Search Results: "Michaël Escoffier"


BOOK REVIEW

A MAMMOTH IN THE FRIDGE by Michaël  Escoffier
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"This sublime absurdity should please adult readers as much as very young listeners. (Picture book. 3-5)"
How did that mammoth get in there? And how to get rid of it? Read full book review >

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WHERE'S THE BABOON? by Michaël  Escoffier
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 14, 2015

"In a word: outstanding. (Picture book. 5-12)"
"It's a book! It's a game! It's Super Bookgame!" Read full book review >

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TAKE AWAY THE A by Michaël  Escoffier
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 12, 2014

"Without a doubt, these inventive images are imaginative and engaging—chock full of inspiration for kids to try their own wordplay and a boon to teachers. (Alphabet picture book. 7-10)"
Amid the flood of alphabet books, now and then one rises to the surface. This one is a prize catch. Read full book review >

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THE DAY I LOST MY SUPERPOWERS by Michaël  Escoffier
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 7, 2014

"The narrator's buoyancy and quick recovery save this from turning into a dreary life lesson. (Picture book. 6-8)"
In an import that is high on zest, a child and her blithe conviction that she has superpowers both take an abrupt tumble. Read full book review >

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SLEEP TIGHT, CHARLIE by Michaël  Escoffier
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"Sooty illustrations, dark humor, and deft pacing place this book on top of the stack. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Charlie, a rabbit who loves an established bedtime routine, grows grouchy when noisy animal neighbors disrupt his sleep. Read full book review >

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HAVE YOU SEEN MY TRUMPET? by Michaël  Escoffier
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"Who's going to love it? Anyone with a keen eye and love of words. (Picture book. 5-8)"
The masters of picture-book wordplay have spawned a new challenge. Read full book review >

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RABBIT AND THE NOT-SO-BIG-BAD WOLF by Michaël  Escoffier
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2013

"In offering three distinct viewpoints, this curious piece makes a splendid conversation-starter. (Picture book. 3-6)"
An unseen narrator slyly frightens a rabbit by describing the not-very-wolflike characteristics of an approaching wolf. Read full book review >

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BRIEF THIEF by Michaël  Escoffier
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 12, 2013

"A natural for fans of Jon Klassen's terse creature capers. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A sparely told French knee-slapper features a chameleon, a rabbit and a pair of repurposed undies. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ME FIRST! by Michaël  Escoffier
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 27, 2013

"A sly reminder that being first is not always best. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A pushy young duck receives a sobering comeuppance in this humorous cautionary tale from France. Read full book review >

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NEW YORK IN PAJAMARAMA by Michaël  Leblond
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"A one-trick pony—and the visual trick is much better presented in Rufus Butler Seder's actual Scanimation series. (Picture book/novelty. 6-8)"
A low-rent Scanimation-knockoff import features a small sheet of finely barred plastic that creates moiré patterns and streams of movement when slid across a set of large, garish abstracts. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHITE TRUFFLES IN WINTER by N.M. Kelby
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"Kelby's prose fits her subject, lusciously rich as the truffles and foie gras that dominate Escoffier's recipes, but sensory overload eventually sets in."
From Kelby (Murder at the Bad Girl's Bar and Grill, 2008, etc.), a fictional biography of the pioneering French chef Auguste Escoffier full of luscious details about his methods, both of cooking and seduction. Read full book review >