Search Results: "Laurence Anholt"


BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"A celebration for families of all sizes and configurations. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Catherine And Laurence Anholt's Big Book Of Families (32 pp.; $16.99; Nov.; 0-7636-0323-6): Bursting with the boisterous business of family life, this volume from the Anholts is "big" on activity. Read full book review >

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PAPA CHAGALL, TELL US A STORY by Laurence Anholt
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"Nevertheless, it's an engaging entry in a winning series. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Anholt continues his series of introductory picture books about the artists with this entry on Marc Chagall. Read full book review >

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CÉZANNE AND THE APPLE BOY by Laurence Anholt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2009

"An author's note rounds out the background of the story and indicates that young Paul's grandson, Philippe Cézanne, assisted in its making. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Anholt continues his series of picture books about children and great artists with this homey episode about Paul Cézanne and his son, also named Paul. Read full book review >

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SOPHIE AND THE NEW BABY by Laurence Anholt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"This is no Julius, the Baby of the World (1990), but it does accurately portray the waiting and subsequent adjustments that accompany this familiar event. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The Anholts team up to present Sophie, who faces a common big-sibling dilemma. Read full book review >

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STONE GIRL, BONE GIRL by Laurence Anholt
Released: March 1, 1999

"A tale that is frequently, and more conventionally, told elsewhere, it lends itself well to such an atmospheric, crackling rendition. (Picture book/nonfiction. 7-9)"
To the true story of Mary Anning, a pre-Darwin fossil hunter who made a major discovery at the age of 11, Anholt adds a folklorish spin. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2006

Simian twins Chimp and Zee return, bounding out of bed and into a birthday mini-adventure. Read full book review >

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COME BACK, JACK! by Catherine Anholt
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1994

"The relevant rhymes are included on the endpapers. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Jack can't read yet; still, he loves books so much that he slips right inside one, leading his older sister, who follows, a merry chase as he becomes one ``Jack'' after another. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1992

"Good-humored and appealing. (Picture book. 3-6)"
After Dad reads them the story of Noah's Ark, Minnie and Max are off to bed, along the way pretending to be a pair of one kind of animal after another. Read full book review >

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KIDS by Catherine Anholt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"(Picture book. 3-7)"
In spritely verse and lively pen-and-watercolor illustrations, an exuberant survey of kids' diversity: ``Slow kids, quick kids, healthy kids, sick kids/Smooth kids, hairy kids, cute kids, scary kids.'' The contents of a typical pocket; a count-down of kids hiding (``...six in a box,/Five behind curtains, four behind clocks...''); what nasty kids are like (``They tell you lies, they spoil your games''), and nice ones (``They make you laugh, they hold your hand'')—with the same tots pictured for both; things kids make and do; fears, secrets, dreams, and wishes: an imaginative compilation with a dozen characters to follow from scene to scene and dozens of entertaining details to discover. Read full book review >

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VAN GOGH AND THE SUNFLOWERS by Auryn Inc.
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 21, 2011

"An exceptionally bright and beautiful masterpiece. (iPad storybook app. 6-12)"
A spectacular iPad adaptation of Anholt's children's book about van Gogh, his art and his friendship with a French family. Read full book review >

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SEVEN FOR A SECRET by Laurence Anholt
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2006

"Attractive illustrations and the secret may appeal to kids, but not enough to overcome the contrivances. (Picture book. 5-8)"
What begins as a pleasant exchange of letters between young Ruby, who lives in the city, and her grandfather, who lives in the country, quickly becomes a maudlin tale overshadowed by social ills. Read full book review >

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LAURENCE OLIVIER by Donald Spoto
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 11, 1992

"Sure to be read for the gossip, and worth skimming for curious bits of interview material, but—with its flat delivery and spotty documentation—an only so-so addition to the crowded Olivier reference room. (More than 75 halftones—not seen.)"
Despite having conducted dozens of interviews with those who knew Olivier, Spoto (author of biographies of Hitchcock, Tennessee Williams, and others) offers little important new material—and few fresh insights—in this long, uninspired biography. Read full book review >