kveta Pacovská"


BOOK REVIEW

THE LITTLE FLOWER KING by Kveta Pacovská
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1996

"These scenes give the tale an indescribable lightness and make it read more like a love letter than a children's book. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A gorgeously original tale, from the creator of the enigmatic Flying (1995). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY BEDTIME MONSTER by Annelies Schwarz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2015

"This title feeds and calms listeners' imaginations in the most delightful way. (Picture book.4-6)"
The book jacket's depiction of a Leonardo da Vinci-esque creature transporting a child across an emerald sky signals a highly original approach to a pitch for a pet. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LITTLE FLOWER KING by Kveta Pacovská
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 20, 1992

"Try this with very young children, who'll like the peek-a-boo cover cutouts and respond to the vibrant colors, bold forms, and simple story. (Picture book. 2-6)"
The Czech author-illustrator of a wonderfully inventive counting book (One, Five, Many) brings the same imagination and brilliant colors to illustrations for an old-fashioned story a little king whose happy life planting tulips is incomplete until he quests for a princess (he finds her in a tulip blossom) and makes her his queen. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FLYING by Kveta Pacovská
ADVENTURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1995

"This book has at once the appearance of a hoax and the expression of a genuine message about creativity and effort at the primal level. (Picture book. 6-10)"
Seemingly complex artwork offers big rewards for readers who meet its demanding appeal. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LITTLE MATCH GIRL by Hans Christian Andersen
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Young readers will find themselves challenged by these highly unconventional images, which will in turn help them to challenge their understanding of a highly conventional tale. (Picture book/fairy tale. 6+)"
The familiar tale is paired with startling modernist illustrations that strip the sentimentality so often associated with it in favor of a more purely intellectual response. Read full book review >