Search Results: "Marije Tolman"


BOOK REVIEW

CUTE by Lida Dijkstra
by Lida Dijkstra, illustrated by Marije Tolman
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"Indeed, from the end pages featuring cameos of Toby strutting his stuff to the domestic details of Toby's rabbit home, this one's just plain cute. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A little rabbit's new macho image comes to a crashing halt when he encounters a feminine force. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ISLAND by Marije Tolman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2012

"Elegantly understated. (Picture book. 3 & up)"
The Tolmans (The Tree House, 2010) take readers on another wordless adventure as their polar bear protagonist journeys to a place of wonderment and peace. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OUR VERY OWN CHRISTMAS by Annette Langen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"With elements of magical realism, this story offers a creative, challenging exploration of a Christmas journey. (Picture book. 4-6)"
An adventurous little girl and her younger brother act out the Nativity story with friendly animals in a snow-covered, mysterious land in this intriguing story originally published in Switzerland. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHAT DOG KNOWS by Sylvia Vanden Heede
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"A refreshingly unconventional mix of science and storytelling, of physical work and brain work. (Informational fiction. 7-10)"
In a companion to Wolf and Dog (2013), further quirky interchanges between two animal friends spark brief excursions into diverse topics from bones and dinosaurs to space travel and buried treasure. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE RED CHALK by Iris van der Heide
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Readers will be unmoved by the weak ending, and even non-reflective ones will come away wondering why Sara doesn't just put herself into one of her own enticing scenarios. (Picture book. 6-8)"
In a tale that decidedly misses the mark, a child keeps trading toys and other items because she becomes bored with them—but at the same time shows a vivid streak of imagination. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WOLF AND DOG by Sylvia Vanden Heede
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"A quirky little tale with appeal to newly minted independent readers with sophisticated senses of humor. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Translated from Dutch, this brief import describes the sometimes-humorous interactions between Dog and his toothy cousin, Wolf. Read full book review >