Search Results: "Nathalie Tousnakhoff"


BOOK REVIEW

ZOE'S GREEN PLANET by Nathalie Tousnakhoff
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 28, 2013

"A simple story about planet-crossed friendship but one in which the eye-catching artwork both accounts for and counteracts much of the colorful charm. (iPad storybook app. 3-8)"
Two little girls from planets which are different in only one big way become friends in this visually striking app. Read full book review >

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BLUE BERNARD by Nathalie Tousnakhoff
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 19, 2013

"Bernard's story alone is lovely to look at with too few shades between its primary hues. (iPad storybook app. 4-8)"
The second in an app series called Colorful World, this follow-up to Zoe's Green Planet (2013) follows Bernard, who is "blue from head to toe" on an all-pink planet. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Feb. 8, 1995

"A cookbook best left on the shelf."
To her credit, Dupree (Nathalie Dupree Cooks Great Meals for Busy Days, not reviewed) does some innovative things with canned, frozen, and dried foods in these recipes, but the results will only inspire fantasies of how good these dishes would taste if made with fresh ingredients. Read full book review >

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AN ALPHABET IN BLOOM by Nathalie Trovato
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 16, 2017

"With a little patience, children should enjoy guessing and learning with these attractive pictures. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Colorful illustrations from nature invite readers to identify the figures in each, from A to Z. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE OCEAN by Nathalie Choux
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 5, 2016

"A decent introduction to the undersea world. (Board book. 2-4)"
A French import introduces toddlers to the seven seas. Read full book review >

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MARY BUTTS by Nathalie Blondel
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 23, 1998

"As a sole gateway to a lost writer, this is significant for students of British modernist writing; but only more critical dialogue could establish her place in the canon. (32 photos, not seen)"
A neglected British modernist writer is resurrected in exhaustive personal detail but only partly convincing critical measure. Read full book review >

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PIRATE JOHN-WOLF by Nathalie Quintart
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 11, 2017

"Lukewarm pirating in a field of hearty buccaneers makes this book cannon fodder, nothing more. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A pup's search for bravery takes him—unwillingly—to the high seas. Read full book review >

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WHAT'S IN YOUR PURSE? by Abigail Samoun
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 25, 2014

"The purse-as-book gimmick has been done several times before, but this iteration of the novelty is more chic than tacky. (Novelty book. 4-6)"
Peek inside five different purses, each one owned by a different member of the same family. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AIR by Kyla Ryman
by Kyla Ryman, illustrated by Nathalie Trovato
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"Breathe deep, and turn the page. (Board book. 1-3)"
High-contrast paper-collage illustrates a catalog of air's uses. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 20, 2016

"Well-reasoned self-help for reaching wellness goals."
A Canadian life coach shares advice on developing a healthier mindset regarding eating and exercise in this how-to guide. Read full book review >

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A GIRL MADE OF DUST by Nathalie Abi-Ezzi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2009

"Part folk tale, part reportage, this moving portrait achieves a dark poetry."
War-ravaged Lebanon, seen through the eyes of a brave, wise child. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FOODIE BABIES WEAR BIBS by Michelle Sinclair Colman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"More for smug foodie parents than real babies—but we already knew that. (2-3)"
The latest in the Urban Babies Wear Black series demonstrates a wry sense of humor, crisp, sophisticated graphics and a thematic approach that leaves its presumed audience of babies in the cold. Read full book review >