Search Results: "Laura Ljungkvist"


BOOK REVIEW

SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS by Laura Ljungkvist
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2003

"The effect is somewhat static, although the bright colors and bold, clean design do work well with the spare yet complete text. (Picture book/fairytale. 4-8)"
An old favorite is given a refreshing new look with bold, colorful, graphic art in gouache on watercolor paper. Read full book review >

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LAURA by Larry Watson
Released: June 1, 2000

"A finely wrought, if emotionally cool, tale of enduring passion."
The story of a man's long obsession with a beautiful woman poet, the latest from award-winning novelist Watson (White Crosses, 1997, etc.). Read full book review >

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LAURA by Hilary Norman
Released: Sept. 19, 1994

"Shallow escapism for the romance-starved. (First serial to Good Housekeeping; Literary Guild selection)"
A Cinderella story of a woman educated in the school of hard knocks, by pulp veteran Norman (Spellbound, 1993, etc.). Read full book review >

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FOLLOW THE LINE TO SCHOOL by Laura Ljungkvist
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2011

"While the small details preclude group sharing, this is just right for sharing with one or two soon-to-be-schoolers or for independent browsing of the stylish illustrations. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Readers will actively explore an elementary school environment in this latest in Ljungkvist's successful string of books. Read full book review >

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PEPI SINGS A NEW SONG by Laura Ljungkvist
ANIMALS
Released: April 20, 2010

"One can quibble about rhyming 'telescope' with 'Asterope' (properly pronounced As-TER-o-pee), but, overall, a pleasing outing. (Picture book. 4-8)"
On matte pages with backgrounds of blues, purples, greens and golds, Pepi the white parrot sings his "special space song" to Peter, a star-gazing lad in a backward-facing baseball cap and a Saturn T-shirt. Read full book review >

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FOLLOW THE LINE by Laura Ljungkvist
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2006

"As child-friendly as it is technically sophisticated, this will appeal to counters and crayon-wielders alike. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Harold and his purple crayon have nothing over Ljungkvist, who takes young readers along on a journey from morning to night, from city to sea to village, through page-filling scenes composed, by and large, with one continuous line. Read full book review >

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SEARCH AND SPOT by Laura Ljungkvist
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"Neat as the visual patterns are, their excruciatingly fine-grained complexity is likely to cause more frustration than pleasure, even in obsessive types. (visual key online) (Picture book. 4-8)"
Ljungkvist follows up Search and Spot: Animals (2015) with a bevy of vehicles to spot amid fleets of planes, boats, cars, buses, and other ways of going. Read full book review >

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SEARCH AND SPOT by Laura Ljungkvist
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"With only the barest suggestion of a narrative—exploring implied settings from morning to night—and no compelling character to relate to, it is likely that this book will compel children who are not serious puzzle aficionados to search for something else. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Creator of the Follow the Line series, Ljungkvist here trains her digital tool kit on the seek-and-find format. Read full book review >

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FOLLOW THE LINE AROUND THE WORLD by Laura Ljungkvist
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2008

"Like its predecessors, this offers at once a challenging exercise for budding artists and a satisfying journey for armchair travelers. (Picture book. 5-8)"
In a natural follow-up to Follow the Line (2006) and Follow the Line Through the House (2007), Ljungkvist runs a new continuous black line from the front cover through each continent, back to New York City, into space for a gander at the universe, then onto the rear cover to spell out a cheery "Hej då" ("bye-bye" in Swedish). Read full book review >

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FOLLOW THE LINE THROUGH THE HOUSE by Laura Ljungkvist
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2007

"Similar in appeal but much simpler in style than Walter Wick's I Spy series and its ilk, this doesn't exactly signal a creative leap for the artist, but it does make an enjoyable way to increase attention span and visual literacy. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Having led young viewers from sea to city and from night to day in Follow the Line (2006), Ljungkvist takes them on a house tour in this like-patterned follow-up—again starting an unbroken black line on the front cover that ends on the back and in between runs through each room while geometrically outlining furniture or small objects. Read full book review >

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YOO-HOO, LADYBUG! by Mem Fox
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 7, 2013

"Fox's playful rhymes steer young preschoolers along on this very satisfying excursion. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A ladybug that likes to hide drives the action in this cheery, rhyming romp. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FINDING LAURA by Kay Hooper
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"Despite the adult sex and good surprise ending: a treacly adolescent affair, just a few steps beyond paper dolls and Barbie."
Hooper's latest paranormal romance (After Caroline, 1996, etc.) tackles reincarnation in a modern southern gothic mode, with lots of coupling in the gazebo. Read full book review >