Search Results: "Maira Kalman"


BOOK REVIEW

WHAT PETE ATE FROM A-Z by Maira Kalman
ABC BOOKS
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"For an equally fizzy celebration of doggy greed that manages to maintain its momentum, try this year's Swollobog, by Alistair Taylor (p. 339). (Picture book. 6-8)"
Pete is a dog of alphabetic appetites, who eats everything, from cousin Rocky's accordion to a whole lot of yo-yos. Read full book review >

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CHICKEN SOUP, BOOTS by Maira Kalman
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"Max'' books, and with broader appeal. (Picture book. 8+)"
Other authors have asked children to consider what they'll do with their lives, but never like this. ``You were not. Read full book review >

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MAX IN HOLLYWOOD, BABY by Maira Kalman
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"For those who like this kind of thing, the quintessence of what they like. (Picture book. 8+)"
In a third romp, the debonair dog who fell in love in with a Parisienne Dalmatian (Ooh-la-la, 1991) is making a film, allowing his creator to sport with Hollywood imagery in every detail. Read full book review >

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OOH LA LA (MAX IN LOVE) by Maira Kalman
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"EWSLUGPPS The creatively designed CIP is worth the price of the book. (Picture book. 5+)"
Here, the gifted dog-poet (Max Makes a Million, 1990) journeys to Paris in the springtime, allowing his creator to sport with the visual ambiance of that lovely city and with bilingual wordplay. Read full book review >

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SMARTYPANTS (PETE IN SCHOOL) by Maira Kalman
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2003

"The humor and details won't work for group readings, but this is an excellent choice for early readers to try on their own or with a playful adult. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A delightful, cleverly written combination of wackiness and academia. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"Impressive complexity put artfully and respectfully within the grasps of young readers. (Picture book/biography. 7-11)"
Beautiful and a little sad: the complex, brilliant, flawed nature of the third U.S. president. Read full book review >

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LOOKING AT LINCOLN by Maira Kalman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 5, 2012

"In enjoying the art, readers will pick up some bits of history along the way. (notes, sources) (Picture book/biography. 5-8)"
Kalman's narrator sees a man who reminds her of Abraham Lincoln and goes to the library to find out more about the 16th president in this appealingly childlike introduction. Read full book review >

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FIREBOAT by Maira Kalman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"11 memorial will need adults on hand to answer the many questions bound to arise. (Picture book. 5-9)"
It is a truth universally acknowledged that many young children are obsessed with fire-fighting vehicles. Read full book review >

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NEXT STOP GRAND CENTRAL by Maira Kalman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 1999

Kalman (Swami on Rye, 1995, etc.) plays eccentric tour guide to the Big Apple's Grand Central Station, just in time for the building's big re-opening. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"She observes people, religions, and customs in witty but respectful ways, and as in Chicken Soup, Boots (1993), beneath all the silliness lurk important ideas, thoughtfully expressed. (Picture book. 7+)"
``I was itchy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GIRLS STANDING ON LAWNS by Daniel Handler
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: May 6, 2014

"Terrific appetizer for discussion. (Poetry. 8 & up)"
This trim, clothbound first in a series from Kalman and Handler for the Museum of Modern Art offers an intriguing painting-and-prose response to a selection of photographs of, as the title indicates, girls and young women standing on lawns. Read full book review >

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FOOD RULES by Michael Pollan
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"A pleasure for foodies and a fine gift for anyone who prizes a good meal—but maybe not if that person works for General Mills or in the advertising biz."
What should you eat? How should you eat it? Pollan, doyen of all things food-related, serves up the answers in this jauntily illustrated version of his 2009 book. Read full book review >