Search Results: "Laurent Cardon"


BOOK REVIEW

THAT'S WHAT MAKES A HIPPOPOTAMUS SMILE by Sean Taylor
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2014

"Nice but not memorable. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A little girl's hippo friend is a bit of a handful around the house. Read full book review >

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WOLF WANTED by Ana Maria Machado
by Ana Maria Machado, illustrated by Laurent Cardon, translated by Elisa Amado
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2010

"With a wink and a nod to fictional wolves worldwide. (facts on wolves) (Picture book. 5-9)"
Manny Wolf is looking for a job. Read full book review >

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MY WILD FAMILY by Laurent Moreau
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"Sure to inspire young readers and listeners to comparisons of their own. (Picture book. 3-5)"
"I have a very special family," claims the unnamed narrator shown in the cover family portrait. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Jan. 3, 2012

"A profound demonstration of what needs to be recognized, reconciled and forgiven if current crises are to be overcome."
A vigorous retelling of Haiti's history intended to revive the promise of the world's first black-led republic. Read full book review >

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BABAR'S BATTLE by Laurent de Brunhoff
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 1992

"Pleasantly predictable. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Echoing recent political change and prescribing more peaceable strategies, Brunhoff adds still another episode to the annals of the popular elephant king. Read full book review >

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BABAR LOSES HIS CROWN by Laurent de Brunhoff
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1967

"Maybe for early learners to read to their superseded parents?"
This latest episode comes in a new don't-wait-for-mother, read-it-yourself format, and parents who enjoyed Babar as much as their offspring are the first losers; next are the youngsters who absorbed a little piquancy along with the plot. Read full book review >

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BABAR'S MYSTERY by Laurent de Brunhoff
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 2, 1978

"It's all too blankly mysterious to be much fun."
There's no guessing what's afoot as first Babar's piano disappears, then his car, then the gold statue he's scheduled to unveil (helas! a crude dummy). Read full book review >

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BABAR'S LITTLE GIRL by Laurent de Brunhoff
ANIMALS
Released: April 15, 1987

"As another in a well-loved series, it's a welcome restatement of one of childhood's themes in a grand, familiar setting."
Babar and the serenely pastoral country around Celesteville are back, with a new daughter's early years and misdemeanors. Read full book review >

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BABAR ON PARADISE ISLAND by Laurent de Brunhoff
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 13, 2014

"Familiarity here breeds contentment. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Shipwrecked pachyderms find many pleasures and surprises on a tropical island. Read full book review >

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BABAR’S MUSEUM OF ART by Laurent de Brunhoff
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"As a primer for both parents and children on how to manage a family visit to an art museum, it cheerily offers both good and bad examples to follow and avoid; as a deeper invitation to encounter art, it barely serves as an introduction. (Picture book. 4-8)"
That venerable elephant returns in another classically plotless but curiously appealing outing, this time to the new art museum of Celesteville (modeled on the Musée d'Orsay). Read full book review >

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THE LONG TALL JOURNEY by Jan Wahl
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2015

"A stunningly produced version of an odd but oft-told story. (Picture book. 5-9)"
In 1825, the Ottoman viceroy of Egypt gave a giraffe to Charles X of France. Read full book review >

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PRANKS AND ATTACKS! by Laurent Richard
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2014

"Good for a few laughs but only for readers who are willing to overlook the cultural cluelessness. (Graphic fiction. 7-10)"
For one wannabe samurai, the path to martial arts stardom is paved with mischief and hijinks. Read full book review >