Search Results: "Marc Boutavant"


BOOK REVIEW

THE DAY NO ONE WAS ANGRY by Toon Tellegen
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2015

"Pleasantly lacking moral-mongering, this fresh collection will appeal to parents and children who enjoy sharing stories as springboards to discussion and speculation. (table of contents—in the backmatter) (Short stories. 6-9)"
Dutch writer Tellegen explores the psychology of anger in 12 vignettes featuring a society of animals. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ARIOL by Emmanuel Guibert
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 19, 2013

"Definitely on the Wimpy Kid bandwagon, but less vicious with the satire and therefore all the more welcome. (Graphic novel. 8-10)"
Scenes from the life of a middle-grade Everydonkey. Read full book review >

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EDMOND, THE MOONLIT PARTY by Astrid Desbordes
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 14, 2015

"Buy the book for the illustrations and for the concept of living in a tree, which every preschooler will love. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Three very different animal characters live in separate apartments in the old chestnut tree. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BARKUS by Patricia MacLachlan
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2017

"Nicky, Barkus, and Baby the kitten will appeal to fans of the Henry and Mudge series as well as to the younger picture-book audience. (Early reader. 4-7)"
A child grows to love a new canine companion in this initial offering in a new series of early chapter books by Newbery Medalist MacLachlan. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHAT HAPPENS NEXT? by Nicola Davies
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 13, 2012

"Entertainment and education in a pleasing package. (Informational picture book. 3-7)"
A smartly designed lift-the-flap book reveals surprises in the animal kingdom. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FOR JUST ONE DAY by Laura Leuck
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

A group of kids painting pictures in what seems to be a school setting launches a series of playful day-dreams as they imagine what creature they might like to be "for just one day." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THUNDER HORSE by Emmanuel Guibert
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 4, 2013

"A sitcom series between paper covers, offering familiar situations, occasional chuckles and a (not entirely) clueless young protagonist. (Graphic novel. 8-10)"
More mild mischief from a bookish donkey and his porcine best bud. Read full book review >

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LULU ATLANTIS AND THE QUEST FOR TRUE BLUE LOVE by Patricia Martin
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 8, 2008

"With descriptive sentences and a penchant for eclectic storytelling, this is an author to watch. (Fiction. 6-9)"
Life is positively vexing for Lulu Atlantis at this particular moment in time. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALL KINDS OF FAMILIES! by Mary Ann Hoberman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2009

"French artist Boutavant's stylized, digitally produced illustrations are a clear departure from Fraser's watercolors, but they share a high attention to detail, inviting children to pore over pictures for new discoveries on every page opening. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Readers who approach this title expecting a 21st-century love-makes-a-family message overtly embracing adoptive, queer, blended and other diverse family constellations will be disappointed. Read full book review >

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EASY DOES IT
by Julie Danielson

If you are a parent, teacher, or librarian looking for some new illustrated beginning chapter books—as in, the kind most often referred to as easy readers, those for students just getting the hang of reading and ready for stories divided into chapters—today I’m rounding up a small handful of new ones that I think will entertain children. Each has something ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE SQUISHINESS OF THINGS by Marc Kompaneyets
ADVENTURE
Released: June 28, 2005

"Decorated with pictorial borders and elaborate, shadowy illustrations in a variety of Renaissance styles, this droll debut will appeal to readers, young or otherwise, who fancy themselves sophisticates. (Picture book. 11-13)"
Strongly influenced by Gulliver's Travels and Candide, and really written for the same audience, this visual and literary confection lampoons catalogers and other such know-it-alls. Read full book review >