Search Results: "Monique Felix"


BOOK REVIEW

THE RUMOR by Monique Felix
ANIMALS
Released: Dec. 15, 2011

"Ironically enough, this particular Rumor doesn't seem likely to inspire much repetition. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A group of animal friends misinterprets a small piece of information, resulting in outsized fears and creating a one-joke tale that rolls quickly along to a happy ending. Read full book review >

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WHERE DO I END AND YOU BEGIN? by Shulamith Oppenheim
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2015

"An elegant conversation starter to a not-so-simple question. (Picture book. 5-8)"
From animals to plants, sky to sea, people to people, we're all connected. Read full book review >

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WAKE UP, WEATHER by Rita Marshall
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 8, 2016

"Young children preferring a light touch will enjoy this one, others can look elsewhere. (Board book. 2-4)"
A frog experiences different kinds of weather in this sweetly illustrated board book. Read full book review >

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TUBA LESSONS by T.C. Bartlett
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"Whimsical animals and ingenious compositions provide more fun, but this is serious art: Felix plays maestro to Bartlett's utterly childlike notions. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Music soothes the savage beast in this near-wordless picture book about a boy on his way to a tuba lesson. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FELIX YZ by Lisa Bunker
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 6, 2017

"Joyful, heartbreaking, completely bonkers, and exuberantly alive. (Science fiction. 10-adult)"
A freak scientific accident leaves an ordinary Maine boy atomically bonded to a fourth-dimensional being in this debut middle-grade novel. Read full book review >

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BECOMING FELIX by Nancy Hope Wilson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 18, 1996

"It's also a sobering look at a once reliable way of life that is slowly vanishing. (Junior Library Guild selection) (Fiction. 9-13)"
From Wilson (Bringing Nettie Back, 1992, etc.), the story of Felix John Jasquith—JJ—his two great loves (his family's Massachusetts dairy farm and the clarinet he inherited from his grandfather), and his one great friend, Steven, a talented drummer. Read full book review >

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FELIX AND THE WORRIER by Rosemary Wells
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Not one of Wells's best, but sure to satisfy Felix fans. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Trying to sleep, Felix is awakened night after night by the Worrier, who comes to nag him. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE RETURN OF FELIX NOGARA by Pablo Medina
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 7, 2000

Felix Nogara has returned to Barata, Cuba, after the death of its Marxist dictator Campion (a double for guess who). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FELIX STANDS TALL by Rosemary Wells
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"Concise and kid-appropriate language combines with darling drawings (who can resist cute little guinea pigs?) for another feather in Wells' literary cap. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A sweet little story about the power of friendship and learning to stand up—to anyone! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE AMAZING FELIX by Emily Arnold McCully
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 1993

An old-fashioned tale of kids making their not-so-ordinary way among the rich and famous. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MAX AND FELIX by Larry Dane Brimner
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 9, 1993

"As a theme, photos misfiring wears a little thin by the fourth brief chapter; still, the perky, natural-sounding dialogue and funny, lively illustrations are sure to appeal to young readers. (Picture book/Easy reader. 3-7)"
In the best easy-reader tradition, Max and Felix are friends who engage in mildly witty dialogue while negotiating the unexpected results of their various efforts. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"A poignant and powerful book. (16 b&w photos, not seen)"
A respectful, unsentimental portrait of a village in Mali, and a moving story of a warm friendship between an American Peace Corps volunteer fresh out of college and a young Malian health worker. Read full book review >