Search Results: "Maria van Lieshout"


BOOK REVIEW

HOPPER AND WILSON by Maria van Lieshout
ANIMALS
Released: May 12, 2011

"Winsomely ambiguous and otherworldly, this sweet, quirky story offers fantastic footholds for dizzying discussion. (Picture book. 4-12)"
Two lumpy stuffed animals pack up a red balloon, wave goodbye to their potted pet cactus and set sail in a paper hat to find the end of the world—a place they hope has enough lemons for an endless supply of lemonade and a staircase to the moon! Read full book review >

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FLIGHT 1-2-3 by Maria van Lieshout
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"Fasten your seat belts and sit back and relax; this clever book should fly off the shelves. (Informational picture book. 3-6)"
Get ready for takeoff and some counting fun. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"A wee trim makes this a charmingly intimate read. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Arctic-dwelling Splash the seal just can't be coaxed by his cheery friend to come out and play or swim. Read full book review >

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BYE-BYE BINKY by Maria van Lieshout
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 8, 2016

"Simple words and big concepts will make this a godsend to parents at their wit's end. (Picture book. 2-4)"
This book seeks to use the power of persuasion to vanquish that most formidable of opponents: toddlers. Read full book review >

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HOPPER AND WILSON FETCH A STAR by Maria van Lieshout
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 3, 2014

"An amusingly absurd adventure that shines starlight on empathy and friendship. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Hopper and Wilson, two stitched-up, stuffed toys (an elephant and a mouse), sit on their dock with their pet cactus looking at the stars and decide to bring one home for a night light. Read full book review >

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BACKSEAT A-B-SEE by Maria van Lieshout
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2012

"The license plate on the car on the cover says, 'ABC*FUN,' and it is! (Alphabet book. 3-6)"
Just when you thought there couldn't possibly be another idea for an alphabet book—buckle up for this one! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"EWSLUGp1998 or Martin Waddell's Tiny's Big Adventure, illustrated by John Lawrence (2004), will provide more convincing reassurance. (Picture book. 4-6)"
The author/illustrator of Splash! Read full book review >

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FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"A gift for the lovelorn someone whose Valentine's Day wish doesn't come true, perhaps. (Picture book. 8+)"
Adolescent drama queens have nothing on an affected peppermint-pink piggy called Bloom who declares that she "will never love again" after her infatuated heart is broken by a blue butterfly (dubbed "a flying flower" by the lovesick pig) that does not return her affections. Read full book review >

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SLEEP, BABY, SLEEP by Maryann Cusimano Love
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"While words melt away into simple rhythms, the atmospheric artwork pinpoints ineffable feelings—the sense of freedom brought on by a breeze, the possibility invoked by starlit sky. (Picture book. 1-3)"
Soft watercolor illustrations and soothing rhymes encourage baby to rise, soar, laugh and shine. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MARIA by Theodore Taylor
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"Predictable but pleasant. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Taylor (The Cay, 1969, plus numerous other adventures) fashions a heartwarmer about a Mexican-American's efforts to get her people included in their California town's Christmas festivities. Read full book review >

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AUNT MARIA by Diana Wynne Jones
Released: Oct. 23, 1991

"Setting the stage takes a bit long here, and the story is neither Jones's wittiest nor her most thought-provoking; still, the plot has that delightful intricacy her fans admire, and its multiplicity of details is remarkably imaginative. (Fiction. 12+)"
With her usual facility, Jones plunges an ordinary family, in shock from the apparent death of their half-divorced Dad and newly entrapped by the needs of a decrepit great-aunt, into a weird mix of small-town pettiness, magic, and witchcraft, all overlaid with a wryly original look at the war between the sexes. Read full book review >