Search Results: "Mathieu Ferret"


BOOK REVIEW

ODYSSEUS FOR KIDS by Patricia Crété
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 9, 2014

"It's so cursory of plotline that even the fates of Penelope's suitors go unmentioned, but it may be a good way to introduce or review the cast and the epic tale's broad outlines. (Requires iOS 6.0 and above.) (iPad storybook/game app. 6-9)"
A young gamer's version of the life and adventures of Odysseus, with digital character cards to collect by taking on "challenges" at each stop along the way. Read full book review >

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MOXIE by Jennifer Mathieu
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"Designed to empower, the novel occasionally fails to consider that changing a culture of misogyny requires educating and embracing support from members of all genders. (Fiction. 12-18)"
Fed up by her high school's culture of misogyny, Vivian leads a feminist rebellion. Read full book review >

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DEVOTED by Jennifer Mathieu
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 2, 2015

"An engaging, illuminating, but never sensationalized portrayal of one plucky teen's self-discovery and pulling away from a controlling, restrictive (and real) religious movement. (Fiction. 11-16)"
Rachel tries to be devoted to her fundamentalist Christian church, but she's finding it increasingly challenging. Read full book review >

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AFTERWARD by Jennifer Mathieu
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"Compelling. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Two teens drawn together by tragedy navigate an unusual friendship. Read full book review >

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Released: March 7, 2012

"A powerful story that approaches a happy ending—or at least a hopeful one."
A novel about one man's struggle with alcoholism and anxiety after hitting rock bottom. Read full book review >

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CHIMPS DON'T WEAR GLASSES by Laura Numeroff
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"The first book will create demand for the second, but there are empty calories in this sequel. (Picture book. 5-7)"
This follow-up to Dogs Don't Wear Sneakers (1993) offers more of the same random, rollicking doggerel``Horses don't hang glide/Giraffes don't drive cars/And you won't see a piglet saving pennies in jars,'' etc.matched to busy, literal cartoons filled with animals clothed and posed accordingly. Read full book review >

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DOGS DON'T WEAR SNEAKERS by Laura Numeroff
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 25, 1993

``...And pigs don't wear hats/And dresses look silly/On Siamese cats,'' begins this cheerful litany, by the author of If You Give a Mouse a Cookie (1985), of ridiculous impossibilities- -the last few seen from a different perspective after Numeroff suggests, ``Now just close your eyes/And draw with your mind...tell me what you see? Read full book review >

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WE’RE GOING ON A LION HUNT by Margery Cuyler
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"While nothing beats or can replace the classic Rosen-Oxenbury collaboration, We're Going on a Bear Hunt (1989), the classroom setting this outing offers makes it a terrific invitation for young listeners to take 'Lion Hunt' out of the story circle for some happy dramatic play. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A gentle adaptation of the familiar call-and-response game. Read full book review >

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PIG PICKIN’ by Stephanie Greene
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Mathieu's pencil-and-gray wash illustrations feature largely throughout the tale, making this a nice bridge for readers who are ready to make the leap from beginning chapter books to more challenging reading. (Fiction. 6-9)"
A porcine ingénue narrowly escapes being the main entrée at a country fair, thanks to some fancy footwork and cunning deductions of her companion, Moose. Read full book review >

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DON’T BE SILLY, MRS. MILLIE! by Judy Cox
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 11, 2005

"MPSLUGMRS Millie's sillies will elicit snickers and participation, once through, but no more than that. (Picture book. 4-5)"
In a classroom setting, the harmless fun begins with the kindergartner's teacher teasing her class by telling them to hang up their "goats," do the "frog salute," and get out their paper and "penguins." Read full book review >

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TOTO'S APPLE by Mathieu Lavoie
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"A madcap miniodyssey sure to thrill readers. (Picture book. 3-8)"
This little worm really wants an apple. Read full book review >

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Women Under Siege by Lois Mathieu
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 22, 2016

"A contemporary girl-meets-boy story that taps into an age-old lament by women: Men. Can't live with 'em. Can't live without 'em."
Mathieu's (The Next to Last Drink, 2014, etc.) novel explores the evolutionary concepts of masculinity and femininity, the societal norms that shape us, and some good, old-fashioned romance. Read full book review >