Search Results: "Louise Voce"


BOOK REVIEW

THE QUANGLE WANGLE’S HAT by Edward Lear
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2005

"The first separate rendition of the rhyme since Janet Stevens's 1988 edition, this makes a smile-inducing companion to Voce's version of The Owl and the Pussycat (1991). (Picture book. 6-8)"
Lear's rhymed introduction to a lonely treetop creature who gladly allows a menagerie of birds, plus such less familiar creatures as the Dong and the Pobble, to perch on his oversized hat exerts its accustomed magic: "And at night by the light of the Mulberry moon / They danced to the Flute of the Blue Baboon, / On the broad green leaves of the Crumpetty Tree, / And all were as happy as happy could be…." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOUISE by Louise Krug
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2012

"There are fine moments here, but also considerable padding, so that, like so many other books, this is really a magazine article—interesting and readable, but an article all the same."
Memoir of a life turned upside down by illness. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHAT NEWT COULD DO FOR TURTLE by Jonathan London
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"These oversize pages are full of small, refreshingly simple lessons on how friends help each other; with a rhythmic telling that may have readers chanting along, the story is perfectly delightful. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A story of friendship and reciprocity that teaches without preaching, from London (Old Salt, Young Salt, p. 901, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY LOUISE by David Collins
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 15, 2002

"Artistically rather bumpy, but Collins's earnestness will touch most readers all the same."
Collins's debut memoir chronicles his wife's losing battle with breast cancer and his subsequent struggle to raise their two-year-old daughter alone. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PLEASE, LOUISE by Toni Morrison
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 4, 2014

"An ode to reading that raises too many concerns. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A young girl sets out on a solitary walk to a surprise destination. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOUISE THE BIG CHEESE by Elise Primavera
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 8, 2009

"Charming from endpapers to endpapers. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Even second bananas sometimes have their day. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NECKING WITH LOUISE by Rick Book
Released: Aug. 31, 1999

"Readers will come to know—and like—Eric and admire the way he rises to every occasion. (Short stories. 12-14)"
Work, sports, making out, and breaking up: in seven linked stories set in 1965 a Saskatchewan teenager spins vividly personal takes on universal themes of adolescence, adding no fewer than three brushes with death to make the pleasures and pains of life all the more intense. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MINERVA LOUISE ON HALLOWEEN by Janet Morgan Stoeke
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2009

"Hardly revolutionary, either within her own oeuvre or that of the Halloween book, but kids will like it nevertheless. (Picture book. 3-5)"
That daffy chicken is back, here viewing Halloween in her inimitably self-referential way. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOUISE NEVELSON by Laurie Wilson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 18, 2016

"A much-needed, comprehensive biography of a great American artist."
The life and times of abstract expressionism's sculpture queen. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SNEEZY LOUISE by Irene Breznak
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 24, 2009

"A contagious debut. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Her eyes are itchy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NO BITING LOUISE by Margie Palatini
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Mark Burchall (2001), or Elizabeth Verdick's Teeth Are Not for Biting, illustrated by Marieka Heinlen (2003). (Picture book. 3-5)"
A knockoff from two respected veterans who usually do better. Read full book review >