Search Results: "La Souris Qui Raconte"


BOOK REVIEW

THE OGRESS by Francine  Pellaud
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 9, 2012

"Unfortunately, the worthy message is overshadowed by its single-minded, intense delivery, which feels more like propaganda than storytelling. (iPad storybook app. 6-10)"
A heavy-handed allegorical tale about consumerism, fair trade and social conscience. Read full book review >

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THE WHOLE TRUTH ABOUT SANTA CLAUS by Anne-Gaelle  Balpe
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 9, 2012

"So charmingly offbeat that readers who still believe should survive their initial disappointment. (iPad holiday app. 7-9)"
No sleigh, no reindeer, no elves, no North Pole, not even a beard. Santa's actually a construction worker named Fred. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BUTTERFLY BOOK by Marine Locatelli
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 2014

"Despite a few problems, Paolo's story is presented dynamically enough to keep even non-Francophile readers engaged. (iPad storybook app. 5-10)"
A boy's loneliness in a new home is cured in unexpected ways when writings of his get loose in this ode to passionate young writers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: June 9, 2012

"An outstanding, seamless combination of evocative art, poetic writing and ingeniously designed digital enhancements that mature audiences in particular (but not exclusively) will find profoundly moving. (thumbnail index) (iPad picture-book app. 8-10, adult)"
A centenarian who has just lost everything—nearly everything—reflects on his childhood and his chief regret in a poignant but wonder-filled memoir. Read full book review >

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THOMAS'S TRAVELS IN BOOKLAND by Cécile  Lavignette-Ammoun
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 14, 2012

"Culturally and aesthetically leagues away from such American outings as Miss Smith's Incredible Storybook by Michael Garland (2003), though it springs from the same root. (iPad storybook app. 6-8)"
Arty, heavily worked pictures give this sketchy account of a child's first visit to a public library a distinctively sophisticated look and tone. Read full book review >

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THE SWEET SONG OF THE WORLD by Cathy Dutruch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 3, 2012

"A celebration of untamed individualism that founders for a lack of musical swing and interactive immersion. (iPad storybook app. 8-12)"
A lovely ode to sailing your ship to the poetry within you that nonetheless manages to subvert itself. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FARM ANIMALS by La Coccinella
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 3, 2015

"A simple game needlessly complicated. (Board book. 1-2)"
A baby's favorite game gets a barnyard setting. Read full book review >

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ELEPHANT! by La Coccinella
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 3, 2015

"Toddlers ready for simple stories will find better choices among regular picture books. (Board book.1-3)"
This very busy board book seems to want to be a toy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE RING AND THE CROWN by Melissa de la Cruz
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 1, 2014

"Readers captivated by the setting may enjoy this novel-length setup; they will hope for more plot in the next installment. (Historical fantasy. 14 & up)"
The lives of five teens intersect in turn-of-the-20th-century London, the capital of the Franco-British Empire. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MASQUERADE by Melissa de la Cruz
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: May 1, 2007

"Several unknown motivations are reserved for the next installment, and de la Cruz sometimes strains the plot, leaning soapwards near the end; but overall, a tasty and alluring sequel for the vampire-sex-and-fashion set. (Fantasy. YA)"
Sexy vampires in Coco Chanel glam up Manhattan in the continuing web of intrigue. Read full book review >