Search Results: "Marcus Pfister"


BOOK REVIEW

SNOW PUPPY by Marcus Pfister
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"This nicely captures a puppy's (or a child's) distractibility, and the Christmas tie-in adds the moral that Pfister's books never lack. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Pfister gets into the head and heart of a puppy experiencing the wonders of his first snow, as well as the heartache of his first time being lost. Read full book review >

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QUESTIONS, QUESTIONS by Marcus Pfister
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2011

"In a world that so often emphasizes answers and solid facts, it is refreshing to see a text that encourages questioning, whether realistic or imaginative flights of fancy. (Picture book. 3-7)"
In a departure from his usual sparkly fare, Pfister's latest is a sweetly simple look at some very deep questions, allowing children the opportunity to delve into some of life's mysteries. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LITTLE MOON RAVEN by Marcus Pfister
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2014

"An important idea handled gently and tenderly if a little simplistically. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A tiny, weak raven is so determined to win the friendship of the other ravens that he puts himself in harm's way. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

YELLOW CAB by Marcus Pfister
by Marcus Pfister, illustrated by Marcus Pfister, translated by Rebecca Morrison
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"Taxi-loving readers will be happy since the tiny, yellow car is the hero, but it is a title a little too easily won. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A taxicab on an everyday run suddenly finds himself in the middle of the rain forest, where it is up to him to save the ecosystem from destruction. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMAL ABC by Marcus Pfister
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"Pfister has a following, so adults who recognize his name will likely be drawn to the (hologram-free) artwork. Others may want to choose from among the more classic animal ABCs. (Alphabet book. 4-6)"
Animal alphabet books abound, so it takes something special to make one stand out; this one doesn't have it. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BERTIE AT BEDTIME by Marcus Pfister
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2008

"Gentle, sweet and endearing, but hardly unique. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Bertie the Hippo wants Daddy to play. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AVA'S POPPY by Marcus Pfister
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"Bury this one. (Picture book. 3-7)"
This trite and simplistic tale of friendship and the life cycle offers little that is new. Read full book review >

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GOOD NIGHT, LITTLE RAINBOW FISH by Marcus Pfister
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"A formulaic, fishy nighttime read sure to please fans. (Picture book. 2-4)"
For his 20th anniversary, Rainbow Fish gets a bedtime story. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE FRIENDLY MONSTERS by Marcus Pfister
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Stick with Sesame Street's more lovable critters. (Pop-up picture book. 3-5)"
In a pop-up album that provides a strong argument for attaching parental-advisory labels, happy monsters rear up over a hill, spring from closet and cellar and burst out from under the bed to assure a pair of timorous, pajama-clad children that they're not really scary. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOPPER'S TREETOP ADVENTURE by Marcus Pfister
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1997

"The soft watercolors wash the whole event with angelic light. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A modest adventure involving an ambitious bunny, a tall tree, and some hazelnuts. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MILO AND THE MAGICAL STONES by Marcus Pfister
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"Pfister's message—about making wise ecological choices—home. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Pfister (Hopper's Treetop Adventure, p. 226, etc.) begins this book with his trademark fly-in-the-ointment approach: A happy bunch of cherubic cliff mice inhabit an idyllic island, where all is wonderful until winter forces the mice into dank, dark caves. Read full book review >