Search Results: "Max Bolliger"


BOOK REVIEW

THE RABBIT WITH THE SKY BLUE EARS by Max Bolliger
Released: March 1, 1989

Embarrassed about his unusual ears, the rabbit keeps to himself; his only friend is the moon. Read full book review >

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THE HAPPY TROLL by Max Bolliger
by Max Bolliger, illustrated by Peter Sís, translated by Nina Ignatowicz
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2005

"Young readers with a taste for measured, thought-provoking tales carried along upon whimsical illustrations will linger here. (Picture book. 6-8)"
First U.S. edition of an economically told moral tale, in which a troll loses his beautiful singing voice after a yen for gold turns him prideful. Read full book review >

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ME FIRST by Max Kornell
by Max Kornell, illustrated by Max Kornell
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2014

"As soothing on the eyes as it is, potentially, on the nerves. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Being first is only fun—if it can be called fun—when it doesn't entail learning the rude consequences of the unknown. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TICKLEMONSTER AND ME by Max Haynes
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 9, 1999

"There is little doubt that these stage directions will be only a jumping-off point for most readers; just in case the story is not provocative enough, there are additional games included. (Picture book. 2-7)"
Haynes (In the Driver's Seat, 1997, etc.) has produced a visual script for a ticklefest. Read full book review >

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CIRCLES AND SQUARES EVERYWHERE! by Max Grover
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1996

"An eye-catching elementary introduction to the notion, also found in Dayle Ann Dodds's The Shape of Things (1994, not reviewed), that these basic shapes can be found everywhere. (Picture book. 3-5)"
There is no shortage of picture books featuring geometric shapes, but surely this is one of the brightest. Read full book review >

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IN THE DRIVER'S SEAT by Max Haynes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"The bold drawings feature the heavy black lines found in many board books, but with more sophisticated shapes; Haynes plays with the signs, racing stripes, and the checkerboard curve of a track, fully conveying you-are-there immediacy to children. (Picture book. 3-5)"
As if from a movie camera's viewfinder, a fantasy drive in a hot little car enfolds. Read full book review >

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AMAZING AND INCREDIBLE COUNTING STORIES! by Max Grover
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"A full-blast chuckle machine that doubles, very quietly, as a book about numbers. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Subtitled ``A Number of Tall Tales,'' this book's loopy headlines—``Sleepless Residents Upset by 2 Giant Banjos'' and ``11 Telephones Found Growing in the Woods''—reach out to grab readers while explanations at the bottom of the page are written for maximum laughs. Read full book review >

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BEAR WITH ME by Max Kornell
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2011

"Nevertheless, a sweet and refreshing spin on the old new-sibling plot. (Picture book. 2-8)"
Owen's world is perfect until his parents decide to add a bear to their family. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE TWELFTH MAN by Max Marquis
Released: May 19, 1992

"Still, fans of the small, contained British procedural will be well served and looking for the next."
Detective Inspector Harry Timberlake, of London's Terrace Vale police station, has his hands full with four recent murders on his patch, including a hit-and-run, a shotgun blast, and the more eccentric killings by axe and crossbow. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE STRANGER'S WOES by Max Frei
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2011

"As Juffin says, brightly, 'this affair smells strongly of Forbidden Magic.' Just so—and a pleasure for those who like their fantasy with a measure of slapstick."
Max Frei, the cigarette-puffing gumshoe in an alternate, magical universe, is back in his namesake creator's sophomore entry in the Labryinths of Echo series. Read full book review >

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THE ASTONISHING MISTAKES OF DAHLIA MOSS by Max Wirestone
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 14, 2017

"Endorsed by Charlaine Harris, another author in love with her feisty female lead, Wirestone's franchise will appeal to those willing to fall for his heroine as hard as he has."
A decidedly twitchy personality finds herself investigating the geek-gamer world of a video game tournament, with only her roommate's boyfriend and some highly questionable followers to give her support. Read full book review >