Search Results: "Mies van Hout"


BOOK REVIEW

FRIENDS by Mies van Hout
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"Like the earlier Happy (2012), this conveys emotional heft and arresting images in an appealing, child-size package. (Picture book. 3-8)"
With only a dozen or so words and spectacular images, van Hout captures the landscape of friendship for toddlers through teens and beyond. Read full book review >

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PUSSYCAT, PUSSYCAT by Mies van Hout
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2015

"Lighthearted fun with a warm, musical touch. (Picture book/poetry. 2-6)"
Colorful illustrations and simple nursery rhymes with an accompanying audio CD make up this picture book. Read full book review >

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SURPRISE by Mies van Hout
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"While certainly a work that will appeal to parents, it will also delight children with the profusion of color and the single words illustrated with so much energy and imagination. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Extraordinary colors and single words describe the journey of bird parents and children. Read full book review >

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HAPPY  by Mies van Hout
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"Along with the azure-and-sky-blue ovoid fish at the end, readers will pronounce themselves, in yellow, white and green letters, 'delighted.' (Picture book. 4-10)"
Beautiful, vibrant fish—although not ones found in nature—illustrate emotions in this art piece for children and for adults translated from the Dutch. Read full book review >

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PLAYGROUND by Mies van Hout
Kirkus Star
by Mies van Hout, illustrated by Mies van Hout, translated by Ineke Lenting
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2016

"Thrilling. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A playful book about play. Read full book review >

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TWINKLE, TWINKLE, LITTLE STAR by Mies van Hout
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"Most songbooks fall into two categories: either a traditional picture book with one song or a big volume with an assortment of songs. This effort hits a nice in-between note. (Picture book/songbook. 2-6)"
Twelve children's songs are presented in this picture book with accompanying CD. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CHILD CRUNCHER by Mathilde Stein
ADVENTURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"Even younger and more sensitive children will be left smiling by this droll, if brief, import. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A boring day brightens right up for a young lass when she's kidnapped by a hulking brute on a horse and carried off to a distant cave. Read full book review >

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BRAVE BEN by Mathilde Stein
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 31, 2006

"Wry, but unexceptional, text-heavy odyssey, with a nice lesson. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Young Ben gains confidence with the help of some enchanted forest creatures. Read full book review >

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MINE! by Mathilde Stein
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"A good vocabulary builder for over-possessive children and a worthy peace-mongering strategy for their siblings and caregivers to boot. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Engaging illustrations carry this import beyond the utilitarian modeling of socialization skills—though it does that too. Read full book review >

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UH-OH OCTOPUS! by Elle van Lieshout
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2015

"This Dutch import's fatuous ending falls short, but the illustrations are worth the time spent appreciating them. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A small yellow octopus is nonplussed to return home from his daily swim to find someone else's tale protruding from his home. Read full book review >

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LOVEY AND DOVEY by Elle van Lieshout
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 25, 2009

"The resolution may well bring pause to adults, but children will respond to its daffy logic and celebrate along with the lovers. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A winsome prison fable from the Netherlands. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Van Ripplewink by Paul Clayton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 8, 2016

"A serious novel with an amusing premise."
Clayton (In the Shape of a Man, 2013, etc.) updates the story of Rip Van Winkle in this social novel.Read full book review >