Search Results: "Mieke de Haan"


BOOK REVIEW

KING & KING by Linda de Haan
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

"Hurrah to newcomers de Haan and Nijland and to the publisher for bringing them to an American audience. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Move over, Princess Smartypants: this Dutch import arrives to take top honors in the fairytale-fracturing department. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KING & KING & FAMILY by Linda de Haan
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2004

In this disappointing follow-up to the wickedly fey King and King (2002), our newly married heroes honeymoon in the jungle and pick up a daughter. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MARY HAS A BABY by Mieke van Hooft
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"The book's charming art is hampered by the inferior translation of the text. (Picture book. 3-6)"
This Nativity story, first published in Belgium and Holland, uses rhyming verse and innovative paper-collage illustrations to present the narrative of the birth of Jesus. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PETER AND THE WINTER SLEEPERS by Rick de Haas
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Here's hoping Peter's next outing (Peter and the Seal, 2012) will be better executed and edited. (Picture book. 4-8)"
This misleadingly titled Dutch import mixes a mediocre storyline with some inconsistent tongue-in-cheek visual humor. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DARK NIGHT by Dorothée de Monfried
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 22, 2009

"In a clever touch, the sky turns from night-blue to lilac to pink as the sun comes up, and the dark night is no more. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Originally published in France as Nuit Noire (2007), this charming, not-so-scary bedtime read-aloud drapes like a comforting quilt of familiar storybook characters. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BABAR'S BATTLE by Laurent de Brunhoff
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 1992

"Pleasantly predictable. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Echoing recent political change and prescribing more peaceable strategies, Brunhoff adds still another episode to the annals of the popular elephant king. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CLEO by Sassafras De Bruyn
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2016

"In comparison with other fanciful journeys, this has moderate appeal, mostly due to the interesting illustrations. (Picture book. 5-7)"
This Dutch-to-English translation relates a tale of a lonesome girl who fantasizes a journey into the sea and the sky. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE HUMMING BIRD BOOK 1 by Isabella De Wardin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 19, 2012

"Surrealist scenes and complicated language get in the way of an exciting, suspenseful story that's part coming-of-age tale, part political thriller."
A surrealist novel of political intrigue. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BABAR ON PARADISE ISLAND by Laurent de Brunhoff
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 13, 2014

"Familiarity here breeds contentment. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Shipwrecked pachyderms find many pleasures and surprises on a tropical island. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE PRINCE WITH FIVE HEADS by Barbara de Wolf
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 17, 2011

"Good-humored fun, driven by an innately hilarious premise (well, to children anyway) and well-designed, inventive special features. (iPad storybook app. 6-8)"
A prince who keeps losing his interchangeable heads annoys his royal mother no end in this droll original tale. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DINNER FOR EIGHT by Roger De Muth
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2009

"But there's no denying that the lift-the-flap design always delights young would-be readers, and De Muth goes the extra mile with humorous surprises under each flap. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Many hands make a luscious international feast. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANNIE PITTS, ARTICHOKE by Diane de Groat
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 6, 1992

"Good fun. (Fiction. 8-10)"
Stagestruck Annie sees an opportunity for breaking into show biz almost everywhere she looks—even in the dairy section of the supermarket that her third-grade class visits on a field trip- -which is why she ends up dropping yogurt on the floor. Read full book review >